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28 January 2013

Tata's 90bhp Vista Quadrajet arrives

Improved quality, more equipment and a 90bhp diesel engine now available on the Vista

Ashish Masih
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Tata Motors seems to be taking its quest for improved product quality very seriously. The all-new Vista 90bhp, called the 'Vista D90', gets plenty of features along with visibly upgraded interiors. The car will be sold alongside the regular 75bhp Vista diesel. The single biggest change in the interior is the fact that the gauges are moved back to their traditional position - right behind the steering wheel, rather than in the middle of the dashboard. The top-end version also gets automatic climate control, touchscreen multimedia interface as well as a contrast roof along with ABS with EBD.

Tata Motors is pushing this car as a sportier version of the Vista. The 1.3-litre engine is the same as the regular Quadrajet Vista save for the addition of the variable geometry turbo (VGT) which bumps up power from 75bhp to 90bhp. Fiat uses the same unit in the Punto 90bhp, but it isn't the sales hit they had wished for.

The prices for the Vista D90 start at Rs 5.99 lakh for the VX, while the fully loaded ZX+ version will retail at Rs 6.83 lakh. Spec-to-spec, these prices are comparable to the Swift VDi (Rs 5.99 lakh) and ZDi (Rs 6.88 lakh) versions (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The Vista though plays the value card much better with 90bhp versus the Swift’s 75bhp as well as the extra cabin space. But will the arrival of the new version translate into greater sales for Tata Motors? Have your say, TopGear.commers.

Read our full review of the Tata Vista D90 here

Tags: tata, indica vista, vista, d90, vista d90

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