In a bid to expand and nourish their International markets, Tata Motors is extensively testing the next generation Tata Vista (codenamed Falcon 4) on the roads of Turin, Italy. Tata will introduce the Vista facelift with an all new identity and name. Tata Motors Design Head, Pratap Bose admitted to Live Mint that the facelift version will be unveiled at the 2015 Indian Auto Expo in February. Bose gave a clue that the customers will recognize a dynamic design change with the new Falcon variants (a sub-four-meter version of the Manza, codenamed Falcon 5).
In spied pictures, the vehicle is completely camouflaged, but the taillights are exposed. It resembled more like a dummy model. The taillights are redesigned and registration plate is now attached on the bootlid. The Vista facelift will share the same platform with its existing model. However, the front fascia of the vehicles is all inspired from the Manza Hybrid, which was unveiled at the 2013 Indian Auto Expo. The Vista facelift will receive a new pair of headlights, modified front bumper with triangular airdams and new grille. Tata’s European design centre is likely to be the designing origin for the hatchback.
The interior of the vehicle will be “driver focused”. The dashboard and gearshift will be better than before. With an aim to improve the feel and build quality of gear shifter and steering wheel (thickness), Tata has tested them on 50-60 people to get their feedbacks. The all new Tata Falcon will get an advanced ‘HMI’ (Human Machine Interface), which is claimed to change the way of interaction between people and car. This system will include a voice command system and a touch-screen interface. The hatchback will borrow various features from some of the higher segment vehicles.
The next generation Vista will be powered with the same petrol and diesel engines that are found with the existing Vista model. The 1.3-litre Quadrajet aka Multijet diesel engine produces a peak power of 74bhp and 88bhp @ 4000 and a torque of 200Nm @ 1750- 3000rpm. The petrol 1.2-ltre mill is capable of churning out a maximum power output of 64bhp. The car might also have the BSIII complaint 1.4-litre TDI powertrain. Tata claims the new Falcon to get better NVH levels and ride quality.
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