All-new model to replace Indian CityRover
26 February 2008

You may not know it, but the CityRover isn't dead. It has been one of India's most successful hatches for the last decade, badged as the Indica V2.With the Tata Nano still captivating much of the world's attention, it has gone largely unnoticed that India's original small car has grown up, in the form of the all-new Indica.Tata's plan is to make the Inidica a more luxurious proposition next to the V2, and consequently it has grown in size as much as refinement, gaining an extra 120mm in length and 65mm in height over the original car. To make the most of the all-new platform, Tata will offer two engines from partner Fiat - the 65bhp 1.4-litre engine and 75bhp 1.3-litre diesel Multijet are the only two units to be offered.No prices have been announced for the new Indica yet, but judging by the reaction from Autocar India, Tata has successfully created a more comfortable and spacious car for its home market.Meanwhile, the CityRover lives on. Tata will continue to sell the original CityRover-based Indica V2 as a cheaper option, retailing at around £4,000.

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3 March 2008

City Rover,V2, Indica all have one word to describe them:

RUBBISH!

3 March 2008

[quote Jaggie]

City Rover,V2, Indica all have one word to describe them:

RUBBISH!

[/quote]

Stop beating about the bush and say what you mean FFS ;-)

3 March 2008

I thought it was the other way around: that the City Rover was based on the Taty?

Didn't even have Tata branded documents and cylinder head cover?

3 March 2008

Is it me or are Tata taking over the world?

3 March 2008

No, that's Blofeld.

3 March 2008

[quote James Read]No, that's Blofeld.[/quote]

Is he in the running to buy Land Rover/Jaguar too?

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