Tata Magic Review
One of the Most-selling Compact People MoverFriday, September 20, 2013
Tata is the name of reliability and robustness in automobile industry. It represents a major portion of Indian Multi Utility Vehicles. Recently, it added two more names to it, Magic and Magic Iris. Tata Magic is a MPV for long journeys with any kind of weight in some of the most dangerous terrains. It is made of all-steel body.
The exterior of Tata Magic gives the most solid and robust look with hard steel top, attractive bright round headlamps, elegant looking sleek modern body lines, wide passenger doors for easy entry and exit, zip-able side covers for side windows to keep proper ventilation and protection from rain and dust, front windshield with twin wipers and spray, 12-inch radial tires with four bolts, two box tail lamps with in-built reflectors and high-mounted rear brake lights with reverse lamp. It has a length of 3790mm, width of 1500mm and un-laden height of 1845mm as its dimension and has a large wheelbase of 2100mm for a stable ride. It has a good minimum ground clearance of 160mm for a bump-free ride and has a minimum turning radius of 4.3m for easy cruising in city traffic as well as in tight parking spots. It has a front and rear track of 1300mm and 1320mm respectively. The curb weights of diesel and CNG variants are 1000kgs and 1100kgs respectively. The diesel variant has a fuel tank capacity of 30 litres while CNG one has 70 litres of fuel tank capacity. It is available in 5, 7 and 8-seater options.
The interior of Tata Magic gives a quality and comfortable feel with a lot of space. It has stylish and useful dashboard with trays for keeping mobile, change, etc. and has a digital clock along with a provision for installation of a Radio, clear and attractive instrument panel, beautiful beige interiors, ample space for headroom and legroom, comfortable steering wheel with variable ratio type steering mechanism, wide well-cushioned seats, ample rear luggage space, comfortable and adjustable driver's bucket seat with headrest, sun visor, multiple seating options, seat belts and many other features. It has an internal length of 2212mm, internal width as 1220mm and internal height as 1326mm as its internal dimensions.
Tata Magic is available in diesel and CNG variants. The 702cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, naturally aspirated, indirect injection, BS-III and BS-IV compliant, water-cooled diesel engine has a maximum power of 16 bhp at 3200 rpm and a maximum torque of 38 Nm at 2000 rpm and has a four speed synchromesh gearbox transmission. It has a top speed of 64 kmph and has a fuel tank capacity of 30 litres. The 702cc, 2-cylinder, multi-point gas injection, BS-III and BS-IV compliant, water-cooled dedicated CNG engine has a, maximum power of 21 bhp at 3400 rpm and a maximum torque of 49 Nm at 2200 rpm and has a five speed sync mesh gearbox transmission. It provides a top speed of 77 kmph and has a fuel tank capacity of 70 litres or 12.5kgs.
Tata Magic has vacuum assisted, dual-circuit, hydraulically activated disk brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. The suspension system is a Parabolic Leaf Spring type with Hydraulic Double-acting Shock Absorber at both the front and rear wheels. The front axle carries rigid beam construction while the rear axle carries single reduction, Salisbury type with hypoid gears and semi-floating axle shafts. For the safety of the passengers, it includes hard steel top, large powerful headlamps, high-mounted rear brake lights with reverse lamp, high strength steel body with monocoque structure and tubular construction, static roll over and roof crush compliant, seat belts for driver and front passenger, twin wipers with windshield spray, lockable glove compartment, door intrusion beams, single-plate dry friction diaphragm type clutch and rugged design.
Tata Magic has six variants to offer mainly which includes 5-Seater Diesel, 7-Seater Diesel, 8-Seater Diesel, 5-Seater CNG, 7-Seater CNG and 8-Seater CNG. It is available in 4 shades to choose from which includes Arctic White, Ruby Red, Jet Black and Skool Yellow. It comes with the warranty of 1 year or 36,000kms, whatever comes earlier. The approx. ex-showroom, Delhi price range of this MPV is INR 3.00-3.80 lakhs which may vary in different states. Overall, Tata Magic looks like a perfect combination of ruggedness, simplicity, performance, safety, comfort, space, quality and price.