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Tata Indigo 2017 Review

The C-segment sedan buyer is spoilt for choices with at least half a dozen choices from Japanese, Korean, and even American makes. There is however one that comes from an unlikely country: India.

India's first fully indigenous sedan, the Tata Indigo is a no-nonsense, no-frills sedan. It's characterized by its long wheelbase and semi-forward profile that helps it maintain a compact footprint without compromising on practicality.

Targeting practical car buyers as well as those looking for a dependable business partner, the Indigo is powered by an in-house designed and developed diesel engine. The 475 TCIC Diesel engine produces 70 horsepower and 135 Nm of torque from its 1.4 liters of displacement. This engine is mated solely to a 5-speed manual.

Riding on Tata Engineer's new platform, the Indigo is safe, comfortable, and dependable on the road. Riding on 14-inch wheels and independent suspension front and back, it's highly maneuverable while staying stable and controllable through the biggest of potholes.

Inside, it's straight-forward with a high-set, easy-to-read gauges and power window switches located just in front of the shifter. The ergonomics takes some getting used to, but gets comfortable after a while. In terms of space, clever package means there's ample room front and back and even the trunk can swallow huge suitcases with case. And designed to take on the scorching Indian heat, the Indigo's air conditioner is also quite capable of keeping everyone cool.

The Indigo may be the most affordable sedan in the market today, but it doesn't scrimp on safety. In fact, the Indigo is equipped with dual SRS airbags, side-impact beams, and ABS.

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