Tata Indica Dicor to be the most fuel efficient car in India

Tata Motors is planning to launch a BS IV version of the Tata Indica with a Dicor engine soon. In fact, the car could be rolled out as soon as next month!

According to Tata Motors, the upcoming Indica DiCOR will be the most fuel-efficient car in India. The Dicor engine for the BS IV-compliant Indica will be sourced from its sibling, the Indigo 1.4-litre Dicor engine that uses the Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) and the 16-valve DOHC.

The 1.4-litre, common-rail direct injection Dicor engine produces 70 PS of maximum power at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 140 Nm at 1,800-3,000 rpm. Fuel economy of the Dicor engine, when plonked into the Indica, is touted to be around 25 km/litre. Also read: Top fuel-efficient small cars in India compared

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Tata claims the new Indica Dicor will be 32% more powerful, with 65% more torque apart from being 46% more fuel efficient! Though the company’s recent products such as the new-generation Indica Vista and Manza use the Multijet diesel engines sourced from Fiat, the Indica Dicor will feature in-house diesel mills to keep the costs under check. Also read: Most fuel-efficient petrol hatchback cars in India

The new Tata Indica Dicor will have refreshed interiors and hopefully, there would be an improvement in NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) as against the current Indica. However, the exterior may get subtle changes like a new wheel cover design, clear-lens headlamps with some chrome finishes, etc.

Tata Motors launched the Indica with the Dicor engine a few years ago, but the company discontinued this version for reasons best known to them. Will this Indica Dicor, too, be forgotten?

Tata Indica models, variants and prices

Model Engine Power Torque Variants & Ex-showroom price*, Delhi
Tata Indica V2 1,396 cc, BSIII engine, 475 IDI with Microprocessor-based Engine Management System (ECU) 53.5 PS at 4,000 rpm 85 Nm at 2,500 rpm DLE BS III – Rs. 3.55 lakhDLE BS IV – Rs. 3.75 lakhDLS BS III- Rs. 3.76 lakh
Tata Indica V2 Turbomax 1,405 cc, BS IV engine, 475 IDI Turbo intercooled diesel 71 PS at 4,500 rpm 135 Nm at 2,500 rpm DLS BS IV – Rs. 3.95 lakh
(Upcoming) Tata Indica V2 Dicor 1,396 cc, DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail), DOHC, VGT 70 PS at 4,000 rpm 140 Nm at 1800-3000 rpm NA

*may vary