Tata Zest launch: Live from the event

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Tata Motors has officially launched its compact sedan, the Zest at an event in Mumbai. The new Zest comes at a price tag of Rs 4.64 lakh for the base petrol variant and Rs 5.64 lakh for the base diesel variant.

Powering the new Tata Zest is a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine that churns 90 PS of power and 140Nm of torque. The diesel engine on the other hand is a 1.3-litre Quadrajet unit which comes in two power variants – 75PS and 90PS of power and 190Nm and 200Nm of torque respectively.

The new Tata Zest will compete against other sub-4 meter compact sedans like the Suzuki Swift Dzire, the Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Xcent.

Click here to check out the complete comparison>>>

Last month, Tata Motors had started taking online bookings for the Zest at Rs 21,000.

The different variants and the prices are as follows:

Petrol Revotron 1.2T

  • XE (Base): Rs 4.64 lakh
  • XM (Mid): Rs 5.25 lakh
  • XMS (Mid Safety): Rs 5.43 lakh
  • XMA (F-Tronic): NA
  • XT (Top): Rs 5.99 lakh

Click here to read our exhaustive review of the Tata Zest Revotron 1.2T>>>

Diesel Quadrajet 1.2L

  • XE (Base): Rs 5.64 lakh
  • XM (Mid): Rs 6.27 lakh
  • XMS (Mid Safety): Rs 6.45 lakh
  • XMA (F-Tronic): Rs 6.99 lakh
  • XT (Top): Rs 6.99 lakh

Click here to read our exhaustive review of the Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.2L Diesel>>>

(Prices are ex-Showroom, Delhi)

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Technical Specifications

  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine: Revotron 1.2T, 4Cylinder, Turbocharged MPFi
  • Cubic Capacity: 1193cc
  • Made of: Alloy Head, Cast Iron Block
  • Installation: Front Wheel Drive
  • Max Power: 90PS @ 5000 RPM
  • Max Torque: 140Nm @ 1750-3500 RPM
  • Bore/Stroke: 75 mm X 67.5 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9(+/-0.3):1
  • Valve Gear: SOHC 2 Valve/Cylinder
  • Engine Management: ECU Controlled

Tata Zest 1.2 revotron petrol rear (3)

Chassis/Body

  • Construction: Sedan,5 Door, Monocoque
  • Kerb Weight: 1115-1135 kilograms
  • Wheels: 15 inches
  • Made of: Alloys
  • Tyre Size/Types: 185/60 R15 + Tubeless

Exterior Dimensions

  • Overall Length: 3995 mm
  • Max Width: 1706 mm
  • Overall Height: 1570 mm
  • Wheel Base: 2470 mm
  • Track Front: 1450 mm
  • Track Rear: 1440 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 175 mm (Unladen)
  • Fuel Capacity: 44 litres

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The Automatic F-Tronic Gearbox

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The manual five speed transmission

Transmission

  • Type: TA65* Synchromesh with overdrive, 5 forward + 1 reverse

Ratios

  • 1st: 3.64
  • 2nd: 1.95
  • 3rd: 1.27
  • 4th: 0.88
  • 5th: 0.714
  • Reverse: 3.58

 Suspension

  • Front: Independent, Lower Wishbone; McPherson Strut with anti-rollbar and Coil Spring
  • Rear: Semi-Independent, Twist beam with Coil Spring and Shock Absorber

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The 1.2T Revotron Petrol engine

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Interiors comprise of two-tone dashboard and multi-function steering wheel

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The air-conditioner and Power deliver selection buttons

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The 390 litre boot space can come handy while carrying lot of luggage

Audio

  • System: ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman
  • Multi-Media Touch Controlled: Yes
  • Speakers: 8, front (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters), Rear (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters)
  • AUX and USB: Yes
  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Yes (Phone+Audio)
  • Voice Recognition: Yes
  • Image viewer: Yes
  • Smartphone integration: Yes

Other Features:

  • Auto AC: Yes (with controls on Touchscreen Infotainment)
  • Foldable Key: Yes
  • Roof Antenna: Yes
  • Vanity Mirrors: Passenger Side
  • Power Output: Yes
  • AC with Climate Control: Yes
  • Power Windows: Front + Rear + Switch Illumination + Auto Down (Driver Side)
  • Outside Mirrors: Internally Electrically Adjustable
  • Tilt Steering: Yes
  • Adjustable headrest: Yes (All four)

Steering

  • Type: Electric power assisted
  • Turning circle radius: 5.1 m
  • Steering wheel diameter: 360 mm

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15 inch wheels with 185/60 R15 Tubeless tyres

Brakes

  • Front: Disc Brake
  • Rear: Drum Brake
  • Parking Brakes: Mechanical Cable Operated
  • Anti-lock with EBD: Yes (With Corner Stability)

Safety Features (Active/Passive)

  • Seat Belt: Front 3 point seat belt, rear outer-3 point belt with center- Lap belt
  • Airbag: Driver and Passenger
  • Central Locking: Yes, with remote
  • Speed Sensing Auto door lock: Yes
  • Clutch lock: Yes
  • Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Day & Night: Yes
  • Rear Park Assist: Yes (With display on Infotainment screen)
  • Burglar Alarm: Yes
  • Immobilizer: Yes

Driver Assistance

  • Headlamps: Projector Type (“Follow Me”, remote key operated)
  • Fog Lamps: Front and Rear
  • Daytime Running Lights: Yes (LED Type)
  • Turning Indicators on ORVM: Yes (LED Type)
  • Tail-Lamps: Signature LED type
  • Rear Defogger (with timer): Yes

Interiors

  • Seats: Full Fabric, Rugby Shoulder Seats
  • Dashboard: Dual Tone – Java Black and Latte
  • Interior Illumination: 1 front + 1 Boot
  • Theatre Dimming: Yes
  • Door Pockets: All four doors
  • Rear Parcel Tray: Yes
  • Boot Space: 390 litres
  • Chrome Finish: Gear Knob, AC Vents
  • Storage in Centre Console: Cup Holder, under storage drawer-Passenger side

Instrument Panel and Center Fascia Display

  • Tachometer: Yes
  • Warning and Indicators: Individual Door and Tailgate Ajar, Gear Shift (Manual Transmission), Low Fuel, Driver Seat Belt reminder
  • Multi Information Display: Digital Clock, Dual Tripmeter, Outside Temperature, Instantaneous Fuel consumption, Average fuel consumption, distance to empty

The diesel variant comes with two power options, 75PS and 90PS. Here are the technical specifications for the diesel model

  • Fuel Type: Diesel (75 PS)
  • Engine: 1.2L, 4Cylinder, Turbocharged
  • Cubic Capacity: 1248cc
  • Max Power: 75PS @ 4000 RPM
  • Max Torque: 190Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM

 

  • Fuel Type: Diesel (90 PS)
  • Engine: 1.2L, 4Cylinder, Turbocharged VGT
  • Cubic Capacity: 1248cc
  • Made of: Alloy Head, Cast Iron Block
  • Installation: Front Wheel Drive
  • Max Power: 90PS @ 4000 RPM
  • Max Torque: 200Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM
  • Bore/Stroke: 69.6 mm X 82 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 17.6(+/-1):1
  • Valve Gear: DOHC 2 Valve/Cylinder
  • Engine Management: ECU Controlled

Chassis/Body

  • Construction: Sedan,5 Door, Monocoque
  • Kerb Weight: 1170 kilograms
  • Wheels: 15 inches
  • Made of: Alloys
  • Tyre Size/Types: 185/60 R15 + Tubeless

Exterior Dimensions

  • Overall Length: 3995 mm
  • Max Width: 1706 mm
  • Overall Height: 1570 mm
  • Wheel Base: 2470 mm
  • Track Front: 1450 mm
  • Track Rear: 1440 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 165 mm (Unladen)
  • Fuel Capacity: 44 litres

Transmission

  • Type: F-Tronic AMT with Shift Assist Manual

Ratios

  • 1st: 4.273
  • 2nd: 2.238
  • 3rd: 1.444
  • 4th: 1.029
  • 5th: 0.767
  • Reverse: 3.909

Suspension

  • Front: Independent, Lower Wishbone; McPherson Strut with anti-rollbar and Coil Spring
  • Rear: Semi-Independent, Twist beam with Coil Spring and Shock Absorber

Audio

  • System: ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman
  • Multi-Media Touch Controlled: Yes
  • Speakers: 8, front (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters), Rear (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters)
  • AUX and USB: Yes
  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Yes (Phone+Audio)

Other Features

  • Foldable Key: Yes
  • Roof Antenna: Yes
  • Vanity Mirrors: Passenger Side
  • Power Output: Yes
  • AC with Climate Control: Yes
  • Power Windows: Front + Rear + Switch Illumination
  • Outside Mirrors: Internally Electrically Adjustable
  • Tilt Steering: Yes
  • Adjustable headrest: Yes (All four)

Steering

  • Type: Electric power assisted
  • Turning circle radius: 5.1 m
  • Steering wheel diameter: 360 mm

Brakes

  • Front: Disc Brake
  • Rear: Drum Brake
  • Parking Brakes: Mechanical Cable Operated
  • Anti-lock with EBD: Yes (With Corner Stability)

Safety Features (Active/Passive)

  • Seat Belt: Front 3 point seat belt, rear outer-3 point belt with center- Lap belt
  • Central Locking: Yes, with remote
  • Speed Sensing Auto door lock: Yes
  • Clutch lock: Yes
  • Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Day & Night: Yes
  • Immobilizer: Yes

Driver Assistance

  • Headlamps: Projector Type
  • Fog Lamps: Front and Rear
  • Turning Indicators on ORVM: Yes (LED Type)
  • Tail-Lamps: Signature LED type

Interiors

  • Seats: Full Fabric, Rugby Seats
  • Dashboard: Dual Tone – Java Black and Latte
  • Interior Illumination: 1 front
  • Theatre Dimming: Yes
  • Door Pockets: All four doors
  • Rear Parcel Tray: Yes
  • Boot Space: 390 litres
  • Chrome Finish: Gear Knob & boot, AC Vents
  • Storage in Centre Console: Cup Holder, under storage drawer-Passenger side

The Zest will be available in six colour options:

  • Buzz Blue
  • Pristine White
  • Platinum Silver
  • Sky Grey
  • Venetian Red
  • Dune beige

So what do you think of the new Tata Zest? Would you consider buying this compact sedan or opt for a Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire or Honda Amaze? Share your opinions through comments below.

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