Cartrade Comparison Test
If you are planning to buy a small car Under Rs. 5 lakh, you have a handful of options. Tata Vista and Hyundai i10 are among the most popular one in that space as they are on sale for years now. The Tata Indica Vista was launched as a successor to the aging Indica V2 hatchback that offers improved fuel efficiency and driving experience. Not just an updated styling, interior and mechanics, the new Vista is bigger than the V2.
Launched to cater to a larger audience, Hyundai Motor launched the i10 hatchback in India. Despite high competition, the i10 never disappointed its maker and has been consistently doing great business. It has been one of the country's top selling cars. Here we bring you a brief comparison between the Vista and i10.
Styling- Exterior and Interior
The Vista is basically a spruced up version of the aging Indica V2. Featuring a nice and practical styling, the hatchback gets a wide radiator grille, sweptback headlamps and an aggressive bumper with chrome line separates the grille and airdam. The side profile is simple and features a single crease that runs through the door handles. Turn signals are mounted on the A-Pillar, while the door handles and wing mirrors are painted in body colour. The rear too looks simple that features the Christmas tree styled tail-lamps. On the inside, the hatchback gets a dual-tone theme. It features a 6.5-inch Touchscreen entertainment system with a range of multimedia options. The range topping variant also gets a navigation system.
On the other hand, the Hyundai i10 carries the same old tall-boy hatchback styling. And despite having a tall-boy stance, the i10 is one of the better looking cars in its league. The front fascia of the car features a hexagonal grille with single chrome line accommodating Hyundai's logo, and bigger headlamps. On the sides, the hatchback features an elegant crease that runs across the length to meet the rear tail lamps. The rear looks simple with large windscreen, sculpted bumper and nice looking tail-lamps.
The Hyundai i10 features common dual-tone colour interiors with decent quality plastics and knobs. Its gear-shift lever is positioned on the centre console, which increases the overall space for the front row occupants. There are enough cubby holes to carry your things like wallet, cell phone, bottles and cups.
While Tata Vista is available in diesel only version, the Hyundai i10 is offered with a petrol powertrain. The Vista is available in two diesel options- 1.4-litre BS3 compliant that produces 70bhp and 135Nm and a 1.3-litre Quadrajet producing 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to return an impressive 23.2kmpl of mileage.
The Hyundai i10 is powered by a 1.1-litre 4-cylinder inline petrol engine that churns out 68bhp and 99.08Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a five-speed gearbox which sends power to the front wheels. Despite being a petrol car, the hatch returns an excellent 19.1kmpl of fuel economy.
Both the models offer high fuel efficiency, spacious cabin, simple yet elegant styling and a value for money proposition. If you are looking to buy a good city car with diesel engine, than the Vista would be a great product. And if you are looking for a petrol-engined city car with good mileage, the Hyundai i10 is the car for you.