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Old 23rd August 2008, 18:59   #196
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I went for the Vista launch in Mumbai and looks like Tata motors have been burning the mid-night oil over the new Vista. Here are some features from the Press Release:

Power train (Diesel )
1.3 L World renowned and proven FIAT common Rail Diesel engine
Branded “QuadraJet” for TATA application
Common rail engine operating at 1400 bar with 4 injections per cycle
Turbocharged with intercooler for enhancing volumetric engine efficiency
Cooled EGR for cleaner emissions
Engine torque at 190Nm over flatter speed range for better city driving
Jointly calibrated by FPT and Tata Motors team for Indian driving conditions.

Power train (Petrol)
1.2 L FIAT FIRE series engine
Branded “ SAFIRE” for TATA application
Continuous variable Cam phaser for improved drivability & fuel economy
Drive by wire technology for accelerator pedal control
Transmission & Clutch
C 510 FIAT gearbox
Cable aided gear shift for precise feel and quality
Twin synchronizers for smoother shifting efforts
Equal length drive shafts for better NVH and to eliminate/ reduce torque steer
Hydraulic clutch for lighter pedal efforts

BIW
Higher use of High Strength Steel panels (structural members) -> Enhanced body torsional & bending stiffness
Bake hardened steel on skin panels for higher dent resistance
Tailor welded blanks first time -> for weight reduction
No body boom as a result of above

Have a look here for more details and pictures.
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Palio is longer, more ground clearance, lighter, better build quality.
Wow - you've driven the Vista?

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Tata Indica Vista is officially launched

Tata Motors - Media Centre

The range starts from Rs 3.49lakhs to 4.88 lakhs for exshowroom delhi in 7 variants & 7 colours.

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I would suggest everyone to read the above press release - it answers most questions, including pricing, positioning of existing V2 and availability of Airbags/ABS.

Looks like killer pricing to me. Its not just swift that is looking horribly overpriced, i think other cars like Getz and i10 are in for a rude shock as well. Just hope the gearbox is good...
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Both engines are mated to a new cable aided gearbox with twin synchronisers for precise shift feel and quality. It also has the option of the existing 1.4L turbocharged intercooled TDi engine which has been refined further and mated to a smooth shift gearbox.
So the gearbox issue is settled. The FIAT engines are getting FIAT gearboxes as well. That's nice for both FIAT and Tata.

The Tata engine will retain the 'smooth shifting' gearbox. No loss there, that would be the taxi-touring choice anyway.

EDIT: Oh, also the price is right.

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The car is being launched in 7 variants priced at Rs.3.49 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi for the 1.2L petrol Safire at the low end going upto Rs.4.88 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi for the top end 1.3L Quadrajet. The TDi version comes at nearly the same price as the outgoing existing Indica V2 version. The company will launch an ABS, Airbags execution in the domestic market at the time of the car’s debut in international markets.

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This car has great looks,the only thing why people may stay away from it is its tourist tag
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Wow the price is SWEEET !

what about the existing indica's pricing?
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The car certainly looks like a very good deal.

BTW, visiting http://www.indicavista.com/ now leads you to http://cars.tatamotors.com/indica/in...ta/index.html/ , which is not available yet. Screenshot attached.
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I have used both the generation of INDICA's 4speed box and the V2.
Me too. I have driven the V1 extensively and the V2 as well.

The last one, was a brand new Indica V2 Turbo, that too after a gap of few years after driving the V1. My expectation levels were high about this one, and you know what, I was completely disappointed by the fact that most of the stuff in the car still lacked pretty decent levels of sophistication. Be it the engine, transmission, power steering, clutch the door lock knob or whatever. Now with the MJD, at least the engine part will be okay.

Tata manged to sell the car, and will do even better, because its all about what an average Indian customer expects from a car.

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The landing site which should be up later tonight:
http://cars.tatamotors.com/indica/in...ta/index.html/

My views are that this car is going to do well and will definately cannibalize the sales of the Palio and is going to give a good option to many of the people waiting for the Swift D.

Until i get my hands on one for a detailed test drive, the specs say that this car is fantastic value for money being a generation ahead of the existing car. In fact, with the lower pricing and discounts the Indica V2 is going to see a surge in sales in the next 2-3 months.

Time will tell if the 'taxi' image will wear off - something unlikely as this is going to be a hit with cab fleet owners.
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I drove the Vista today. The car starts up with hardly a shudder. Engine of course sounds very refined. The best part is that the gearbox slots nicely and precisely with absolutely no vagueness.
Pickup is very neat and better than the multijet and power delivery is a lot more linear. The air conditioning is excellent, the NVH is excellent and the seats are good. The rear seat has terrific thigh support!!!!
The centrally mounted instruments are hardly a bother and are NOT a distraction.
The engine bay is spacious with lots of space around the engine for easy removal of parts (which I hope will not be frequent!!)
The boot seems small but is wider and a little deeper that the V2. It appears smaller because the parcel shelf is smaller than in the V2.
I think the Vista will be a big hit. Wonder if I will regret buying my multijet

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looks good, priced well. I hope they worked out the refinement part. From what i see & read from the press release - they might have.

this looks like a very credible alternative too Swift Diesel. In fact on paper it looks like a much better alternative to Swift DDiS. All this is good for the customer. Its good for even Swift buyers as their waiting periods might come down too.

Good job TATA!

Looking for a TD from some members soon!
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I drove the Vista today. The car starts up with hardly a shudder. Engine of course sounds very refined. The best part is that the gearbox slots nicely and precisely with absolutely no vagueness.
Pickup is very neat and better than the multijet and power delivery is a lot more linear. The air conditioning is excellent, the NVH is excellent and the seats are good. The rear seat has terrific thigh support!!!!
jyobeb, what engine did the car you TD have ?

EDIT: SITE IS UP :Indica Vista

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Site now working!

Indica Vista or Indica Vista
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Looks good but not all states are in it.
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Hey thats a nice site. You have to change gears!
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