The Tata Falcon 4 (refreshed Vista) is preparing for its debut at the Auto Expo next month, and these images from Overdrive reveal new details. According to sources in Tata Motors, the Falcon 4 will get thoroughly revised exteriors and interiors, though the platform and overall dimensions of the Vista will be retained.
The image above shows a pre-production stage of the Falcon 4's interiors. As you can see, Tata has ditched the large diameter, four-spoke steering wheel of the current Vista for what seems to be a Hyundai i20-like unit. We can also see the integrated controls on the steering wheel (which again seem to be inspired by the i20).
We notice a revised instrument cluster featuring silver enclosures for the speedo and tachometer. Since this is a prototype, some parts like the driver side AC vents for example are not present. However, like the current Vista, the Falcon 4 will retain the dual-tone black-beige interior color.
The Falcon 4 is reported to have been styled by Tata's European design center, with Pratap Bose as the lead designer. Some design elements, like the taillights, will break the tradition (like the Christmas tree-like layout), following a new direction.
While the diesel 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced MultiJet engine will be carried over from the existing Vista, the petrol motor is believed to be an all-new unit. We speculate this engine to be a turbocharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder motor outputting about 100 bhp.
[Images from Overdrive]