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Tata Vista Tech
Tata Vista Tech Review
The Tata Indica Vista has been on sale in the Indian market since late 2007 and has been a decent seller for the Mumbai-based automaker and is currently being exported to a variety of markets in and around Europe.
However, with adverse economic climate and age showing in the hatchback, Tata is believed to be working on a replacement for the Indica Vista which is currently called Project Falcon and will see the light of the day sometime in 2015-2016.
As an interim, it is expected to launch a facelifted Indica for 2014 which will give us a preview of what the Falcon will look like when it is unveiled. This strategy is very similar to what Hyundai did with the Verna Transform before launching the Verna fluidic. It is also possible that both cars will exist together but in different price ranges.
The facelifted Tata Indica has the same overall stance and shape as the current car but will get certain new elements in a bid to differentiate it from the current car. These changes are expected to include double barrel headlights and revised bumpers by which we mean more chrome both in the front and back much like how they have with their current revised line-up of vehicles. The most significant change however, is that this car will get a slightly altered roofline which now appears to be lower and gives the impression that the new car has increased in length.
At the back, the facelifted Indica Vista also gets a new design for the tail lamps and is this expected to be a non-Christmas tree design which will be the first for any Indica since the original hatchback was launched in 1998.
The facelifted Tata Indica Vista is expected to retain many of the features and design of the current car but is expected to get many upgrades in terms of features like touchscreen music system, rear AC vents and reverse parking sensors. It is almost certain that the interiors will continue to be in a beige trim with the dashboard and steering wheel in black but we expect the quality of plastics to improve considerably.
The Tata Indica Vista is expected to continue with the 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 64bhp and 96Nm torque and two diesel engines- a 1.4-litre BS3 compliant that produces 70bhp and 135Nm of torque as well as a 1.3-litre BS4 compliant unit that produces 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. All three engines have been mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. We also expect a facelifted version of the D90 hot hatch whose engine is expected to produce 89bhp and 200Nm of torque.
Price and when to expect
The facelifted Indica Vista is expected to be launched at the Auto Expo and will be priced in the range of Rs4.75 lakh to Rs7 lakh. It will compete with the Hyundai i20, VW Polo TDI, Chevrolet Sail U-VA, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Chevrolet Beat, Fiat Punto, Toyota Etios Liva, Renault Pulse and Nissan Micra.
Tata Vista Tech Colours
Vista Tech is available/sold in the following colours in India.
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