About TATA INDIGO ECS

Tata Motors has upgraded the Indigo eCS and now it isn’t just spacious but even the quality of materials used on the inside has been improved too. The Indigo eCS was always a spacious sedan and Tata has added more frills to this hatchback in the last one decade. The Indigo eCS now gets Bluetooth connectivity, better quality plastics and better fit and finish. The insulation of the cabin has been improved too.

The Indigo eCS retains the same spacious interiors as before. The front row or the rear, both offer good amount of space. The thigh and side support offered by the seats are just fine. But one cannot expect much from this price tag.

The CR4 is definitely the pick of the lot, when we consider all the three powertrains that are offered with the Indigo eCS. The gear shifts have been a major improvement too. The CR4 and the TDI both have the same engine block and both produce 68 bhp of power. The TDI produces a torque of 135 Nm, while the CR4 gets a boost of 5 Nm. The CR4 gets an intercooler on the turbo, which means more boost pressure can be added to the turbo. This has made it a lot quicker than the TDI. The power delivery from this oil burner is fantastic, and it is no longer sluggish like the old 1.4 litre block. But one still needs to downshift to make those overtaking moves. The best bit about the transmission is that the rubbery affect has been reduced drastically. The Indigo/Indica platform always had a plush ride and this has even trickled down to the eCS. Due to the shorter wheelbase, the Indigo eCS has a slightly firm suspension. The suspension on this sub 4-metre sedan does a fair job of absorbing the road shocks and filtering all the shocks.

Variants:

Petrol/CNG variants:

1) Indigo eCS GLS eMAX

2) Indigo eCS GLX

3) Indigo eCS GLX eMAX

4) Indigo eCS GVX

Diesel Variants:

1) Indigo eCS LS BS III

2) Indigo eCS LX BS III

3) Indigo eCS LS BS IV

4) Indigo eCS LX BS IV

5) Indigo eCS VX BS IV

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
TATA INDIGO ECS GLS
4.74 Lakhs Get on road price
TATA INDIGO ECS GLX
5.11 Lakhs Get on road price
TATA INDIGO Ecs GLS e MAX
5.26 Lakhs Get on road price
TATA INDIGO ECS GVX
5.4 Lakhs Get on road price
TATA INDIGO Ecs GLX e MAX
5.56 Lakhs Get on road price
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
TATA INDIGO ECS LS CR4 BS IV
5.7 Lakhs Get on road price
TATA INDIGO ECS LX CR4 BS IV
5.88 Lakhs Get on road price
TATA INDIGO ECS VX CR4 BS IV
6.25 Lakhs Get on road price

Specifications

Fuel Type PETROL
Engine CC 1405
Power 70 BHP
Torque 14.3 @ 1,800-3,000 (kgm@rpm)
No Of Cylinders 4
Transmission MANUAL
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1065

Our Verdict

The Tata Indigo eCS was a facelifted, upgraded and a better version of its predecessor the Indigo CS which was discontinued in 2010. From then on, this vehicle has undergone two makeovers and is doing well in its segment. It is offered in three segments which includes the CNG, petrol and diesel options. The car is in wide usage and its CNG version is also used extensively in the taxi segment. The latest version comes with added features and is very fuel-efficient especially in city. But it has its share of troubles and it can be tight squeeze in parking spots. Whatever be it, considering its staying power, this is a reliable Tata vehicle.