The second-generation Tata Indica will be called Indica Vista. The car that was previewed for the public at the Auto Expo, New Delhi this year will carry the new tag to differentiate itself from the Indica that is currently in production.
Tata Motors [Get Quote] had indicated that the current and new models of the Indica will co-exist and that the new Indica might be positioned higher to take on the Maruti [Get Quote] Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Getz and i10.
Built on an all-new platform, the Indica Vista will be slightly larger than the original Indica.
For the first time, the car will feature engines from partner Fiat.
A new 1.2-litre petrol engine called Saffire and the 1.3-litre common-rail diesel called Quadrajet will be part of the lineup, apart from Tata's own 1.4-litre turbo diesel engine.
The Quadrajet is also called the multijet and is also being produced by Maruti Suzuki Powertrain for the Swift and Swift Dzire models.
The engines along with the cars will be assembled at Tata-Fiat's Ranjangaon facility that boasts of an annual production capacity of 200,000 cars and 300,000 engines.
A total investment of Rs 4,020 crore is being made by the 50:50 combine in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra.
The Indica Vista will be launched at the dealer level on Saturday followed by a market launch in the coming weeks.