As Tata Aria and Tata Safari Merlin become the ‘talk of the town’ vehicles from the Tata Camp, we forget the humble Indica Vista which is the bread earner for the company. Unfortunately, the Vista has not managed to capture the fancy of the Indian consumer as Tata Motors would have hoped.
As a result, we learnt from our sources and reading AutoX magazine that Tata Motors has started work on an Indica Vista facelift model. SRK envisioned the Indica Vista facelift on the first week of June with a Tata Manzaish front end with double barrel headlamps and a chrome grill.
Little did we know that Tata Motors was also thinking on the same lines. Our good friends at OnCars have spotted a test mule of the Indica Vista facelift and thus have proved that IAB was right about it. The test mule, as SRK imagined, has a Manza front end bolted to the body of Indica Vista.
The rear profile of the car remains more or less the same. It also features the same alloy wheels as the Manza. We expect the facelifted Vista to arrive during Diwali.
This mild makeover is an effort to fend of the competition that will come from the big three hatchbacks (Toyota Liva, New Swift and Honda Brio). All three competitors will lock horns in the festive season of Diwali.
In such a scenario, will the mildly face lifted Indica Vista have a fighting chance?