The Tata Indica Vista will soon receive a facelift and the latest spy photos come from Turin located in northern Italy. The Indica Vista is sold in Italy with two engine options namely the 1.4-litre petrol engine and the bi-fuel engine option. Although back in India, the Indica Vista D90 with the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine producing 89 BHP power output at 4000 RPM and 200 Nm torque between 1750-3000 RPM has been discontinued. All this indicate the showcasing of the facelifted Indica Vista at the upcoming 2014 Auto Expo in India, with a launch happening soon after.
The facelifted version of the Indica Vista codenamed as the Falcon 4 has been spotted on various occasions in India. This is in essence, a re-engineered version of the outgoing Indica Vista. The bumper and grille will be redesigned for aesthetic appeal. The headlamps and tail lamps are also remodelled. The company claims that the facelifted car will be built with better NVH levels and long-term reliability. The 1.3-litre Fiat Multijet engine will feature on this car and a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is also expected. These engines will be tuned to be far more responsive and offer increased performance on the updated model.
Tata Motors is extensively testing its vehicles to get the parameters right. Everything right from the smaller things such as the size of the gear knob, steering wheel thickness to bigger factors like the engine will receive upgrades and transitions. The updated car will get a ‘Human Machine Interface’ which will make it easier for the driver and passenger to interact with the vehicle. The HMI would include a touch-screen interface along with a voice command system.
Tata have been segment creators on more than one occasion whereas the same cannot be said with respect to them being segment leaders. The company with its upcoming Falcon intends to grow volumes significantly. The Indica Vista facelift will be driver centric in every aspect and the company claims that it will be a visually attractive vehicle which was never the case with the previous car. Tata Motors has to seriously get its act together if it aspires to threaten its rivals in the fiercely competitive hatchback segment in India.
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