Report – 2014 Tata Falcon 4 (Vista refresh) to get new ‘Human Machine Interface’

Posted on Dec 24 2013 - 3:06pm IST
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Tata Motors is extensively testing the refreshed Vista (codenamed Tata Falcon 4), with the latest set of spyshots revealing the car testing in Turin, Italy. Based on past reports, we know that Tata is looking to give the refreshed Vista a new identity, including a new name.

2014 Tata Vista facelift spied

Tata has been extensively testing the Falcon 4. This image was snapped by our reader, Mr. Kishor Gavhane earlier this year.

Pratap Bose, Head of Design of Tata Motors, reveals to Live Mint that the car will be unveiled in February next year (at the Auto Expo). Bose hints that with the Falcon models (a sub-4 meter version of the Manza is codenamed Falcon 5), customers will be able to see a design change in Tata Motors.

Speaking about the interiors of the Falcon 4, the head of design says that it will be “driver focused”, and that the feel of the gearshift and dashboard will be of better strength. Bose reveals that the gear shifter and thickness of the steering wheel has been tested on 50-60 people to get feedback.

Tata Vista D90 interiors

The Falcon 4 will sport “driver focused” interiors.

He also reveals that the Falcon will have a new ‘HMI’ (Human Machine Interface). Though we’re not sure what this is, the design head says that it will “change the way people interact with cars”. Bose concludes the interview stating that the Falcon draws several features from higher segment models.

See our digital renderings of the Tata Falcon

Bose, who is credited with past designs such as the Pixel, Mega Pixel and Manza Hybrid, says that the Falcon would be his first production program.

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  1. Prashant December 30, 2013 at - Reply

    Good move by tata.. we are waiting for this..

  2. Aravind December 26, 2013 at - Reply

    First you guys concentrate on two obvious things and sales will follow

    1) Quality (Durability)
    2) Service

    No need to concentrate on anything else till you acheive some basic level in these 2 aspects. People will not buy your car for touchscreens but for above 2 points mainly

  3. BENJAMIN MKALAVA December 25, 2013 at - Reply

    What the costs of the following cars including shipping,, taxes in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Tata_xenon_-xt_3, tata telcoline

    • Shrawan Raja December 26, 2013 at - Reply

      Dear Benjamin, we request you to contact a Tata Motors dealer or importer in your area who can help with these questions.

  4. Dhananjayan December 24, 2013 at - Reply

    Now that is Tata finally shooting forward with high velocity!

  5. Milan kothari December 24, 2013 at - Reply

    The tata needs to revamp there cars and lorries and pick up trucks and buses with different designs and different style.
    I prefer the tata cars to be bigger the size of American cars and bigger body and stronger wheels and tata should introduce cars like beach buggy and super sports cars and motorbikes and speed boats

  6. Sushrut December 24, 2013 at - Reply

    This might as well include few things from Pixel like a touch screen command module which provides a single interface for all communication/navigation techs.

  7. Kaushik December 24, 2013 at - Reply

    HMI may include (but not restricted to):
    1. NFC connectivity
    2. Wi-fi hotspot in the car
    3. DLNA connectivity
    4. Augmented reality navigation
    5. Voice assistance

    Let’s wait and see what Tata offers it’s customers. If successful, we should be able to see a big change in the way we interact. Tata, we’re waiting…

  8. Gopi December 24, 2013 at - Reply

    Good news !! Hope this could change things for TML. Eagerly waiting to see it on the roads.

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