Tata Zest - Reasons why it has emerged as a strong competitor against Swift DZire

Friday 24 April 2015, 17:17 PM by

The compact sedan segment is one of the bestselling in India at present and that can be gauged by the constant entry of new models. One of the newest in this list of models is Tata Zest, which has been performing well since its launch. However, there are three other cars in this segment that have rendered excellent sales since day one, namely Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent. While Amaze and Xcent are relatively new, DZire has sustained success for a long time now. Let’s take a look at how Tata Zest fares against Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire.

Tata Zest - Reasons why it has emerged as a strong competitor against Swift DZire | CarTrade.com
Tata Zest

Tata Motors has put a lot of effort in ensuring that the design of Zest is attractive, bold and youthful. This compact sedan features sharp looking projector headlamps that flank a bold grille. Tata Zest comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps that have a wraparound design. Interiors of this car are stylish and urbane, featuring dual-tone dashboard. This car comes in petrol and diesel variants, which are powered by 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre engines, respectively. While the petrol engine produces an output of 88 BHP, the diesel variant comes with two power options – 74 BHP and 89 BHP. Tata Zest has an ex-showroom (Delhi) price range of Rs. 4.85 lakh (petrol XE) to Rs. 8.07 lakh (diesel XTA).

Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire is based on the sporty looking Swift hatchback, which has always been admired for its style quotient. Some of the main features of Swift DZire’s design include motion theme alloy wheel, headlamps with new look, front fog lamps with bezel ornament and a chrome inserts on front grille. This sedan comes in petrol and diesel version with multiple trim levels for each. While petrol variant has trim levels LXi, LXi (O), VXi and ZXi, diesel is available in LDi, VDi and ZDi trims. The petrol version of this car, powered by 1.2-litre engine, delivers 83 BHP of peak power and the 1.3-litre diesel variant produces around 74 BHP. Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire has an ex-showroom price range starting from around Rs. 5.1 lakh and ending at Rs. 7.9 lakh.

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