When you think of sporty hatches, one of the first cars to come to mind will undoubtedly be the Fiat Punto 90HP. But now, its former stable-mate, the Tata Indica Vista, wants in on that action.
Let's hold on here for a moment and look back at what the Vista has always stood for.
Ever since its inception, it has always been the best value for money proposition around, with loads of space inside.
And the Fiat-sourced MultiJet and Fire engines meant that refinement was at a new high. Gone are the days when the shifter would vibrate your hands clean off; now the Vista can hold its own against the competition in terms of NVH (noise-vibration-harshness).
So, after selling the Vista with three engine choices - two diesels and a petrol - Tata has geared up for one more option - a high power diesel powertrain.
Does it have what it takes to become the next go-to hot hatch? Let's find out.
Text: Aditya Upadhyayula, Business Standard
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