A Brief revue after 1200+KMS.
I couldn’t comment much in my previous post. Because I wanted to understand my simba a king of lion. Deeply before I give out any statement.
Lets start with the pros.
The body reminded me my old daewoo cielo.
Its strong, tuff, and smooth.
The body waxing is at to be done. in order to keep my simba shining.
According to the users manual. The car has various sensors fitted behind the front and rear bumpers.
Which stops me to install bull bars.
The 17inch alloys looks stunning. And I don’t want to comment much on the tires. Because they are from Bridgestone!
It has got 200mm ground clearance which gives me super confidents to keep me jumping on the roads.
Despite of its high ground clearance. it is really very easy to get into the car.
However after installing footsteps the ground clearance has bean slightly compromised.
The plastic quality is worth appreciating. I never felt that I bought a tata car.
The center console looks premium. I got enough cup holders to run a mobile bar. Lol
The roof looks different from any other cars. The storage compartments on the roof gets the feeling of an aircraft.
An chiller is provided to keep drinks, ice cream, and chocolates’ cooler!
But then. it is just chiller not a freezer. There is an AC vent provided in the chiller compartment which can be controlled by a knob.
All the 4 doors has a bottle holders which can hold 2 litre bottles easily.
The doors even got space to keep books and other things like disks and magazines.
Coming to the seats. They are not seats they are as good as sofas.
The front seats has adjustable lumbar support. And the drivers seat has got hydraulic hight adjustment.
The armrest are very well mounted.
Middle bench has good under tie support. And decent amount of legroom.
Well. I even have pushback option.
The middle bench armrest is broad but short in lenth.
I was surprised to see the cup holders under the armrest when my wife tried to break it.
Lets talk about my seat now. In most of our family trips I prefer last row.
It is not as comfortable as innova and xylo. But a 5ft 8inch 88kg man can sit with out much difficulty.
Anyways am on diet now. Lol
There is no pushback or a armrest for the last row.
3. Air conditioner.
Tata claims dual air conditioner. but there is no separate temperature adjustments for the rear AC.
It is fully automatic air conditioning system. The cooling is fantastic!
There are good number of rear AC vents. 1 between front seats, 1 on each pillars, and 1 on each last row pillars.
The rear AC fan speed can be controlled.
Am happy with the performance of rain sensing wipers and dark sensing lights. A very helpful feature.
attractive roof lights and reading lights.
They come on when ever I unlock or lock the car. and they gradually go off!
the remote has a good option. 1 press of a unlock button just unlocks the drivers door, fuel lid, and the hatch.
The second press of the same button will unlock all the doors.
A press of a follow me home button on the remote will light up the headlights and all the cabin lights. Which stays on for 30seconds.
The TFT display is to show up reverse camera, navigation, Bluetooth, audio system, and date time.
I got Delphi grundig audio system with the car.
Which has navigation built in.
I don’t think the Bluetooth is part of it because it is stil working with out the audio system. However no audio. only Bluetooth events are displayed on TFT.
More on that in my ICE section.
The car is fixed with 6speakers. 2 tweeters on the front pillars.
And 6” speakers on all doors.
The sound quality is good. But not to my taste.
So I changed the setup. More on that in my ICE section.
Front windows are one tuch controls. I don’t know what to call it technically.
A press of a button will get the window down completely.
steering wheel controls are well designed. I have Bluetooth controls, audio controls, and cruse controls on the wheel.
3 numbers of 12V sockets are provided. 1 in each row for ease of use.
6 airbags, disk breaks for all 4 wheels, ABS
, ESP, and TCS are a bundled in a bouquet.
Intelligent key the book says the car will cutoff power and fuel incase rong key is used to start the engine. AKA immobilizer.
Decent amount of space to keep 3bags.
Now I can hardly put my hand. It is full of speakers!
The hatch has a option to install a 8inch sub. but I dint use it I want big boxes for big bass.
One of the best suspension I ever experienced. in a car so far. Note It is just my personal opinion.
It swallows’ most of the bumps on the road.
The 2.2l 140BHP engine mite be a camel rite in the town. but a angry horse! on the highway.
My brother who drives a land cruiser. Says he gets the similar feeling when he drives this car.
I can not comment any thing on the mileage at this time. So far it is not focused.
Now let me calmdown my trumpets.
Here are few downsides of my simba.
1. No hill hold and descend control.
2. Noisy engine.
3. No touch screen.
4. No 3d navigation.
5. Not a world standed. Cant get anything for this car. like wireing harness, faceia, canbus interface, not even wireing color codes.
6. turbo lag in second and third gear.
7. Most important. tata brand image and very very poor service support.
Apart from mentioned downsides. It is an wonderful crossover.
I am in deep love with my simba. If it continues! my wife will kick me out of my home for sure.
Photos coming shortly.