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LAUNCHED! Tata Indigo eCS VX

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Tata Motors has rolled up its sleeves and is playing the fuel efficiency card yet again. Wasting no time after the launch of the Indica eV2, Tata has launched the Indigo e-CS VX - a sedan that claims to be the most fuel efficient in its class. How fuel efficient, exactly? 25 kpl is the ARAI-certified magic number!

Powering the e-CS VX is the 1396cc CR4 common rail diesel motor which produces 69 bhp at 4000 rpm and 14.2 kgm at 1800-3000 rpm. The overall weight of the car has been reduced by around 10 kg and improvements have been made to the gear ratios all of which result in the e-CS' astounding mileage figure!

Changes have also been made to the ECU, which is now optimised for fuel efficiency. Apart from the mechanical changes, some cosmetic changes in the form of redesigned wheel arches, a satin finish front grille and ORVMs with blinkers sum up the changes made to the e-CS. Lastly, the e-CS has 14" alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres for that extra bit of efficiency. The e-CS is also available with the fuel injected petrol motor (both engines being BS4 compliant) being priced at Rs. 497,727 lakhs while the CR4 diesel is priced at Rs. 580,339 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).