Spied – Base variant of 2014 Tata Vista
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The base variant of the 2014 Tata Vista was spied sedately filling up some petrol at a fuel station in Pune. The heavily camouflaged exterior showed that the car lacked projector headlamps, which is what differentiates it from the top-end variant.
The spied car also had its instrument cluster in the regular position, against the centrally mounted position – a la Toyota Etios – which it had adopted in its previous avatar.
The engine for the 2014 Tata Vista is likely to be a 1.2-liter turbo engine derived from the old 1.2-liter XETA mill. The old 1.2-liter XETA engine delivered a paltry 65 bhp, but turbocharging would give it a whole new personality.
The Vista will continue to get the smiling grille facade, a feature that has been prominent since the first Indica was launched. The spied vehicle was running on 14-inch tyres from Apollo on steel rims – further proof that it isn’t the top-end variant.
The top-end of the 2014 Vista comes equipped with projector headlamps and a front indicator that is more of a stroke of the brush under the headlamps. A honeycomb grille on the front and tyres on 8-spoke alloy wheels complete the picture.
The diesel variant will be powered by the extremely familiar and proven 1.3-liter Multijet engine from Fiat.
[Spyshots from Motorbash.com]