Launched first in 1998, the Indica went on to establish a leadership position in its class with category defining attributes of space, style, comfort, safety and fuel efficiency, most of which hold true even today - ten years down the line.
Close to 9.1 lakh Indicas have been produced since then with over 1.12 million cars having rolled off the platform. The Indica achieved its highest sale of 144,690 nos in its eighth year of launch in 2006-07, which is rare for any model so late in its life cycle. The car exited 2007-08 as the second largest selling model in the industry despite its product maturity and announced plans of the next generation model being around the corner.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Nitin Seth (Head-Car Products Group), Tata Motors, said, “New Indica Vista has been given a complete make-over. A complete new skin houses an al- new interior and the sculpted evolutionary, yet very contemporary body makes a bold styling statement. At nearly 3.8m length and 1.7m width, with a wheel base of 2470mm, the car has grown in size, mostly in the interior space.”
The interiors have the instrument cluster, now placed in the centre of the dashboard to enhance in-driving passenger involvement and improved driver visibility. A dual tone grey and beige interior with a pleasing soft feel grain structure on the top end version gives the car a premium touch, he added.
The car is being launched in seven variants priced at Rs 3.52 lakh ex-showroom Ludhiana for the 1.2L petrol Safire at the low end going up to Rs 4.90 lakhs ex-showroom Ludhiana for the top end 1.3L Quadrajet.