Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > What Car? > Hatchbacks


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th March 2008, 00:22   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 308
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Tata Indica (DICOR) Vs Indigo CS Diesel

Tata Indica (DICOR) Vs Indigo CS Diesel

Hi! Friends...both of these models have been recently launched. Indigo CS shares same Diesel engine as found in Big Indigo LS versions.
However, the Indica TURBO has New heart of DICOR.
So guys can anyone of you put light on how well is Indica DICOR Engine is performing in real time. And also if it is better than V2 Turbo Non Dicor Engine. What mileage can we expect from Indica Dicor.
sameer551 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2008, 07:32   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,838
Thanked: 1,316 Times
Default

the older turbo models are still available for indica
I think the indica turbo and indigo TDi engines are pretty much the same , except for some ECU modifications
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2008, 10:24   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
ram_hyundai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calicut ,trisur
Posts: 2,019
Thanked: 48 Times
Default

I preffer the dicor to tdi.Indica dicor is a good vehicle but the older indica has cast a shadow on it.It has decent power and fuel economy.
ram
ram_hyundai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2008, 11:27   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 308
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ram_hyundai View Post
I preffer the dicor to tdi.Indica dicor is a good vehicle but the older indica has cast a shadow on it.It has decent power and fuel economy.
ram
So it means that TDI has more power and economy as compared to DICOR version? But in figures they mention 2bhp extra to DICOR. Am i missing some point?
sameer551 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2008, 13:28   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
snaronikar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,845
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sameer551 View Post
So it means that TDI has more power and economy as compared to DICOR version? But in figures they mention 2bhp extra to DICOR. Am i missing some point?
BHP alone does not detemine the power. You need to see the torque at what rpm. This will show you which has the most powerful heart. I would prefer a TDi rather than Dicor. The reason mentioned above in ram's post.
snaronikar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2008, 22:06   #6
BHPian
 
kailashnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 887
Thanked: 275 Times
Default

Indica Dicor is a very decent vehicle. I have driven it and it is miles ahead of the Turbo vehilce. Man it is more powerful and the power can be felt from as low as 1600RPm. For Turbo - vehicle is same as the normal Indica till it reaches 2000 RPM as from here the turbo kicks in. Hence driveability of the car for Dicor is better that the turbo.
kailashnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 04:00   #7
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,601
Thanked: 3,451 Times
Default

umm, in my experience, the Indica turbo's turbo actually kicks in somwhere around 2.5k RPM. If what others say about the DICOR (i havent used/TDd) is true, then it would be infinitely more fun in the city.
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 07:35   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,838
Thanked: 1,316 Times
Default

2.5k is way too high. Mine kicks in at around 1.8~2k rpm
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 08:26   #9
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,601
Thanked: 3,451 Times
Default

yeah technically its supposed to kick in around 2k RPM, but the rush began (for me atleast) at 2.5k RPM. That being said, i've seen my friend keep it consistently above that in city. So one *could* get used to it, but if what people rave about hte DICOR is true, it'd be funnn.

PS: Indica DICOR with the similar VGT as the safari's - that would be naishhh
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 19:51   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
trrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Alleppey, Kerala
Posts: 2,113
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

Hi,

> yeah technically its supposed to kick in around 2k RPM, but the rush began
> (for me atleast) at 2.5k RPM.

It indeed kicks in between 1800 and 2000 rpm.

The DICOR (driven an XL) kicks in at a lower RPM, but it is more linear and does not give the same rush at a particular RPM like the Turbo.

Much more driveable!
trrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2008, 20:34   #11
v&v
Senior - BHPian
 
v&v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 1,538
Thanked: 1,068 Times
Default

buddy go for tdi. it here for almost 5 years. all glitches are evolved. Dicor is still new. they in learning path. more over not much of a difference in power.
v&v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th March 2008, 00:42   #12
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,034
Thanked: 1,470 Times
Default

sameer551,

Your query is unclear as to whether you solicit advice between the new Indica Dicor or the new Indigo CS.

It might be a better idea to wait for the new Indica successor displayed at Auto Expo. This car is expected to come with some very capable diesels. They would also iron out bugs in any new common-rail engine it might sport by the time this car enters production. All this if you're looking at the Indica Dicor currently.

Else the Indigo CS makes better sense in the current timeframe.
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th March 2008, 20:38   #13
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BOM
Posts: 429
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

I don't intend hijacking this thread; just some quick questions.
a. Which of the Indica models - Indica V2, Indica Turbo, Indica Xeta and Indica V2 DiCOR offer the best FE? (both the petrol and diesel variants)
b. It is a known fact that diesel engines are high on maintenance. However, is it true that with the new DiCOR technology, there is a significant reduction in noise levels and maintenance?
c. My city driving would be minimal, but highway running would be high (which would be every 5 months in excess of 2K kms) Would it then make sense to go in for a diesel vehicle?

Would be great if any DiCOR owners in here, could share their experience?
luvjascha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th March 2008, 20:43   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,838
Thanked: 1,316 Times
Default

the dicor has the best FE
Those who TD'd the car say NVH Is lower
Maintenance.... we're yet to see
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th March 2008, 21:37   #15
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BOM
Posts: 429
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

What might the FE figure be, in city and on highways?
luvjascha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tata Safari Dicor LX 4 X 2 or Safari Dicor EX 4 x 2 Digitalmafia SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s 55 1st June 2009 17:31
Tata launches New Indica, Indigo CS, Indica V2 DICOR, Sumo Grande, Xenon. Details.... ashutoshb The Indian Car Scene 102 19th December 2008 22:53
Small-engine Indica @ Rs 225,000, Indigo XL DICOR and Petrol 100bhp rkg The Indian Car Scene 47 2nd January 2007 22:46
Tata Indica, Indigo and Marina : Dicor engine sakthivelm The Indian Car Scene 1 16th October 2006 21:53


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:14.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks