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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
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.
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.
Interiors look modern and loaded with features.
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.
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, 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.
Build quality not class best.
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 it’s 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 165/65 R13 tyres, and Tata Indica Vista VX, ZX and GVX models are provided with 175/65 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 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. 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. 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!
Diesels are 90PS petrol is fast.
65PS petrol is slow.
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.
Diesel is efficient.
Petrol is just not as efficient.
Tata Indica Vista returns around 16kmpl in the city.
Indica Vista returns around 24km to a litre in the Highways.
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.
Improved handling and good safety features.
Handling not as good as rivals.
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 that’s 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.
Imporved ride, steering now.
Ride still bouncy.
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.
Pros good comfortable ride,good drive quality,smooth engine precise gear shift
Cons luggage space
Tata Indica Vista--Aura Saffire Driven so far 1400KMs mostly on highway and got 17KMs/litre.excellent to drive,good ride and road grip.Great value for money.
37 of 42 users found this review helpful.
Pros GR8 Value For Money
Cons No ABS
Hi, I have taken a test drive of both quadrajet aura and saffire aura. The choice was very easy, Quadrajet is the car to own. Driving on the roads is like cutting knife thru butter. There is no difference even when A/C is on full blast. Buy the car with anti-rust treatment, teflon coating, suede seat covers, mp20 sunfilm from OEM (VKOOL), Keyless entry--remote all this will cost Rs 20k extra. Now u have fully loaded car that will change everything. good luck..i hve already booked one:)
28 of 34 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good looks, Comfort, Excellent Ride
Cons Poor Fuel Economy, Bad Gear shift
I bought Indica Vista after selling the Indica V2. My friends and family suggested me to go for the Swift DDis but after extensive expert reviews on various auto websites for 2 months and BS motoring recommended it, I decided to buy Indica Vista Aura Quadrajet on 3rd April,2009. I wanted a family car with the driver driving it 80% of the times. BUT I AM NOT A HAPPY OWNER My experience: Pros: 1) Indica name is a misnomer. Its not a Taxi dear, like the old V2!! This is the reason why Vista is NOT AVAILABLE IN WHITE COLOUR- to dis-associate itself from the image of a white Taxi. Also it is not being sold under the Taxi quota. Good for the car's brand image. 2) Cabin is silent, shockers are very good. 3) Road grip is excellent. I drove it at 140km/hr on the NH2 to Calcutta. The ride was excellent. Braking needs a little betterment. 4) Rear seat comfort too good 5) Fine audio system..but not meant for Rock and Pop lovers!! 6) Good Aircon 7) NO need to shift gears frequently during jams..through congested areas. 3rd gear with A.C works fine, absolutely!! Cons: 1) Queaking sound from the door handles from the first day due to loose fittment. 2) The rubber lining on the rear doors gave way after a month. the doors need effort to be closed. 3) The rear plastic tray and the steering nose assembly has been fitted very poorly. The A/c vents have sharp edges!! 4)BAD GEARSHIFT. Simply no match with the Swift. I drive it 20% of the times and I still want to enjoy the rear seat. Thoretically it should be a better combination than Swift beacause both the gearbox and engine in Vista are from Fiat!! BUT NO!! I DONT KNOW!! may be the sticky klutch plate of the TATA is the culprit!! 5) POOR FUEL ECONOMY!! highways-15.5km/ltr and city-14km/ltr only!!(with A.C) i was expecting at least 19 and 17 respectively going by the mileage of Swift which has the same engine. 6) And yes, The TATA dealers are landlords and not hardworking businessmen. They still have this "take it or leave it" attitude when their cars are not selling well. Just imagine what would have happened if they would have managed the sales figures close to SWIFT!!. I dont know how much mileage other Users are getting!! Can anyone please comment on this issue. CONCLUSION: Maruti was considered for its Petrol cars, It had failed miserably with Zen Diesel. But see its success with DDIS!! TATA means diesel. It still has little success with the petrol Indica Vista Saffire(selling very few nos.) Vista has been launched in reaction to Swift DDis after 2 years but I am sad to say, Vista is still a few notches below the Swift overall. Vista has much more features for the price but with the poor fuel economy and lesser re-sale value than Swift(I m sure about that), the price advantage is actually not there. NOR is the driving pleasure!! TATA should have tried to give a Skoda Fabia at the price of SWift rather than TRYING to give a SWIFT at a lesser price. Mr.TATA please understand Bharat mein sirf sasta nahin, acha bikta hai!! I am sure the sales figures of Vista quadrajet are nothing compared to Swift. It is rarely visible on the roads after almost 8 months of launch!! !!GOD BLESS THE SALES OF VISTA!! Amit Agarwal(email@example.com) Dhanbad Jharkhand
2 of 4 users found this review helpful.
Pros Head Turner, Spacious and comfortable
Cons Avg service, INDICA name tag
Indica name is always associated with TAXI which i feel makes a lot many people to look for other options inspite of the car being terrific. The only thing good is that V2 has not been discontinued otherwise most Cabbies would have shifted to VISTA. Now the real review.. The performance Pickup - Pickup is poor and frustrating in the first 2 gears but improves a lot once you reach the 3rd gear. Engine - Same engine 1.4 TDI used in INDICA V2 turbo and Indigo TDI which is fine tuned for better performance in VISTA quite frankly i didn't notice the difference except that the Vibration felt much less than other versions. Engine is noisy and you feel like driving a TATA 407 tempo if the windows are open and the music is off. Comfort - Seats are quite comfortable and road bumps are hardly felt. Mileage - Mileage i got is between 16 - 17KMPL before first service with 100% delhi roads and 70% AC. Seems to be good tough. Air Conditioning - Good air conditioning as 1 fan speed is good enough for delhi weather. Service - As expected..... Tata need to learn that not every one is a TAXI driver and should change their chalta hai attitude. My suggestion to all buyers be tough with them otherwise they will take you for a ride (in their taxies) Overall a good improvement but if you are willing to spend a little more go for the Quatrajet as it is much more refined and almost soundless engine.
20 of 21 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Look, Mileage, Performance, stable
Cons Boot space
I own Indica Vista Safire Aura since Feb '10 and have done 3500km. this includes a higway drive of 1500km (including Hill station). The car is very comfrtable, spacious for a family of 4. Car is very stable & sturdy at 100-110kmph speed. The greatest advantage of the car is FIAT engine which delivers higher torque at low speeds and at 3/4th gears. No worry of changing gears often in city traffic. Pickup is sluggish, but good for safety and fuel economy. Mileage is 13kmpl in city and 17kmpl in highways (I drove at close to 3000rpm). Rear seating is absolutely ergonomic and has excellent leg space. Central meter console is advantage and provides excellent clarity and visibility for driving. Has lumbar support for front seats and is classic for long drives. All the family members enjoyed the drive. A good car to own and value for money! Well done TATAs
17 of 18 users found this review helpful.
Pros no abs/n baloon sec.
Cons no ABS? Baloon Security n enlarged diggy
Wou here is something aristocratic with the dose of economy. Indica Vista Terra n Aqua seem to override the coleague models in most of the departments- Price, space, aristocracy, comfort n style. Look at the lights,gorgeous...metre changed...in a way new in style...and most importantly the look as well as the space n facility of a luxury car.. great...this should break the records.......u can go for swift, but by paying 1 lakh extra, there is no ABS n baloon security, what then, why to go negative in thought and improbable in mind....no baloon can save u at the velocity o9f time, remeber it and shun market saleologies.... go for indica vista only...
11 of 15 users found this review helpful.
Pros SPACE, COMFORT, LOOKS
Cons FINISH, PICKUP
Bought Vista Aura Quadrajet a month back. Done 2500 km till now. Car running great. No problems till now. Average's good, 18+ highway with ac on. A great deal in 4.8 lacs. Swift's a great deal but with 5.25 lacs, crampy interiors and waiting period of 5 months Vista is a better deal. Vista scores low on pickup, interior finish, Cabin noise and a slightly stiff handling, it wins hand down in space, features and ride comfort. Infact latter is comparable with sedans in higher category. Extremely satisfied with Vista.
8 of 23 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good Mileage,i got nearly 17 Km/ltr in chennai city trafic
Cons Top roof and interior was not that gerat
Hi I have INDICA VISTA AURA 1.3 QUadra Jet,The car was good in all aspect,other than simple dull interior. I have drove my car for nearly 4800 Km,I am getting 17 Km/per Ltr,Is any of you getting more than that pl let me know.
11 of 13 users found this review helpful.
Pros GREAT LOOK WITH GOOD MILAFE
EXCELLENT CAR............................................................................................................................................................HAPPY WITH IT
5 of 11 users found this review helpful.
Pros Fiat Multjet Engine,Large Interior space,Mileage,Safety
Cons Very Cheap Plastic Parts ,Tata build Quality which lacks
I bought a Tata Indica Vista Terra Quadrajet and as of now 1700kms done and gets a average 17-22kmpl mileage(City - Highway). The Plastics are el cheapo.The Front Driver's B-Pillar Seat Belt Plastic Upper Cover Broken OFF When I pushed it into place.very cheap Console,(gear).A/C is inadequate. Bumper gets Scratches if I drive in Rural Roads due to scratching from Small Plants on either Sides.Seems a Bumper Protecting Rubber is a Must for Vista's.Beadings,Panel Gaps and More You can Expect with a TATA. As I picked up a sort of neo-proverb online : "You need to have extreme Humour Sense if to Own A Tata Car "
8 of 12 users found this review helpful.