The first generation Tata Indigo was introduced in 2002 as a supermini version of the Tata Indica. In 2006, Tata Motors Limited released three vehicles based on the Tata Indigo namely: the Tata Indigo Marina, the Tata Indigo XL, and the Tata Indigo eCS. In the same year, the Indian automaker launched a refreshed version of the Tata Indigo. It featured an upgraded exterior and interior completed with a more powerful 1.4-liter turbocharged diesel engine.
The second-generation Tata Indigo Manza was unveiled in October 2009 based on the Tata X1 platform. It was internationally presented at the 2007 Geneva International Motor Show.
In the Philippines, the Tata Indigo was officially launched in 2014 at the Manila International Auto Show. Its official local distributor Taj AutoGroup Inc. presented the compact sedan together with upcoming imports such as the Tata Vista, the Tata Xenon, the Tata Ace, and the Tata Super Ace.
The Tata Indigo measures 4,177mm long, 1,745mm wide, and 1,540mm tall. It features a classic and subtly-designed exterior highlighted with a pair of nicely-shaped headlights, a wide grille encased in chrome, fog lights, body-colored door handles and side mirrors, distinctive taillights, body-colored front and rear bumpers, and a set of 14-inch alloy wheels.
The Tata Indigo offers a surprisingly spacious interior courtesy of its 2,450mm wheelbase. Riders will enjoy the comfortable two-toned seats, beige interior, gunmetal-finish central console, ergonomically-designed dashboard complete with driving necessities, controls and knobs made from high-quality plastic, manual central locking system, efficient air conditioning system, and a luggage space area that can carry 450-liter of cargo.
Technology & Safety Features
The Tata Indigo is equipped with a two-din music system with AM/FM radio, CD player, and MP3 mated with four speakers, auxiliary input, and USB for entertainment.
In terms of safety, the Tata Indigo is built with a good number of SRS airbags, side-impact beams, an anti-lock braking system, engine immobilizer, theft alarm, and brake assist control.
Platform & Chassis
The Tata Indigo is manufactured using the Tata X1 platform. It is equipped with a MacPherson strut suspension at the front and rear. Its braking capability is further enhanced with ventilated discs at the front and drums at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Tata Indigo runs using a 1405cc DOHC 16-valve four-inline Turbocharged with an intercooler engine. It is mated with a five-speed manual transmission guaranteed to emit 70 horsepower with 135 Newton meters of torque.