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All-new Indica Vista launched

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The seven variants are priced at Rs. 3.49-4.88 lakh

— PHOTO: VIVEK BENDRE

A MAKEOVER: Tata Motors announced the launch of all-new Indica Vista in Mumbai on Saturday.

MUMBAI: Tata Motors on Saturday launched the new generation of the country’s first and fully indigenous car — the Indica Vista. The car has been given a complete makeover and comes with a 24-month warranty. It will be available in seven colours through 170 dealerships.

The car is being launched in seven variants priced between Rs. 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and Rs. 4.88 lakh. It is powered by a range of internationally acclaimed powertrains. The seven variants range from Rs. 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the 1.2 L petrol Safire for the low end and going up to Rs. 4.88 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the top end 1.3L Quadrajet. The TDi version comes at nearly the same price as the existing Indica V2 version.

Addressing the media here, Rajiv Dubey, President, Passenger Cars Division, Tata Motors, said, “there is virtually no carryover of the existing Indica into the Indica Vista, except the good attributes. The project cost is around Rs. 1,700 crore in the various facilities at Tata Motors and Ranjangaon. The investment includes the amount for the new Indigo also. We have taken 3.5-4 years to develop this vehicle and will commence exports only after six months.”

The car finished 2007-08 as the second largest selling model in the industry despite its product maturity and announced plans of the next generation being around the corner.

The existing Indica will continue to exist with a rationalized portfolio — the lower versions of the 1.2 L Xeta and the 1.4 L naturally aspirated IDI diesel and one version each of the Dicor and TCIC diesel.

“So from the existing 12 variants, half will exit and there will be a migration path available for the consumer.”

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