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Tata Vista Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact
Production years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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The Indian automaker Tata Motors introduced the second generation of the Vista in 2008, a decade later after the launch of this nameplate in their home market.

With an increased demand for affordable vehicles in India, Tata Motors created the Vista as the hatchback version of the Indica. Unlike its predecessor, which was also sold in England, the second generation had to rely mostly on customers from India and South Africa, where the automaker exported it. The B-segment vehicle was created to provide transportation for up to five people and to perform well on rough roads. With its simple technical solutions and turbo diesel engines carried over from Fiat, the Vista was appreciated for its sturdy construction, even though it wasn’t the most beautiful car on the road.

While the first generation of the Vista was created in the I.DE.A design institute, the second generation relied mostly on local designers. At the front, the smiling-looking grille was flanked by swept-back headlights. Below, the bumper integrated a lower air intake and, depending on the version, flanked by a pair of side scoops. To further enhance the car’s look, the automaker offered an option for a pair of fog lamps.

From its profile, the hatchback looked simple and too tall for its tiny wheels. Depending on the trim level and options, the Vista featured black door mirrors, handles, rubber stripes, or body-colored ones. The design team tried to create an appealing vehicle without raising production costs. As a result, there was only one line creased on the side of the car that crossed it from the front fenders all the way to the back on the quarter panels. Finally, at the back, the slim and tall taillights that flanked the tailgate resembled those from the previous generation but with a much more modern look.

Inside, the most significant change compared to the previous generation of the Vista was in the dashboard’s design. There, Tata installed the instrument cluster atop the center stack. As a result, it was easier for the automaker to create left or right-hand-drive vehicles. The simple bucket seats had no side bolstering since the car was mostly used for in-city or slow-moving traffic. Between the front occupants, the Vista featured a center console that housed the gear stick and a pair of cup holders. On the center stack, the automaker placed the controls for the HVAC system and the audio. Finally, at the back, the flat bench could accommodate up to three occupants for short journeys.

Under the hood, Tata installed a range of gasoline or turbo diesel engines, depending on the market. While the base version, fitted with a 1.2-liter powerplant, was deemed as too thirsty, the 1.3-liter turbo diesel carried over from Fiat was one of the favorites. The front McPherson suspension and the rear twist beam with coil springs provided adequate comfort for passengers and low maintenance costs.

TATA MOTORS Indica Vista 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.2L MPI 5MT (65 HP)
  • 1.4L MPI 5MT (90 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (75 HP)
  • 1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.4 TDI 5MT (54 HP)
  • 1.4 TDI 5MT (70 HP)

TATA MOTORS Indica Vista
1.2L MPI 5MT (65 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.2L MPI 5MT (65 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1172 cm3
Power:48 KW @ 5500 RPM
65 HP @ 5500 RPM
64 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:71 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
96 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:ventilated disks
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175/70 R13
DIMENSIONS
Length:149.4 in (3795 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:61 in (1549 mm)
Wheelbase:97.2 in (2469 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:8.2 cuFT (232 L)

TATA MOTORS Indica Vista
1.4L MPI 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.4L MPI 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1368 cm3
Power:66 KW @ 6000 RPM
90 HP @ 6000 RPM
89 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque:86 lb-ft @ 4750 RPM
117 Nm @ 4750 RPM
Fuel System:Multipoint Injection
Fuel:Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:ventilated disks
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175 / 65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length:149.4 in (3795 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:61 in (1549 mm)
Wheelbase:97.2 in (2469 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:8.2 cuFT (232 L)

TATA MOTORS Indica Vista
1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (75 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (75 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1248 cm3
Power:55 KW @ 4000 RPM
75 HP @ 4000 RPM
74 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque:140 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
190 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System:Common Rail Direct Injection
Fuel:Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:ventilated disks
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length:149.4 in (3795 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:61 in (1549 mm)
Wheelbase:97.2 in (2469 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:8.2 cuFT (232 L)

TATA MOTORS Indica Vista
1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.3L QuadraJet 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1248 cm3
Power:66 KW @ 4000 RPM
90 HP @ 4000 RPM
89 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque:1475 lb-ft @ 1750-3000 RPM
2000 Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM
Fuel System:Common Rail Direct Injection
Fuel:Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:ventilated disks
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175/65 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length:149.4 in (3795 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:61 in (1549 mm)
Wheelbase:97.2 in (2469 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:8.2 cuFT (232 L)

TATA MOTORS Indica Vista
1.4 TDI 5MT (54 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.4 TDI 5MT (54 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1405 cm3
Power:40 KW @ 5500 RPM
54 HP @ 5500 RPM
54 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:63 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
85 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System:Direct Injection
Fuel:Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:ventilated disks
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:155/80 R13
DIMENSIONS
Length:149.4 in (3795 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:61 in (1549 mm)
Wheelbase:97.2 in (2469 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:8.2 cuFT (232 L)

TATA MOTORS Indica Vista
1.4 TDI 5MT (70 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 1.4 TDI 5MT (70 HP)
Cylinders:L4
Displacement:1405 cm3
Power:52 KW @ 4500 RPM
71 HP @ 4500 RPM
70 BHP @ 4500 RPM
Torque:100 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
136 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System:Direct Injection
Fuel:Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front:ventilated disks
Rear:Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size:175/70 R13
DIMENSIONS
Length:149.4 in (3795 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:61 in (1549 mm)
Wheelbase:97.2 in (2469 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume:8.2 cuFT (232 L)
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