Vista facelift preview: What will be different in the new Vista

Tata Motors is planning to launch the face-lifted Indica Vista by the end of this month. Coming after the much-awaited launch of the new Swift, what will the new Vista offer?

On August 22nd, Tata Motors will share the details of the new Vista. But ahead of the official launch, a brochure of the Vista has surfaced on the Internet. Here’s a list of changes you can likely expect in the new Vista.

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Photo: The new Indica Vista will come with interesting new features and one new color.

The new Vista comes with three-barrel headlamps as seen in the Manza sedan. The rear gets a new pearl-black-finish strip. The interiors of the refreshed Vista come in a Sahara Beige tone and the dashboard will sport a redesigned instrument cluster.

Last month, CarToq had reported about the spy photos of Vista facelift.To read more about the Vista, click here

Variants & feature highlights

The Vista will be offered in four variants named LS, LX, VX and ZX for the diesel version and GLS, GLX, GVX and GZX for the petrol version.

The top-end variants ZX and GZX are likely to come with steering-mounted audio controls, electric HVAC controls, keyless entry, electric ORVM controls, dual-tone alloy wheels (as seen in Tata Manza Elan ), 2 DIN  music system with FM, MP3, CD playback, auxiliary input and USB port along with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters.

The Vista is also likely to have Bluetooth connectivity that allows pairing with up to five mobile phones, phone book access and audio streaming.

Colors

The new Vista will be available in six colors; summer sparkle (yellow), arctic silver, spice red, porcelain white, cavern grey and brilliant blue. The ‘brilliant blue’ color is only available for the Quadrajet and Safire 90 engine variants. Only one of these colors is new (summer sparkle), as the company has discontinued the ‘after glow’ (gold) shade.

Engines

The new Vista will be available with two petrol engines; Safire 65 and Safire 90. It will also come with two diesel power plants, a TDI engine and a Quadrajet motor as in the outgoing model. 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 ARAI certified mileage for the Safire 65 version is 16.74 kmpl.

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. The ARAI certified mileage for the Quadrajet version is 22.29 kmpl while that of the TDI version is 19.23 kmpl.

Price

The new Vista will likely be priced slightly higher than the outgoing model. The outgoing Vista range is priced between Rs. 3.84 lakh to Rs. 5.97 lakh.

Competition

Though the Vista may not be the a hot pick in the overcrowded hatchback segment, its spacious nature, lucrative pricing, features and dual tone interiors, will give it a slight edge over the competition. The new elements on the refreshed Vista may attract a few more buyers and help increase the sales numbers further.

Apart from the refreshed Swift, the Tata Vista will compete with cars like the Ford Figo, Hyundai i20, Toyota Etios Liva, Nissan Micra, Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Fabia. Here’s a price table of the Vista and its key competition.

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