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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

6.3 - 10.43 Lakhs
6.75 - 10.9 Lakhs
6.77 - 10.97 Lakhs
6.72 - 10.91 Lakhs
6.48 - 10.38 Lakhs
6.75 - 10.62 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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Tata Zest Expert Reviews

Tata Zest Review: The Zestique Read All Reviews

Aditya Chatterjee
by Aditya Chatterjee
14th July 2014, 12:00 IST

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.... Read More

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Tata Zest User Reviews

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Raj Singh
14th July 2014, 12:00 IST
1 Star Rating 2 Star Rating 3 Star Rating 4 Star Rating 5 Star Rating

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 ...

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 (mm)
3995
Wheelbase (mm)
2470
Boot Space (L)
390
Width (mm)
1706
Turning Radius (m)
5.1
Fuel Capacity (L)
44
Height (mm)
1570
Ground Clearance (mm)
175
Colors
Sky Grey, Buzz Blue, Platinum Silver, Pristine White, Titanium Grey, Venetion Red
Seating Capacity
5
Performance
Displacement (cc)
1248
Peak Power
74 BHP
@4000 RPM
Peak Torque
190 NM
@1750 RPM
Key Features
Air Conditioner Air Conditioner
Central locking Central locking
CD player CD player
Power steering Power steering
Power windows Power windows
Steering Mounted Controls Steering Mounted Controls
Steering Adjustment Steering Adjustment
Electrically Adjustable Mirrors Electrically Adjustable Mirrors

Tata Zest News

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

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

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