Tata Vista facelift spied in Italy

Tata’s Indica Vista hatchback’s replacement is in the making. Spy shots of this new Vista facelift have already been see online, when the car was caught testing across Indian cities.

Expected to be unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2014, the Vista replacement was recently caught testing in Turin, Italy. So, what was the Tata Indica facelift doing in Italy? Was it there for winter testing? Not the right place for winter testing as temperature in Turing this time of the year is at about 7 degrees C.

Tata Vista facelift spied in Italy (1)

The other reason, which highlights the assumptions made earlier, that the new Vista facelift is being designed by Tata Motors European Design Center. Turin is the same city where Tata Motors have their state-of-the-art design studio. The other two Tata Design Studios are in Pune, India and in Coventry, UK.

Being developed on the same platform as that of present day Vista, the facelift will feature major design changes in front and rear, especially headlights and taillights. The new headlights are based on the Manza Hybrid concept which was shown at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo.

The taillights will do away with the Christmas tree design, and will come in rectangular form. (the one you see in images here are dummy one’s, click here for Vista facelift spy shots from India). The place of license plate is also changed. From existing place, on rear bumper, it is now shifted a little up, in between the taillights.

Tata Vista facelift spied in Italy (2)As far as engine options are concerned, the new Vista facelift (codenamed Falcon 4), will feature Fiat’s 1.3l diesel MultiJet in two tunes, 75 PS and 90 PS. For petrol, there will 1.2l which is also seen on current gen Vista. For more images, visit quattroruote.