3 May, 2007
Tata Motors has expanded the long wheel base Indigo XLâ€™s range with the launch of the Indigo XL Classic. The Indigo XL Classic offers a different trim level, while still offering more comfort and legroom than any of the other premium sedans. Earlier this year, Tata Motors had launched the Indigo XL in only the Grand trim.
The new Indigo XL Classic shares several top of the line features with the currently available Indigo XL Grand, such as the wood trim interiors, the new look AC fascia & instrument cluster, composite steering wheel, utility trays behind the seats, and a rear seat centre armrest with cup holders. The rear seat still has the distinction of having the best rear seat inclination of 28.50 among all sedans and the best legroom. Also available are the rear AC console with separate control, a chiller tray in the glove box, and one touch power windows in the front and rear. The seats are now upholstered in premium fabric, and the front seats offer 6â€“ way manual adjustment along with lumbar adjustment.
Exterior features such as the dual beam clear lens headlamps, sleek tail lamps, front fog lamps, chrome embellishments on the satin painted front grille, electrically operated outer rear view mirrors with blinkers are standard, while the Indigo XL Classic comes with steel wheels with full hubcaps.
The Indigo XL Classic is available with the same petrol and diesel powerplants as the Indigo XL Grand. The petrol variant is equipped with a 16V Twin Cam engine and churns out 101 PS @ 6100 rpm. The diesel variant comes with the common rail diesel DICOR engine that generates 70 PS @ 4000 rpm.
The Indigo XL Classic 101PS petrol has been priced at Rs.5.35 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) and the 70PS DICOR variant comes at a price of Rs. 6.15 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with revenues of US$ 5.5 billion in 2005-06. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, it is the leader in commercial vehicles and the second largest in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest medium and heavy truck manufacturer and the second largest heavy bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and South East Asia and in Australia. Tata Motors and Fiat Auto have formed an industrial joint venture in India to manufacture passenger cars, engines and transmissions for the Indian and overseas markets; Tata Motors also has an agreement with Fiat Auto to build a pick-up vehicle at CÃ³rdoba, Argentina. The company already distributes Fiat-branded cars in India. Tata Motorsâ€™ international footprint include Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. in South Korea; Hispano Carrocera, a bus and coach manufacturer of Spain in which the company has a 21% stake; a joint venture with Marcopolo, the Brazil-based body-builder of buses and coaches; and a joint venture with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company of Thailand to manufacture and market pickup vehicles in Thailand. Tata Motors has research centres in India, the UK, and in its subsidiary and associate companies in South Korea and Spain.