Tata recently gave the Vista range an upgrade in the form of new looks, better interiors, more features and an attractive overall package. The Vista range now looks similar to its elder sibling, the Manza with new headlamps, grille and fog lamps up front. Rear is changed as well with black masking for the tail lamps, horizontal running black strip below the windscreen and a new logo. The Vista range also gets new naming for various trim levels.
Interiors too get lot of changes like new features, better quality and new two tone color scheme. The engine options remain same and all the four motors, 2 each of petrol and diesel, remain untouched. The new Vista range now starts at just Rs 3.8 lakh and is available in six color options, four engine options and a total of 12 trim levels! This upgrade is surely worth considering if you are out in the market for a hatchback that looks classy, is roomy, comfortable, feature laden and exceptional value for money
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Tata Vista Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3795 mm|
|Overall Width||1695 mm|
|Overall Height||1550 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
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Tata Vista Features
|Tata Vista Diesel||LS TDi||LX TDi||LS Quadrajet||LX Quadrajet||VX Quadrajet||VX Tech||ZX Quadrajet|
|Power Windows||Front Only||Front Only|
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Tata Vista Colors
- Cavern Grey
- Arctic Silver
- Porcelain white
- Summer Sparkle
- Spice Red
- Brilliant Blue
Expert Test Review
The changes to the new Vista are not limited to the exteriors. Step in and you immediately notice the new color treatment which now is a mix of black with Sahara Beige. The usage of black color on the upper parts of the fascia and door pads has been done to prevent soiling in conditions like rainy season. The lower part of the fascia and door pads is finished in a lighter beige color which lends an airy feel to the cabin. Infact, this two tone color treatment makes the interiors look up-market. On the features list, the new Vista now gets steering mounted controls for the audio system and answering / rejecting phone calls across the range except for the base one. You also get electrically operated outside rear view mirrors on the top two trim levels. The top three trim levels also get an integrated audio system with Bluetooth connectivity for upto five phones at a time! Safety has been given importance with the top two versions getting ABS as standard. Air-bags come only in the top end model.
To summarize, the new Vista does come loaded to the brim with features and goodies, however that said, we did realize the omission of simple things like one-touch operation for driver’s window or door-open warning indication in the speedometer console. Space has always been the Vista’s forte and this positive aspect remains! Visibility is good and you really can’t complain much when it comes to hauling around five adults with ease.
Tata Vista has a boot space of about 232 litres which is more than Maruti Suzuki swift Swift. There is ample luggage room. The seats of this car at the rear can also be folded as per the requirements of the passengers.
Light intensity adjustment is provided at the speedometer of the Indica Vista to suit the drivers eye's.
The stylist gear shift knob enhances the look of the interiors of the Vista.
There is no cup holders inside the car.
Glovebox is present in the car and has lots of space inside.
Vista does have an option for integrated music system with Aux and sub port. The music system is from the Manza but the buttons on it feel a bit flimsy and lack a tactile feel.
air conditioning system with HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and AC), adequate temperature can be maintained inside the cabin of the Vista.
Tata Indica Vista does not have any arm support in the car.
The front dashboard has air vents which controls the Cooling of the car keeping the passenger comfortable.
Vista has adjustable driver seat and rear seats are very comfortable and spacious ion comparison to the other cars of this segment.
Front legroom of Indica Vista car is 1180 mm (max) and 1015 mm (min).
The rear knee room of the car is 705 mm (min) and 910 mm (max).
The shoulder room of 1340 mm is provided in the new Vista.
The front headroom of this car is 960 mm and at the rear it is 915 mm.
Vista has new tilt adjustable 4-spoke steering wheel with mounted audio controls.
Indica Vista comes with the power windows
Indica Vista also have an option of keyless entry in the car.
Driver information display
Driving door open warning indication and seat belt warning indications are available in the driver information display along with regular warning lamps.
Dimension wise, the Vista stands tall and proud among its chief rivals. At 1550 mm high, it is higher than the likes of the Swift, i20, Figo and Polo. On the width front, it fares better than the Figo and Polo. Lastly, with a wheelbase of 2470mm, the Vista scores over the Swift and Polo in this regard. However, what really makes the new Vista stand out is the complete front design change. It now looks similar to its elder sibling, the Manza. New triple barrel headlamps, new grille and fog lamps now lend a classier and modern touch to the appearance up front. Apart from this, there are a lot of chrome inserts all around depending on the trim level you choose. At the rear, the tail lamps get a black mask effect and there is a horizontally running pearl black finish strip under the windshield. The Tata logo too is different and now the Vista range will only be denoted by new version names like LS, LX, VX and ZX for the diesel and GLS, GLX, GVX and GZX for the petrol engine options.
The top end, ZX and GVX models, gets new 15-inch smoked black alloy wheels. The new Vista is now available in a couple of new color options and the one you see on this page, porcelain white, looks sporty and refreshing. The overall paint quality and levels seems to have gone up as well.
Tata has grafted the nose of the Manza onto the Vista; so when viewed head-on, it looks like its bigger sibling. The chrome grille and large, triple-barrel headlamps give it a more upmarket look. Compared to many other hatchbacks available in the market, the Tata Indica Vista has better external design.
The changes at the rear of the Tata Indica Vista is not that much from the other Vistas , however, are very subtle and the only difference is the addition of plastic cladding below the rear windscreen which looks quite nice but its easy to miss, and lightly smoked tail-lamps.
Vista side looks stylish it has body coloured rub rails added to the side.
Vista has a ground clearance of 165mm.
The bumpers are body coloured in the Vista with air intake in the front and fog lamps integrated in it.
The triple-barrel headlamps give Vista a more upmarket look.
The tail lamp of the vista is same as any other Indica long and packed with lights and colours of different shades.
Tata Indica Vista also has fog lamps.
Tata Indica Visa LX, LS, GLS and GLX comes with 16565 R13 tyres, and Tata Indica Vista VX, ZX and GVX models are provided with 17565 R14 puncture resistant tubeless tyres. Hence, it can deliver excellent performance on any types of terrains.
Alloy wheels add to the new look of the Vista.
Tata Indica Vista has Electrically operated outer rear view mirrors
The colour options for the Vista are Mint White Arctic Silver Cavern Grey Gala Red, Infinity Black Porcelain White Marine Silver Solar Orange
There is no option of rare wiper in the Vista.
There is no roof rail present in the car.
There is no sun roof in the car.
There is no spoiler present ion the Vista.
There is no side step present in the All new Vista.
There is spare wheel on the Indica Vista on the boot.
The Vista continues to come with four different engine options and mechanically, these remain un-touched. On the petrol front, you get to choose from either the 65PS Safire motor or the more powerful 90PS Safire engine. The smaller one has decent amount of torque and until unless you want to drive quick, this engine won’t really disappoint you. The problem comes in the fuel economy – with an ARAI rated figure of just 16.7kmpl, the Safire 65 is one of the most inefficient petrol hatchbacks around. The more powerful 90PS option however is in a world of its own. It generates 38% more power and 21% more torque than its smaller sibling and least to say, rewards the driver with a very good drive. It is peppy and can prove to be a fun to drive vehicle for the enthusiast. Like its younger petrol sibling, this engine too performs poor on the fuel economy front with an ARAI rated figure of just 13.7kmpl.
Most Vistas though will be sold in the diesel avatars. The TDI motor is still on sale, though only for BS-III markets. It generates decent power and torque and due to its cheap construction, makes the Vista TDI a very good value for money buy. However, we feel, the one to opt for it’s the top of the line Fiat derived Quadrajet engine generates more power and torque inspite of having a smaller displacement. It also has a very impressive ARAI claimed figure of 22.3kpl – this is remarkable considering that the Vista is a big and a heavy hatchback.
The Quadrajet engine scores very high as far as low end engine speed response is concerned. This means that in city traffic, you don’t really have to work on the gears or the gas pedal to keep moving. Out on the highways, it also feels relaxed at triple digit cruising speeds. All the four engine options are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which has pretty good shift action. It is on the harder side but we didn’t face any issues whatsoever during the two days we had the car with us for. The clutch has been made lighter and is a huge improvement for typical city traffic jams!
Engine & Performance Details
Tata Indica Vista is quick in the highways and reaches Zero-100kph in 16.4sec
Tata Indica Vista has a top speed is a decent 151 Kmph.
Tata Indica Vista can reach 40-60 in 2.93 seconds on the third gear and 80-100 in 6.29 seconds on the same third gear.
Tata Indica Vista comes with a good gearbox and the 3rd gear is well and reach for a comfortable gear shifting.
Our engine options of different capacities are provided with models of Tata Indica Vista. The 1.2L, 1172cc, Safire petrol engine with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection System) is able to generate 64.11 hp at 5500 rpm. Further, 70.04 hp power is generated at 4500 rpm by the 1.4L, 1405cc,The 1.3L, 1248cc, Quadrajet, Common Rail Diesel engine generates power of 73.97 hp at 4000 rpm.
Four engine options of different capacities are provided with models of Tata Indica Vista. The 1.2L, 1172cc, Safire petrol engine with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection System) is able to generate toque of 960 Nm at 3000, the torque churned is 190 Nm at 1750 rpm.rpm from 1.4L, 1405cc,The 1.3L, 1248cc, Quadrajet, Common Rail Diesel engine.
Tata Indica Vista is always known for its odd sounds an high level of noise once the engine is revved high but now the refinement level of the engine is raised and the isolation provided inside the compartment or the interior is much more satisfying than its previous predecessor.
The Vista is available with four engine options. The two petrols are the 65PS Safire or the 90 PS Safire. The 65 PS version gives 16.7 ARAI, while the 90 PS version gives 13 kmpl. The diesel gives 22 kmpl which is our choice for its frugality as the petrol just lacks the efficiency.
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|Tata Vista Diesel LS TDi||19.4 kmpl|
|Tata Vista Diesel LX TDi||19.4 kmpl|
|Tata Vista Diesel LS Quadrajet||22.3 kmpl|
|Tata Vista Diesel LX Quadrajet||22.3 kmpl|
|Tata Vista Diesel VX Quadrajet||22.3 kmpl|
|Tata Vista Diesel VX Tech||22.3 kmpl|
|Tata Vista Diesel ZX Quadrajet||22.3 kmpl|
City fuel economy
Tata Indica Vista returns around 16kmpl in the city.
Highway fuel economy
Indica Vista returns around 24km to a litre in the Highways.
ARAI rated economy
Tata Vista GLS Safire 65 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.7 kmpl Tata Vista GLX Safire 65 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.7 kmpl Tata Vista GLX Safire 90 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 13.7 kmpl Tata Vista GVX Safire 65 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.7 kmpl Tata Vista GVX Safire 90 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 13.7 kmpl Tata Vista GZX Safire 90 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 13.7 kmpl Tata Vista LS TDi Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 19.4 kmpl Tata Vista LS Qua
One full tank on the diesel can get you to 660 Kms.
On the handing front, it’s true that you really can’t play with the Vista like the way you can with some of the other hatchbacks out there. There is a certain degree of body roll and taking curves or corner at high speeds has the tyres squealing and car unstable. However, seldom will a typical owner ever subject the car to such antics and in typical day to day driving, the Vista does the job perfectly well. It has got ABS and airbags.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
The steering has better feel too, thanks to tweaks to the hydraulic valves in the power steering system. However, it still lacks the precision and consistency to provide entertaining handling. Also, the steering is a bit too light on the highway and the overall dynamics are still some way off the class benchmark set by European rivals. It is way roomier than others in the class.
Vista uses 240mm of ventilated discs in the front and drums of 200mm at the back. Area of improvement is the brakes which feel a lot better, thanks to a larger 10-inch brake servo thats been introduced.
Four top of the line safety & security features like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, crumple zones and side intrusion beams complete safety of the passengers. Features like an engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry will come as standard in the new Tata Indica Vista.
Vista does have an option for ABS.
Vista does not have traction control but it does have an option for EBD.
The Vista or the even the Indica range for that matter has always been known for its comfortable suspension set-up. The new Vista is no different and goes about absorbing typical bumps and undulations on the road with ease. It isolates the passengers from the happenings outside and you can literally put the Vista into bad sections without having to worry. On the highways, stability is good as well and changing lanes at triple digit speeds doesn’t make the driver nervous. Tata has worked on the steering and made it lighter which makes city community a joy. Driving the Vista at slow speeds doesn’t call for much effort.
Comfort & Suspension Details
This car excels in space and comfort. Thanks to the seat height and steering adjust, finding an ideal driving position is easy. The front seats are large and back and thigh support is good too. There is plenty of space for tall passengers but ergonomics could be a bit better. The rear seats are superbly comfortable
The Indica Vista retains the same MacPherson strut in the front which handles potholes very effectively.
Vista has non-independent rear suspension layout. It shows great composure while dealing with our potholed and rutted roads.
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