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2006-08-07 09:34

Janine-Lee Gordon

The Tata Indigo gets a face-lift

About two years ago, we were introduced to the Tata brand. Back then the Indian carmaker's aim was to take the South African market by storm - and they did.

In the past 18 months, their performance have been impressive and Tata is now on track to sell 2 000 cars per month.

Without doubt there is a market gap for an affordable family sedan offering safety and luxury. And the Tata Indigo is perhaps the answer.

The range now consists of the existing GLS, the face-lifted GLX - boasting a sportier exterior styling - and the brand new GSX model.

Cool features

The Indigo GSX is the only sedan in its category to offer a full package of safety and comfort features ranging from a full leather interior, DVD compatible screens on the rear of the front head rests, airbags, electric windows, electric side mirrors, selective central door unlocking, air-conditioning, power steering, front and rear fog lamps and remote immobilizer.

Yes, you read right. The range-topper includes a DVD/MP3 player with built-in LCD screens at the back of the front seat headrests.

But the Indigo isn't just about fancy gizmos. It does offer a comfortable ride and are perfect for the busy city life and heavy traffic.

All three models are still powered by an 1.4-litre fuel injected engine with 63 kW at 5 500 r/min and 115Nm torque.

A 2 year/45 000km service plan remains standard across the range and a 3 year roadside assistance plan as well as a 3 year/100 000km factory warranty.

Consumers can also look out for a turbo diesel model in the next two months.

Tata has combined practicality without having to sacrifice style, and the attempt was well worth it.

Pricing

Indigo GLS R92 995
Indigo GLX R104 995
Indigo GSX R114 995

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