January 31, 2001

New Generation Indica V2 launched

Tata Engineering today announced the launch of Indica V2, the next stage of evolution of the diesel Indica. The Indica V2 is engineered to deliver high standards of ride comfort, handling and performance, as also to meet growing customer expectations in the market.

Presenting the Indica V2 range in Mumbai, Mr Rajiv Dube, general manager, commercial, passenger car business unit said, "Under the V2 badge, we have brought together the improvements and refinements that have gone on the Indica since its launch. Besides, the Indica V2 has features and performance characteristics desirous of a car in this segment for tomorrow’s market. The V2 is the next generation Indica which builds on the confidence of over 90,000 customers that exist today in less than 2 years of its launch".

Much of the changes appear under the skin, in the suspension system, engine and gear box technology while the most visible are the wider tyres that the car now sports for enhanced ride comfort and safety.

Tata Engineering announced the launch of two new power steering versions of the Indica – DLS model in the diesel Indica V2 range and the LSI model in the Indica 2000 range. Most of the V2 features have also been carried forward to the Indica 2000 range. The new power steering models are positioned attractively above the air-conditioned models and come with body coloured bumpers and four spoke soft feel steering wheel.

Following the Indica’s launch in 1999, the company launched the Euro II diesel models in January 2000 and the MPFI petrol Indica 2000 in May 2000, culminating now with the launch of the V2 range and the two new power steering models in February 2001. The company is also developing a CNG model of the Indica, which will be launched later this year.

The company also announced an attractive 3-year extended warranty programme for its entire passenger car range with effect from February 1, 2001. Customers will now be in a position to extend warranty coverage on their cars beyond the normal manufacturer’s warranty of 18 months by another 18 months by paying an extra Rs1,800 for the Indica and Rs2,800 for the Sumo, Sierra and Safari range.

The company has strengthened its distribution and customer care network and today has 77 dealers and 230 authorised service outlets spread across 119 locations in India.