Images updated – 105 PS Tata Vista D90 Xtreme Concept showcased at BIC
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Apart form launching the Vista D90 at Buddh International Circuit today, Tata Motors also showcased Vista D90 Xtreme concept.
As you guessed it, the Tata Vista D90 Xtreme concept is a wanna be SUV. With a raised suspension and the so called rough road package, the Vista D90 Xtreme is quite similar in concept to the likes of Skoda Fabia Scout, VW Cross Polo, Hyundai HB20X and Honda Fit Twist.
The preview of the concept suggests that Tata Motors is studying the market for its production and it could be one of those few products which the company has promised to launch this year.
The car’s suspension is raised by 25mm and the rear suspension’s dampers are retuned. The D90 Xtreme concept has lots of exterior bits that justify its name. The front bumper has dramatic detailing with chin spoiler, hexagonal lower air dam and side air vents. The bonnet has vents too.
The profile of the car is characterized by flared wheel arches, 16″ alloy wheels and black side skirts. The rear of the car gets dual tone bumper and importantly, the spare wheel is mounted on the hatch door which is painted in black along with the roof. The color of choice for the concept is Gun metal Yellow.
The interior gets black leather seats with contrast yellow double stitching. The seats offer better lumbar and thigh supports. The gear knob and pedals get aluminum treatment while the door lever is finished in satin silver.
Though it is called as the D90 Xtreme, the concept employs a 105 PS version of the engine which is equipped with what Tata calls as the Power Boost Module. However, no further explanation regarding the technology was made.
Tata Motors could launch the production version of the Tata Vista D90 Xtreme sometime this year. Fiat is also likely do something similar with their B Segment SUV and on the premium end of the spectrum, we have the Volvo V40 Cross Country entering India.
A raised hatchback with off road package or a compact crossover SUV, which one is your choice?