Tata is working on a fresh face for its products, moving away from the current smiley face that it has on the Indica and Vista range. Spyshots that have emerged show the upcoming 2014 facelifted Tata Vista to a much more mature-looking car with sharper lines, although the changes are purely cosmetic.
A spy photo posted by Team-BHP shows the new Tata Vista apparently testing in Pune without any camouflage. The front of the car appears to have quite a few new design elements. The headlamps for instance have been changed slightly and do look almost like projectors in the spy shot. The grille is an all matt-black piece with a less pronounced smile unlike the current Vista. The bumper has been given a kink to flow into the grille, breaking the flow and giving it a sportier feel like that found on some Honda cars. The lower portion of the bumper and the fog lamp housing also follow the lines cut by the grille and upswept, peeled-back headlamps. Also read: Fiat Punto 90HP vs Tata Vista D90 comparison
The blackened out roof as seen on the current Vista D90 will be carried forward, as will the blacked out pillars. The rear too is expected to have design changes to the tail-lamps and the bumper mainly. The dashboard from the present Vista D90 will likely make it to other variants of the Vista as well. This 2014 Tata Vista will likely be showcased at the Auto Expo in Delhi in early 2014 before being launched. Also read: Tata Vista D90 road test and review – power and practicality
Tata is unlikely to offer any other significant changes to the engine line-up. For BS-III markets it offers a 1.4 diesel engine, while for BS-IV markets the car gets a 1.2 litre petrol engine and 1.3 litre diesel engine in two-states of tune – 75 bhp and 90 bhp, the latter being slotted into the sporty Vista D90.
Tata’s focus ahead will be on improving after-sales service and on quality of products, both of which come under its recently unveiled HorizonNext strategy in Pune. Also read: Eight refreshed cars and a new gameplan – can Tata make a comeback?
What do you think of the new Tata Vista’s looks?