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Tata Zest Price List (By Variant)

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XE Petrol Revotron 1.2T
1193 cc | Manual | Petrol | 16 - 18 kmpl
5.54 lakhs
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XM Petrol Revotron 1.2T
1193 cc | Manual | Petrol | 16 - 18 kmpl
6.25 lakhs
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XMS Petrol Revotron 1.2T
1193 cc | Manual | Petrol | 16 - 18 kmpl
6.44 lakhs
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XT Petrol Revotron 1.2T
1193 cc | Manual | Petrol | 16 - 18 kmpl
7.04 lakhs
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XE Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L
1248 cc | Manual | Diesel | 21 - 23 kmpl
6.49 lakhs
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XM Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L
1248 cc | Manual | Diesel | 20 - 22 kmpl
7.28 lakhs
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XMS Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L
1248 cc | Manual | Diesel | 20 - 22 kmpl
7.55 lakhs
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Premio
1248 cc | Manual | Diesel | 20 - 22 kmpl
7.78 lakhs
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XMA Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L
1248 cc | Automatic | Diesel | 21 - 23 kmpl
8.15 lakhs
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XT Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L
1248 cc | Manual | Diesel | 20 - 22 kmpl
8.17 lakhs
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XTA Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L
1248 cc | Automatic | Diesel | 20 - 22 kmpl
8.97 lakhs
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All Prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi

Quick Facts about Tata Zest

Tata Zest, a Sedan has 10 versions available in India. Zest has 4 Petrol cars and 6 Diesel cars. Tata Zest comes in 6 colours, namely, Sky Grey, Buzz Blue, Dune Beige, Platinum Silver, Pristine White, Venetion Red.

Tata Zest Price in Popular Cities

Delhi

6.21 - 10.35 lakhs

Mumbai

6.58 - 10.75 lakhs

Bangalore

6.66 - 10.82 lakhs

Pune

6.58 - 10.72 lakhs

Chennai

6.4 - 10.3 lakhs

Kolkata

6.43 - 10.14 lakhs
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Tata Zest Review

Summary

Launched in 2014, the Tata Zest was the company’s first all new product under its Horizonext product strategy. It’s widely admired for its premium styling, class-leading features and competent engines. Designed with inputs from Tata’s design studios in Pune, Turin (Italy) and Coventry (UK), the compact sedan looks more premium than most Tata cars below Rs. 10 lakh. It gets new signature grille with the new ‘Humanity Line’, trapezoidal lower air dam, projector headlamps with chrome accents, ‘The Diamond DLO’ and ‘Slingshot Line’ on side profile and various other styling elements.

The interior, too, looks a lot better than many of its rivals thanks to the material quality and features. The car offers best-in-class features such as Harman’s ConnectNext infotainment system with 5-inches touchscreen, reverser parking sensor display, voice commands etc. Powering the Zest is Tata’s self-developed 88.73bhp,1.2-litre MPFi turbocharged Revotron engine and the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre, four-cylinder Quadrajet diesel motor. The latter one churns out 88.73bhp with 200Nm. Power is transmitted to the front-wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission and an F-Tronic AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox. 

Further to this, read Tata Zest Road Test details by our expert.

Exterior

Based on the company’s new ‘DesignNext’ philosophy, the Zest looks more contemporary and premium than previous Tata cars. On the front end, the car features new signature grille with the new ‘Humanity Line’, trapezoidal lower air dam, projector headlamps with chrome accents, fog lamps, daytime running lights and pronounced hood. The side profile gets ‘The Diamond DLO’ and ‘Slingshot Line’. The bold shoulder creases and wraparound rear styling further enhance its appeal. Other styling elements include a new pair of 15-inches alloy wheels, LED taillights, rear view mirrors, rear bumper with black treatment and well-integrated boot.

Interior

Similar to the exterior, the car shows significant improvement inside over previous Tata car models. Having a long wheelbase, the compact sedan offers ample cabin space. The height adjustable driver seat and supportive rear bench offer immense comfortable. It gets piano black finishing on center console, instrument cluster and glove box and silver finishing around AC vents and throughout the cabin that add a premium touch to its appearance. Feature list include Harman’s ConnectNext infotainment system with 5-inches touchscreen (3-inches on base-model), audio system with Bluetooth, iPod/USB and Aux-in connectivity, reverser parking sensor display, voice commands features and many more.

Engine and Transmission

The Zest is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Powering the petrol variants is Tata’s self-developed 1.2-litre MPFi turbocharged Revotron engine that churns out a maximum power of 88.73bhp at 5, 000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1, 750rpm to 3, 500rpm. The diesel trims are powered by a 1.3-litre, four-cylinder Quadrajet engine, which produces 88.73bhp with 200Nm. A 5-speed manual transmission and an F-Tronic technology enabled AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox are on offer. 

Performance and Handling

Both the powertrains are refined, and have well-controlled NVH levels. The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine delivers instant power with linear supply at all RPMs, but it lacks mid-range punch. Tata’s Revotron unit is first-in-segment to offers three drive mode selector - Eco, City and Sport. The new AMT gearbox is a great convenience, but isn’t smooth at high revs. The ride is balanced, thanks to the agile suspension that absorbs bumps with ease.

Braking System

The front disc brakes and rear drum brakes provide adequate stopping power. ABS (anti-lock braking system) and EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) further enhance its braking capabilities, though the pedal brake could have been slightly more responsive.

Mileage

The 1248 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 20 kmpl in city and 22 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 16 kmpl on urban roads and 18 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

Safety Features

The Tata’s compact sedan doesn’t just deliver impressive mileage; it also ensures a safe drive. The car comes equipped with a plenty of safety features such as front dual airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) + EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), perimetric alarm system, front seat belt pre-tensioner with load limiter, front and rear fog lamps, immobilizer and speed dependent auto door lock system. Though, one must note that the aforementioned features vary variant-wise.  

Verdict

With premium styling, best-in-class features and frugal engines, the all-new Tata Zest makes a perfect deal for buyers. It’s an absolute fun-to-drive city car.

Competition

Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Vs Tata Zest

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire gets improved styling and additional features. It drives well, and returns an impressive fuel economy. The Tata Zest, on the other hand, is one of the better looking cars in its segment. It offers a well-equipped and premium interior, coupled with superb ride quality and drivability.

Pros

  1. Premium styling
  2. Well-designed and comfortable interior
  3. Lots of features
  4. First diesel-automatic compact sedan in India
  5. 1.2-litre petrol engine performance
  6. Impressive ride and driving dynamics

Cons

  1. AMT isn’t smooth at high revs
  2. Petrol engine isn’t punchy

Awards

  1. Compact Sedan of the Year - Bloomberg TV Autocar 2014
  2. Best Designed Car - CII Design Excellence Awards 2014
  3. Comeback of the Year - BBC Topgear India Awards
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ZEST EXPERT REVIEWS

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  • Tata Zest Review: The Zestique

    Aditya Chatterjee | 14th July 2014

    Tata Zest Review: The Zestique  We have all heard the classic hare and tortoise story. The bragging hare was taught a lesson by the steadily hard working tortoise. It might be a fictional episode but proved inspirational for Tata Motors.  They have decided to slash all the criticism against them with their next generation products. The ....

    This Tata car doesn’t look like a Tata car. It might sound confusing but holds strongly for the Zest. With its modern contemporary design language, it looks way different from their portfolio models and it is for the first time a Tata car looks in sync with modern trends in automobile. Ditching aggression and angry looks, the Zest gets a h....

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ZEST USER REVIEWS

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Raj Singh | 30th December 2018

Overall Car Rating:5 star

I totally unconvinced while taking the thought of Tata brand before 2015. I had taken ...

Some space of bottle like kinley, aquafina etc, driver seat adjustment in lower models, rear ...

Ramalingam Krishnamoorthy | 25th July 2018

Overall Car Rating:1 star

Build quality

All parts quality especially ac to be improved.

Amith K Makkuva | 02nd June 2017

Overall Car Rating:3 star

Built Quality Ride Comfort Music System Paint Job High Ground Clearance

Fog lamp cover quality Boot light is missing Rat mesh facility could be an added advantage Better Mileage

Suyash Gupta | 17th November 2016

Overall Car Rating:4 star

Interiors :) Steering :) Infotainment System :) Smooth Drive :) Comfort :)

Exterior Designing to some extent.

Tata Zest Colours

Sky Grey
Buzz Blue
Platinum Silver
Pristine White
Titanium Grey
Venetion Red

Tata Zest Specifications

Note: Specifications for Zest Premio (Diesel) have been mentioned

DIMENSIONS, CAPACITIES & Details

  • Length: 3995 mm
  • Width: 1706 mm
  • Height: 1570 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2470 mm
  • Turning Radius: 5.1 m
  • Ground Clearance: 175 mm
  • Boot Space: 390 L
  • Fuel Capacity: 44 L
  • Colors: Sky Grey, Buzz Blue, Platinum Silver, Pristine White, Titanium Grey, Venetion Red
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Performance

  • Displacement: 1248 cc
  • Peak Power: 74 BHP
    @4000 RPM
  • Peak Torque: 190 NM
    @1750 RPM

Key Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • Central locking
  • CD player
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Steering Mounted Controls
  • Steering Adjustment
  • Electrically Adjustable Mirrors

Tata Zest Videos

Tata Zest News

  • Tata Motors launches Zest Premio at Rs 7.53 lakhs

    Ninad Ambre | 05th March 2018

    The special edition Tata Zest Premio has been launched in India at Rs 7.53 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). The launch of this edition marks the production milestone of 85,000 units ...

  • Tata Zest scores 4-stars in Global NCAP

    Nikhil Puthran | 18th November 2016

    The Zest sedan from Tata Motors has impressed the automotive fraternity by earning a 4-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. Coincidentally, this also makes it the first ...

  • Tata cars being offered with special benefits this festive season

    CarTrade Editorial Team | 16th September 2016

    Tata Motors introduces a special offer for the festive season Tata Motors has formulated a festive offer for prospective Tata car buyers starting from today. Called as the 'Har Week

  • Tata introduces Zest Sportz to celebrate sales of 50,000 units

    Ninad Ambre | 21st August 2016

    Tata Zest Sports Edition launched to celebrate 50,000 units sales To celebrate the sales milestone of 50,000 units, Tata Motors has introduced the Tata Zest Sportz Edition. It gets some

  • Tata Motors looking at assembling cars in Iran

    Desirazu Venkat | 24th May 2016

    Tata Motors may set up a new assembly plant in Iran to locally produce cars. The deal will involve Iran Khrodo, the leading automobile manufacturer in the country who will ...

  • Tata Zest now gets 75PS diesel engine in XM and XMS variants

    Ninad Ambre | 21st March 2016

    Tata Zest is now being offered with the 75PS engine in the XM and XMS variant priced at Rs 6,83,298 and Rs 7,10,868 (ex-showroom New Delhi) respectively. Earlier, only the ...

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