Report – Base Tata Zest to get less powerful 75 PS diesel engine with FGT

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A report on Zigwheels says that the base variant of the Tata Zest diesel will output 75 PS (73.94 bhp) and will come with a fixed geometric turbocharged (FGT), unlike the regular variants which make 90 PS (88.73 bhp) and come with a variable geometric turbo (VGT).

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The base diesel variant of the Zest will produce 75 PS and not 90 PS.

While both variants will use the same 1.3-liter Multijet diesel engine, the base variant with its reduced power state will miss out on features seen on the mid- and high-end variants. Features such as the Harman music system, alloy wheels, projector headlights and foglights are unlikely to be offered on this variant. Also, the 75 PS variant would get only a 5-speed manual gearbox, whereas the 90 PS version would be offered with a manual and an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).

The entry-level Zest could have its appeal in Tier II and Tier III cities as per the report.

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The 1.3-liter engine will get a FGT instead of a VGT.

To recap, the Zest launches in India next month with a petrol and diesel engine. The petrol motor is Tata’s new 1.2-liter turbocharged engine making 90 PS (88.73 bhp) and 140 Nm of torque.

Read our review of the Zest diesel AMT and Zest turbocharged petrol.

Competitors: Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze

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

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[Source – Zig Wheels]

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