Tata Zest Review
Tata Zest is an upcoming low cost sedan in India from Tata. It may launch in this August 2014 and expected to be priced around Rs. 4 to 7 lakhs. The car first showcased on the Delhi auto expo and it is the CS version of the Bolt hatchback. The engine, exterior and interior remain almost same the Bolt hatch, but offers decent boot space and options.
Updated on 12/8/2014
The much awaited Tata Zest is launched in India, today and the Prices Start at Rs. 4.64 Lakh. The Zest is the much anticipated sub compact sedan based on the Tata Motors’ ‘DesignNext, DriveNext, ConnectNext’ philosophy. Various design studios of Tata at Pune, Conventry (UK) and Turin (Italy) made the design of Zest car. It competes with the Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent.
Available color Options
- Buzz Blue
- Pristine White
- Platinum Silver
- Sky Grey
- Venetion Red
- Dune Beige
What is special in Tata Zest ?
A sedan for the price of hatchback is a good thing and it is embedded with special features, which really worth money you pay. The Tata Zest sedan is equipped with New 5-inch infotainment system. It gets the special attraction as it is Harman/Kardon designed infotainment and audio acoustics system. The dash integrated with MapmyIndia, which has has designed the next-gen navigation & location based services.
Tata Zest packed with Drive by wire technology and it ensures better engine response. You can feel the Improved suspension coupled with a zero pivot subframe. This cheap sedan gets excellent safety features like ABS. You have a single variant in diesel engine option packed with Automated Manual Transmission for more driving pleasure.
Exterior – Looks and Dimensions
Tata Zest on external look and appeal offers good impression. It gets a new Tata signature grille with the new ‘Humanity Line’. The car offers projector head-lamps with chrome accents, stylsih LED lamps at the rear. There is also a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels.
It measures 3995mm Overall Length, 1695 Overall Width, 1570mm Overall Height. It also comes with 2470mm Wheelbase, 1450mm front track, 1440mm Rear Track, 44ltrs fuel tank and 1106 kg kerb weight. R16 are the other feature of Tata Zest sedan.
Engine, Gears and Performance
Tata Zest powered by petrol and diesel engine options. 1.2-litre MPFi turbocharged Revotron petrol engine power the car in petrol models. In diesel variants the Zest gets a 1.3-litre multijet diesel units. The engine can churns out good power and torque based on variant option. Engine mated with 5 – Speed MT gears transmission. You can also choose one AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) powered diesel variant too.
Engine Description: The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gears and offers 89bhp, 140Nm power and torque respectively. The second engine option is the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel with a 5-speed manual transmission. It can churns out 74bhp, 190Nm power and torque respectively.
The third engine option is the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel with a 5-speed manual transmission – makes 89bhp, 200Nm. The last automated manual option packed engine is the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel with an automated manual transmission (AMT) can offer 89bhp, 200Nm on ride.
Tata Zest sedan offers good mileage on ride. From those petrol models, you can expect 17.6Km/l mileage and those diesel variants gives you 23Km/l mileage.
Brakes and Suspension
Safety, security and comfort of passenger and rider is well ensured in Tata Zest sedan. It is packed with Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar front suspension and Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring rear suspension. Brakes used are disc brakes in front and drum brakes at rear. Tata also plans to launch the Tata Bolt Hatch in upcoming months.
Interior – Safety and Comfort
Tata Zest Price in India: Ex-Showroom, Delhi
Tata Zest XE – Rs. 4.64 Lakh
Tata Zest XM – Rs. 5.25 Lakh
Tata Zest XMS – Rs. 5.43 Lakh
Tata Zest XT – Rs. 5.99 Lakh
Tata Zest XE – Rs. 5.64 Lakh
Tata Zest XM – Rs. 6.27 Lakh
Tata Zest XMS – Rs. 6.45 Lakh
Tata Zest XMA – Rs. 6.99 Lakh
Tata Zest XT – Rs. 6.99 Lakh