Tata Motors has showcased yet another power packed Vista at the 2012 Auto Expo. The Indica Vista Concept S2 is the second and an advanced version of the Indica Vista Sport showcased at the last Auto Expo, in 2010.
The chances of this concept, making to real production seems very very slim. However Tata should at least offer the body kit as an option for buyers who want to pump their Vista’s
The Indica Vista Concept S2 has a wider and wedge-like stance and the design features a central volume that is encased by two arrow like flanks giving the car a sense of direction. This is further emphasised by the two tone paint scheme – a matte metallic dark shadow and bright silver.
The graphics also accentuate its wedge-like profile with the slashes and lines encasing triangular shapes giving it an edgy and razor sharp persona. The subtle aluminium accents connote a sense of precision and performance that is machine like, while the red accents give it a sporty flair.
The headlamps feature a metallic brow on the top intended to give it a more purposeful demeanour. The lower grille is surrounded by a polished black lip and is flanked by signature LED day time running lamps. The swoopy side sills adds to the dynamism and makes the car look fast, even when standstill. At the rear, the spoiler and the subtly restyled bumper give the car a nice squat stance and the stylized LED tail lamp cluster make the rear end look racy.
On the insides, sporty race bucket seats clad in black leather show that the Vista Concept S2 is serious business. The smaller diameter sporty steering wheel and shifter scream performance. The black themed interior is subtle but has the right elements to make it seriously sporty. The entire approach of the colour and trim treatment, both on the inside and outside, was to give it a race-bred version look.
With a turbo-charged 1.4L Tata petrol engine, the Indica Vista Concept S2 puts out a phenomenal 140ps @ 6000rpm and a healthy 188Nm of torque at 3500rpm (Beats the Aria in terms of Power to weight Ratio).
Mated to a 5-speed Fiat C510 manual gearbox with revised gear ratios, the S2 is certainly no slouch and it stops as fast as it goes, due to meaty disc brakes all around. This concept is an excellent handler – thanks to the quick & precise steering rack, the retuned and beefed up suspension and wide 205/40 R17 tyres shod on lightweight 17″ alloy wheels.