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Tata Introduces New Models and Engines at New Delhi Auto Expo

In addition to the new Tata Nano (earlier post), Tata Motors launched a number of new passenger vehicles and engines at the 2008 Auto Expo in New Delhi, among them a new generation of the 10-year old Indica, a new variant of the Indica V2, and the Indigo CS (Compact Sedan).

The new Indica is bigger than the current Indica, and will be offered with a new 1.3 liter Quadra-Jet Common Rail Direct Injection Diesel engine and a 1.2 liter Safire MPFI VVT gasoline engine, which will be manufactured at the new Tata-Fiat joint venture plant at Ranjangaon in Maharashtra, besides existing Tata powertrains.

The New Indica, a new generation version of the 10-year old Indica, will be on the market in the latter part of 2008 and will coexist with the present Indica range at a higher price point.

Tata also further expanded its diesel portfolio with the launch of its latest common rail diesel offering—the Indica V2 DICOR.

The car features a water-cooled 1.4-liter direct injection common rail (DICOR) diesel engine with exhaust gas recirculation and an oxidation catalyst with a turbocharger and an intercooler. The Indica V2 DICOR goes on sale immediately.

The Indigo CS is a sub four-meter sedan, and is available in both gasoline and diesel variants. The car goes on sale mid-January 2008.


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