Might be late to the party, but the latest to join the LPG bandwagon with so much to offer is the Indica. If you haven't been following the LPG scene the Chevrolet Beat and Wagon R have been giving the LPG treatment in 2011. The Hyundai i10 LPG should join that list next month and the Volkswagen Polo Bi-Fuel is selling in Europe over the last 15 months.
Tata Motors has launched the refreshed Indica with LPG option. The e-XETA LPG sports features like remote keyless entry, power windows, music system with USB, Aux in and bluetooth connectivity and alloy wheels on the top-end model. The LPG model is offered in four variants are offered - GL, GLE, GLS and GLX. The GLX model is loaded with features such as central locking, fog lamps, body colored fitments, etc.
The BS3 version of the Indica LPG carries on in smaller towns and cities as the Indica V2 LPG. As fuel prices have hit the roof, manufacturers are now adding the LPG heart in all cities to make petrol variants enticing. Sales have petrol cars have taken a hit after the government announced a massive hike a few weeks back.
Tata Indica e-XETA LPG prices in rupees (ex-showroom Mumbai)
GL - 297,332
GLE - 321,550
GLS - 341,056
GLX - 365,771
In terms of space, fuel economy, range and price the Indica e-XETA LPG is the best value in its segment. The Indica's poor fit and finish bundled with the taxicab image will create some aversion, but if you are able to overlook them the e-XETA, like it seems on paper, is the best petrol car in the market.