Saturday, January 26, 2013

♥ Tata Indica Vista D90 ~ Review ♥

I had this awesome opportunity to try the newly Launched Tata Indica Vista D90 recently. Am in the aftermath of the lovely experience still....
And today i would love to share my lovely experience with you all. Here's the overload of pics ~

Tata Indica Vista D90 in Spice Red

90PS Quadrajet Diesel Engine

Dual Tones Stylish Alloy Wheels

Chrome Hood Strip - Chrome Lining around Fog lamps - Chrome lining on Front Bumper

Dual Tone Interior Color Scheme

 Storage tray under co-driver seat

Glove Compartment (see i told you... place to store some makeup ^.^ )

Integrated Music System with Aux-in and USB Port


Body Colored Outer Rear View Mirror 

Steering Mounted Audio Controls

Exhilaration goes Sedan class in the new Vista D90. Powered by a 90PS Quadrajet Diesel Engine with VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger), double Overhead Camshafts and 16 valve Technology. Giving you a silky smooth drive as it zips through the city roads. Here are some features and benefits to look out for!

Tata Indica Vista D90 Product Features and Benefits ~

Feature ~ 90PS Quadrajet Diesel Engine VGT
Benefit ~ 0-100 in just about 15 seconds and top speed of 158 KMPH.  One can experience the improved throttle response at lower RPM because of VGT

Feature ~ Follow me home headlights
Benefit ~ Post switching the car off, the headlight remains on for a period of 30 secs which helps in navigating through the dark. This one is particularly useful when you have elder citizens or small kids around!!

Feature ~ Electric ORVM
Benefit ~ Now one can adjust the outer rear view mirror electrically via a knob near the 4 power windows. No need to the lower the window and adjust it. 
Feature ~ DIS
Benefit ~ Get instant mileage, average fuel consumption, distance to empty, ambient temperature and digital clock all in a small analogue screen

Feature ~ ABS
Benefit ~ Better control on the vehicle in tough road conditions where hard braking may be necessary. The vehicle would spin out of control because of locked up wheels on slippery roads without ABS.

Feature ~ Rear Demister
Benefit ~ Heater coil that removed the mist from the rear glass. Helpful when it is raining or fogging as it becomes imperative for a driver to keep an eye on the vehicles behind

Feature ~ Rear Intelligent Wiper
Benefit ~ When you want to park your car in rains, the wiper functions automatically while taking a reverse which aids in ease in parking

Feature ~ Integrated Music System with Aux-in and USB Port
Benefit ~ Pleasure of listening to the music via a CD, Auxiliary wire or a USB drive. One does not have to install a new music system since it comes embedded in Vista

Feature ~ Blue 5 - pairs upto 5 mobiles
Benefit ~ One can connect his mobile phone to the music system to make and receive calls, and at the sametime this connectivity can be utilized to stream music from your smart phone. Enables increased safety while driving

Feature ~ Steering Mounted Audio Controls
Benefit ~ Songs that are being played can be skipped or changed without accessing the Music system console providing you comfort while driving. The steering mounted audio controls work even when the car is switched off

Feature ~ NVH Dampener
Benefit ~ Dampens the Noise, Vibrations and Harshness in the car. the car becomes absolutely sound proof. Provided by German Manufacture 3M

Feature ~ 60:40 Flip Flop Rear Seat
Benefit ~ Increased storage capacity in the boot

Feature ~ Electric HVAC Controls
Benefit ~ HVAC here stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning which can be electrically operated. Makes you free of the mechanical knobs and hence gives you more comfort and longer life

Feature ~ Height Adjustable Driver Sear with Lumbar Support 
Benefit ~ The lumbar support is very helpful during long drives or if the passenger is already suffering from back pain. The height of the driver sear can be adjusted to the comfort of the passenger in 6 ways

Feature ~ Rear Legroom
Benefit ~ Increased seating comfort for the rear passenger (best in class as compared to any other car in the segment). Long trips can be made without legs getting cramped

Feature ~ Rear Seat Width
Benefit ~ 3 passengers can sit at the rear comfortably without getting cramped

Feature ~ Boot
Benefit ~ Increased storage capacity. The passenger can load the luggage in the boot very easily because of the lower boot in comparison to Swift

Feature ~ Infinity Contrast Roof
Benefit ~ Gives the premium and sporty feel to the car

Feature ~ Allow Wheels
Benefit ~ Dual Tones Stylish Alloy Wheels

Feature ~ Chrome Pack
Benefit ~ Complete chrome pack including front and rear fog lamp

Type ~ Power assisted Rack and Pinion - Hydraulic

Type ~ Vacuum Assisted Independent Dual Circuit, Diagonal Split, Hydraulic Brake
Front : Disc Brakes , Rear : Drum Brakes

Fuel Tank Capacity : 44 litres

No of Gears : 5 forward + 1 Reverse

Front : Independent, Lower Wishbone, Mc Pherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear : Semi Independent, Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Shock Absorber

Available Colors
  • Summer Sparkle
  • Cavern Grey
  • Spice Red
  • Porcelain White
  • Jet Silver
  • Ultra Violet
Comfort and Convenience
Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation (HVAC), electric HVAC controls, Power steering, Power windows, Height Adjustable Driver seat, Lumbar Support on Driver seat, Power outlets, Intelligent Rear wiper, Rear Windscreen defogger, Remote Release levers for Fuel Lid and tailgate, One shot power windowm- down movement driver side

Car Infotainment
2 DIN Music system with FM/MP3/CD Playback with Remote, USB Port, Auxiliary input; BLUE 5 - pairs upto 5 phones through Bluetooth, Phone book access, Audio Streaming, Audio controls on steering wheel, 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, Driver Information System (DIS) with Digital clock, Distance to empty, average and Instantaneous fuel consumption, ambient temperature

New Driver-aligned Dashboard, Dual Tone Interior Color Scheme, Seat Fabric, Storage Tray under co-driver seat, 60:40 Flip and 100% Fold rear seat, Cushioned Door pads with Fabric Inserts, Illuminating Ring around keyhole, Visiting Card holder, Pen holder and Coin box in Glove box, Light Intensity Adjustment for Instrument Cluster, Central Instrument Cluster,Front Cabin Light, Tachometer, Vanity Mirror on Co-driver Side Sunvisor, Storage/Magazine Pockets in Front/Rear Doors, Anti Glare Internal Rear View Mirror(IRVM), Adjustable Headrests for front seats

Stylish Triple Barrel Headlamps, Fog Lamps, Chrome Hood Strip, Chrome Lining around Fog lamps, Chrome lining on Front Bumper, Premium Chrome Weather Strip, Adjustable Outer Rear View Mirror in Body Color,  7 Speed Front Wipers, Body Colored Bumpers, Body Colored Rubrails with Chrome lining, Body Colored Door Handles with Chrome Lining, Full Wheel caps, Alloy Wheels, Styled Roof Mounted Antenna, Follow me home headlamps, Contrast Roof

Safety and Security
ABS (with EBD), Dual Front SRS Airbags, Front ELR Seatbelts, Child Safety lock on Rear Doors, Central Locking with Keyless Entry, High Mount Stop Lamp, Engine Immobiliser, Warning for Driver Door open with Key ON, Warning for Seatbelt not Fastened, Collapsible Steering

So thats in short the features and benefits from technical and a man's view point. And here's the opinion from a woman....

When driving a car the problem a woman driver first faces is the road view. This car has a seat adjustment for the driver which helps managing potholes, parking and cutting corners is a breeze. Am not particularly in good height, so driving bigger cars is always tricky. With seat adjustment i find myself so much at ease!!! And there is more here... Tilt Adjustment for Steering! Now isn't that cool???
Also the Lumbar Support on the Driver seat is such a good feature!! Many times after hard day at office, driving long distances in such a terrible traffic can take a toll. Worst part, back takes a toll manytimes and we often hear software Professionals complaining about stiff backs, tingling numbness in shoulders due to prolonged seating and constant use of laptops!! So while driving if little comfort is given and some support to that so-tired back is really welcome....

And I had the opportunity to try Tata Vista D90 in Spice Red. Its an amazing color with a contrasting roof top which makes it all the more appealing. Besides the performance and power, a woman wants something sexy and convenient to use. This car is particularly all that and more. As you have seen in above pics, there's a storage rack under the co-driver's seat. As a mom and woman this one thoughtful idea I so much appreciate. I have like number of possible things already on mind as what i need that rack for.... wet wipes, paper tissues, candies, sipper(water bottle for my kid) and few tiny toys he always wants to carry when we are on move!! All just within reach and doesn't show out as cluttered shopping bags that otherwise i need to carry around..

And the interiors are very stylish with the dual tone dashboard. It is designed to meet the needs of every customer with its convenient and multifunctional storage places. The glove compartment is particularly quite handy and useful. There a slot for papers and a separate one for pens and other stationery but the moment i saw it, i knew i can easily store my lipstick, mascara and couple of other makeup items too. So no more carrying those huge totes and bags to accommodate the things when am on long drive and need a re-do often.... esp lipbalm within reach is particularly handy!!
Also for someone like me who often gets hassled and forget about the fuel fill time and for someone who's seriously not up to mark to calculate how long the remaining fuel will run, there's a very convenient option which shows the 'distance to empty' option. Now when so much convenience is handy, why bother !! I totally love this feature....
And the option of connecting up to 5 Bluetooth devices to the music system is so very convenient. No more hassles of holding phone and worrying about things on road. And never to forget playing some latest songs from youtube as its connected via bluetooth!! 

And there are so many other technical things which probably going through their site you can get it, but subtle yet handy things from a Woman's perspective is what i wanted to share....
How much ever a particular thing is great, a human mind always can find faults. But for me i love this car for many reasons, particularly the thoughtful changes it has when compared to other similar cars. Might sound expensive to some, but then it all depends on what one is looking at!! Not just me my Dear H loved this car for the few so well thought out options which are so amazing like adjusting the height of the driver's seat for example!! ^.^

Overall i love this car!! Anyday I would love to switch to this one if given a chance ^.^

So this is my experience with Tata Vista D90. Have you test driven it yet??? If you are planning on a new car in premium hatchback this New year, i must suggest you to try this..... 
Its a hatchback but in sedan Class!! Like me you might just fall in love!! Compared to Swift, Ford Figo, i20, i found this to be a good deal....

Be sure to leave me your thoughts!! 

♥ Sangy

P.s ~ I was provided the car to test drive and feel the experience and express my opinion. Its unbiased and 100% honest as always!!

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