Tata Vista D90

This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Editorial Test Drive Review of Tata Vista D90

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Vista D90 emblem on the rear of Tata Vista D90

Tata Motors is now getting more aggressive than ever and that is a great sign. Just after the launches of the Manza Club Class and the Safari Storme, it is time for the Vista hatch to get a dose of more power. Just like the 90hp Fiat Punto hatchback, the Vista now gets the 88bhp 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel motor which makes it one of the fastest in its class and a real hot hatch. It has Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) technology the D90′s engine uses VGT technology. The D90 engine is mated to a Euro-tech 2 gearbox and does 0-100 kmph in 15.5 seconds and a top speed of 158 KMPH. The engine that resides under the hood may be the same block that Fiat dropped in the Punto, but this Quadrajet90 variant pumps out 200Nm of peak torque all the way from 1750- 3000 rpm. This does come handy when driving in traffic. In fact, the in 4th gear and 50 km/hr the engine barely revs past 2000 rpm. The awesome torque may be the highlight of the new Vista D90 however, power figures are equally impressive. 90PS of maximum performance is achieved at 4000 rpm and with 200 torques pulling on the hatchback, D90 catapults quite cleanly.

The suspension on the car has been tweaked to handle the extra power. There is still a fair bit of body roll but even on F1 race track the car felt rather composed. You do feel the ABS kick-in when you brake as it tugs the steering wheel a bit. The steering is decently weighted and precise for a car this size. The 5-speed gearbox is smooth but with long throws. Tata has made the Vista more sporty and there is a new front bumper, side skirts and a roof spoiler. You also get some wicked new colour options. Also to mark out the Quadrajet 90, all of them will come painted with a black painted roof. We must say all these changes have made the design more aggressive now and one look will mean you are driving the sportiest version of the Vista. On the inside the changes are more apparent especially when you sit in the drivers seat. The big change is the moving of the instrument cluster from the centre to the driver side. There is also a driver information system which gives you a lot of info.

A small digital screen provides an instant update on mileage, average fuel consumption, distance-to-empty, ambient temperature and a digital clock. There is a touchscreen multimedia system which offers GPS navigation features like adjustable day & night mode, saved destination database, voice instruction guidance and optimal route mode. It comes with a multi-media DVD player and Blue5 technology (pair upto 5 mobile phones through Bluetooth connectivity). Also along with the performance on offer you get a fuel economy of 21.12 KMPL. Tata Vista D90 is available in five colours – Ultra Violet (new), Porcelain White, Spice Red, Cavern Grey and Jet Silver — and 2 trim levels – D90 VX and D90 ZX+. Despite all the features and performance Tata Motors have kept the price competitive and have priced it at Rs 5.99 lakh (VX) and Rs 6.83 lakhs (ZX+) ex-showroom Delhi. These prices if compared with the 90hp Fiat Punto come as Rs 1 lakh cheaper! With all this the Vista is now a hot hatch but also an affordable one. For a detailed analysis read below...

Tata Vista D90 Interiors

On the inside the changes are more apparent especially when you sit in the drivers seat. The big change is the moving of the instrument cluster from the centre to the driver side. There is also a driver information system which gives you a lot of info. A small digital screen provides an instant update on mileage, average fuel consumption, distance-to-empty, ambient temperature and a digital clock. There is a touchscreen multimedia system which offers GPS navigation features like adjustable day & night mode, saved destination database, voice instruction guidance and optimal route mode. It comes with a multi-media DVD player and Blue5 technology (pair upto 5 mobile phones through Bluetooth connectivity). Other goodies include fully automatic climate control, 2-way adjustable 4-spoke steering wheel, 6-way height adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, intelligent rear wiper, electrically adjusted ORVMs, all 4 power windows, rear charging point and follow-me- home headlamps.

What we like
New features add value plus has space.
What we don't like
Design could be better.

Tata Vista D90 Exteriors

Tata has made the Vista more sporty and there is a new front bumper, side skirts and a roof spoiler. You also get some wicked new colour options. Also to mark out the Quadrajet 90, all of them will come painted with a black painted roof. We must say all these changes have made the design more aggressive now and one look will mean you are driving the sportiest version of the Vista.

What we like
Looks spoty with all the tweaks.
What we don't like
Front bumper looks overdone.

Tata Vista D90 Engine & Performance

This engine while doing duty in the 90hp Punto also is put in the Manza sedan. Powered by the Quadrajet diesel engine, with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) technology the D90′s engine uses VGT technology. The D90 engine is mated to a Euro-tech 2 gearbox and does 0-100 kmph in 15.5 seconds and a top speed of 158 KMPH. The engine that resides under the hood may be the same block that Fiat dropped in the Punto, but this Quadrajet90 variant pumps out 200Nm of peak torque all the way from 1750- 3000 rpm. This does come handy when driving in traffic. In fact, the in 4th gear and 50 km/hr the engine barely revs past 2000 rpm. The awesome torque may be the highlight of the new Vista D90 however, power figures are equally impressive. 90PS of maximum performance is achieved at 4000 rpm and with 200 torques pulling on the hatchback, D90 catapults quite cleanly.

What we like
Engine offers strong performance.
What we don't like
There is small turbo lag.

Tata Vista D90 Mileage and Running Costs

Tata Vista D90 Diesel Mileage 21.12 kmpl

Also along with the performance on offer you get a fuel economy of 21.12 KMPL which is just excellent from a hot hatch.

Tata Vista D90 Mileage View full detail

Tata Vista D90 Diesel Variants
Tata Vista D90 VX 21.12 kmpl
Tata Vista D90 ZX+ 21.12 kmpl

Tata Vista D90 Handling Braking & Safety

The suspension on the car has been tweaked to handle the extra power. There is still a fair bit of body roll but even on F1 race track the car felt rather composed. You do feel the ABS kick-in when you brake as it tugs the steering wheel a bit. The steering is decently weighted and precise for a car this size. The 5-speed gearbox is smooth but with long throws.

When it comes to safety there are dual front SRS airbags, crumple zones, side intrusion beams, engine immobilizer, central locking and keyless entry ensure complete safety. The car comes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) technology, as a standard fitment, ensuring better stability and steerability under all braking conditions.

What we like
Improved handling.
What we don't like
Still has body roll.

Tata Vista D90 Comfort & Suspension

The new Vista D90 despite the sportiness rides very well and absorbs bumps very well.

What we like
Rides very well.
What we don't like
Refinement could be better.

Tata Vista D90 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3795 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1550 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm

Engine

Torque 200 Nm @1750-3000rpm
Displacement 1368 cc
Power 90PS@6000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 175/70 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Tata Vista D90 Features

Tata Vista D90 VX ZX+
ABS ----
Airbags ----
Power Steering ----
Power Windows ----
Audio System ----
Alloy Wheels ----

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Tata Vista D90 Colors

  • Spice Red
  • Procelain White
  • Jet Silver
  • Cavern grey
  • Ultra Violet

Tata Vista D90 Price

Tata Vista D90 Price in New Delhi

Rs 6.09 L - 6.83 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Tata Vista D90 ranges from Rs 6.09 Lakh to Rs 6.83 Lakh. Tata Vista D90 is available in 2 variants. To find the on road price of Tata Vista D90 you need to click on the check on road price.

Tata Vista D90 has 2 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Tata Vista D90 VX which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 6.09 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Tata Vista D90 ZX+ which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.83 Lakh .

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Tata Indica Vista D90 Vx Review
Posted on Sep,09,25 8:30 PM

Pros Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,No black roof for colors other than red

After spending most of time on reading reviews, blogs, feedbacks I finally bought Indica Vista D90 VX(White Colors) . I did lots of comparisons with its rivals (Swift VDI, PUNTO, PULSE, MICRA, ETIOS) before buying it. Finally I made a decision to go for it. I was surprised by the power it delivers, its spacious & quality interiors, ABS. I never felt vibrations(like swift and punto) and never faced down gear at low speeds. Riding quality is better than its old version. Even at a speed of 130 KMPH, no vibrations from the body. Finally I am completely happy with my vista D90.

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