Team-BHP Scoops the Tata Indica eV2 Facelift

Tata Motors has announced that it will refresh its entire lineup of cars with nip and tuck jobs over the next few months, until all new models arrive in the coming years. June 19th 2013 is when Tata Motors is expected to showcase the likes of the 2013 Nano along with its CNG version, and the facelifted Indigo eCS compact sedan. Another car that will join the facelift list is the Indica eV2, a workhorse car from Tata Motors, and one that has been motoring along for quite a while now. The Indica eV2 is the least priced diesel car that money can buy in India and is firmly entrenched in the cabbie market. The refresh might not change this aspect of the car.  

Team-BHP has scooped the Indica eV2 doing testing duties in and around the Tata Motors factory at Pimpri, off Pune. We've managed to gathered a bunch of details about the various changes:

  • The car will get the new Urban Brown paint job, the same colour seen on the Indigo eCS facelift.
  • Front bumper to see a redesign. Will look similar to what the facelifted Indigo eCS offers. 
  • Chrome surrounds for the fog lamps
  • Grille gets a dollop of chrome (current eV2 grille has a grey finish)
  • Hatch lid will get a chrome strip somewhat similar to the chrome detailing on the Indigo Marina (but wider)
  • New alloy wheel design for the top end variant
  • Beige colour scheme on the dashboard
  • Silver accents will replace wood finish on the center console
  • 1.4 Liter CR4 turbo diesel engine might get a slight tweak (Not confirmed) 

The Indica eV2 will continue to play the role of a diesel price warrior with the 1.4 liter CR4 turbo diesel engine as its mainstay. The engine, good for 70 Bhp-140 Nm, is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Indica eV2 comes with a high ARAI fuel efficiency rating of 25 Kmpl and this mileage figure will continue to be the major selling point of the car. An end-June launch is what we anticipate for the Indica eV2 facelift. 


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