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Tata Zest Price List (By Variant)


Zest XE Petrol Revotron 1.2T

1193 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XM Petrol Revotron 1.2T

1193 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XMS Petrol Revotron 1.2T

1193 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XT Petrol Revotron 1.2T

1193 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XE Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L

1248 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XM Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L

1248 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XMS Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L

1248 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XMA Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L

1248 cc | Automatic | - kmpl

Zest XT Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L

1248 cc | Manual | - kmpl

Zest XTA Diesel Quadrajet 1.3L

1248 cc | Automatic | - kmpl

Zest Premio

1248 cc | Manual | - kmpl

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About Tata Zest


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.


  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


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


  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

Tata Zest Expert Review

Aditya Chatterjee
by Aditya Chatterjee

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 Zest, a compact sub 4m sedan, will be the first of many cars to come in the near future. A radical new design, refurnished premium interiors and an all new petrol engine makes sure that it will take competition fiercely. Utilizing their world class international design facilities and putting countless hours in precision calibration, Tata Motors .... Read More

Zest User Reviews

Raj Singh
30th December 2018, 10:40 IST
1 Star Rating 2 Star Rating 3 Star Rating 4 Star Rating 5 Star Rating

Good: I totally unconvinced while taking the thought of Tata brand before 2015. I had taken test drive of Xcent, Desire, Etios Liga, Aspire even i20, but Zest is mind blowing, never follow other, make your own trend set.

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

Tata Zest Colours

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

Zest Specifications

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Tata Zest News

Tata Motors launches Zest Premio at Rs 7.53 lakhs
Tata Motors launches Zest Premio at Rs 7.53 lakhs
Ninad Ambre
by Ninad Ambre
05th March 2018 03:19   IST

The special edition Tata Zest Premio has been launched in India at ...

Tata Zest scores 4-stars in Global NCAP
Tata Zest scores 4-stars in Global NCAP
Nikhil Puthran
by Nikhil Puthran
18th November 2016 04:10   IST

The Zest sedan from Tata Motors has impressed the automotive fraternity by ...

Tata cars being offered with special benefits this festive season
Tata cars being offered with special benefits this....
CarTrade Editorial Team
by CarTrade Editorial Team
16th September 2016 04:54   IST

Tata Motors introduces a special offer for the festive season Tata Motors has ...

Tata Motors looking at assembling cars in Iran
Desirazu Venkat
by Desirazu Venkat
24th May 2016 03:50   IST

Tata Motors may set up a new assembly plant in Iran to ...

Tata Zest now gets 75PS diesel engine in XM and XMS variants
Ninad Ambre
by Ninad Ambre
21st March 2016 10:34   IST

Tata Zest is now being offered with the 75PS engine in the ...

Tata Zest enters Asia Book of Records, organises largest convoy
Rachit Hirani
by Rachit Hirani
18th January 2016 10:57   IST

Tata Motors is celebrating the spirit of Zest by participating in a ...

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