January 21, 2014: Tata Motors has launched a new variant, 'Tata Vista Tech VX' in the Tata Vista line up. This would be top-end variant in the hatchback Vista's variant lineup. The variant would feature centrally-mounted 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with audio, video with DVD, USB and Bluetooth compatibility. Furthermore, It would facilitate the occupants by connecting five mobiles at the same time. Additionally, exquisite features like aux connection, navigation system and back-lit steering-mounted controls would further grace this hatchback. Tata has introduced it with a new shade - Blue Chill and it would be powered by Tata's Quadrajet powertrain. It is launched at a price of Rs. 6.19 Lakh (Ex. Showroom, Mumbai).
The upgraded Tata Vista made a great entry into the market. It is not just a mere facelift but it has more powerful engines, bigger, better interiors and improved quality than the Tata’s flagship Tata Indica. First launched in 1998, the Tata Indica model became market leader and very soon was positioned as the second largest selling model in the segment. And after the huge success of older Tata Indica model, Tata Motors had launched the all new Tata Vista model to target more market share in hatchback segment. Tata Vista is not just the facelift of older Tata Indica model, in fact it shares nothing with the earlier Tata Indica model, but it is built on a completely new platform. The Tata Vista launched on August 23, 2011 offers a complete sedan feel as it is endowed with many such features. The new Tata Vista has the same powerful engine ensuring great performance. An all-new front chrome grille enhances the front look of the new Vista coupled with the new triple barreled head lamps. A chrome package adorns the exteriors in addition to the sporty new alloy wheels. This Tata Vista is also available in a new color 'Summer Sparkle'. There is also a mirror polished garnishing below the rear windshield that gives the new Tata Vista a distinct appearance among the hatchbacks.
The interiors of this new Tata Vista have also received a good makeover. The dashboard and the door pads have a soft feel akin to a sedan. The audio system has USB, Aux and Bluetooth connectivity, which can connect to 5 mobile phones simultaneously. The ORVMs are now electrically adjustable with a joystick available inside. Besides, there are HVAC controls which are electrically controlled. To add to the comfort the new Vista has adjustable steering along with adjustable seats to give utmost comfort to the driver. The seating has a lumbar support. There is also ample room for the luggage at the rear with the facility of seats foldable. The Tata Vista has a new feature- “Clutch-to-Start” which allows the car to crank unless the clutch pedal is fully pressed. There is also lower pedal clutch effort and smoother clutch operation, braking efficiency has been improved by 15%, steering is more responsive now, and the gear shift has also been made smooth. Safety & security features like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, crumple zones and side intrusion beams are now part of new Tata Vista. Besides, engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry are also among security features of new Tata Vista.
The petrol driven new Tata Vista trims are named as Tata Vista GLS, Tata Vista GLX, Tata Vista GVX and Tata Vista GZX while the diesel variants are called new Tata Vista LS, Tata Vista LX, Tata Vista VX and Tata Vista ZX. There are now four trim levels of the new Vista viz. LS/ GLS which is the basic version, then LX/ GLX, then VX/ GVX and the high-end versions ZX/ GZX. Dimensionally the car is 3,795mm in length, 1695mm wide and 1550mm high. It is available with four engine options, a 1.3L Quadrajet diesel engine that is able to produce 75PS of power at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 1700rpm and a 1.2L Safire90 MPFi VVT petrol engine that is able to produce 90PS power at 6000rpm and 116Nm torque at 4750rpm. There is also a Safire65 engine that produces 65 PS of power at 5500 rpm and 96Nm of torque at 3000rpm. This new Tata Vista is also available in the 1.4L, TDI Turbo diesel engine which is manufactured at its Ranjangaon based manufacturing plant near Pune, as a joint venture with Fiat. This 1.4L TDI, Turbo diesel engine produces 71PS of power at 4500rpm.
Tata has intentionally retained looks and the new Tata Vista is a clear evolution of the Indica. A new central character line on the bonnet gives character to the car. The all-new chrome grille with a new striking four barreled headlamps gives the new Vista, a more stylish and trendy look. It comes with new stylish exterior features like aggressive front chrome grille, stylish and sporty headlamps, body colored ORVMs, body colored rub rails and body colored bumpers with strong bonnet. Tata Vista carries also the stylish interior features with lots of luxuries in it. There are eight variants of the car being marketed, and two of them are petrol powered, while rest are diesel powered.
The all-new Tata Vista comes with new stylish exterior looks in comparison to older version of Tata Indica. The front appears very aggressive and dynamic with its muscular front chrome grille and large stylish four barrel head lamps with clear lens fog lamps. The stylish features that are available with the Tata Vista comprises of Front Fog Lamps, Body Colored Bumpers, Chrome Plating for Exhaust Pipe, Stylish Full Wheel Covers, Body Colored Door Handles, Body Colored ORVMs, Rub Rail and roof Antenna.
This Tata Vista is a five seater premium hatchback model with a spacious passenger room. The exterior dimensions of Tata Vista are - length 3,795mm, width 1,695mm, height 1,550mm and its wheelbase of 2,470mm. The ground clearance of 165mm and turning radius of 5.0 meters, assist 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.
This New Tata Vista is packed with a very attractive dual tone-Ebony Black and Sahara Beige interiors along with the dual tone beige dash board which is equipped with advanced instrument cluster. Other stylish features that come loaded with Tata Vista interiors includes – Fully Fabricated Seats, Dual Tone Dashboard, Stylish Gear Shift Knob, Central Console Finish, etc.
This Tata Vista is a luxurious hatchback model which is packed with lots of advanced and convenient features that offers much comfortable driving experience. The comfort features that are available with Tata Vista includes - adjustable Hydraulic Power Steering, Powerful AC with HVAC (Heating Ventilation and AC), Front and Rear Power Windows, Integrated audio System, Lumbar Support on Front Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, 60:40 Split and completely Foldable Rear Seats, Light Intensity Adjustment for Instrument Cluster, Pen Holder, Coin Box and Card Holder, Power Outlets, Rear Wipers, Rear Wind Screen Demister etc. The interiors of the new Tata Vista have also received a prominent makeover. The dashboard and the door pads have a soft feel akin to a sedan. The 2-DIN audio system has USB, Aux and Bluetooth connectivity. The ORVMs are now electrically adjustable with a joystick available inside. Besides, there is also electrically controlled HVAC controls. To add to the comfort the new Vista has adjustable steering along with adjustable seats to give utmost comfort to the driver. The seating has a lumbar support. There is also ample room for luggage at the rear with the seats folded.
This Tata Vista is an ultra spacious premium hatchback model which has the seating capacity of five passengers. Tata Vista offers generous headroom of 960mm (Front) and 915mm (Rear) with the front legroom of 1180mm (max.) and 1015mm (min) with the rear knee room of 910mm (max.), and it offers shoulder room of 1340mm. The boot capacity of this premium hatch is 232 liters.
Editor's take : The acceleration of the 1.3-litre diesel is good and there is no turbo lag.
The 1.2 L Safire petrol engine equipped Tata Vista with 1172cc of displacement ,MPFI, is capable to produce maximum power of 65PS at 5500rpm and max torque of 96NM at 3000rpm. This petrol engine delivers high engine performance with good acceleration to cross the 100kmph mark in 18.36 seconds and touches a top speed of 146kmph. Whereas the Safire90 engine which is BS4 compliant has 4 cylinder, 16 valve MPFi Twin Cam Variable Valve Timing Technology. The engine displacement of Safire90 is 1368cc and it produces 90PS of power output at 6000 rpm. It can produce a maximum torque of 116 Nm at 4750 rpm. The Safire90 reaches 100kmph mark well ahead of the Safire 65 engine powered Tata Vista . The diesel variants of Tata Vista are available with two different capacities of engines. One is the 1.4L, 1405cc, TDI, Turbo Inter-Cooled Diesel engine that produces 71PS of maximum power at 4500rpm with 135Nm of maximum torque at 2500rpm. This diesel engine also delivers high engine performance and more power in comparison to petrol variants. It offers excellent acceleration to cross the 100kmph mark in 16.4 seconds and to touch the top speed mark of 148kmph. The Tata Vista is also powered by new 1.3L, 1248cc, Quadrajet, Common Rail Diesel engine that produces 75Ps of power at 4000rpm with 190Nm of torque at 1750rpm.
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.
As we already mentioned that Tata Vista is available with four different engine options. Overall there are eight variants of Vista, two of them are powered by petrol engine while rest through diesel. The petrol variants of Tata Vista are powered by the 1.2L, 1172cc, Safire65 petrol engine with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection System). This engine churns out 65PS of maximum power at 5500rpm and maximum torque of 96Nm at 3000rpm. Another petrol engine is the 1.4L Safire90 engine which has 90PS of power and is BS4 compliant, which also possess a 16 valve MPFi Twin Cam Variable Valve Timing Technology in place. It can produce a maximum torque of 116 Nm at 4750 rpm. The diesel variants of new Tata Vista are available with two different capacities engines. The 1.4L TDI diesel mill with 1405cc of displacement, is capable to produce the maximum power of 71Ps at 4500rpm and maximum torque of 135Nm at 2500rpm. Another engine option for diesel variants of Tata Vista is the 1.3L, 1248cc, Quadrajet, SDE Common Rail Diesel engine that is able to produce maximum power of 75PS at 4000rpm with the maximum torque of 190Nm at 1750rpm. This refined Quadrajet engine is well known for delivering high engine performance with excellent fuel efficiency.
Editor's take : The quadrajet engine is known for their fuel efficiency and same is the case with the Indica Vista diesel.
This new Tata Vista is available in both petrol and diesel variants. For the diesel models of Tata Vista there are two options one is the 1.4L TDI diesel engine and the other is 1.3L, Quadrajet diesel engine. The variants which are packed with 1.4L, 1405cc, TDI, Turbo Inter-cooled Diesel engine offers 13kmpl mileage on city roads while on highway it delivers 19kmpl mileage. Another diesel engine option is 1.3L, 1248cc, Quadrajet diesel engine, which is well known for delivering high performance with increased fuel efficiency. This engine delivers mileage of around 15kmpl in city while on highway it gives 18.5 to 22.3kmpl. The petrol variants of Tata Vista which is equipped with 1.2L, 1172cc, Safire MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) petrol engine offer bit lesser mileage in comparison to diesel engine. The Safire powered variants are claimed to offer city mileage of 12kmpl while highway mileage of 17kmpl.
Editor's take : The power produced by the 1.3-litre diesel and the 1.4-litre TDi for BSIII markets.
As we already mentioned that Tata Vista is available with four engine options – firstly, the Safire65 petrol that has capacity of 1.2L, 1172cc, MPFI. This petrol engine comes with new C510 STAR gearbox and it produces 65PS of maximum power at 5500rpm with 96Nm of maximum torque at 3000rpm. Next is the TDI diesel engine which has capacity of 1.4L, 1405cc, TDI, Turbo Inter-Cooled diesel engine with newAT65 gearbox. This engine produces maximum power of 71PS at 4500rpm with maximum torque of 135Nm at 2500rpm. The TDI Engine is more powerful and offers better fuel efficiency in comparison to petrol variants of new Tata Vista. The Quadrajet diesel engine that has capacity of 1.3L, 1248cc, Quadrajet, SDE Common Rail Diesel engine from Fiat’s product portfolio. This engine comes with new C510 gearbox and it produces maximum power of 75PS at 4000rpm with maximum torque of 190Nm at 1750rpm. The Quadrajet engines are known for its better fuel efficiency as along with high performance. Lastly, the Safire90 engine is a BS4 compliant 4 cylinder, 16 valve MPFi Twin Cam Variable Valve Timing Technology. The engine displacement of Safire90 is 1368cc and it produces 90PS of power at 6000 rpm, and torque of 116Nm at 4750rpm.
|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.
Except the Tata Vista LS and Tata Vista GLS, all other ten variants have integrated infotainment inside. The new Tata Vista has 2 DIN music system with FM/MP3/ CD Playback. The music system also has an USB port, Aux port and Bluetooth connectivity. The Bluetooth can be used to connect five mobile phones simultaneously. The four spoke steering wheel of the Tata Vista has steering mounted audio controls. There are four speakers and two tweeters inside for ultimate infotainment. Tata Vista is packed with powerful air conditioning system with HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and AC) that offers the convenient atmosphere that driver and passengers required.
Ed's take: The safety features on the Indica Vista include ABS and dual airbags. The handling has been improved on this hatchback.
The all new Tata Vista is equipped with Vacuum Assisted, Independent Dual Circuit Diagonal Split Hydraulic brakes that stops the car instantly and enhances safety aspects. The front wheels of new Tata Vista are packed with large Vacuum Assisted Independent Hydraulic Ventilated Disc Brakes while its rear wheels are equipped with Drum brakes that de-accelerate this car very quickly.
Editor's take : The safety features on the Vista include ABS and dual airbags.
This new Tata Vista is equipped with so many safety features which ensures safety of driver, passengers and even pedestrians. The safety features that are available on the new Tata Vista models are Central Locking with Keyless entry, Three Point ELR Seat Belts, Warning Buzzers, Child Lock, Engine Immobiliser, ABS, EBD, dual front airbags and LED high mount rear stop lamp.
As for the wheels, this new Tata Vista is available with steel wheels with stylish full cover. All four wheels of new Tata Vista are packed with puncture resistant radial tubeless tyres and offers great off-roading capability with it . The tyre size of this hatchback is 175/65 R14 for the Quadrajet powered trims as well as with Safire 65 powered variants. While the 1.4L TDI powered variants have 165/65 R13 of tyres.
1. Interior design is pleasant and attractive.
2. An advanced car infotainment system.
3. Leg and shoulder space is quite roomy.
4. Fuel economy is satisfying.
5. Engine performance is rather impressive.
1. Boot space is rather small in size.
2. Acceleration and pickup is not up to the mark.
3. Cost of ownership can be made competitive
4. Exterior appearance needs to improve.
5. Poor safety features.
|TDI LS |
|4,83,622||4,86,713||4,77,427||4,82,199||4,73,856||4,85,910||4,92,656||Get On Road Price|
|Quadrajet LS |
|5,26,625||5,29,484||5,34,767||5,21,497||5,19,431||5,28,911||5,43,858||Get On Road Price|
|TDI LX |
|5,27,296||5,30,884||5,31,526||5,35,389||5,17,351||5,30,080||5,46,645||Get On Road Price|
|Quadrajet VX Tech |
|5,95,298||5,99,024||6,05,061||5,89,197||5,80,000||5,98,450||6,22,072||Get On Road Price|
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