Minutes ago, we came up with Tata Nano Twist Active AMT images, which were taken while the car was on test duty on the outskirts of Pune. Along with testing the new Tata Nano Twist Active AMT, the car maker was also seen the soon-to-be-launch Zest compact sedan, which you see in the lead image we have here. This is certainly not the first time that we’ve caught the Zest testing and seen below is a Tata Zest image that one of our beloved readers took some days back. The latest Tata Zest image, along with those that surfaced earlier, are a proof enough that the boffins at Tata Motors have been working to launch the Zest CS at the earliest.
Commenting about the upcoming car’s nomenclature, Tata Motors have said that the name Zest “signifies enthusiasm for life, for the sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy it brings, approaching life as an adventure. It is all about being vivacious and energetic”. The design of the Zest compact sedan is courtesy Tata Motors’ design studios in Pune (India), Coventry (UK) and Turin (Italy).
While the Zest is based on the bigger Manza sedan, it does come with a revised fascia that sports a new front grille and new projector headlamps setup. At the rear end, it gets completely new wraparound tail lamps and a rather neatly crafted boot. On the inside too, it looks considerably different as it comes with a new dashboard, a new steering wheel, and new rugby shoulder seats.
Powering the new Tata Zest is a newly developed four pot 1.2-liter turbo petrol Revotron engine that has a max power of 85 PS @ 5,000 rpm and peak torque of 140 Nm @ 1,750-3,000 rpm. The diesel engine that will power the Zest will be the same, highly acclaimed, Fiat-sourced 1.3-liter Quadrajet common rail turbocharged diesel engine that has a max power of 90 PS @ 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 200 Nm @ 1,750-3,000 rpm. The diesel variant will come with F-Tronic 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission.
Watch out for this space for more Tata Zest images and details.