Tata Motors, the Indian automobile giant has now come up with the new Tata Indica Vista, which is said to have all the features, some of which were lacked in the previous versions. As a matter of fact, the Tata Vista did make a wonderful entry into the Indian markets and has excellent ratings for a hatchback. The manufacturer has not just given the vehicle a mere facelift. Rather, it has been provided with powerful engines, better and bigger interiors, enhanced quality than that of Tata Indica. When first introduced way back in 1998, Tata Indica version become the leader in the Indian automobile sector of its segment. The new Tata Vista has been launched off late to replicate the huge success of the Tata Indica. Tata Motors plans to target much more market share. Let’s take a closer look to know more about this re-engineered Tata vehicle.
It is a fact that this new hatchback, Tata Indica Vista does not share anything with the previous Tata Indica model. It is completely built on new platform and is a real surprise for the Indian car enthusiasts. It has been provided with the feel of a complete sedan, since there are several features in it. It also has similar powerful engine to ensure excellent performance on the Indian roads. The new front grille comes in chrome plating does help to enhance the vehicle’s front look and is coupled with headlamps that are triple barreled. Moreover, a chrome package does adorn its exteriors, besides the sporty alloy wheels. The vehicle is available in ‘Summer Sparkle’ color. The presence of mirror polished garnishing just below rear windshield offers the vehicle a distinct appearance from all the hatchbacks of its segment. The center console present in the interior of the hatchback has smart driver information technology that informs the driver about the average and prevailing fuel efficiency, distance for the fuel to empty, an ambient temperature within and time. Some changes can also be seen in it. There is a new touchscreen system which is very much easy to use. The vehicle has iPod with satellite navigation, and other things of use.
One of the major selling points of the new Tata Indica Vista is its wonderful fuel efficiency. Tata Motors is popular for coming out with vehicles that are highly fuel efficient and this model is not an exception. Even when the car is pushed to the limit, one can find that the figure never falls below the 13lm/l mark, also after keeping it on idle mode for long time. Another interesting aspect that needs special mention is the amount space found inside the vehicle. Turbo lag is lesser than the previous editions and driving is full of fun for both the driver and the passengers. Also, no struggle is noticed from the engine while pulling the vehicle in top speeds, which further enhances the fuel efficiency.
The manufacturer has been provided the new Tata Indica Vista with stylish exterior looks, when compared to the older Tata Indica version. This new version is sure to leave the buyers amazed and to have a drive in it. The front of the vehicle appears dynamic and aggressive having front chrome grille that gives out a muscular appearance, big four barrel stylish head lamps having fog lamps with clear lens. The different stylish features which are present in this vehicle comprises of body colored bumpers, front fog lamps, stylish complete wheel covers, exhaust pipe being chrome plated, door handles and ORVMs being body colored, roof antenna and rub rail.
It is a premium 5 seater hatchback model having spacious passenger room. The overall length of the hatchback is 3,795mm, height of 1,550mm, wheelbase of 2,470mm and width of 1,695mm. Besides this, it has 165mm of ground clearance along with 5.0 meters of turning radius, which helps the driver to handle the car very easily and requiring less effort. The different color options that are found in this new version are Cavern Grey, Dew White, Blue Chill and Jet Silver.
Tata Indica Vista is considered to be a spacious hatchback, similar to its predecessor, the Indica. Interiors of the vehicle has been improvised upon to give the vehicle a new look and is much ahead of its previous versions. The manufacturer of Tata Indica Vista has solved the quality issues that were seen previously, by providing it with the much needed enhanced facelift. This hatchback comes with several attractive features like the dual toned Sahara Beige and Ebony Black interiors with dual toned beige dash board that has been provided with the latest instrument cluster. The other stylish features that can be seen in the interiors of Tata Vista includes dual tone dashboard, fully fabricated seats, central console finish, stylish gear-shift knob, and much more.
The new version of Tata Indica Vista is regarded to be a luxury hatchback model that is packed with convenient and advanced features offering maximum comfort and a driving experience that people in this particular segment and budget range has been looking for. The comfort features provided in this vehicle by its manufacturers includes powerful air conditioner with Heating Ventilation & AC (HVAC), Hydraulic adjustable power steering, rear and front power windows, driver seat that is height adjustable, integrated audio system, front seats having lumbar support, 60:40 split and fully foldable rear seats, pen holder, light intensity adjustments exclusively for the instrument cluster, coin box, power outlets, card holder, rear windscreen demister, rear wipers and much more. Its interiors also have been provided with prominent makeover. Door pads and dashboard has soft feel that is somewhat similar to a sedan. Furthermore, the 2 DIN audio systems present have Aux, Bluetooth connectivity and USB. ORVM’s in this edition is electrically adjustable having joystick inside. Apart from this, there are HVAC controls that are electrically operated. For adding further comfort, this vehicle is provided with adjustable steering with adjustable seats for giving the driver utmost relaxation, comfort and to drive long hours without the stress. Seating has lumbar support and ample space is present at the rear for keeping the luggage by folding the seats.
The Tata Indica Vista can be said to be an ultra spacious hatchback having 5 passenger seating capacity. It offers generous front legroom space of about 1,015mm (min) and 1,180mm (max); headroom space of 915mm (Rear) and 960mm (Front), with rear knee room space of around 910mm (max). The shoulder room space is 1,340mm, which means complete convenience and comfort for everyone on board the vehicle. Its boot capacity is 232 litres.
This new version has been provided with various interesting interior features such as in-built music system, audio controls that are steering mounted, Bluetooth connectivity along with music streaming. Besides this, there is the touch screen infotainment technology and driver information system.
Except for Tata Vista GLS and Tata Vista LS, all the other 10 variants are provided with integrated infotainment within. There is the 2 DIN music technology along with CD / MP3 / FM playback. Bluetooth present can be utilized for connecting simultaneously five mobiles. There are two tweeters and four speakers inside to offer ultimate infotainment. Being provided with HVAC system, the vehicle has convenient and comfortable atmosphere that is just perfect for the passengers and drivers and to have a wonderful ride, be it the city roads or the highways, in Indian road conditions.
Heart Of The Matter
Tata Indica Vista is considered to be a top class vehicle that comes with 4 different engine choices. There are said to be about 8 Vista variants, of which, two are powered with petrol engine and the rest with diesel. Petrol variants are being powered by 1172cc, 1.2L, Safire 65 petrol engine having Multi-Point Fuel Injection System. The engine churns 65PS optimum power at about 5500 RPM, with maximum torque of 3000 RPM at 95Nm. Safire 90, 1.4L is another petrol engine that has power of 90PS and is considered to be BS4 compliant. It also possesses MPFi Twin Cam 16 valve Variable Valve-Timing device. This variant can produce 116Nm of maximum torque at 4750 RPM. The new Tata Vista’s diesel variant is available with two diverse capacity engines. The TDI 1.4L diesel engine having displacement of 1405cc has the capacity to produce 71Ps of maximum power at 4500 RPM and 135Nm of maximum torque at 2500 RPM. The other engine option available for Tata Vista’s diesel variant is the 1248cc, 1.3L, SDE Common-Rail Diesel, Quadrajet engine which has the capacity to produce 75Ps of maximum power at 4000 RPM with 190Nm of optimum torque at 1750 RPM. The refined Quadrajet engine of Tata Indica Vista is known to deliver very high engine performance and has been designed to provide excellent fuel efficiency, keeping in mind the prevailing Indian road conditions. It is a fact that the quadrajet 1.3L engine is the country’s favorite diesel engine, while being the ideal choice, there is plenty of travel involved.
The Safire petrol version delivers very high engine performance having excellent acceleration for crossing 100kmph in just 18.36 seconds, while touching top speed of around 146 kmph. Safire 90 variant can touch 100kmph mark ahead of Safire 65 engine. The diesel versions and produce very high engine performance on the Indian roads and have more raw power when compared to the petrol variants. The diesel engine versions offers wonderful acceleration, crossing 100 kmph mark in just 16.4 seconds, touching top speed of around 148 kmph. The 1.3litre diesel variant’s acceleration is superb and no turbo lag is felt.
The Tata Indica Vista variants that are packed with 1405cc, 1.4L, Turbo Inter cooled, TDI Diesel engine is known to offer on the city roads about 13 kmpl, while the mileage on highways is around 19 kmpl. The Quadrajet 1248cc, 1.3L engine is popular for its excellent deliverance of high performance along with enhanced fuel efficiency. The engine delivers mileage in the city by around 15 kmpl and 15.5 – 22.3 kmpl on the highways. The petrol variants offer lesser mileage when compared to the diesel variants. Safire powered variants offer mileage of around 12kmpl in the Indian city road conditions, while it covers 17 kmpl on the highways.
The new Tata Indica Vista has been equipped with dual circuit independent diagonally split hydraulic brakes that is vacuum assisted for helping the vehicle to stop immediately and to enhance the safety aspects. Front wheels of this vehicle are packed with huge independent hydraulic ventilated, vacuum assisted disc brakes. Its rear wheels have been provided with drum brakes to de-accelerate the vehicle quickly.
The handling of this hatchback has been enhanced. Moreover, there are several safety features that are boasted by the new Tata Vista. There are numerous safety features that are included in this vehicle to improve the safety of the passengers, driver and also the pedestrians. Safety aspects that are present on this vehicle are the 3-point ELR seat belts, central locking having keyless entry, warning buzzers, engine immobilizer, Child Lock facility, EBD, ABS, dual front airbags, LED high mounted rear stop lamp, etc.
The vehicle is also fitted with steel wheels having stylish full cover. Moreover, all of its wheels have been packed with tubeless radial tyres that are puncture resistant and offers wonderful off-roading capability. This hatchback has tyre size of 175/65 R14 that has been provided for both Safire 65 and Quadrajet powered trims. The 1.4L TDI variants are given 165/65 R13 tyres.
Overall, Tata Indica Vista enjoys several advantages over its competitors. The interior designs are attractive and pleasant. It has advanced infotainment system, roomy shoulder and leg space, satisfying fuel economy and impressive engine performance. The ex-showroom Delhi price of Quadrajet VX Tech is Rs. 5,96,817; Quadrajet LS being Rs. 5,28,143; TDI LX for Rs. 5,24,224 and TDI LS for Rs. 4,71,419.