Tata Indica Vista 90 Review
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Tata Indica Vista 90 Test Drive and Review
Introduction Indian customers particularly auto enthusiast have been wanting of performance cars for a longer time. Slowly the transition seems to happen and manufacturers have started rolling out performance variants of mass market customers. Recently Volkswagen launched Polo 1.6L, Fiat rolled punto 90bhp and Linea T-jet. Yet, most are pricey and unaffordable. Tata will soon join the fray with the launch of Indica Vista 90. When Tata launched the Indica Vista in 2008, everyone set the eyes on quadrajet (diesel engine).Traditionally too Tata cars are centered around diesel models. The saffire engine producing 65bhp was found inadequate for the massive indica vista. Tata eyes to change the perception and offer an affordable performance hatch - Indica Vista 90. Can Tata make the cut? Let's check out the Tata Indica Vista 90 test drive and review.
Styling and Engineering On the exteriors, there is not much difference between Indica vista 90 and regular Vista. You could boast your Vista 90 only with the new alloy wheels (8-spoke) and the saffire 90 badge at the rear. However, the interiors are now dual tone - vanilla beige and ebony black. Build quality is improved a bit. Plastics doesn't peel off and there was no squealing
Engine The saffire 90 as the name denotes, its a tuned-up version of Saffire 60. The saffire engine under the hood of the Indica Vista 90 generates 90PS of peak power at 6000rpm and a peak torque of 116Nm at 4750rpm. The twin cam variable valve timing flatter torque curve claims to optimum performance on all speeds. Tata claims 0 to 60kmph in just 5.4 seconds. With the power ratings and performance figure, Tata claims Indica Vista 90 as the most powerfule petrol hatch in its class.
Performance We drove the Vista saffire 60 and Saffire 90 to feel the difference. We could feel the change of character instantly. Vista 90 is much powerful and seems to be the best mate for Indica. The stronger mid range of the motor and smoother gear shift makes the vista 90 a powerful highway rider. We managed to hit a maximum speed of 165kmph. The stronger point is Vista gets you to 100kmph very quickly. However the bottom end is still weak. Though driveable in the city, Vista 90 lacks the electric appeal
Ride and Handling Vista is purely a family car. Before plonking the powerful engine, the tuning of suspension was inevitable. Tata engineers have worked on the suspension for better handling. However the ride is still on the softer side which means you don't expect punto/polo handling dynamics. Over 120kmph, the ride turns bumpy though in controllable limitFeatures No addition of new features specifically for the Vista 90. Indica Vista 90 comes with 2 Din music system, tilt adjustable steering wheel, height adjustable driver seat, ABS, Airbags, 60:40 foldable seats and remote keyless entry.
Variants and Colours:
Indica Vista Saffire 90 will be available in four variants - terra, aqua, Aura (with ABS) and Aura+. With the launch of Indica Vista 90, Tata introduces new colours - sporty red and brilliant blue. Verdict
The launch of array of models in last two years have completely changed the hatchback segment. Vista 65bhp has little relevance in current market. Indica Vista 90 is the perfect move by Tata Motors to attract petrol heads to Indica fold. Vista 90PS gives the required grunt to scorch the roads. Tata hasn't thrown much features into the Vista 90 which tells us that Vista 90 would be affordable, unlike the other performance hatches. Indica Vista 90PS may not make loyal fans say any performance cars like Octavia RS would have but sure to make potential swift buyers to test drive it.
* Tata Indica Vista 90 review and Indica Vista 90 test drive report listed here are done by experts. However vicky.in advises users to check the Tata Indica Vista 90 variants personally and decide as per their liking. Mileage figures quoted in the Tata Indica Vista 90 review are test data and mileage in actual conditions may vary. We test drive Tata Indica Vista 90 car provided by Tata.
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