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Old 20th September 2007, 00:55   #121
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nice work buddy....but when we will see Swift Sean photo
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Old 20th September 2007, 01:25   #122
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Doesn't it look ugly in this photograph? Hope they did something about the waistline. But I guess too late.
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From the latest pic, looks a lot like the old Indica, and not very different.
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Old 20th September 2007, 14:58   #124
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From the latest pic, looks a lot like the old Indica, and not very different.
I totally agree, looks almost the same from that angle. Maybe the rear windows are a bit smaller, but even thats difficult to say.
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Any idea about the launch date. I'm planning to buy Indica. Is it worth waiting or go for year-end discount.
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Any idea about the launch date. I'm planning to buy Indica. Is it worth waiting or go for year-end discount.
Tata changes Indica's design almost every year. So even if you wait and buy, you can see a renovated Indica soon after. :-)
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I wish TATA launch export models in India. Export Models already has ABS + EBD + Airbags for Indica , Indigo.
If you see interiors they are very good.
Tata Motors International : Products : TATA Indigo
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No . I'm talking about the new generation Indica x1 with FIAT engine
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Old 29th November 2007, 12:51   #129
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I saw this new Indica on X1 today. I have seen these cars in past but the difference I notice was change in head lamp and front design. This time I saw two new Indicas following each other. The head lamp was circular like Spark or Merc. Grill design is changed. Even taillamps design is changed.
And yes, there was absolutely no noise from engine while it was passing thru. Last time when it pass thru I could make it it's Indica. I think they might have changed engine , may be fiat one. One thing I must say, this car looks different from current one, it looks really big as well.
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I assume it can not be drastic change, since production should start soon. May be you have noticed a new set of Fiat hatches or the export Variants and prototypes for Delhi Auto expo Jan 2008
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New Indica and Indigo are ready for an early 2008 launch
Hot Wheels: Indica & Indigo to get makeover- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

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it will price the new Indica around Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh.
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Here is what ET Says.
Hot Wheels: Indica & Indigo to get makeover- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
MUMBAI: Even as all eyes are focused on the one-lakh car, auto major Tata Motors, is quietly working on giving an all-new look for its first launches, Indica and the Indigo.

The cars are being developed on a completely new platform and being readied for an early 2008 launch. The much-hyped one lakh car, to be showcased in the Jan Ď08 Delhi auto expo is likely to be rolled out by Sep Ď08.

The new Indica will have new lights, grill and a brand new suspension. While it will sport the 1.3 litre Fiat diesel engines, the new Indica is also likely to be much wider, have more interior room and improved safety features. While itís not clear if the Indica will continue, sources indicate that the company may retain the base variants at lower price points. A Tata Motors spokesperson when contacted said Ďas a policy we do not comment on future product launches.í

Sources indicate that the new car may have a different name and the engines are being developed by Fiat, Tata Motorsí JV partner. While a carís lifecycle is around 8 years, Indica has been around since 1998. Sources indicate that this change was much needed as the Indica and Indigo sales have been under pressure over the last few months. The company along with its dealers has been offering discounts to reduce inventory. While pricing details are not clear, sources indicate that it will price the new Indica around Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh.

The company is believed to be working on reducing the length of the Indigo to get excise benefits. While the Indigo and the Indigo Marina will continue, company is hoping to rope in whole new set buyers who can take advantage of the reduced price. In the recent budget, the finance ministry stipulated that the length of a small car should be 4,000 mm to avail of excise duty benefits. Incidentally, even the new Indigo will sport the Fiat powertrain.

Recently Tata Motors announced the launch of a new SUV, Safari Dicor with a 2.2 litre Direct Injection Common Rail engine.

While Indigo (which also includes the Marina) sales have fallen by 9% to 16,665 units, Indica sales were marginally up by 2% to 80,126 units in the April-October 2007 period.

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as per a news report in today ETimes new indica and indigo with fiat engines are expected in early 2008. the report also states that the expected price of new indica as 4.5 to 5.5 lakhs
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as per a news report in today ETimes new indica and indigo with fiat engines are expected in early 2008. the report also states that the expected price of new indica as 4.5 to 5.5 lakhs
I doubt ET's guesstimate regarding price. 4.5-5.5 lacs is Swift territory. Given Tata's reputation as a value-for-money automaker, people would expect the car to be priced lower than Swift diesel. At that price, they'd rather buy the Swift!
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IF Tata can take care of the glitches in the earlier Indica I am sure they can give Swift a run for the money.
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