This company in India is well reputed to manufacture their vehicles as per the customer demands. They have a vast customer base for which it produces vehicles for various categories, which would comply with the current needs of the markets. This mini van, Tata Venture especially can be considered a classic example of how this company tries to offer its models in an entirely new design far different from what are available in the present markets. This is designed to withstand crude road conditions and is built in-order to meet those requirements. It can be utilized for long journeys and has been bestowed with a lot of storage space to accommodate huge baggage, if and when the rear seats are folded. Being a seven seater, it is considered to be a family friendly vehicle. The mileage of about 15.42 Kmpl too supports it further and makes this a good choice. Apart from the heavy built and the seven seating capacity, it still manages to accelerate at a high speed and can reach a maximum speed of about 90 Kmph to the max. It also manages to perform at great levels of power and torque as well. Even the image of the van is quite elegant with edgy features and decent body paint. Though it looks boxy, it still has a slender appearance and is well appreciated for the effort made by the designers to make this possible. According to the seating capacity inside, the outer dimensions too stand in consent with its capacity to withhold by its huge measurements. The interiors are well equipped too with a lot of storage spaces, which include cup and bottle holders, pockets to the doors as well as to the backs of the front seats. Further, it has a rear seat flat folding facility, which can create more space for luggage. It also has two glove boxes, a cigarette lighter and power sockets to name a few among the varied aspects amongst the comfort that is offered to the occupants in this van. The lighting too is good enough with couple of lamps attached to its cabin. For entertainment, the top variant is integrated with an efficient music system whereas, the other trims have been provided with a provision for possible installation. This mini van is well immunized by equipping it with features such as an engine immobilizer for taking care of any unauthorized tampering, power steering for much smoother driving and child locks for making it family friendly vehicle. With many other feasible accessories, this mini van can be customized too according to the buyer's preference. The spare parts too are available in reasonable prices and the service outlets too are well placed in all the parts of the country. This van seems to be a good pick for its reasonable price along with the company's well known after sale service as well. This series is offered in six bright shades to pick from. The company offers a warranty of two years or 75,000 Kms, whichever is earlier.
The outer picture does matter a lot for the buyers, while choosing any vehicle. This will always be the basic criteria for the designers in layering its body structure as well as its body paint to the trims. This task is very well done by the manufacturers and it has to appreciated. The vehicle looks rectangular with its long side profile and smaller front dimension. It is made to look spacious and at the same time is designed to appear sleek and slender. The beautifully carved structure is well sculpted to have sharpness and has an edgy image. This kind of look to a van is not usually seen on the Indian roads and was welcomed by the markets with great zeal and surprise. This van has five doors out of which two doors at the rear side have a sliding feature, which is to offer convenience to enter the vehicle. The window sills are decorated in black with good material, which enhances the look from the sides. The front windshield is vast enough and has wipers fitted to them. The radiator grille at the front is tiny yet peppy and features the company signature over it. The headlight cluster at either sides of the grille is very stylish too. Below we see an air dam which features a number plate on top of it and on either sides of it are fitted with a pair of fog lamps for clear visibility. In whole, the frontage looks very decent and elegant as well. It is further fitted with a set of 14 inch steel wheels over which stylish wheel caps are covered which makes this van appear more trendy. The high end variant, the GX trims is offered with additional styling. The bumpers on either sides, the door handles along with the outside rear view mirrors are layered in the body color which enhance the entire image of this mini van to look more uniform. All the glasses of all the trims are tinted.
This van looks well built with proper measured designs all over. It has an overall length of 3950mm and has a total width of 1565mm. It has an overall height of about 1878mm, which is quite good for a mini van. A very impressive wheelbase is incorporated which is about 2100mm. It has a ground clearance of 160mm. The minimum turning radius is about 4.5 metres. The gross weight of the vehicle is almost 1990 Kgs.
The insides of this van is well furbished with all the necessary factors that are expected to be featured in a mini van. The look of the cabin is not compromised either and the features serve to be of a comfort too for the occupants apart from being a decorative trim alone. The three trims are offered with different interior themes. The lower and mid range variant, LX and EX respectively, are offered with a dual tone grey and linen scheme. Whereas, the high end variant, GX, is offered with a dual tone barlie beige and linen theme. The rear part of the cabin is decorated with hard pad material in the base trim, injection molded in the midrange variant and injection molded with fabric inserts in the top end trim for better appeal. The dashboard is decorated in dual tones which makes this compartment look diverse. There are two glove boxes offered to this series. The 12V power outlets are fitted into this cabin for utilizing them to charge electronic devices. The high end variant is integrated with a music system while the other trims are offered with a provision for installing a music deck. The steering wheel is of three spokes which gives a sportive look. There is an instrument panel, which displays multiple notifications regarding the vehicle's information to the driver.
The comfort is well addressed in this vehicle with plenty of features that would offer convenience to the occupants. An air-conditioning unit is integrated into the cabin which has a heating function too available to it. This unit is supported by the dual AC with vents integrated to the roof. A music system which is quite efficient is placed in the GX variant, while the other trims are provided with a provision to install a music unit. This audio system is complimented with four speakers. The third row seats have a flat folding facility enabled to them. This facility is provided to all the trims. On the other hand, the top end variant is bestowed with a keyless entry, which enables access to the vehicle without the conventional way. Additionally, this variant is provided with a washer and a wiper to its rear windscreen. Furthermore, its rear glass in integrated with a defogger too. The front windshield is fitted with a set of wipers, which are of butterfly type and have a three speed function enabled to them. There is a digital information system along with a digital clock too made available to all the variants. The roof is fitted with lamps, which provide ample lighting in the cabin. The driver as well as the co-passenger seats are offered with sun visors of which the passenger visor is fitted with a vanity mirror. The inner grab handles have a retractable flexibility to them for further convenience. A tachometer is provided for the EX and GX variants. A utility cover is offered at the rear part of the cabin. A power outlet is fitted for charging mobile and there is a cigarette lighter available as well. This feature is provided to the front end of the car in the LX and EX, while in the GX variant, it is fitted to the rear part as well. Two glove boxes are offered in this series for the occupant's comfort.
The inside compartment of this mini van, this model series is very spaciously built and all the occupants can be accommodated quite comfortably. It can easily capacitate eight passengers within without much effort. It has a fuel tank capacity of holding of about 35 litres, which is good enough for this segment. The passengers convenience is well taken care of by providing comfortable legroom to all the seats. The shoulder and the head space too is well addressed and is quite convenient.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
This van has an impressive acceleration for its category of offerings. It has an ability of reaching a top speed in the range of 60 to 90 Kmph. It has a displacement capacity of 1405cc.
Engine and Performance
This van is equipped with an engine of 1.4-litre IDI diesel engine with turbocharger and inter cooler, which is quite efficient. This motor has a capability of producing a maximum power of about 70bhp at 4500rpm and has a potential of generating a peak torque output of 135Nm at 2500rpm. It is further integrated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which additionally makes the performance more efficient.
This 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine has a capacity to deliver a mileage of around 15.42 Kmpl under standard conditions. It is quite decent for a mini van and is resourceful in undertaking long journeys.
Power of Tata Venture
This vehicle is decked with an efficient engine, which has a great potential to deliver peak power and torque. It has a capacity to generate a maximum power of 70bhp at 4500rpm and it can also produce a peak torque output of 135Nm at 2500rpm.
Stereo & Accessories
This van is a pure commuter and it does need a lot of other accessories, which are preferred by the users. Apart from the standard features offered by the company, extra accessories such as roof rails, nudge guards, side moldings, alloy wheels, body decals and other such decorations can be added to the van. This vehicle is equipped with a music system only to the top end variant, which has been provided with four speakers that are fitted in the cabin. Whereas, the other two trims, LX and EX are offered with a provision for a music system, which if the buyer wants, can be availed at an additional cost.
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Braking & Handling
This van needs a great braking mechanism as it is expected to perform well is rough conditions along with carrying about seven occupants within it. This enabled the manufacturers to incorporate standard features into this section. The front wheels of this mini van is fitted with a set of regular drum brakes and the rear wheels too are fixed with the same drum brakes. The suspension too is made efficient enough by integrating the front axle with independent suspension, which is strut type along with an anti-roll bar. While on the other hand, the rear axle is fixed with multi-link suspension with coil springs.
Safety & Security
The company has taken good care of this section and given it some of the most important aspects to protect the passengers as well as the vehicle. There is a good balance between active and passive features that are given to this vehicle. There is a 3-stage collapsible steering wheel, which tilts downwards in case of any head-on collision and the stages depend on the kind of impact the vehicle has taken. This power steering wheel is very responsive and at the same time helps in maneuvering this vehicle smoothly even in peak traffic conditions. There is front crash reinforcement, which ensures enhanced protection for the driver and front co-passenger. This is taken care of due to the thick A-Pillars along with crumple zones that further add to the safety quotient. Coming to the sides, this vehicle also has side impact protection beam, which helps the vehicle to brace itself, if there is any accident from the side. This mini van has also taken the well famed 'SMV SS' regulation test roof crush as well as for static roll over, which are quite tough to pass, but this mini van has done it with flying colors. Apart from all these aspects, the company has also included an advanced engine immobilizer, which takes care of any unauthorized entry into this mini van. The rear sliding doors have child locks, which aids in keeping the children protected from any untoward incident. The pair of fog lamps that are fitted in the front bumper adds to the visibility, while the rear bumper has a reverse guide system, which helps in parking this vehicle in compact spaces as well with ease. The vehicle can be maneuvered pretty decently inspite of its heavy passenger and baggage handling capabilities. The drivers seat is perched up high for better vision, while driving. Whereas, the rear windscreen has a rear washer along with a demister and a single wiper that adds to the overall safety quotient of this vehicle.
This mini van is expected to withstand all rough and sturdy road conditions and this is addressed well by equipping it with robust tyres and wheels. This vehicle is fitted with a set of 165 R14 LT 8PR tyres and are integrated with the standard strong steel wheels.
1. Quite spacious for a eight people.
2. Price range is reasonable enough.
3. Comfort features are well provided.
4. Mileage is decent for a mini van.
5. Advanced safety mechanisms are incorporated.
1. Ground clearance is not up to the mark.
2. Absence of alloy wheels.
3. Music system can be offered to base variants.
4. Not many notifications are in the instrument panel.
5. Outer image can be made to look better.
Tata Venture price