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22 November, 2013

After Nano emax, launches Tata Indigo emax and Tata Indica emax in 6 CNG markets

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  • Eco-friendly cars, using alternate fuel, with low CO2 emission
  • Efficiency in fuel consumption and packaging
  • Excellence in design and technology
  • CNG and Petrol bi-fuel system options
  • Globally acclaimed CNG fittings
  • Class-leading comfort, smart spacing
  • Leak detection sensors and interlock sensors for complete safety
  • Economical car with low cost of ownership


Tata Motors today formally announced the launch of two new additions to its CNG portfolio – Tata Indigo emax and Tata Indica emax. These two variants have been introduced in 6 markets across India and will now be available in Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura.

The new emax range is powered by fuel efficient state-of-the-art engine, with CNG and Petrol bi-fuel system options. The Tata Indigo and Tata Indica emax have a low carbon footprint of 0.251 g/km and 0.338 g/ km, respectively. They are very fuel efficient cars with a mileage of 23.7 km/kg for Indica emax and 24.6 km/kg for Indigo emax.

Image_press-release-22-nov-13a_6387838664Announcing the launch, Mr. Ankush Arora – Sr. Vice President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (Commercial), Tata Motors Ltd., said, "CNG is gaining momentum in the Indian automobile market and we are happy to announce expansion of our CNG portfolio. The introduction of the new variants comes as an essential step that underlines our commitment to be a sustainable automotive player.At Tata Motors, the core philosophy behind the launch of every new vehicle is anticipating what our customers need and blending it with the best-in-class technology and design engineering. Besides offering exciting new features, these cars will be backed by an engaging purchase experience and advanced technology to be an economic, friendly choice for consumers.This helps us arrive at an end product that suits the inherent automotive needs of our customers in a holistic way."

Tata Motors showcased its emax range at the Horizonext event, held in Pune, in June 2013, with a commitment to launch its CNG range in a phased manner, in FY 14. The Nano emaxwas the first in the range. The Tata Indigo emax and the Tata Indicaemax have now been introduced in the emax series of CNG cars.

Tata Indigo emax – It is a fusion of luxury, power and performance apart from being India’s most fuel-efficient sedan. The vehicle’s powerful Petrol-CNG engine, churns out upto 65 HP @ 5000 RPM, returning an amazing fuel efficiency figure of 24.6km/kg & an additional range of upto 230 kilometres (in CNG) over 650 km (in petrol). The focus on comfort and performance, is manifested in its drivability in real driving conditions, due to its advanced F-Shift (TA65 Cable Shift) gear box and the new Duo Float Suspension, making the new Tata Indigo emax a pleasure to drive, even in the worst traffic conditions. The new Tata Indigo emax, also has an extremely quiet cabin due to the all new NVH package that reducesexternal noises.

The Tata Indigo emax price range starts at Rs. 4.99 Lakhs and goes uptoRs 5.27 Lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi,for the Indigo GLSandIndigo GLX, respectively.

Tata Indica emax – It is another green and fuel efficient vehicle from Tata Motors passenger vehicle stable. Besides being a green vehicle, the new Tata Indica emax delivers better torque, good fuel efficiency of 23.7 km/kg & an additional range of 230 kilometres (in CNG) over 600 km (in petrol). The vehicles spacious interiors set the standards for space and comfort, making it one of India’s favourite vehicles in the personal and business segment. Like it’s bigger sibling, the new NVH package & the advanced F-Shift (TA65 Cable Shift) gear box makes the new Tata Indica emax, one of the most comfortable hatchbacks in its segment.

The Tata Indica emax price range starts at Rs.3.99 Lakhs and goes upto Rs. 4.26 Lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, for the Tata Indica GLSand Tata Indica GLX, respectively.

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1, 88,818 crores ($ 34.7 billion) in 2012-13. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Spain, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India.  With over 8 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest truck manufacturer and fourth largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, CIS and Russia.

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