Vista Quadrajet 90 VX Review
One of the oldest passenger car makers in the Indian automobile market are the highly reputed Tata Motor Group, which also has a share in few international car brands as well. The company has a fearsome fleet of cars existent in the country. Their much admired fleet of automobiles includes some of the most fearsome SUVs, charming sedans and compact yet spacious wonderful hatchbacks as well. All their vehicles are doing pretty well in the Indian car market, since the time they were introduced in the country. One such impressive hatchback is the Tata Vista model lineup, which was first launched in year 2008 and has been one of their top selling hatchbacks. The Tata series of hatchbacks have been known for their powerful and fuel efficient petrol as well as diesel engine options along with outstanding exteriors and sumptuous interiors as well. These hatchbacks have impressive features and can comfortably accommodate five passengers in them. One such incredible hatchback variant is the Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX , which has been integrated with some extra new convenience features. There have been some attractive changes to the interiors of this new Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX as well, which will undoubtedly tempt the customers into buying it. This impressive hatchback already has some of the most interesting comfort features integrated in it. The list includes a proficient HVAC, a hydraulic power steering that can be tilt adjusted in accordance with the driver's need, lumbar support on front seats, fixed height adjustable driver's Seat, flip and fold rear seat, light intensity adjustment for instrument cluster, remote release levers for the fuel lid, the tailgate and also the front bonnet, front and rear power windows and many more such features. This Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX has been fitted with a Bharat Stage–IV compliant diesel drive train, which has the capacity to displace 1193cc and is attuned to generate a more superior 88.2bhp. This power train is renowned to be highly fuel efficient and one of the most performance packed mill in its segment. The interiors of this hatchback has also been done up very tastefully and some new features have also been included, which will certainly amaze the buyers. Apart from the convenience features, the company has also integrated some fundamental safety features as well in this hatchback. These include an advanced central locking system with a remote controlled key less entry and the highly developed engine immobilizer along with child safety locks on rear doors, the acclaimed ABS with EBD, the driver and front co-passenger get ELR (emergency locking retractor) seat belts and several other such significant aspects as well.
The exteriors of Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX are done up flamboyantly and have a lot of remarkable features as well. The front fascia of this hatchback has a lot of chrome treament with lining on the front bumper around the fog lamps and it also has a chrome hood strip. The radiator grille has horizontal slats and also a prominent logo of the company, which has been embedded in the center. This grille is flanked with a large head light cluster, which has been equipped with multi chamber stylish lamps. The body colored front bumper has a wide air dam in the center along with a pair of bright fog lamps, which further enhance the visibility of the driver. The front wind screen is made up of tough laminated glass and have been fitted with a couple of seven speed intermittent wipers, which are very proficient. The side profile has body colored pull type door handles and external rear view mirrors that can be electrically adjustable. This hatchback also has a premium chrome weather strip and body colored rub rails with chrome lining, which adds to the gracefulness of this Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX. The wheel arches have been fitted with a set of robust steel wheels of 14 inches, which have been covered with full wheel covers. These robust rims have been equipped with radial tubeless tyres of size 175/65 R14, which have a strong grip on any terrain. The rear end has a large wind screen and a brilliant tail lamp cluster along with the regular badging of the company. The top gets a styled roof mounted antenna for better reception of the integrated Radio FM . The company is offering this Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX hatchback in quite a few vibrant and refreshing exterior paint options. The list includes a brilliant looking Summer Sparkle metallic finish, a graceful Cavern Grey finish option, a glitzy Spice Red metallic paint finish, a sparkling Porcelain White option along with a dapper looking Jet Silver finish option and also a vivacious Ultra Violet metallic paint option.
The overall dimensions of this Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX hatchback are quite roomy and can accommodate five passengers with ease. The total legth of this amazing hatchback is 3795mm along with a total width of 1695mm, which also includes the external rear view mirrors. The overall height of this hatchback is 1550mm, while it has a wheelbase 2470mm, which is quite liberal and offers ample leg room along with apt shoulder and head space as well. This Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX hatchback has a minimum ground clearance of 165mm and it also has a spacious boot space of 232 litres as well to store luggage. This hatchback also has a centrally mounted fuel tank, which can store 37 litres of diesel in it.
The company has done up the interiors of this hatchback with gracefulness and have added some incredible comfort features as well. The seating arrangement is very comfortable and has been covered with premium quality fabric. The overall interior scheme is a dual tone Ebony Black and Sahara Beige, which is making the insides look refined and exclusive. The head rests of both the front seats are adjustable, while the rear seats have integrated head rests. There is a storage tray under the co-passenger seat to keep a few things handy. The rear seat can be flip folded to bring in more luggage, whereas all the doors are cushioned and also have fabric inserts, which give the interiors a regal look. The there is an illuminating ring around the keyhole, a visiting card folder, a pen holder and also a coin box in the large glove box. The brilliant instrument cluster has an option for adjusting the light in it according to the requirement of the driver. This Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX hatchback also has a tachometer, a central instrument cluster, a front cabin light, a vanity mirror on the co- passenger side sunvisor and also a day and night internal rear view mirror. The Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX also has some storage spaces like magazine pockets in front and rear doors, cup and bottle holders along with other such practical aspects. The additional aspects that are integrated in this trim are a intelligent driver’s information system that will display varied vital information such as the fuel consumption of the car, a digital clock, a distance to empty notification and also the ambient temperature.
Engine and Performance:
This Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX has been fitted with a refined 1.3-litre diesel mill that has been incorporated with four cylinders . This power packed diesel mill displaces close to 1248cc and boasts common rail fuel supply system , which will ensure better fuel efficiency and mileage. This performance packed SDE (small diesel engine) has a has been now attuned to deliver a thrilling peak power yield of 88.2bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a maximum torque output of 190nm at 1750 – 3000rpm, which is quite impressive. This refined diesel motor is skillfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear bo x with proficient and smoother gear shifts.
Braking and Handling:
The company has equipped this Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX hatchback with an excellent suspension system along with a efficient braking mechanism. The front axle of this diesel hatchback has been given an independent, lower wishbone, McPherson Strut type of a mechanism along with a coil spring. While the rear axle has been bestowed with a semi independent, twist beam type of a mechanism with a coil Spring and also a shock absorber as well. On the other hand, the braking system of this hatchback is a vacuum assisted independent dual circuit with a diagonal split type of a hydraulic braking mechanism. The front wheels have been equipped with disc brakes , while the rear wheels of this hatchback have been integrated with solid drum brakes.
The list includes an advanced central locking system with a remote controlled key less entry and the highly developed engine immobilizer along with child safety locks on rear doors, the acclaimed anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system, the driver and front co-passenger get ELR (emergency locking retractor) seat belts, a notification lamp for the driver door open and also a warning for the seat belt not fastened in the instrument cluster, a collapsible steering that is a power assisted rack and pinion hydraulic wheel and several other such significant aspects as well.
The Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX has been equipped with a commanding air conditioner with heater, a hydraulic power steering that can be tilt adjusted according to the driver's need, lumbar support on front seats, fixed height adjustable driver's Seat, flip and fold rear seat, light intensity adjustment for instrument cluster, remote release levers for the fuel lid, the tailgate and also the front bonnet, front and rear power windows along with express down feature for the driver’s side window, follow me headlamps, a music system with a CD palyer, Radio FM and other input options like USB interface, Aux-in port along with speakers and a remote control as well. All these and many more such impressive features will certainly make this latest entrant, one of the best selling hatchbacks in its segment.
Pros : Neatly done up exteriors, spacious interiors, a powerful engine with good pick up.
Cons : Engine noise and harshness can be reduced, a few more features can be added.