Snapshot: CarToq can confirm to you that Tata Motors’ major showcases at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo will involve cars based on the X1 platform. The Tata Falcon 4 (Vista Revamp) hatchback and the Falcon 5 (Manza based) compact sedan will be unveiled on the 3rd of February, in the run up to the motor show. However, the cars will be launched a few months later, with the Falcon 4 due for a mid-year launch while the Falcon 5 will bow in by the end of this year.
Tata Motors has just unveiled the 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine, which is the first motor from the new, REVOTRON family of petrol engines. The recipients of the 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine will be the Falcon 4 hatchback and the Falcon 5 compact sedans. Apart from the 1.2 liter petrol engine, these cars will also get the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engines. A 5 speed manual gearbox will be standard across both the Falcon 4 and Falcon 5 car models.
While the Falcon 4 is a revamped Vista hatchback that gets a host of tweaks including a revised design, improved components, driver focused ergonomics and improved dynamics, the Falcon 5 is an all-new compact sedan that will receive most of the changes seen on the Falcon 4 model. Both cars will not use the Vista and the Manza branding, and instead will get new names.
Tata Motors will position the Falcon 4 over the Vista Tech variants. Measures pointing to this direction have already been taken what with Tata pricing the top-end limited edition Vista Tech variant at under 6 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi, and also discontinuing the 90 Bhp Multijet and Fiat FIRE petrol engines on the current Vista. The 90 HP Fiat Multijet engine is likely to make a comeback on the Falcon 4.
The Falcon 5 will be positioned above the Indigo eCS compact sedan but below the full-sized Manza sedan. Tata Motors has just begun testing the Falcon 5 on Indian roads. Click here to check out CarToq’s exclusive render of the Falcon 5’s rear.