Tata Indica was the first model to be indigenous developed by the homegrown automaker. Since its inception, the Indica has been instrumental in the way that Tata Motors has emerged as a passenger car maker in the country. Thus the bread and butter model for the company, Tata Indica has been inducted into the portfolio with several cosmetic as well as engine upgrades. Off these, the Tata Vista D90 is the present to be selling in showrooms which provides a value for money proposition. Thus Tata Vista is high on comfort and space factor, which makes it stand in contention with other premium and sporty offerings in the hatchback segment.
Tata Vista Exteriors
Tata Vista is a sporty looking hatchback and digresses from the boring outlook of the original Tata Indica. Thus the front end has large semi circle shaped headlamps with a pulled back feel that merges well with a four slat chrome grille featuring a Tata logo right in the center of it. The bumper is lined up with a chrome strip imparting an up market feel to the exteriors. The round fog lamps also get chrome surroundings which further complements the overall front design.
From the sides its sporty positioning is further enhanced by the 175/65 R14 tyres that adorn a dual-tone alloy wheel design only available as a standard fitment on GZX and ZX variant. There is abundance of chrome as elements like window sills, door handles and rub- rails all comprise off it. Moving to the rear end of this hatchback, one will see the trademark Indica taillights that flank the boot from the top of the roof to the beginning of the bumper. It gets rear wipers and an badge with Tata’s logo engraved on it. As it is derived from the Indica, the badge has the Indica name along with Vista name plate.
Tata Vista - Interiors
Spacious interiors have always been the forte of a Tata vehicle and the Vista is no different. The new dual tone interiors give a fresh whiff of life to the dashboard. The Multi Information Display for the first time in the company's entire model history finds itself placed right in centre of the dash rather than in front of the driver. The interiors are pretty similar to that of the Indigo Manza sedan and the seat fabric is of superior quality. The front seats get two way lumbar adjustment lever which helps in properly supporting the lower back. The door pockets can hold a 1 litre bottle while the glove compartment gets pen and card holders. The inner door levers and quality fabric inserts in the door also uplift the overall cabin feel. As for storage, there is an availability of 232 litres of boot space. Plus the rear seats can be folded in 60:40 ratio to increase this space further.
Tata Vista - Dimensions
Tata Vista is a hatchback that has a significant road presence as it measures 3795 mm in length, 1695 mm in width and has a height of 1550 mm. The wheelbase stands at 2470 mm that basically transform into ample of legroom for passengers. While the ground clearance of the Vista D90 is 165 mm which helps it to tackle the Indian roads and unwanted speed breakers with utter ease. Its kerb weight is 1040 kg. However the turning radius off this hatchback is 4.9 m which is terrible for its size.
Tata Vista - Features
Tata Vista gets a whole lot of features at a competitive pricing. As the steering wheel gets integrated music controls with the central console coming equipped with a choice of infotainment system with Sat Nav as well as a Bluetooth audio system. Plus there is a basic MID (Multi Information Display) featuring instant fuel consumption, distance to empty, along with a generic black strip that reads out time and outside temperature. While the head unit comprises of an AUX-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity option. Facilites like SD, micro-SD and DVDs can also be used in the system which provides decent audio output. Phone calls can be picked up on the go and toggled between using the steering buttons. The new Vista also comes with automatic climate control option. The Tata Vista even has a gritty 12 Volt point in the rear pillar of the car which allows for a convenient charging point even for the rear passengers.
Tata Vista - Safety Features
This B plus segment hatchback is nicely insulated and comes with standard ABS in all the variants. As Tata has started taking passenger safety seriously, it provides dual SRS airbags up front for the driver and co-passenger. Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) also helps in secure braking when braked hard. The side impact beams, crumple zones, Engine Immobiliser, Central Locking with Keyless Entry, Key-In, Driver Door & Seatbelt Reminder, Collapsible Steering, Rear Door Child Lock and Front ELR Seatbelts are among many other safety features on-board.
Tata Vista - Engine Specifications and Performance
Tata Vista comes in a variety of engine options. It’s the same engine that does the duty in Fiat Punto 90, Linea, Ertiga and SX4 but the performance is different as the state of tuning is different in all these cars. There are three engine variants, first being the 1.3 L 1248 cc quadrajet engine pumps out 89 bhp @ 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque which starts from 1750 rpm and is offered in the Vista D90. While the 1.2 Litre engine gives a peak power of 64 bhp with maximum torque of 96 Nm as it uses fixed geometry turbo. The third which happens to be a 1.3 L engine gives a power output of 74 bhp along with a torque of 190 Nm @ 1750rpm. All these three engines are mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.
Tata Vista - Mileage
The slick combo of D90 engine and smooth gearbox ensures an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 21.19 kmpl in the Vista. The engineers at Tata have detuned this engine in order to provide preference to mileage rather than the outright performance. Tata Vista - VariantsTata Indica Vista Diesel is available in LS, LX, VX and ZX variants while the petrol comes in GLS, GLX, GVX and GZX monikers.
Tata Vista - Color Options
Tata Vista is available in a vibrant variety of seven colours to choose from – Cavern Grey, Infinity Black, Noble Blue, Arctic Silver, Solar Orange, Marine Silver and Gala Red.
The Vista stands to be competing against the likes of Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Toyota Etios Liva, Nissan Micra, Volkswagen Polo and even the Hyundai i20.
When it comes to pricing, the Indica Vista from Tata posed a serious threat to all the cars in its segment with the entry variant GLS priced at just INR 4.79 Lakh while the top variant GZX which is loaded with contemporary features is placed at an asking price of INR 6.06 Lakh ( ex-showroom Delhi).