After taking serious dose of criticism, Tata Motors had a herculean task of changing the company’s perception in front of all. They knew it that it would take a lot more than a cosmetic upgrade or a facelift and thus decided to launch the next generation of products which would be a face of all future cars from the India car maker. The Zest was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo and was an instant hit among the prospective clients.
A new design, host of features and a brand new petrol engine were sufficient to draw all eye balls towards it. The Zest was launched in the following in petrol, diesel and AMT trims. The only company which stood in way of Tata Motors and success is Honda as the Amaze is an extremely popular car in the segment. It had many firsts associated with it, including first diesel from Honda and first entry level sedan from the Japanese car maker. Its stellar sales are a testimony of the model’s success in India.
Based on the same platform, the Zest too looks similar to the Manza with its front facia and overall shape. Front bumpers are completely new and have a reverse trapezoidal air dam. The petrol variants had the DRLs mounted along with the fog lamp while in the diesel; it just gets a mild chrome strip and no DRLs. Even the detailing on the fog lamp housing in the petrol variant is more than that of the diesel.
Honda Amazeshares its language with the Brio only that this looks wider and stronger than the puny looking hatchback. The front is identical with only the grille and front bumper acting as distinguishing elements. The side profile is more balanced as the boot makes perfect sense with the complete design. Like the Zest, the Amaze too gets different set of alloys for petrol and diesel.
Inside the Zest, It gets an 8 speaker individual channel music system by Harman. You can fiddle around with the sound quality along with adjusting the area of concentration with just a simple touch on the infotainment screen. It also gets USB and Aux-in options along with Bluetooth telephony. Inside the Honda Amaze, It comes pre-loaded with maps, satellite-based voice guided navigation, and complete in-car entertainment
and connectivity features (DVD/CD, Bluetooth, USB, AUX, i-POD, MP3, FM/AM). The system comes with an integrated Bluetooth communication function that lets the user sync their phone with it and implement functions on screen including dialling, answering, history, address book and Bluetooth music play. The built-in navigation featuring intuitive and suggestive keyboard allows the user to search locations and helps to reach their destination conveniently.
Performance: Honda Amaze Vs Tata Zest
The Amaze petrol borrows the Brio’s heart. It has a 16 valve 4 cylinder SOHC i-VTEC engine with a displacement of 1198cc. This engine produces a peak power of 88PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 109Nm at 4500 rpm. The petrol engine is offered in 5-speed manual as well as 5 speed Automatic transmission. Powering the Tata Zest, the 1197cc engine produces 90PS at 5000 rpm and generates a torque of 140Nm. Petrol variants come with a standard five speed manual transmission. The diesel 1248cc engine produces 90PS of power and generates 200Nm of torque.
Conclusion: Honda Amaze Vs Tata Zest
The Tata Zestis all snazzy compared to previous cars sold by Tata Motors. It has features which some of its rivals do not have. Projector headlights, DRLs, touchscreen infotainment system with Harman speakers just make it a features delight. On the other hand, Honda Amaze has reliability and endurance to its sleeve. The brand enjoys an unparallel trust and reliability in India.