That the popular Indian passenger car and CV maker Tata Motors is readying a thoroughly refreshed version of its Vista upper-B segment hatchback is a known fact. The upcoming Vista facelift will be launched in early 2014 and has already been spotted earlier. Today however, we have more clear images of the Vista facelift.
The 2014 Vista will carry design cues taken from the Manza Hybrid, which we saw at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo in New Delhi.
What we also here is a rendering of the next car, which shows the Manza Hybrid’s face implanted on to the Vista.
The car seems to be currently sometime away from reaching final stages of development and has been spotted testing near the carmaker’s Pimpri factory near Pune. The car seems to have gained few millemetres of length. This might be due to the new front and rear bumper. It can be made out that the car will sport a new set of taillamps, replacing the current car’s X-Mas tree style units. The numberplate housing too seems to have moved upwards and on to the rear hatch.
Coming back to the front end, it seems very possible that the car will get a much sharper face that will no longer sport the traditional ‘smiley face’ and will instead come with a more sporty looking headlight and grille setup. Engine options are likely to be carried over, albeit with minor tweaks for improved fuel efficiency.
The Tata Indica Vista facelift will soon join the likes of Nano, Indica, Indigo eCS and the Sumo Gold, all of which recently got facelifted.