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Tata’s new Indica to sport four engine options

Tata’s new Indica to sport four engine options
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First Published: Tue, Jan 15 2008. 02 15 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jan 15 2008. 02 15 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi:Tata Motors confirmed that its new Indica, due for a launch in the second quarter of next fiscal, will sport four engine options, two of which will be sourced from partner Fiat.
The company would roll out two variants of the new Indica fitted with Fiat’s popular 1.3 multijet diesel engine and its 1.2 litre petrol engine, besides the indigenously developed 1.4 litre DICOR diesel engine and 1.2 litre petrol engine.
“The new Indica would sport Fiat’s multijet diesel and also its 1.2 litre petrol engine. The price for the Indica sporting Fiat’s multijet engine is still being worked out,” S Ravishankar, senior general manager (Engg Systems), Tata Motors said at the ongoing 9th Auto Expo.
The new engine for Indica and Palio would be made at the new Tata-Fiat joint venture plant in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra. The new Indica would be offered at a higher price than the present range.
Fiat has also rolled out a diesel variant of its hatchback Palio Stile fitted with 1.3 litre multijet. The company also has tie-up with India’s biggest automobile company Suzuki India to produce the same diesel engine for the car maker.
MSI uses the engine in the diesel variant of its popular premium hatchback Swift.
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First Published: Tue, Jan 15 2008. 02 15 PM IST