Tata Vista Diesel
Tata Vista Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Tata Vista Diesel
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. With changes to the exterior design as well as the interiors and new engine options, the Vista did enjoy success for a while among half a dozen other rivals. However, over time, with better and more modern options available in market, namely, the Ford Figo, Nissan Micra and Maruti’s new Swift among others, it was time Tata gave the Vista a much needed upgraded. For starters, it does away with the ‘Indica’ brand name and is purely being promoted as the ‘Vista’ standalone brand now. Tata is backing up the product with strong online campaigns and a brilliantly made website and is obviously trying to promote the new Vista among the younger generation. Pricing, as usual has been the case with other Tata products, is also Vista’s strong point. So, is this car worth a very serious look now? Bunny Punia spends two days with Tata’s latest in and around Pune and surely seems impressed!
Pros: Space, comfort, features
Cons: Inefficient petrol engines
Tata Vista Diesel Interiors
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 Diesel Interiors Details
Tata Vista Boot space
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.
Tata Vista Speedometer
Light intensity adjustment is provided at the speedometer of the Indica Vista to suit the drivers eye's.
Tata Vista Gear lever
The stylist gear shift knob enhances the look of the interiors of the Vista.
Tata Vista Cup holders
There is no cup holders inside the car.
Tata Vista Diesel Exteriors
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 Vista Diesel Exteriors Details
Tata Vista Front design
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.
Tata Vista Rear 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.
Tata Vista Side profile
Vista side looks stylish it has body coloured rub rails added to the side.
Tata Vista Ground Clearance
Vista has a ground clearance of 165mm.
Tata Vista Diesel Engine & Performance
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!
Tata Vista Diesel Engine and Performance Details
Tata Vista Acceleration
Tata Indica Vista is quick in the highways and reaches Zero-100kph in 16.4sec
Tata Vista Top speed
Tata Indica Vista has a top speed is a decent 151 Kmph.
Tata Vista In-gear acceleration
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 Vista Gearbox
Tata Indica Vista comes with a good gearbox and the 3rd gear is well and reach for a comfortable gear shifting.
Tata Vista Diesel Mileage and Running Costs
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.
Tata Vista Diesel Mileage View full detail
|Tata Vista Diesel Diesel Variants|
|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 VX Quadrajet||22.3 kmpl|
|Tata Vista Diesel VX Tech||22.3 kmpl|
Tata Vista Diesel Mileage Details
Tata Vista Diesel City fuel economy
Tata Indica Vista returns around 16kmpl in the city.
Tata Vista Diesel Highway fuel economy
Indica Vista returns around 24km to a litre in the Highways.
Tata Vista Diesel 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
Tata Vista Diesel Tank Range
One full tank on the diesel can get you to 660 Kms.
Tata Vista Diesel Handling Braking & Safety
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.
Tata Vista Diesel Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Tata Vista Handling
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.
Tata Vista Braking performance
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.
Tata Vista Safety features
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.
Tata Vista ABS
Vista does have an option for ABS.
Tata Vista Traction control
Vista does not have traction control but it does have an option for EBD.
Tata Vista Diesel Comfort & Suspension
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.
Tata Vista Diesel Comfort & Suspension Details
Tata Vista Comfort
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
Tata Vista Front suspension
The Indica Vista retains the same MacPherson strut in the front which handles potholes very effectively.
Tata Vista Rear suspension
Vista has non-independent rear suspension layout. It shows great composure while dealing with our potholed and rutted roads.
Tata Vista Diesel Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||13 inch|
Tata Vista Diesel Features
|Tata Vista Diesel||LS TDi||LX TDi||LS Quadrajet||VX Quadrajet||VX Tech|
Tata Vista Diesel Price
The ex showroom price of Tata Vista Diesel ranges from Rs 4.61 Lakh to Rs 5.90 Lakh. Tata Vista Diesel is available in 5 variants. To find the on road price of Tata Vista Diesel you need to click on the check on road price.
Tata Vista Diesel has 5 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Tata Vista LS TDi starts at Rs 4.61 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Tata Vista VX Tech is for Rs 5.90 Lakh .
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Tata Vista Diesel Reviews
By uday singh Posted on Oct,10,04 11:38 PM
Pros amazing performance with unbelievable Milage
Cons lost stylish looks wen compared with I20 and Swift
The car is amazing with unbelievable mileage and performance. Stunning pickup and the top speed of 171kmph. over all a excellent vehicle in the hatchback segment for a ideal long drives.
By Rafikul Islam Posted on Jan,01,15 5:54 PM
Pros Great pick up, classy features, value for money
Cons same outer design
I just purchased the new Vista D 90. The features that Tata has provided with this small car is commendable. The touchscreen music system along with Bluetooth connectivity, AUX input, USB port is really great. It also comes with an inbuilt navigation system. There is a driver information system in the center console which provides very useful information like the mileage of the car at present, the average mileage of the trip, the distance the car will run with the amount of fuel available. The engine seems more powerful and refined then the 75 ps version. I a getting an average of 15-16 kmltr in city which is pretty decent.
By Vikas Seth Posted on Aug,08,25 6:28 PM
My experience in dealing with TATA Motors and their dealer network has given me the inspiration to name and write this Article. My journey began with TATA in the year 2010. Buying a new car for the family and seeing all my imagined road trip come to life was truly a mesmerizing experience that cannot be expressed. Its some thing that we all my go through when we buy our automobile for Maruti Hundia Tata Ford General Motors and many other manufacturers in India. I bought my car with the intention to drive it benefit from its features. I return I came to experience that before buying a TATA Car is should have done a diploma course in Quality Management In Cars. I hope one day Tata Motors introduces this course for all its prospective buyers which will help them to understand their quality better. After a period of 3 years and many correspondence with TATA Motors including their retired chairman Mr Ratan Tata I concluded that the problem was not in my car but with the management of the company and the policies that they make. Its my personal advice to all that if you have any quality issued with your TATA Car you must sell it rather them waiting for TATA Motors to help you out. Remember they will only provide you with a life jacket to stay afloat in the ocean but they will never pull you out of it into safety. In other words, they will fix your problems temporarily till the warranty wares out, after that your one your own. Happy TATAring. (Which means come more to workshop for repairs rather them driving the car on road.)
Posted on Sep,09,24 2:48 PM
Pros Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,Leg Room, Smooth Engine
Brought car around 2 and half year back. Over all the experience is very good. Car performance seems to be very satisfactory. Most amazing thing that I see about Tata Indica vista is the space inside the car. It has been managed very well by TATA though the car does not look that big from outside. Engine perfomance is also were good. Its quick, smooth and responsive. So far there are no maintenece trouble as far as engine concerened. But other accessories have issues like faced problem with power window and rear gate hydrolics which hold them. Sometimes had problem with door lock also.
Posted on Sep,09,24 1:37 PM
Pros Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons Average Looks,
I was very confused about buying a mid range diesel hatchback. I have test driven many cars like maruti swift, i20, ritz. First let me tell u about maruti swift..its a good car..lots of presence on the roads.. but what i dont liked about the car is that it lacks in space on rear seats and gear shifting was a struggle for me...drive was good though...secondly the ritz ..tall boy design but still lacks in space...and same engine as in swift. After months of research i got a chance to drive all new face lifted indica vista quadrajet...goes like a rocket..smooth drive...its eurotech gearbox was simply awesome...third gear is perfect for city driving and no regular gear shifting...i finalised it and took LS model as in the highest model they were giving power windows stereo and ABS...and price was 80000 higher than the LS model...i didnt needed ABS...so i finalised LS model. It has the same fiat engine as in swift,ritz dezire,. First service was good and about to go for 2nd service. till now drive is awesome...suspension is good..space is like a suite ....and gear are smooth...fuel effieceiny is nearly 17 kmpl in city conditions...with 100% AC on and 20-22 on highway still AC on. Overall loved IT.
Used Tata Vista
- Tata, Vista VX Quadrajet(2010)
55000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 2,00,000
- Tata, Vista LX TDi(2009)
65000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 2,00,000
- Tata, Vista GLS Safire 65(2010)
92500 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 2,00,000
- Tata, Vista GLS Safire 65(2009)
62500 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 0
- Tata, Vista VX Quadrajet(2011)
50000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 3,25,000