Vista Quadrajet LS Review
One of the biggest and home bred car makers in the Indian automobile market are the highly acclaimed Tata Motor Group. This company also has a share in few international car brands as well has a fearsome fleet of cars existent in the country. Their fleet of automobiles have always been dependable and also includes some of the most formidable SUVs, sedans and also sleek yet roomy hatchbacks as well. The company has a very large network of registered distributorships along with their own service centers across all the major cities in the country. This has also helped them to take their vehicles in all the small and large cities, which has also increased their sales to a higher level. All their cars prevalent in the country are doing rather well in the car market, since the time they were first launched. Among their stable is a lively diesel hatchback called as Tata Indica Vista Quadrajet LS , which was introduced for the Indian customers in year 2008 and has been doing remarkable sales in the hatchback segment. This hatchback model lineup has been known for their fuel efficient engines as well, which are being offered with petrol and diesel based options. These hatchback's have brilliant exteriors and lavish interiors as well. These compact cars also have notable comfort aspects and can comfortably take in five passengers in them. This impressive hatchback, Tata Vista Quadrajet LS already has some of the most interesting comfort features integrated in it.
The list includes a proficient HVAC (heater, ventilation and air conditioning unit), a hydraulic power steering, fixed lumbar support for both the front seats, remote release levers for the fuel lid, the tailgate along with the front bonnet, power outlet in the front, a digital clock and many more such features. This Tata Vista Quadrajet LS hatchback has been fitted with a diesel power train that is compliant with all the norms of Bharat Stage–IV. This diesel mill has the capacity to displace close to 1248cc and has been fitted with four cylinders. This diesel power train already has a reputation of being able to generate an impressive mileage and is claimed to be one of the most performance packed power plant in its segment. The interiors of this hatchback has also been done up very tastefully, which will certainly surprise the customers. Apart from the comfort aspects, the company has also bestowed some very fundamental safety functions as well in this hatchback. These include an highly developed engine immobilizer along with child safety locks on rear doors, driver and front co-passenger get ELR (emergency locking retractor) seat belts, a collapsible steering column and several other such notable protective features as well.
The company has done up the exteriors of this Tata Vista Quadrajet LS stylishly and have bestowed it with a lot of brilliant features as well. The front facade of this diesel hatchback has quite a bit of chrome on it, which make it look cultured. This diesel hatchback has a chrome hood strip, while the radiator grille has horizontal slats and also a big emblem of the company has been fitted on it. This radiator grille is flanked with a large head light cluster, which has been equipped with multi chamber stylish lamps. The body colored front bumper has a wide air dam in the center, which helps in cooling the power packed engine faster. The front wind screen is made up of laminated glass and have been fitted with a couple of seven speed intermittent wipers, which are very efficient. The side profile has black colored pull type door handles and a black colored driver side external rear view mirror that can be manually adjusted. The neatly carved out wheel arches have been fitted with a set of sturdy steel wheels of that are 14 inch in size . These formidable rims have been equipped with radial tubeless tyres of size 175/65 R14 that have a superior grip on any landscape. The company has also equipped a standard full sized spare wheel, which is fitted in the luggage compartment of this hatchback. The rear end has a large wind screen and a brilliant tail lamp cluster along with the standard emblem of the company. The overall dimensions of this Tata Vista Quadrajet LS hatchback are quite roomy and can accommodate five passengers with ease. The total length of this amazing hatchback is 3795mm along with a total width of 1695mm, which also includes the external rear view mirrors. The overall height of this hatchback is 1550mm, while it has a wheelbase 2470mm, which is quite liberal and offers ample leg room along with apt shoulder and head space as well. Tata Vista Quadrajet LS hatchback has a minimum ground clearance of 165mm and it also has a spacious boot space of 232 litres as well to store luggage. This hatchback also has a centrally mounted fuel tank, which can store 37 litres of diesel in it. The company is offering this Tata Vista Quadrajet LS hatchback in quite a few vibrant and refreshing exterior paint options. The list includes a brilliant looking Summer Sparkle metallic finish, a graceful Cavern Grey finish option, a glitzy Spice Red metallic paint finish, a sparkling Porcelain White option along with a dapper looking Jet Silver finish option and also a vivacious Ultra Violet metallic paint option.
The interiors of this Tata Vista Quadrajet LS has been done up the elegance and have added some impressive comfort aspects as well. The seating arrangement is very comfortable and has been covered with premium quality partial fabric. The overall interior scheme is a dual tone Ebony Black and Sahara Beige, which is making the insides look awe-inspiring. The head rests of both the front seats are adjustable, while the rear seats have integrated head rests. This diesel hatchback also has a visiting card folder, a pen holder and also a coin box in the large glove box. The brilliant instrument cluster has been incorporated with quite a few notification lamps and meters, which give out vital information to the driver . This Tata Vista Quadrajet LS hatchback also has a front cabin light, a digital clock, a vanity mirror on the co- passenger side sun visor and also a internal rear view mirror. The Tata Vista Quadrajet LS also has some storage spaces like magazine pockets in front and rear doors, cup and bottle holders along with other such practical aspects.
Engine and Performance:
This Tata Vista Quadrajet LS has been fitted with a refined 1.3-litre diesel mill that has been incorporated with four cylinders. This power packed diesel mill displaces close to 1248cc and also common rail fuel supply system, which will ensure better fuel efficiency and mileage. This performance packed SDE (small diesel engine) has a has the ability to generate a peak power output of 73.5bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a maximum torque yeild of 190nm at 1750 – 3000rpm, which is quite remarkable. This superior diesel motor is cleverly mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box with proficient and smoother gear shifts.
Braking and Handling:
This Tata Vista Quadrajet LS hatchback has been fitted with a robust suspension system along with a efficient braking mechanism. The front axle of this diesel hatchback has been given an independent, lower wishbone, McPherson Strut type of a mechanism along with a coil spring. While the rear axle has been bestowed with a semi independent, twist beam type of a mechanism with a coil Spring and also a shock absorber as well. On the other hand, the braking system of this Tata Vista Quadrajet LS is a vacuum assisted independent dual circuit with a diagonal split type of a hydraulic braking mechanism. The front wheels have been equipped with disc brakes, while the rear wheels of this hatchback have been integrated with solid drum brakes.
The company has integrated quite a few fundamental safety aspects in this Tata Vista Quadrajet LS hatchback. The list includes a high mounted stop lamp, a highly developed engine immobilizer along with child safety locks on rear doors, the driver and front co-passenger get emergency locking retractor type seat belts, a collapsible steering that is a power assisted rack and pinion hydraulic wheel and several other such notable aspects as well.
The Tata Vista Quadrajet LS has been equipped with a commanding air conditioning unit that also has a heater, a hydraulic power steering, fixed lumbar support on front seats, remote release levers for the fuel lid, the tailgate and also the front bonnet and a digital clock. All these and many more such impressive features will certainly make this diesel hatchback, one of the top sellers in its segment.
Pros: An influential diesel engine with good pick up, spacious interiors.
Cons: Engine noise, vibration and harshness can be decreased, quite a number of necessary comfort features missing.