Tata Indica Vista VX Quadrajet video review: New and improved

Tata has given its premium small car, the Indica Vista a face-lift and a new lease of life. The new Vista not only looks better but also has better ride and handling.

The car is offered in four trim levels, with four engine choices, two petrol and two diesel – taking it to a total of 12 variants on offer. Tata has rebadged the Vista variants. The diesel variants are now called the LS, LX, VX, ZX, while the petrol variants are badged GLS, GLX, GVX and GZX. Also read: Tata Indica Vista prices

Highlights of the new Vista

Looks: The Vista has borrowed many parts from the Tata Manza. The triple-barrel headlamps and chrome grille are from the Manza. There are plenty of chrome strips around the car to give it a premium look.

Better fit and finish: Plastic quality was one problem area with Tata cars. But the new Vista has vastly improved plastic quality as well as decent levels of fit and finish, though there’s still scope for improvement. The dashboard is soft to the touch.

Engine choices: Tata is offering a choice of four engines with the Vista. Among the petrol engine choices it offers a 1.2-litre petrol engine that puts out 65 bhp of power and a 1.4-litre petrol engine that puts out 89 bhp of power. Among diesels it offers a 1.4 litre engine that puts out 70 bhp of power and a 1.3 multijet engine that’s the favorite of the pack, putting out 75 bhp of power. Also read: Tata Indica Vista first drive impressions

New Features: Tata has loaded the Vista with features. Airbags and alloys are available only on the top variants and ABS on the mid-level variant onwards. The Vista also comes with a Bluetooth equipped music system with steering audio and phone controls from the LX/GLX variant onwards, which is better than what competitors such as the Maruti Swift and Toyota Liva offer.

Improved handling: Tata has improved the ride quality of the Vista. It’s also made changes to the steering dynamics, and the Vista is now a lot sharper to handle. The steering feel is quite precise.

Seating comfort: The Vista is quite a comfortable car. The driver’s seat features lumbar support adjustment, while the rear-seats have a 60:40 folding feature.

For more details on the refreshed Tata Indica Vista, watch our video review: