Tata Zest to launch in Nepal next month – Report

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015 - 2:59pm IST

The Zest’s rivals are already on sale in Nepal.

Tata Motors will start exports of the Zest compact sedan next month. The first export market will be Nepal, where local media report that a February launch has been announced by the company.

Tata Zest Diesel F-Tronic AMT Review side
The compact sedan is based on the Vista’s platform.

Based on the same platform as the Tata Vista, the Zest was Tata’s first turnaround product, and went on sale in India in August 2014. The compact sedan rivals the likes of the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Maruti Dzire, all of which are on sale in Nepal through distributors.

In the Indian market, the Zest is available with a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.3-liter diesel engine. The latter is available with 5-speed manual and automated manual transmissions, while the former gets a Multi-Drive feature which allows the driver to alter the throttle map of the car.

The compact sedan is available in four variants in petrol, five variants in diesel and Tata also offers a base diesel variant in a 75 PS tune. Top-end variants are loaded with features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, alloy wheels, multifunction steering wheel with voice command, a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control and a multi-information display.

Tata Zest Revotron Petrol Review interior
The Harman-made touchscreen system was exclusively developed for Tata Motors.

Also read: Next gen Tata Sumo to be based on lightweight ‘Raptor’ platform

Prices of the Zest in Nepal will be announced next month at the time of launch.

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[Source – MyRepublica]

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