Tata Motors has taken the game up a notch for its Vista hatchback by launching the Vista Quadrajet 90. Armed with Fiat’s 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine that has been tuned to churn out 89PS of power, the Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 goes head to head against the Fiat Punto 90HP. The engine also does duty in the Tata Manza sedan, generating an equivalent 90PS of power under the sedan’s hood.
Like the Punto 90HP edition, the Vista Quadrajet 90 too comes in two variants – VX, and ZX trim levels. The VX comes loaded with power windows, a stereo, front and rear fog lamps, rear wash wipe and defogger, ABS and EBD while the top-of-the-line ZX variant adds dual airbags at the front and alloy wheels to the list.
Where the Vista Quadrajet 90 trumps the Punto is on the price front. While the Fiat Grande Punto Absolute Emotion 90HP and Grande Punto Absolute Sport 90HP retail at Rs. 7.45 lakh and 7.59 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) respectively, the Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 VX and ZX are priced at Rs. 6.03 lakh and Rs. 6.63 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) respectively.
The Tata Vista Quadrajet 90 can be distinguished from the regular models of the Vista by its black roof, and on the inside, the interiors are similar to that of the Manza’s with the instrument binnacle now located behind the steering wheel.
The Tata Vista is now available with a choice of four engines, two petrol and two diesel, prices range from Rs. 4.14 lakh to Rs. 6.63 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).