Tata has introduced an additional, limited edition variant of its Indica hatch as an added-value offering. The new model, known as the Indica Flash, is based on the Indica LGI model, with several distinguishing features and significant additions to the list of standard equipment.
The Flash is now specified well above the standard specification of its main competitors in the market. At the price of R124 995, it is only R6 000 higher than the standard Indica, while the value of the added features and equipment far exceeds this.
“We are confident that the Indica Flash special edition is going to be a success as it is a true value-for-money offering aimed at first-time buyers and those with a limited budget,” said Kyri Michael, the CEO of Accordion Investments which markets and distributes Tata passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in South Africa.
Externally people will be able to identify this model with its 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, spoke alloy mag wheels.
However, the scope of the big upgrade comes once one sits inside the Indica Flash. Firstly, 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.
The Indica Flash is covered by a 3-year/100 000km warranty and has a 2-year/45 000km service plan plus roadside assistance.
There is also a launch special finance package available.