Tata Indica Vista the new variant of Indica from Tata Motors. The new model has evolved nicely since initial version of Indica to Xeta and now to Vista. Pick up any news paper, one gets to notice the ads of this new car almost everyday. Interiors have been focussed more on those ads as well as all new look and the stylish features. I visited the Concorde Motors near Dairy circle in Bangalore last week to take a look at this car and test drive the same. Since I reached the premises around 6:30pm, I couldn’t manage to test drive the car. However, I had a good glance at the demo vehicle.
There are A slight central mid ridge on the bonnet is intended to give a V-shaped front but it resembles the styling of palio a product of Tata’s partner Fiat. Upon opening the bonnet you get to see the Fiat’s popular 1.3L multi jet engine name ‘Quadrajet’. The same engine is in Swift too with the name of DDiS. The c510 gearbox is also sourced from Fiat. But when the indica’s comfort and convenience combines with Fiat’s technology it could be lethal weapon against the likes of swift and i10. There are two other variants of this car apart from Quadrajet, one is Indica Vista TDI and the other being Indica Vista Safire. While Quadrajet(1.3L) and TDI(1.4L) are diesel engines while the Safire(1.2L) is a petrol engine. All these variants are available in 7 colors.
Sales person over there mentioned that the mileage of the Indica vista in city is around 16kmpl and in highway it goes up to 20kmpl for Quadrajet. Absence of ABS and Airbags in the Indica vista lets down the safety features of this car. The quality, comfort and convenience the Indica vista provides are pretty commendable. The boot space at the back and leg space for the back seats is very good compared to other models in the B+ category cars. There is a glove box that can hold even a laptop, under deck space to hold water bottles, cubby holes, wide door pockets and 60:40 foldable rear seats can give you the most comfortable journey that even a class above fails to offer. The front bucket seats are comfy, swaparound at some place to offer support ot every parts of your body. The driver seat is height adjustable. This car seem to be good value for money except that you wont get ABS and airbags when compared to Muruthi Swift. Here is the Ex-showroom price for various Tata India Vista variants in Bangalore as on 5th Sep 2008: