The India Times has published an article that speaks about the new Indica. Just when we thought that Tata was only focusing on the Nano, Tata announces big plans for its subcompact, the Indica (pictured above is the current version).

Tata really wants to play a more important role in global markets and has a long-time partnership with Suzuki and now with Fiat to obtain the latest technology. In European markets, Tata cars are considered the "ugly ducklings" of the auto market, although they offer one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) options for motoring in that market. But it's India we're speaking about (for now).

For the new Indica, Tata will offer four engines. Two of them are developed in-house: a 1.2 gasoline and a diesel DICOR 1.4, but two additional ones will be sourced from Fiat, a 1.2 gasoline and the 1.3 Multijet, which you can find in Fiat's Panda, Punto, Grande Punto, Linea, Palio (Check it at Autoblog in Español here) ; Opel/Vauxhall's Agila and Corsa and Suzuki's Swift. These Fiat powerplants already meet Euro IV norms and their iterations in the Fiat 500 are already Euro V compliant.

The new Indica will have a lot in common with Fiat's new Palio (a model which was created specifically for emerging markets) and both are going to be made at the new Tata-Fiat joint venture plant in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra. Fiat already sells the 1.3 Multijet engine in India.

[Source: India Times (merci à Jean-Michel)]



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