The D90 comes with an 88.7 bhp version of the MultiJet engine, the same one that's found under the hood of the Fiat Punto 90, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and SX4, and the Manza, too.
What I'm really wondering though is, what took them so long?
The engine was already there, all developed, and so was the car! So, it shouldn't have taken them this long to put them both together, right?
Well, the launch held last week was more a soft launch, as the car was already on sale in a few select cities.
Take a look at the spec sheet and you'll notice that the engine makes its 88.7 bhp of peak power and 20.4 kg of torque at exactly the same rpm as the lower powered version, so what this means for you is that despite coming with a higher power output, the car is just as much, if not more driveable than the lower powered variant.
In city conditions, the variable geometry turbocharger kicks in with minimal lag and in a wave of torque, you're off.
Low speeds and high gears aren't at all a problem for the D90. Even as the speeds increase, the flat torque peak that the VGT (variable geometry turbine) offers means that you've always got a fairly constant stream of torque to keep you moving.