Later this month, Tata Motors Limited will reveal the 2013 Tata Indica Vista D90 hatchback. While the official website of the car does carry the pricing of the D90 variant, images of the car are yet to be released and so is the feature list. Team ICB’s roving eye in the sky, EarthFusion, has swooped down on the 2013 Indica Vista D90 model, caught testing outside the Tata Motors plant at Pimpri, off Pune. From the spyshots, we now have a better picture on what to expect from the new variant of the Indica Vista, the most powerful model yet in the hatchback range.
The 2013 Indica Vista D90 will get a different paint job that consists of a a contrast paint scheme for the roof, the front air dam and the wing mirrors. The car also gets a new alloy wheel design to go with the facelifted bits. The car also gets a sticker job on the flanks, further serving to differentiate the new, more powerful variant from the rest of the Indica Vista line up. On the inside, the Indica Vista D90 gets a new dashboard that is borrowed from the Manza sedan. This also means that the instrumentation console will now be in front of the driver, a welcome change from the centrally placed instrumentation console.
The bigger story around the Indica Vista D90 is what lurks under the hood. The Vista now gets a more powerful version of the 1.3 Liter turbo diesel engine. Tata Motors has transplanted the variable geometry turbocharger equipped 1.3 Liter diesel engine from the Manza sedan. This engine produces 90 Bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission as standard. With the new turbo diesel engine’s additional power and torque, the Indica Vista D90 is expected to be a much faster car.
Also, the top end model of the Vista D90 gets follow me home headlamps, one touch driver side power window and a comprehensive driver information system beamed out from the instrumentation console. The Vista D90 will be available in two variants, VX and ZX. The VX variant is priced at INR 5,74 lakhs while the ZX variant costs INR 6.40 lakhs, both prices reflecting ex-showroom Delhi figures. These prices make the Vista D90 terrific value for money, especially considering the more powerful engine and the extra features that this car brings to the table.