Tata Venture Review

By Chayanika   |  October 31, 2013

Overview

Tata Motors has launched the Tata Venture in the MPV section in Indian car market. Tata engineers have really worked hard for this vehicle and it shows. We have always seen MPVs have a drab and boring look but not in the case of Tata Venture. The vehicle has got a refreshing look with a European touch that adds a special aesthetic value to the car. The striking design and the plug in glass panel are surely something upbeat that will give a tough competition to other rivals. Tata Venture comes equipped with fuel efficient engine and is offered in three exclusive variants: LX, EX, and GX.


Powertrain & Performance

The Tata Venture is equipped with a 1405 cc, 4-cylinder, turbo diesel engine that is capable of producing a maximum power of 70 bhp @ 4500 rpm and maximum torque of 135 Nm @ 2500 rpm. The vehicle has been designed specifically to sustain on Indian terrains. The vehicle's powerful engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. With its new Venture, Tata has just hit the right chord. As certified by ARAI, the vehicle promises to deliver a striking mileage of 15.42 kmpl. Tata Venture LX is powered with mechanical steering while power steering offers excellent manoeuverability for the EX and GX variants. The vehicle has an independent strut type front suspension while three link suspensions with coil springs are present in the rear. The vehicle comes with vacuum assisted independent hydraulic brakes system.


Build & Styling

When it comes to styling, MUVs are always neglected as utility factor has always been the top priority. However, this does not hold true for Tata Venture. Certainly the car does not have the appeal of a luxury car, but definitely it can boast on its refreshing look that soothes the eyes. The vehicle's European look and feel definitely woos the heart of many car admirers. There are four side doors with a sleek crease that runs just below the windows. The front of the car has been done with great detailing. A huge front glass with a solid frame and a front grille at the lower end bearing the logo of Tata Motors, definitely adds aesthetic value to the van. However, the major selling point of Tata Venture is its ample interior space that can accommodate eight passengers. The interior has been designed carefully for optimal use of the space. Flexible luggage space and enough room for leg space reflect the main purpose of the vehicle - Bottom of Formto accommodate maximum number of passengers comfortably. The 3rd row seat is foldable to accommodate room for extra luggage. Seats are done in good quality fabrics so that passengers can have comfortable riding experience. The van is equipped with 3-spoke steering wheel, two glove boxes, provision for installing music system, and 12V electrical ports. Other features present in the car include roof lamp, digital clock and information system, retractable inner grab handles, HVAC with dual AC , front fog lamp, engine immobiliser, butterfly type 3-speed front wipers, keyless entry, rear wash, door open lights on feature, vanity mirror, tachometer and all forward seating, music system with four speakers, and front power windows.

Tata Venture is big on safety features. The thick A-pillar and crumple zones along with three-stage collapsible steering column ensure the safety of the driver and co-driver while seat belts and side impact beams secure safety of other passengers. The vehicle has also undergone through rigorous SMV SS American regulations for Roof Crush test and has passed with flying colors. The reverse guide systems, fog lamps, high steering position, high seating position, rear wash, wipe and demister further contribute to the safety feature of the car.

 

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Dual tone interiors & ample luggage space
    • Music system with CD/MP3 players
    • Internal remote adjustable mirror
    • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • Cons

    • BSIV not available