Face-lifted Tata Indica Vista spied

Spy shots of the face-lifted Tata Indica Vista have surfaced on the internet. The refreshed Vista borrows design elements from the Tata Manza and sports a similar looking parabolic headlamps, chrome grille and front bumper with chrome-rimmed fog lamps.

Tata Motors may also introduce new body colors for the Vista as the test mule was yellow in color (Tata’s new Sunshine Yellow?) just like the Manza Elan came in a new purple shade. The alloy wheels of the Vista refresh too have been borrowed from the Manza.

Tata has however left the ‘Christmas-tree’ tail lamp cluster of the Vista which untouched. There is a black cladding below the rear windshield breaking the monotony of the bland hatch shape. The new Vista’s interiors too may take cue from the Manza’s.

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Photo: The Face-lifted Tata Indica Vista borrows cues from the Indigo Manza

Tata Motors launched the Indica Vista in August 2008, as a premium small car (hatchback), essentially to take on the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The Indica Vista was a complete new car with vast improvement in many departments such as interiors, NVH (noise vibration and harshness) factors, engine refinement etc. But some did not like the car’s central console with a centrally mounted instrument cluster and the Indica brand name did not to appeal certain buyers.

Adding fuel to the fire, the Vista’s competition has raised the bar and hence despite Tata’s VFM (Value for Money) pricing strategy, the Vista is an average selling car while the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo are strong sellers in the segment.

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Photo: The rear of the new Indica will likely remain unchanged

The revamped Tata Vista will likely come with the same Safire 90, Safire 65, Quadrajet and TDI engines that power the current Vista variants. The BSIV compliant Safire 90 petrol motor makes 89 bhp of maximum power and 116 Nm of maximum torque. The BSIII complaint Safire 65 petrol motor makes 64 bhp of maximum power and 96 Nm of maximum torque.

The BSIV compliant Quadrajet diesel engine makes 75 bhp of maximum power and 190 Nm of maximum torque while the BSIII compliant TDI diesel engine makes 70 bhp of maximum power and 135 Nm of maximum torque.

Hope the new Vista with the Manza’s style elements will likely appeal to more buyers who are looking to buy hatchbacks such as the next-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift, upcoming Honda Brio, the recently launched Toyota Liva and Ford’s successful Figo.

The current prices of Vista range from Rs. 3.84 lakh to Rs. 5.97 lakh. The Vista refresh could be priced slightly higher than the current prices.

Along with the Vista refresh, Tata Motors is also planning to launch a special edition of Manza, Tata Aria 2WD, face-lifted Tata Safari and new Nano variants. Read more here.

(Photo Courtesy: Oncars.in)