November 17, 2014: Tata Vista which offers touchscreen multimedia system with GPS and potent quadrajet diesel engine is now available with a discount of Rs 50,000. Earlier this year, Tata Motors launched the new variant, 'Tata Vista Tech VX'. This is the top-end variant in the hatchback Vista's variant lineup. It gets centrally-mounted 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with audio, video with DVD, USB and Bluetooth compatibility. Furthermore, it facilitates the occupants by connecting five mobiles at the same time.
Tata Motors, who are one of the largest passenger car makers have varied automobiles in the market. One such compact hatchback series is Tata Vista that is offered in three variants, which are LS, LX and VX Tech. The top end trim (VX Tech) is fitted with a 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel engine, while the mid range trim is equipped with a 1.4-litre TDi engine. However, the entry level variant is available with both these engine options for the buyers to choose from. This hatchback is equipped with many stylish exterior and interior aspects. The front facade has a distinctive look with stylishly arranged triple barrel headlamps and fog lights. The wide front windscreen is fitted with a couple of seven speed wipers. In addition to this, it also has a lot of chrome inserts on its radiator grille and on front bumper that gives it a distinct look. The side profile is elegant with its body colored ORVM's and door handles. The interiors is done up with a dual tone color scheme, which is very attractive. The dashboard is equipped with features like a GPS navigation system, an AC unit and a lot of other storage spaces. It also has driver information system with fuel consumption and distance to empty that adds to the convenience. The seats are quite comfortable wherein the driver's seat also has a fixed lumbar support, which makes driving comfortable. The rear bench seat is foldable and it helps to increase the storage space. The high end trim has tilt adjustment for the steering system that adds to its comfort. It is blessed with many safety features including ABS with EBD technology, child lock and front ELR seat belts. The front axle is equipped with an independent, lower wishbone, McPherson strut mechanism, while the rear axle has a semi independent twist beam and shock absorbers. In addition to this, both the axles are loaded with coil springs. The front wheels are fitted with disc brakes, while its rear wheels are equipped with drum brakes. This model is available with a warranty of 2 years or 75,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier. However, buyers can extend this warranty period further for another 2 years at an additional cost. This hatchback series competes with the likes of Ford Figo, VW Polo, Maruti Swift, Nissan Micra and several others in this lucrative segment.
The manufacturer blessed this Tata Vista with many contemporary features. The front fascia looks stylish with chrome finishing on its radiator grille and the bumper. Its radiator grille is designed with four horizontal slats and has a company's emblem affixed in its center. There is a large headlight cluster with triple barrel design that has halogen headlamps and turn indicators. The top end trim has a body colored bumper that also has a pair of fog lamps. In addition to this, it also has chrome inserts, which gives it a distinct look. There is a wide air dam, which allows air intake from outside to cool the engine. The slanting bonnet has a pair of visible character lines and water sprinklers on it. There is a wide windscreen that is accompanied with a pair of intermittent wipers. The side profile of its top end trim has body colored handles with chrome lining that makes it look attractive. The top and mid end trim have a body colored ORVM's, which are manually adjustable. The wheel arches are nicely carved with a set of steel wheels, which are fitted with full wheel caps. The rear end has a tail lamp cluster that is equipped with fog lamps, brake lights and turn indicators. There boot lid is very attractive with a lot of chrome inserts along with company's emblem. The rear windscreen is quite large and is accompanied by a wiper and a third brake light. The body colored bumper has a license plate area at its center along with reflectors.
This hatchback series is quite spacious and can accommodate five passenger with ease. Its total height is 1550mm along with an overall length and width of 3795mm, 1,695mm, respectively. It has a wheelbase of 2470mm, which is good. The minimum ground clearance is 165mm, while its turning radius is 5.0 meters, that favors easy handling of the car.
Ed's take: The Indica Vista was always a spacious hatchback, just like its predecessor Indica. The interiors were also leaps and bounds ahead of the previous generation and the recent facelift has also solved the quality issues in the car.
The interior aspects are captivating, as it has ebony black and sahara beige color scheme. The top end trim is blessed with full fabric seats, while the mid and low end trims have leather seats. The rear seats are foldable that further increases its storage area. The dashboard looks very attractive with an instrument cluster. The steering wheel and gear knob got chrome finishing that gives it a decent look. There are cup holders on its central console along with a few control switches. The top end trim has 6.5-inch TFT touch screen with DVD, CD player along with ports for SD card, USB and AUX-In devices. The top end variant also has a four spoke steering wheel that is mounted with audio and phone control switches. However, the other variants have been fitted with three spokes design steering wheel. There is a driver information system with fuel consumption display and distance to empty notification, multi trip-meter and digital clock. The VX Tech trim is also blessed with aspects like tilt adjustment for its steering wheel, inner chrome handles, cushioned door pads with fabric inserts and illuminated ignition key ring.
The car maker blessed this Tata Vista with several comfort features. There is an adjustable front headrest that adds to the convenience. It also has an attractive instrument cluster featuring light intensity adjustment facility. Other comfort aspects include power steering, manual air conditioning, tachometer, power outlets, storage pockets in front and rear doors, glove box with card holder, front cabin light with two spot lamps and a vanity mirror on co-drivers sun visor.
The interiors are plush with its well cushioned seats. Its cabin is spacious that can accommodate five passenger's with ease. It has an acceptable front (960mm) and rear (915mm) head room. On the other hand, there is reasonable front leg space of 1180mm (max) and 1015 (min) along with rear knee room of 910mm (max). It also has a shoulder space of 1340mm as well. It has 232-liters boot space, which can be increased further by folding rear bench seat. It is also fitted with a huge fuel tank that has a storage capacity of 37-liters.
Editor's take : The acceleration of the 1.3-litre diesel is good and there is no turbo lag.
This hatchback is available with two diesel engine options, which are mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. Its Quadrajet diesel mill has the ability to attain a top speed of 160Kmph, while it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 16.1 seconds. Whereas, its TDi engine can go up to a top speed of 159 Kmph and can break the 100 Kmph speed barrier in 15.60 seconds.
Ed's take : The 1.3-litre quadrajet is definitely the pick of the lot. The engine is frugal and has good pick-up also. The 1.3-litre quadrajet is one of India’s favourite diesel engines and has to the ideal choice, if you have loads of travel.
Tata Vista is available with two diesel engine options. The VX Tech trim is fitted with a of 1.3-litre Quadrajet mill that has a total displacement capacity of 1248cc. It is equipped with four cylinders, which are further fitted with 16 valves. This motor has a common rail SDE fuel injection system. It has the ability to generate maximum power output of 73.97bhp at 4500rpm along with a torque of 190Nm at 1750 to 3000rpm. On the other hand its 1.4-litre TDi motor displaces 1405cc. It can produce 70.028bhp of power at 4500rpm and yields a peak torque of 135.4Nm at 2500rpm. It also has four cylinders, which are equipped with 16 valves. This diesel mill has a turbo charged direct injection fuel supply system. Both these engines are mated with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. Both these engines have the ability to generate a decent fuel efficiency, which is at par with other competitors in this profitable hatchback segment.
Editor's take : The quadrajet engine is known for their fuel efficiency and same is the case with the Indica Vista diesel.
Its TDi (turbocharged direct injection) based engine has four cylinders and an intercooler. It has the ability to generate a healthy mileage of about 13 Kmpl on city roads and 19 kmpl on highways. While the Quadrajet engine is equipped with a proficient common rail fuel injection system. It can deliver a mileage in the range of 15 kmpl within the urban areas and 22.3 kmpl on the expressways.
Editor's take : The power produced by the 1.3-litre diesel and the 1.4-litre TDi for BSIII markets.
Its 1.3-litre engine is more powerful in comparison to the TDi engine that has an ability to yield a maximum power output of 73.97bhp at 4500rpm, whereas the latter has an ability to generate 70.028bhp at 4500rpm. The maximum torque output of the Quadrajet mill is 190Nm between 1750 to 3000rpm, while its TDi motor has 135.4Nm at 2500rpm, which is quite decent for the Indian road conditions.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|16.2||19.4||70bhp @ 4500rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|19.1||22.3||73.97bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|16.2||19.4||70bhp @ 4500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Quadrajet VX Tech
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|19.1||22.3||73.97bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
Ed's take: The Indica Vista gets features like steering mounted audio controls, in-built music system, Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming. Now, there is also the driver information system and touch-screen infotainment system.
The LX variant is equipped with 2-DIN music system that has a CD player, USB port, radio, AUX-IN socket and IR remote. While its VX Tech trim also has a 6.5-inch TFT touch screen with a DVD player as well. It is also equipped with four speakers and two tweeters that further enhances the sound output. The four spoked steering wheel in top end variant is mounted with audio and phone control switches, that helps to adjust the audio unit with both the hands on the wheel. Customers can be further personalize this hatchback with interior accessories that includes floor mats, mobile holders, additional accessory sockets, steering cover, multipurpose holders, car perfumes, seat covers, key chains and anti slip mats. On the other hand its exteriors can be fitted with additional stylish features like side moldings, mud flaps and splash guards, door sill plates. Furthermore it can be fitted with parking sensors that adds comfort to the driver while parking. In addition to this customers can also incorporate a rear view camera that provides visual parking aid.
Ed's take: The safety features on the Indica Vista include ABS and dual airbags. The handling has been improved on this hatchback.
The auto maker blessed this vehicle with an excellent braking system and suspension mechanism. It is equipped with an independent dual circuit vacuum assisted hydraulic braking mechanism, which delivers an excellent stopping power. Its front wheels are fitted with disc brakes and rear ones are paired with drum brakes. It is also equipped with anti-locking braking system along with electronic brake force distribution that augments its mechanism. The front axle has an independent lower wishbone McPherson strut, while the rear axle has semi independent twist beam system including shock absorber. Furthermore, both the axles have coil springs, which enhances this mechanism.
Editor's take : The safety features on the Vista include ABS and dual airbags.
There are many advanced protective aspects equipped in this hatchback series. The list includes a high mount stop lamp, key-in reminder, driver door ajar warning and seat belt notification. It is also equipped with ELR (energy load reduction) front seat belts for added protection in case of any untoward incident. It has a high strength body structure featuring crumple zones and side impact beams that further increases the protection during collision. It is fitted with an advanced engine immobilizer that further adds to its security. Other safety features include a set of 7-speed front wipers, ABS with EBD, an advanced central locking with keyless entry, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, collapsible steering and rear door child locks as well. All these put together makes it one of the reliable hatchback series in its own segment.
All the three trims of this Tata Vista is fitted with a set of 14-inch steel wheels, which are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 175/65 R14. Apart from the base variant, its other trims are equipped with stylish full wheel covers. The company has also given all its variants a full size spare wheel, which is fitted in the boot compartment along with all the other tools required to change a flat tyre.
1.Stylish interior design with several utility based aspects.
2.Sophisticated car infotainment system with a DVD player.
3.Its cabin is roomy with sufficient leg and shoulder space.
4.Engine performance is quite reliable.
5.Fuel economy is at par with other competitors.
1. Boot space can still be made better.
2. Acceleration and pick up is not up to the mark.
3. Quite a few comfort and safety aspects can still be added.
4. There is still scope to improvise its external appearance.
5. Braking system can be further improved.
|TDI LS |
|4,71,419||4,74,614||4,77,427||4,82,199||4,61,883||4,73,200||4,92,656||Get On Road Price|
|Quadrajet LS |
|5,23,092||5,24,567||5,29,764||5,21,497||5,14,661||5,23,393||5,43,858||Get On Road Price|
|TDI LX |
|5,24,224||5,28,067||5,31,526||5,35,389||5,14,519||5,26,654||5,46,645||Get On Road Price|
|Quadrajet VX Tech |
|5,96,817||5,99,024||6,05,061||5,95,917||5,87,902||5,98,450||6,22,072||Get On Road Price|
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