Report – Reskinned Tata Vista and Manza CS codenamed ‘Falcon’, premiere at Auto Expo

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013 - 4:39pm IST

Tata Motors has been extensively testing the 2014 Vista, while road tests of a sub-4 meter version of the Manza have also commenced recently. The restyled Vista and the sub-4m Manza were expected to be shown at the 2014 Auto Expo in February.

Tata Vista 2014 rear rendering
The 2014 Tata Vista will be completely restyled, and could shed the ‘Vista’ nameplate.

Autocar India now reports that these vehicles have been codenamed ‘Project Falcon’, and that the unveiling will indeed take place at the Auto Expo. Further, the report highlights that these vehicles would be comprehensively redesigned and would bear little or no resemblance to their predecessors (donor car in case of the Manza CS).

Tata could also drop the ‘Vista’ and the ‘Manza’ nameplates, using new names for these cars. The new Vista has been codenamed the Falcon 4, and has been designed and styled in Europe. While it will retain the same 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced MultiJet diesel engine, Tata could upgrade the 1.2-liter petrol engine for a higher power output.

2014 Tata Vista facelift spied rear
Reader Kishor Gavhane caught this 2014 Vista while it was testing in Pune. Tata has been testing the restyled Vista in places such as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu this year.

The compact Manza has been codenamed Falcon 5, and Tata aims to position it above the Indigo eCS. While the diesel Manza CS will be powered by the 1.3-liter engine, the petrol variant is rumored to receive a turbocharged version of the 1.2-liter engine producing 100 bhp.

Old Ford Fiesta hatchbackFord Figo Facelift Diesel side

We think this change could be like the previous generation Ford Fiesta-Ford Figo transformation: Though the Figo is essentially the old Fiesta, Ford restyled it in such a way that it looks far more youthful than the previous generation model.

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9 thoughts on “Report – Reskinned Tata Vista and Manza CS codenamed ‘Falcon’, premiere at Auto Expo

  1. Aravind says:

    Just changing the christmas tree tail lamp and calling as redesign? no wonder why people are not buying it..

    is it so tough to come up with a car that looks like Swift or i20? (not a exact copy I am talking about but something similar)

  2. Milo Cruise says:

    Come on TATA, bring some new products

  3. Aravind Anand says:

    It gives me a sense of pride when a company from my own country gives tough times to all the Japanese & Korean companies that are ruling the market! But honestly, current cars are except the Aria are a let down. Hope project Falcon makes a big come back!

  4. Antony says:

    None of us have seen this car but some of us have this preconceived notion what the end product would be.
    Yes, TATA Motors have made mistakes in the past by treating its customers as Guinea pigs and churning out shoddy vehicles which were little more than agriculture machines. But to suggest that everything that TATA motors makes is bundle of crap is stretching ones imagination and being harsh. The current Vista has clocked in decent numbers and is bench marked against one of the best cars in the country – the Suzuki Swift.
    TATA Motors know that they have their backs to the wall and the next Vista which they bring to the table would be a formidable car to reckon with.

  5. Ramesh says:

    I think the Management in TATA Motors is only good at making press statements and leaks. Nothing new on the ground except a few cosmetic changes to the grill and bumpers.

  6. manoj says:

    The rear now has some resemblance to the Hyundai Getz

  7. Mithun says:

    Honestly we have been hearing such news from TATA for a long time..remember TATA Dolphin…then recently TATA XO, and now Falcon. The only cars that you will get to see until 2016 are the facelifts with change in grill and bumber.

  8. Ganesh says:

    Same Silhouette – Same design. Looks like a facelift and looks as crap as ever.


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