Tata Motors is all set to launch a technically improved 2014 version of Vista which will be known as…well…Vista Tech as these new spyshots and report on Cartoq.com suggests.
An even better news is that, though reports predict a similar price tag as the D90, we feel Vista Tech will be priced more aggressively in the market.
The new Vista Tech will only have the following four variants:
- Vista Tech LS TDI
- Vista Tech LX TDI
- Vista Tech LS Quadrajet
- Vista Tech VX Quadrajet
So, what’s improved from earlier Vista? A lot, apparently.
First up, the insane and always confusing naming convention with truckloads of variants have shrunk to only 4, which makes a lot of sense. Point to note here is that, there is no ‘ZX’ variant on offer.
The Vista Tech LS TDI and LX TDI will be available with the 1.4 liter BS3 Compliant turbo diesel producing 70 bhp and 140 Nm. The LS Quadrajet and VX Tech Quadrajet will have the 1.3 liter Fiat sourced Multijet turbo diesel generating 75 bhp and 190 Nm.
Here are the features offered on the Vista Tech
- key-less entry
- premium dual-tone interiors
- satellite navigation system
- touchscreen multimedia audio
- twin airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Blue 5 technology
- steering-mounted audio control
- 7 speed intermittent wipers
- triple barrel headlamps
- premium exterior chrome pack
Mechanically, all models of the Vista Tech have been upgraded with clutch master cylinder using hydraulics for easier clutching and declutching. The new suspension set up is claimed to be lighter and offering better dynamics, improved power steering, improved door locks and better headliners with Teflon coating which provide better protection against dust and moisture.
With respect to the visible changes, Vista Tech comes with ‘Tech’ badging all around the car. However, the most sensible change that has happened is the correct positioning of the instrument cluster, which is moved to the position it should have always belonged, in front of the driver! Vista Tech will be launched very shortly in the market.
However, we still see the ‘Indica’ badging there which, the world believes, has done disastrous harm to Tata than any good. But still Tata continues to use it!
Do not mistake this with the Falcon 4 that is a more detailed makeover and will be showcased at the Auto Expo next month.