The Vista brand in the Indica range was launched in the year 2008 as a classier and upmarket option for the growing hatchback market in India. In 2011, the Vista got a major revamp. The Indica Vista features a new design with a new clear lens headlamp which resembles the unit on the Tata Manza looks fantastic combined with the large front grille which is chrome tipped and features the Tata badge. It also has body colored bumpers which have integrated chrome tipped fog lamps which combined with the overall stance of the car gives the whole front end a very sport look. Inside, the Tata Indica Vista has very comfortable seats which you can sit into and offers the best comfort in the range.
It gives very good support to your back and under thigh and ensures great comfort over any kind of road surface. It also features goodies such as HVAC air circulation modes, integrated audio system which plays CD/MP3 with steering mounted controls with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, full fabric interiors add to the premium feel inside. It also has height adjust and lumbar support on the front seats, air bags , internally adjustable RVMS and plenty of storage space for your knick knacks and offers 232 liters of boot space for carrying your luggage.Tata Indica Vista is available in two diesel engine variants and the first one is a TDI diesel engine which is a 1.4 liter engine producing maximum power of 70 BHP at 4500 RPM and a maximum torque of 135 NM at 2500 RPM. It offers an excellent combination of fuel efficiency and performance.
The other variant is a more power common rail diesel engine which is a 1.3 liter Quadrajet engine from Fiat which produces 74 BHP at 4000 RPM and a maximum torque of 190 NM at 1750 RPM. This engine has oodles of low of torque making it easy to drive in the city and offers maximum drivability. ARAI has rated the 1.3 liter Tata Indica Vista at 22.29 kmpl and 1.4 liter engine to deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of 19.43 kmpl. The Vista also has two petrols as you get to choose from either the 65PS Safire motor or the more powerful 90PS Safire engine. In suspension terms, it has a softly tuned suspension setup which offers a very comfortable ride. It is a little soft and can get quite bouncy over bad roads but if driven carefully it offers very good ride quality and comfort.
The steering offers adequate feedback and does well inspire confidence while driving. The new Vista range goes on sale at Rs 4,13 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 4.6 lakh for the diesel ones, both ex-showroom, Delhi. Simply put, this is shattering value for money and makes the Vista a lot cheaper than many options out there in the market. Even the advanced Quadrajet range starts from Rs 5.18 lakh, going all the way to Rs 6.5lakh for the top end model that comes with alloy wheels, ABS, Air-bags in addition to rear wiper, keyless entry, steering controls etc. We feel the VX version will be the best seller and at Rs 5.47 lakh, makes the best sense. For a detailed analysis read below.