Tata Zest base variants now get 75 PS diesel engine – Report

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Has six diesel variants.

The Tata Zest was launched in August 2014 in three versions – 90 PS petrol, 90 PS diesel and 75 PS diesel. The petrol version was introduced in four variants – XE, XM, XMS and XT – and the diesel version in six variants- XE, XM, XMS, XMA, XT and XTA.

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The Tata Zest is now offered in three 75 PS and three 90 PS diesel variants. Earlier only the base version was offered with the 75 PS engine.

Since the launch the 75 PS diesel engine came only on the entry-level variant (XE) and the remaining five variants were offered with the 90 PS version of the same motor. Now the company provides the low-spec engine on the second and third base versions – XM and XMS – instead of the 90 PS motor. In addition, the company now offers alloy wheels on the high-end XT and XTA models only.

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The Tata Zest diesel is priced between INR 6.08 lakhs and INR 8.51 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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The Tata Zest petrol is powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron engine that produces 90 PS and 140 Nm, mated to five-speed manual transmission. The Tata Zest diesel is powered by the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Quadrajet engine, mated to a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT.

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