[New Image Gallery Added] Official – Tata Zest to launch next month

Posted on: Jul 12, 2014 - 12:57pm IST

On the sidelines of the Tata Zest media drive program, Tata officials confirmed to Indian Autos Blog that the compact sedan will be launched in August. The test drive report is embargoed till next Monday and therefore in this story we will lay out the technical specifications and features that we are already aware of.

Tata Zest Revotron Petrol Review front quarter shot
The Tata Zest will be launched in August.

The Zest will be powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged petrol and the 1.3-litre Quadrajet (Fiat Multijet) diesel engines. The petrol engine generates 88.2 bhp (90 PS) and 140 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The tech-laden engine offers three driving modes – City, Eco and Sport.

The oil burner also pushes out 88.2 bhp (90 PS) but offers a higher torque output of 200 Nm. Transmission options of the diesel Zest include a 5-speed manual and an AMT supplied by Magneti Marelli.

The sedan measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,570 mm in height. The wheelbase stands at 2,470 mm and the turning radius is 5.1 m. The car is shod with 185/60 – R15 tyres.

Tata Zest Diesel F-Tronic AMT Review gearlever
The diesel engine is available with an optional 5-speed AMT supplied by Magneti Marelli.

The ground clearances of petrol and diesel (AMT) versions are 175 mm and 165 mm respectively. The petrol variants weigh between 1,115 kg and 1,135 kg while the diesel AMT variant tips the scale at 1,170 kg.

The top end variant’s equipment list – longer than its rivals – includes projector headlamps, bumper mounted LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, 15-inch alloy wheels, 8-speaker audio system, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system with voice command and SMS readout supports, reverse parking sensor, corner stability control, dual airbags, ABS and EBD.

Competitors: Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent

Expected Price: INR 5-8 lakhs, ex-showroom

Tata Zest – Image Gallery

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5 thoughts on “[New Image Gallery Added] Official – Tata Zest to launch next month

  1. Mohit Verma says:

    The car is looking very good on road

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  2. Raja Ram says:

    Is the ride height increased? Its stance in 8th picture (gallery) looks wierd!

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    1. Bhargava says:

      Soft-roader / Mini-SUV like stance?… (made me smile)… the car looks proportionate in the 3rd and 17th pictures, in the gallery. (Indian road conditions call for a high ground-clearance possible on any vehicle, unless the vehicle is equipped with some sophisticated suspension systems.)

      On a different note, the (inadvertent) rain photography adds another (pleasant) tinge to the car.

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  3. Dr. Nayak says:

    Hi Nithyanandh,
    Can you shed some light on where the components (projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, audio system, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system , reverse parking sensor, corner stability control, dual airbags, ABS and EBD) are made or sourced? If this is just an import and assembly operation then it is disheartening, as it is not contributing anything to the development of the Indian component industry, and hence the Jobs that India needs. I think the NAMO government must address this issue. It should not be like Sony, which imports 100% of their products from third world communist/dictatorship countries and sells them in India at outrageous prices (compared to the developed nations).

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    1. Bhargava says:

      Hi Dr. Nayak,

      Tata Motors has done a lot in terms of development of Indian component industry, and creating jobs.

      Infact, Tata Motors is an unrivaled company when it comes to contributing to the Nation and CSR activities.

      The Indica and Nano were produced in a way that best acts in the interests of the nation, but paid the price in terms of lower perceived quality of the products.

      Until the Indian Automobile component industry evolves to the global standards, let Tata Motors act in it’s best interests.

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Nithyanandh
Nithyanandh K

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!