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Old 2nd February 2007, 08:52   #46
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Indica Rocks..its one of the few cars that can go Off Road..i mean over the edge of the road at high speed and come back [in case a mad lorry or something threatens to drive onto you] without much fuss..

Awaiting the 1.3 DICOR and maybe will add it to our stable..

Also, the reason why the Indica / Indigo seems to be popular with the Taxi segment is cos it is a no nonsense vehicle, cheap, reliable and easy to maintain..The problems of Tata vehicles has been in the HVAC, Power steering, Power windows etc..anyways..the taxi guys dont need it..what they need is a decent power car to overload with a good FE and there the Indica Excels!!!
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I hope TATA motors will come with a new bigger and better indica in terms of build quality and reliability... the all new V3
U can expect that in V6
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U can expect that in V6
not necessary. since the launch of the V2, the Indica has undergone a huge number of improvements. Any other manufacturer would have been upto V12 by now. Tata has still kept it at V2.

badging and decals matter little.
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U can expect that in V6
For a bigger Indica, you needn't wait till the V6. The upcoming new Indica (will it be called V3?) is definitely bigger than the current one. It has a longer wheelbase as well. Regarding quality and reliability, only time will tell.
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not necessary. since the launch of the V2, the Indica has undergone a huge number of improvements. Any other manufacturer would have been upto V12 by now. Tata has still kept it at V2.

badging and decals matter little.
So why bother with the V2 even, why not simply keep it as Indica.

They needed the V2 title to drive people back into the showrooms saying that hey this is something different than the indica which initially started with a very bad image, but once the V2 washed that stain, it would have been better to drop the V2. Some people simply laugh thinking it has a two cylinder engine in a V arrangement, its very embarrassing a name for the decent car the Indica has become and shows how little our own automobile industry people know about semantics in the automotive world.

And about the V6 lets just pray that a real indica V6 happens.
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I don't think that The INDICA dicor 1.3 can be a serious contender to the SWIFT D. The indica can never match the driving dynamics of the SWIFT.
Untill and unless TATA brings in an alltogether new model of INDICA, SWIFT would continue to create a niche for itself.
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And about the V6 lets just pray that a real indica V6 happens.
I doubt if their 3 litre V6 will fit in the Indica, even if they do finish development sometime in the not-too-distant future.
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Sorry to go offtopic, any idea when is the Grand Punto Comming, since it is much better then a Swift D, as far as what i have heard about it.

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Any other manufacturer would have been upto V12 by now. Tata has still kept it at V2.
Thats because they think V2 is lucky for them.
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Grand Punto & Linea are expected to be launched in 2008. Fiat is the father of Common rail Engines, if they serve better in collaboration with TATA, It will beat all Mid size diesel segments.
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"What will be the advantage of an indigenous 1.3 CRDI over the indigenous 1.4 DICOR? "

There one thing we are forgetting the EURO norms and sound level

Tata 1.4 DICOR -> meets EURO 3 standards , but makes more sound
Tata 1.3 DICOR -> Does NOT meet EURO 3 standards , but make less sound than 1.4
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I don't think that The INDICA dicor 1.3 can be a serious contender to the SWIFT D. The indica can never match the driving dynamics of the SWIFT.
Untill and unless TATA brings in an alltogether new model of INDICA, SWIFT would continue to create a niche for itself.
Do you think people buy Swift for driving dynamics? I havent come accross even a sinlge one with this as the criteria of purchase.... its about looks, fuel average and the name maruti.
Indica's image as a taxi doesnt help it much either, else the car is more than upto it.
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But i doubt if they will ever be able to match the finesse of the fiat devoloped DDiS engine.
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hey guys, lets just not even compare indica with swift. swift is in a league of its own. we cant compare a japanese car with TATA. we cant even compare indigo with swift in refinement and technology. the 1.3 multijet engine is being used in Europe too. it also won the best diesel engine award in europe.
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