Tata has introduced an additional, limited edition variant of its Indica hatch. The new model, known as the Indica Flash, is based on the Indica LGi model, with several additions to the list of standard equipment.
Brian Joss – The Flash’s specs are well above the standard specification of its main competitors in the market, said Kyri Michael, the CEO of Accordian Investments which markets and distributes Tata passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in South Africa. At R124 995 it is R6 000 higher than the standard Indica, while the value of the added features and equipment far exceeds this, according to Michael.
“The Indica Flash special edition is aimed at first-time buyers and those with a limited budget,” he said.
Externally the model has bold black stripes, incorporating the Flash logo, running along the bottom of the doors, as well as the Flash logo on the corner of the bonnet. The steel wheels have also been replaced with distinctive, spoked alloy mag wheels.
Inside, there are leather seats with the Flash logo embroidered in the top of the front seats, while the steering wheel has a soft leather grip. An audio system with USB and hands free Bluetooth capabilities have also been added.
The Indica Flash is powered by the 1.4-litre engine which delivers 56kW of power and drives the Flash’s front wheels through a five-speed gearbox. Claimed overall fuel consumption is 6.5l/100km.