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Tata Motors to introduce CRDi in Indica, Indigo

January 18, 2007 15:04 IST

Having introduced common rail direct injection engine in its Indigo XL sedan, Tata Motors has decided to introduce the technology in all diesel models of its Indigo and Indica cars within next 4 to 6 months.

"We will be introducing CRDi technology in our hatchback segment Indica and sedan segment Indigo cars during next four to six months," Tata Motors Limited, HeadCar Product Group (Passenger Car), Nitin Seth said in Ludhiana on Thursday.

"The Common rail technology is certainly going to enhance the fuel efficiency of a passenger car significantly against normal diesel version car." Seth was in Ludhiana to launch the company's new Indigo XL, an extended wheelbase, sedan.

Regarding the Rs 4,000 crore (Rs 40 billion) worth joint venture with Fiat Auto for manufacturing cars and engines, Seth said the company expects the production of cars to commence within the next six to eight months at Pune.

"We would jointly manufacture Fiat cars that are presently available in Europe. In addition to it, we would be manufacturing CRDi engine here for Tata passenger cars," he said.

The company with a turnover of Rs 25,000 crore (Rs 250 billion) also plans to change its existing platform of its cars including Indigo, Indica, Marina etc within the next two years.

"As per our policy, we do change our platform after a gap of eight to nine years and now we would introduce our new platform of our passenger cars in next two years," he said.

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