Spied – Tata Vista heads for a major refresh

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013 - 12:00pm IST

Tata Motors has announced that its short term goal would be to come up with product refreshes. The Tata Nano, Indigo eCS and the Aria are getting facelifts in the near future, sticking to that strategy.

Tata Vista facelift caught testing

While those are minor facelifts, the Tata Vista is heading for a comprehensive refresh at least in terms of design. In spite of a undergoing a lifecycle activity in mid-2011, the Vista feels old in comparison to peers. Furthermore the front-end of the vehicle doesn’t have a personality of its own as it wears the Manza’s face. So then, an exhaustive makeover is what the doctor’s prescribed.

Here is the first spyshot of the Vista facelift which has started its testing regime. The mule was caught testing in an undisclosed test circuit by Team-BHP.com. The thick disguise doesn’t give away the design details but we reckon that the Tata Vista would borrow a few cues from the Manza hybrid concept which was showcased at last year’s Auto Expo.

Tata Manza hybrid concept
The Vista facelift could be inspired by the Manza hybrid concept that was showcased at Auto Expo 2012.

The headlamps and grill could streamline into a single unit, giving the car a wider stance. And of course, the front bumper will be new. The rear fascia could sport different taillamps with a revamped hatch and bumper. In short, the Vista facelift would be a lot more modern than the current car.

The Vista D90 has just received the Manza’s dashboard and we expect all the variants of the new Vista to use the same.

As of now, we will stop short of speculating powertrain details as the information available is very limited. However, stay tuned to India Autos Blog as we keenly follow the development of the Tata Vista facelift.

[Source: Team-bhp.com]

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11 thoughts on “Spied – Tata Vista heads for a major refresh

  1. Gopi says:

    Love Vista … Waiting for the refresh!! Plz don’t put “INDICA” tag.This single word collapse the entire Positives of the car.Just remove that tag and call the refresh as “VISTA” only…

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  2. nitin says:

    Things i would want improved in my next vista ….
    1. More stricter quality controls
    2. better fitted plastics which handle abuse on indian roads
    3. wider outside rear view mirrors
    4. little weight reduction
    5. all features of present car carried over to next car like abs, touch screen audio, auto folding orvms, auto climate….
    6. better handling….

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  3. bhaskar b says:

    Manza desperately needs a makeover by taking cues from MANZA hybrid – particularly the rear…

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    1. bhaskar b says:

      Believe they need to introduce more new variants from the current line up…..

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  4. Deepak Chablani says:

    Good move. So the Manza would also be getting a facelift, right ? But they also need new products too in new segments.

    Always wondered why good cars like Linea, Vista, Manza were not selling well?

    The Dzire looks ugly to the core and all the cars from Maruti look the same and boring. But no one complaints I guess. Great brand image, may be.

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  5. Kunwar Prateek Singh says:

    Vista rocks any day, a no nonsense hatch from Tata Motors, I bought the TDI LX BS3 version last year n it cost me only 5.35 lacs on road Jaipur, cheaper than the beat diesel base model.
    Features:
    front power windows,
    steering mounted audio n phone controls,
    2 din music system with Bluetooth,
    big space,
    18-19 kmpl in city with AC mileage
    Very less maintenance,
    Plush ride,

    What else do you want?

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    1. sherwin says:

      Airbags …. maybe ??

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  6. rohan devara says:

    man..dis is d one whch ive been looking for.. proud owner of vista vx qdj frm 2yrs..wth a trouble and ASS is damn gud fr me..lucky though :)… doz chnges 2gther..wth new rear tail lights..may be lil weight reduction coutsey JLR..wth arm rests..reverse camera and sunroof..still could be VFM dan i20..no offense..its d most under rated..wish it gets wht it desrves

    …a loyal..die hard fan of vista.. 🙂

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    1. i am owner of vista quadrajet base model , immensely satisfied with the product especially on highway journeys… vista quadrajet is a car for open roads…………i expect the new car to be a good handler on all roads than old vista and with less body roll… vista d90 has improved a lot .in handling dept……….a step futher should be great….also a die hard fan of vista

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  7. Milo Cruise says:

    Eagerly waiting for the major refresh

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  8. stephen says:

    the design is far better than the ugly dzire/etios. if they cud make a good QA testing and quality interiors there is no question that TML would be a #1 seller in India

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