Discontinued Tata Indica And Indigo eCS
Indian auto giant Tata Motors has discontinued the Indica eV2 hatchback and Indigo eCS compact sedan from the Indian market. The reason behind the sudden discontinuation is said to be the poor sales performance of the cars. The company has stopped the production of the Indigo compact sedan and the Indica hatchback. However, Tata Motors will continue to provide the aftermarket service support for both the vehicles. Currently, dealers are in the process of clearing the last stocks of the cars.
Confirming the discontinuation, Tata Motors spokesperson said, “With the changing market dynamics and the evolution of Tata Motors design language towards impactful design, we have decided to phase out the Indica and the Indigo eCS, a common phenomenon in a product lifecycle. We will continue to serve our extended family of Indica and Indigo customers by providing them the necessary service support.”
According to the sales and production data released by the SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), Tata Motors sold 2,583 units of the Indica hatchback and 1,756 units of the Indigo compact sedan during the entire 2018 fiscal year. Though, both the vehicles registered zero sales and production in April 2018, but the automaker still succeeded in selling out a total of 187,321 units as opposed to 153,151 units in the same month last year, accounting a sales growth by 22 per cent.
The Indica was first launched in the country in 1998, while the Indigo CS brand was introduced in 2002. Though the personal car buyers steered away from the Indica and Indigo eCS, both the cars have been staples of cab fleets. Both the Indica and Indigo come powered by the same 1.4 liter, CR4 turbocharged diesel engine with common rail diesel injection producing about 70 Bhp of power and 140 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard for both the cars. However, for specific markets in India, the automaker also used to sell these cars with a 1.2 liter petrol engine fitted with CNG kits.;
developed passenger car and it succeeded in grabbing a booking of over 1 lakh units in the very first year of its launch in India. Bothe the cars shared a lot of things in common including the fact that both received their last major update in 2013 - as part of Tata's Horizonext program, the Indica and Indigo eCS received new paint options and graphic designs, improved suspension, and a reworked gearbox.
Currently, Tata Motors is working on the production version of the much-awaited H5X compact SUV. The five seater SUV is scheduled to be introduced in the country by the end of 2018 and is speculated to be launched some time in 2019. Apart from this, other upcoming vehicles by Tata Motors include the 45X premium hatchback and H7X 7-seater SUV. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming cars by Tata Motors in the Indian market.;
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