On the Tata Vista Ini with its 75ps 1.4L SAFIRE petrol burner, we discover that the engine from FIAT delivers rich torque at the low end (as expected on an 8-valve SOHC) but stands following the Rule of Twos, to address the wide ratio gap between first and second gears:  get past the 20km/h and 2000rpm threshold for that up-shift into 2nd gear and you’ll be off to a smart, conventional climb to cruising speed.

For the how and why, see our full write-up.

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