Honestly speaking am not really a car freak. Yes I love to drive but I am not that good with all the technical specifications. But thanks to BlogAdda’s review initiative and Tata Motors, my New Year started with a bang. After a couple of discussions over email I was sent across their latest offering Indica Vista D90 ZX for a period of three days. So is it good? Let’s check it out.
The Vista D90 ZX is more than just a simple upgrade of the earlier version. Other than the body shape and size, most of everything has changed. So let’s check out the technical specifications first.
The 1.3 L multi diesel engine produces 90 bhp of power with a torque of 200 Nm. The ride is smooth and perfect without too many vibrations people associate with diesel cars. To bring things into perspective, this engine powers the Tata Manza club class sedan as well. Now that’s what brings a sedan like feel in a hatchback. The tank takes 44 L of diesel.
The interiors seem to have been refurbished quite well and are generally beige with a black leather finish running along the dashboard. The dimensions are almost similar as the earlier one. But the refurbishing job has made the car a good deal more spacious. The control and information systems are packed up quite well. The exteriors seem to have been modified. The model I got was red having a black trim.
The driver information system gives a wide variety of information like current and average fuel usage, outside temperature and computerized distance, follow me headlamps, one-touch-down front (driver) side window and full blackened roof at the top. The best part of this is the mileage / fuel consumption. This is a live indicator of how good you are doing. The reading changes as one shifts gears and pumps in more fuel or the exact opposite. In the city traffic, it gives around 17-20 kmpl while on the highways its quite a cool 25 kmpl.
The audio system along with giving the best features of standard luxury cars allows to pair around five mobile devices with Bluetooth. The setup is quite easy and the streaming is smooth. All the controls are available on the wheel itself.
The biggest problem I see is the price. At 6.45 lacs (Ex Showroom Delhi), I feel its a touch too overpriced. Even the gear shift at higher speeds is not that smooth. There’s some kind of noise created.
But nonetheless, quite a lovely drive with more power and more features. Go for a test drive today.
This review was written as part of BlogAdda’s Sponsored Review programme.
Disclaimer: Though this is a sponsored review, the post reflects my own views.