Tata Motors is in the pits when it comes to car sales with Honda being the latest car maker to overtake Tata in terms of monthly sales figures.
Tata won’t revamp its entire portfolio in a single shot. While the full revamp is an exercise that’s likely to take a good half decade, the Indian car maker has plans to arrest the sales slide include a range of refreshed models based on existing cars.
The first of such refreshed cars have already hit Indian roads in the form of the new Sumo Gold, 2013 Nano, 2013 Indica eV2 and the new Indigo eCS. The second installment of refreshes will be showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, where the Indica Vista Facelift and Nano Diesel are likely to be unveiled. Test mules of both cars have been spotted numerous times at multiple locations in India.
The Indica Vista spotted on test reveals the following changes in terms of styling:
- Revised headlamps and front bumper
- New front grille
- Re-positioned turn indicators (above front wheels instead of being located under the ORVMs)
- New tail lamps
- Restyled hatch with number plate in middle
- Refreshed interiors
Apart from the styling changes, the 2014 Indica Vista could also get new features and better finish levels. The engine and transmission options will be carried over unchanged as the 2014 Vista is just a facelift and not a full-model change. Currently, the Vista is offered with two petrol and two diesel engines in various capacities. The petrol engines come in 1.2 liter and 1.4 liter capacities.
The diesel engines come in 1.3 liter and 1.4 liter capacities. All engines get a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Vista’s major selling points are its cavernous interiors, a large set of features and a competitive price tag. These plus points will be retained on the facelifted version as well. The Vista is one of the better selling cars in Tata Motors’ car range. Therefore, the facelifted model will have a lot riding on it.