Report – Tata Zest to get 6 year warranty

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014 - 2:22pm IST

Tata Motors will be offering a 6 year warranty on the upcoming Tata Zest compact sedan, the Financial Express reports. The standard warranty will cover the first three years of the car, and an extended warranty will cover the next three years. The six year warranty, according to the report, will be included in the price of the car.

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The Zest will be offered with a 6 year warranty.

Additionally, a three-year annual maintenance coverage will also be offered to customers. Also included is 24×7 free roadside assistance.

The Zest will go on sale next month, though pre-bookings have already started on Tata’s website. The pre-booking amount is INR 21,000.

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The diesel gets the option of an AMT.

To recap, the Zest will be offered with a four-cylinder 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced Multijet diesel engine. The diesel will be hooked to a 5-speed manual or an automated manual transmission (AMT). The diesel engine produces 90 PS (88.73 bhp) and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol makes an identical 90 PS (88.73 bhp), but 140 Nm of torque, and comes with a manual gearbox only.

Make sure to read our reviews of the Tata Zest diesel AMT and petrol.

Competitors: Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze

Expected Price: INR 5 – 7.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom

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[Source – Financial Express]

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8 thoughts on “Report – Tata Zest to get 6 year warranty

  1. Bhargava says:

    This is Amazing!! This reiterates the Tata motors confidence in their ‘new’ products. This is the promise of the ‘Horizonext’, the brain-child of late Karl Slym.

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  2. SAthish says:

    Actually, I had suggested that TML should offer 5 year warranty. There is no problem in Warranty claims with TML but the dealers try to spoil the game. I was a vicitm of such dealer’s negligence in giving me warranty replacements etc and ended up realising it after the warranty period was over. But this is a good move. Will improve resale value of Tata Zest cars and also improves customer perception. Only TML/ Maruti can offer this kind of warranty in India due to the supplier and other links. Normally warranty is based on insurance of components by car makers, car component suppliers and so on.. it is a long chain. So, possibly this could have been made posssible by Tata’s offering some insurance solutions too for their suppliers thru its Insurance business. Actually, if tata motors, tata finance, tata insurance etc comes together with TML, they can offer value propositions that no one else can… Just need a clearer thinking from the top level. For example, Tata group could waive off the admin costs of insurance policy with Tata AIA if the person has a Tata Car and so on.. Is possible. Meager amounts will change hands between the various businesses of Tata group, but will help in the long run.. The insurance must posibly come from Tata Insurance and not from others as other agencies might not be ready for the game yet!.

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  3. Govind A Nair says:

    TATA – A Real Class Apart 🙂 A strong msg 2 d bla bla critiques 🙂

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  4. Dr. Nayak says:

    Similar trick worked for Hyundai in USA and will help Tata to improve its perception as quality manufacturer.

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  5. Kitty says:

    but what will the 6 year warranty cover ? the devil lies in the detail.

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    1. Bhargava says:

      Tata Motors was never known to be stingy in these matters. Tata Motors is know to be generous in warranty terms and the cost of spare parts are just a fraction of the Japanese and European counterparts in India.

      It is worth noting that no Indian manufacturer offers warranty on 100 percent of the parts. For example Tires, Wiper rubbers, interior upholstery, clutch-shoes, brake-shoes, window glasses…etc are not included under warranty by any Indian manufacturer.

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  6. Deepak Chablani says:

    Quite extraordinary from Tata I’d say. It kinda reflects the manufacturers confidence in their vehicles.

    I haven’t seen something like this since the time I’ve come back to India. Do we have any cars with more than 3 years / 100, 000 kms warranty in India ?

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    1. Sreekanth Jayadevan says:

      You have Nano with 4 years warranty but only 60000 km I think..!!

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