On the same road where the Fiat Avventura which was spied, our friend Yatharth Chauhan managed to capture the upcoming Tata Zest compact sedan too. The test mule wears the promotional camouflage indicating the launch of the car is around the corner.
Yatharth mentions the test mule seen here is the one powered by a petrol mill. The Zest petrol will be powered by a newly developed four cylinder 1.2 liter turbocharged 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 variant of the Zest will be powered by the Fiat sourced 1.3 liter 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. Both the petrol and diesel variants will come with F-Tronic 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission.
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 new Tata Zest has received a revised fascia that sports a front grille and 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 compared to the Manza as it comes with a new dashboard, a new steering wheel, and new rugby shoulder seats.
The Zest has been designed at the Tata Motors’ design studios in Pune (India), Coventry (UK) and Turin (Italy). Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the Tata Zest India launch.