Tata Zest 1.2 Revotron Petrol Review: A Zesty New Beginning

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It was good to see the blokes at Tata Motors brimming with new enthusiasm and passion at the pre-drive presentation event during the Zest’s media drive. More important than anything else is the fact that the top honchos at Tata Motors finally realize the need for adopting a new, more comprehensive approach towards the business of car making and are actively working towards transforming the brand into a savvier and more proficient entity. There is more to the Zest than what meets the eye. A lot has gone into the development of this fresh new compact sedan, symbolizing a fresh new outlook for Tata Motors.

Let’s have a detailed look at the Zest in this exhaustive review, and try to understand why it’s such an important product for not just Tata Motors, but from an industry perspective as well.

Design and appearance

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Unlike what one may tend to believe, the Zest is not an improvement over the Vista. Although it shares its platform with the Vista, everything, from the exterior design, interior, powertrain and underpinnings on the Zest have been engineered exhaustively – making it, in effect, a brand new product.

The overall proportions and shell of the car is reminiscent of the Vista – but that’s not because the car is using the Vista’s chassis. We had a good discussion about the design of the car with Tata’s design team led by Mr. Pratap Bose. According to them, the similarities of the Zest with the Vista are to ensure that the strengths of the Tata DNA – space and comfort, which people identify and appreciate the brand for, are duly translated to the new product. Retaining the shape, according to the design team helped a great deal to retain the strengths of the Vista’s spacious cabin.

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Take a closer look at the Zest, and you will realize that every single panel on the compact sedan is brand new. Starting from the front end, the trademark Tata ‘Smiley Grille’ has metamorphosed into the ‘Humanity Line’ and ‘Trust Line’ above and below the radiator grille. The new philosophy behind the Tata Zest’s face is represented by the two chrome lines above and below the honeycomb mesh radiator grille which extends itself into the Headlamps by making use of chrome elements. The Tata emblem is situated in the middle of the black honeycomb mesh grille. The bonnet on the new car also features a mild ‘power bulge’.

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The elongated, swept back headlamps are quite detailed too. We haven’t really seen this level of detail on the headlamps of any car in this segment. The headlamps on the Zest feature LED rings around the projector lenses. The glow rings are reminiscent of the Corona Rings characteristic of BMW cars. Democratization of technology is increasingly bringing hitherto exclusive elements into mainstream cars and the Zest’s LED rings are a good example of the trickling down of modern tech to everyday cars.

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The projector lamps on the Zest are a segment highlight and should lend the sedan with good illuminating power in the dark. The headlamps also have the pilot lamps and turn indicators integrated on the inner side.

Further below, the bumper houses a large central air dam with twin horizontal slats helping add some visual width to the car. You can see the car’s radiator behind those slats. The trapezoidal central air dam with rounded upper corners extends itself into black under-claddings below the bumper. Flanking the central air dam are fog lamp housings finished in black plastic. The fog lamp units housed in a barrel have boomerang shaped LED daytime lights below them. Turned on, the new LED lights lend the Zest’s fascia a unique character, especially on a dim, overcast day – like the one we shot the car in Goa on.

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The Zest’s profile is defined by the strong beltline emanating from the front fender and traversing its mildly curved route through the door handles into the tail-lamps. This beltline is extremely pronounced at start, and softens towards the end as it culminates into the tail lamps.

One cannot miss the prominent second character line spanning the lower portion of the doors and adding some more athleticism to the car’s profile. What most eyes would miss, however, is the soft and subtle shoulder line, sitting right below the window sills. The mother of all inconspicuous creases, this line emanates a little after the headlamps, and traverses its way under the window sills (with a constantly reducing gap) and disappears like magic above the tail-lamps. You will have to have a hard look at the images of the car to find this one.

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Window sills are lined by chrome, while the rest of the window frame is blacked out with the quarter panel of the front window being clad completely in black plastic. Sharply styled ORVMs feature a two-tone treatment with upper portion being body coloured and lower part done in black. The ORVMs on top spec Zest also feature turn signals.

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Wheel arches are mildly flared with a slashed out, straight surface aligned vertically in the same plane as tyres for a chiseled effect. In conjunction with the 185 / 60 tyres shod on 15 inch 8 spoke alloys, the wheel area looks nice.

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The Zest is at its zestiest at the rear in our humble opinion. He designers at Tata Motors have gone great lengths to bring those LED tail-lamps to life. LED light sources were made to emit light in the opposite direction, and then the light was uniformly scattered using reflectors to give the LED lamps their unique, homogenous, unbroken effect. They could have done it the easier and not so beautiful way, but easy is not the way forward anymore – we are told by the team at Tata Motors.

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The brake light is lit by a normal bulb. The upper and lower portions of the tail-lamp are divided by the reverse light which is somewhat reminiscent of the Evoque’s headlamps. The tail-lamps are joined by a wide chrome garnish above the registration plate recess. The chrome slat has the Zest badging, Tata Motors Emblem, and XT variant (from L to R) badging above it, with the Revotron label below, on the right hand side.

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The bumper has been designed to aid the apparent width of the car with a prominent crease below the boot lip, sweeping upwards towards the flanks and ending at the edge of the tail-lamps. The black under-cladding below the bumper seen at the front end can be witnessed at the rear as well.

With the Zest, Tata Motors are putting forth a new template for the design of the cars rolling out of their stable. While the Humanity and Trust Lines, the glowing rings in the headlamps, the strong beltline and the beautifully done LED tail-lamps are unique and excellent elements when looked at in isolation, the overall design still has some distance to go before its manages to evoke a coherent ‘wow’ factor. The Zest, as a whole still has the imprint of the current gen Tata cars. The Zest, then, is more evolutionary in pure design terms than revolutionary, and lays the foundation to more distinctive, more exhilarating products in the future.

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We are told that Tata Motors is committed to launch two new products every year here-on, and the product plan is in place till 2020. That’s some real exciting news for us. In design terms, we anticipate that the Humanity and Trust Lines, which form the new face of Tata Motors, will take bolder, more fascinating forms to adorn the grilles of some really enchanting products. We cannot wait to see where this bristling new intent in design takes the Indian car brand.

In the meantime, the Zest comes across as an earnest effort from Tata Motors, which has its own strong points as regards design. A pleasant looking form overall, the Zest, in our humble opinion would have looked even better with a sharply raked shoulder line, lower placed boot and bonnet lines along and more horizontally aligned details to highlight its liberal width.

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Cabin comfort, features and equipment

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Tata Motors have taken a robust new approach towards enhancing the quality, assembly and equipment of its cars with the Zest. The positive change is instantly evident, and the cabin of the Zest, in terms of design, quality and ergonomics is substantially superior to what we have seen on earlier Tata Motors car models.

Let’s start with the dashboard. The black-beige two tone dashboard has been finished in a new, better quality material and feels more premium than most other cars we can imagine in the segment. The A/C vents on the sides are rectangular in shape. The Central A/C vents are asymmetric in shape to go with the rising line of the instrument cluster hood.

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Tata Motors have used good quality materials as panel inserts to lift the premium appeal of the cabin. Contributing significantly to it are the slim, elegant chrome bezels applied around the A/C vents, around the A/C and Audio control knobs and as a lining on the instrument panel opening. The slimmer lining of chrome, as we were told by the product team, required more effort and had a higher cost associated with it. However, the focus at this point in time, for Tata, is singularly to bring more appeal to its products and not be worried overly about the costs.

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In addition to chrome, Piano black has been used as an insert in several places, including the surrounds for central A/C vents, between the dash and the glove box lid, and as surrounds for the steering wheel controls.  The material can also be seen in the center console – surrounding the A/C and Audio control units as well as around the solitary cup holder ahead of the shifter stick.

Gunmetal finish plastic inserts can also be seen in places. The brand new steering wheel uses the material on its spokes.  The center console has its vertical flanks draped in the gunmetal finish. Inner door handles, too, feature a similar finish.

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The shifter stick has been delightfully finished in a glossy knob lined on three sides with chrome and covered in clear lacquer. The quality of the buttons is exceptional and every single button on the dashboard and door panels has a soft-to-touch feel to it.

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A special mention should be made of the custom-designed-for-Tata Harman infotainment unit on this car. The 5 inch Touch Controlled central screen allows for control over a multi media interface which is both feature-rich and exceptional in terms of quality. The audio performance, for example, powered by the eight speaker (2 speakers + 2 tweeters both front and rear) is absolutely amazing for the segment. The system delivers deep bass and fantastic aural delight across its range with no distortion even at full volume. You can also very intuitively change the focus of the sound system to any occupant of the car using the system.

Playability is complete too with Aux-in, USB, Radio, SD Card and Bluetooth connectivity available. Tata Motors, however, have done away with the CD player, terming it obsolete – and we would somewhat agree. The system also comes equipped with an image viewer.

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The central touchscreen panel also features satellite navigation and park assist features along with phonebook download and call-receive/reject features. What’s more, the system comes with an advanced voice recognition feature which allows you to control most functions using intuitive voice commands without having to take your hands off the wheel.

You can customize the home screen to add menus, and can also program the car to a certain extent using the touch screen. For example, you can customize the duration of the approach lamps (follow me home) and enable or disable the park assist function using the touch screen panel.

A segment first feature of the car is the touch-screen controlled fully automatic temperature control (FATC). All of this makes the Zest one of the most feature rich cars in the segment, and places it quite high as regards infotainment tech.

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The Zest also comes equipped with steering mounted controls in addition to its fabulous voice controlled features. The 2.5 inch central MID peeping through the steering wheel is also very informative delivering vital information including Individual Door Opening display (first in class). The fuel computer offers useful information about efficiency including instanatneous and average efficiency and distance to dry.The system also has an outside temperatue display, a digital clock, as well as a display for the selected drive mode. The MID also comprises of two trip meters and of course an odo.

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An interesting feature on the Zest is its tachometer – which doesn not have a redline. The rev needle itself turns red by upon reaching what’s traditionally termed as redline, and stays red until the rev limiter cuts in.

The Zest features big, wide and well bolstered seats up front. We like the cushioning and comofort of the seats, and they appear more premium than the seats found on most new modern compact sedans with a cost-cutting approach of integrated headrests. The Zest, on the other hands offers adjustable headrests for all four seats.

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While the seats appear comfortable for short distances, we would have liked the foam density to be a bit higher to offer more support for longer durations. It’s just a first view observation, though, and we should be able to comment conclusively about the long distance comfort offered by the car only when we have it with us for a longer duration. Lumbar support, offered on the Vista, is missing though – and is a strange omission in our view.

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As regards storage, Tata Motors have somehow managed to not equip the car with even a single large bottle holder. There is a cup-holder below the center console, but even that can accommodate only a small bottle. The door pads are quite small, and can barely sqeeze in a 500 ml bottle. At a time when every car manufacturere is going the extra mile to offer more bottle holders / storage spaces to its customers, this is a glaring omission.

Other storage spaces include an under seat tray for the passenger, a decent sized glove box and a rubberized wallet / cellphone storage under the handbrake. Passenger side sun shade also has a vanity mirror.

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The cabin comes equipped with other useful features too. The internal RVM is suitable for day/night usage. There’s a 12V power socket below the center console, power window buttons are illuminated with an auto down function for the driver, steering is tilt adjustable and the car comes with speed sensitive door locking. There is only one set of cabin lights though with no separate lights for the back benchers. The boot is illuminated though.

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Talking of the boot, the Zest comes with a 360 liter boot, which though less than the other offerings in the segment, should suffice to carry the luggage of a small family for a weekend getaway. Look inside the boot and you see two beams behind the rear seats. These bars are Tata’s patented structural design elements, and offer additional security to the passengers in case of side or rear impact in addition to providing additional torsional rigidity.

The monocoque shell of the Zest is also a step forward by Tata. While employing high-quality, imported steel for the Zest’s chassis construction, Tata Motors went a step further to ensure maximum sfatey and optimum tosional rigidity for the occupants. They also hard bakened the steel chassis to enhance its strength further. All this cost Tata Motors substantially more money than the traditional processes. However, as mentiond earlier, the focus at Tata Motors, at this point in time to improve their products and not look only at costs.

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The backseat boasts the best in segment shoulder-room. Tata Motors also claim best in class head-room for the car, though we found our heads brushing with the rear widscreen – taller passengers should find this to be an issue.

The well padded and plush rear seats do offer great comfort thopugh, and the Zest can accommodate three passengers in its backseat relatively comfortably. The thigh support offered by the seats is also adequate. There is no central armrest here though, and the backseat doesn not split or tumble to provide additional storage space. Knee room is good, though not segment leading.

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In terms of safety, the car comes equipped with twin airbags, ABS with EBD and something what Tata Motors prefer calling Corner Stability Control. The car also comes with an engine immobilizer for additional security.

In all, the cabin of the Zest in one feature packed and comfortable place to be. There are a few oversights, but overall, the well appointed, well equipped interior delights the occupants and holds its own against the cabins of its key rivals.

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Some important details of the Tata Zest represented through images and captions

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The instrument cluster on the Zest has to be the most info-rich in its class

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Buttons to choose Eco and Sport modes on the center console

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Driver’s seat is height adjustable

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Child safety lock on the rear doors

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Radio antenna

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Thick and wide layer of sound deadening material under the bonnet

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Glowing ring around the key slot for ease of use in dark

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A low mount illuminated stop lamp where most cars generally have reflectors

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Spare wheel is made of steel rim – no alloy wheel here

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Beautifully done LED tail lamps produce a homogenous glow

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The infotainment system also comprises a remote for the back benchers

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That’s the only official space provided for a cup / bottle in the entire car

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Small recess below the handbrake for storing wallet / mobile

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Unique pattern for defogger

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Zest branding on the floor mats

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Audio system offers SD card playability

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A more basic, non-touchscreen version of the infotainment system is also available on lower variants

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Seat belts are not height adjustable

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Headlight beam angle control in integrated in the lights stalk

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1.2 Liter Revotron Engine, Transmission and Performance

The Zest comes powered with the much talked about 1.2 liter turbocharged ‘Revotron’ petrol engine. The key specs of the engine, equipped with a high-boost, Honeywell sourced, custom-designed turbocharger, are impressive. The 1193 cc engine delivers best in class power of 90PS @ 5000 rpm and more importantly, a healthy peak torque of 140Nm between a low 1750-3500 rpm. The engine comes mated with a 5 speed manual transmission.

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Now, the very mention of a turbocharged engine would create the impression of a go-faster machine with a pronounced turbo kick-in in the average Joe’s mind. However, the Revotron engine has been very cleverly designed and engineered to suit the requirements of the Indian customers. The small turbocharged unit amazed us with its low-revs tractability and smoothness. Quite honestly, we haven’t really driven a small turbo-petrol engine with so much juice available at the very bottom of the barrel.

Tuned for low rev response, the 1.2 Revotron engine delights in stop-go city traffic. Baffled by the unruffled behavior of the engine (no spluttering, no stalling, no knocking) even at a meager 1000 rpm, we decided to put it to an even more difficult test. Having put the car in fifth gear, we let the ar roll without any throttle input. To our absolute astonishment, the revs dropped to a sleepy 600 rpm, and the car kept trundling along at crawling speeds owing to the torque at hand. It wouldn’t stall even at this point. Astounding!

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Sure, burying the right pedal at this point wouldn’t do anything to the car’s speed. The engine would take its own sweet time getting back its breath from the strangulated state we put it in, and build some revs, but wasn’t what it did just amazing! Moreover, the engine starts responding to throttle inputs from as low as 1000 rpm, which essentially means that you can drive this car in fifth gear all day long (if you really wished to), as long as you don’t have to come to a standstill.

With its water-cooled turbo-charger and low inertia wheel the Revotron unit delivers a fast, flat response, at the lowest RPM. Now, that sort of tractability, coupled with a turbo’s added torque and Indian drivers’ tendency to stay in a higher gear should endow this engine with great in-city efficiency. Highway efficiency should be remarkable too.

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You can choose between Eco, City and Sport modes. The three modes, essentially, are three separate engine maps on the Electronic Control Unit which determines various parameters such as fuel-air mixture through FI, throttle response etc to define the engine character. You can choose the modes from the center console, where you have designated buttons for choosing Eco or Sport drive modes.

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In ECO mode, the engine feels rather sluggish, but if it’s a light foot and moderate speeds at which you wish to drive then the ECO mode will enhance your fuel efficiency substantially.

City mode is the default mode and will be chosen automatically every time you turn the ignition on. It fuses good throttle response with optimum fuel efficiency, and is the ideal choice for everyday driving.

The Engagement of Sport mode does bring some added zing to the car’s character. We heard a muted turbine like whistling sound in this mode with every throttle input. The response right from low engine speeds is pronounced, and the car feels perceptibly livelier than the other two modes.

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It must, however, be noted that the 1.2 Revotron engine, as mentioned earlier, is oriented towards driveability and efficiency and not outright performance. So if you’re looking for a turbo klick-in, or a sudden burst of power, you’d be disappointed as there is none. The engine is extremely linear with strong low to mid-range response. The performance tapers off towards the top end of the rev range.

The 1.2 Revotron engine delighted us with its silky smooth nature and terrific pulling capabilities in higher gears at low speeds. However, if you are looking at the Zest 1.2 powered by Revotron as a medium to quench your thirst for performance and power, then you are probably mistaken. Even with its 90 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque, the Zest’s petrol engine isn’t too keen to rev to the moon and back. This unit excels in delivering effortless, efficient and hassle free driving at everyday speeds, and that’s what it should be recognized and appreciated for. Look elsewhere if it’s sheer kicks you’re looking at.

The ARAI efficiency figures for the Zest have not been supplied to the media yet. We’ll append this review with the efficiency figures as soon as we get hold of them.

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Ride and handling

Like most things on the Zest, the suspension is new too. The front suspension is an independent unit comprising McPherson Struts with anti-roll bar. Rear suspension is semi-Independent twist beam with coil spring and shock absorber. Riding on 185/60 Bridgestone B250 rubber with 15 inch wheels. At 175 mm, the ground clearance is good too.

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Comfort has always been a priority for Tata cars and the Zest is no different. The suspension is tuned for a compliant, comfortable ride and the Zest really excels in offering a composed, absorbent ride. While most terrains we drove on in Goa were well laid out not offering much to figure the ride quality, we managed to find some long broken patches of tar near Verna. The ride quality of the Zest stood testimony to the Tata engineers claim that they have worked extremely hard on the suspension settings.

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The steering system is electric power assisted and Tata Motors have apparently been supported by a British firm in ensuring that the new steering has plenty of feel to it. The result is evident in more ways than one. The steering on the Zest is much better than the Vista unit, not just in terms of shape and quality, but also in terms of position and feel. Its decently weighted and stiffens as speed builds. It most definitely has a better feel to it as compared to the Vista’s rather lifeless wheel. That said, however, there most definitely is ample scope to work further on this unit, and bring it up to speed with the segment leaders in terms of an engaging drive.

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Going repeatedly around a couple of interesting corners on the deserted road we found in Verna, the Zest’s comfort-centric character revealed itself further. Hurling the Zest enthusiastically around the bends substantiated that it isn’t exactly the car we would prefer piloting on an winding uphill road. The steering lacks the tactility and precision a discerning driver would desire on his car to chuck it around disdainfully. The soft suspension set-up, the high ground clearance, along with the relative vagueness of the steering doesn’t give you enough confidence to place the car precisely on the road.Close to the limit, around a corner you need constant steering corrections and inputs from throttle and brake to keep matters in control. A fair bit of understeer can also be experienced while taking sharper corners while being on the throttle.

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The Zest feels composed on smooth surfaces even at high speeds. It tends to get somewhat unsettled while passing over deceptive, wavy undulations at higher speeds. Braking is good, as we found out by stomping on the pedals from speeds as high as 140 km/h in a controlled environement. The Zest maintains its line, and drops the anchor with confidence.

In all, the Zest’s suspension set-up impressed us with its absorbent ride quality. It’s a family oriented car, and the cushy ride should really appeal to the majority of customers in the segment. As regards handling prowess, the improvement overe the Manza / Vista is remarkable, though there is still some distance to go before the Zest manages to delight the true enthusiast.

Verdict

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We have nothing but appreciation for Tata Motors on seeing how the Zest 1.2 Revotron has turned out. A brand new product, with plenty of innovation, attention to detail and good intent – this is exactly the direction we want Tata Motors to take for all its future products. The Revotron engine is a revelation as regards driveability and smoothness and the Zest scores highly in terms of features, space, comfort and technology as well.

The new design direction is driven by a great philosophy, though it would still need some more refinement before being deserving enough to stand shoulder to shoulder with international products. What’s been achieved with the Zest’s design as an improvement over the previous products is truly plausible though.

Where the Zest absolutely shines is in terms of its in-cabin features, technology and the attention to detail on some elements. The quality and workmanship inside the cabin has also scaled new heights. Ride quality in another highlight, with liberal cabin space being an evergreen USP. The Zest has some real strengths, and we are more than sure that it will create some real interest and excitement in the segment for itself.

The price of the car has not been announced yet, and we believe the real test of the Zest will be in delivering good value to its customers. We will reserve our verdict for the launch of the Zest. In the meantime, we would like to congratulate Tata Motors for its fabulous effort in the meantime.

Tata Zest 1.2 Revotron Petrol Price : NA

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Tata Zest Revotron Petrol Tech Specs and features

Engine

Fuel type                                  : Petrol

Type                                         : Revotron 1.2T, 4 cylinder, Turbocharged MPFi
Cubic capacity                          : 1193 cc

Made of                                    : Alloy head, Cast Iron block

Installation                                : Front wheel drive

Max power                                : 90 PS @ 5000 RPM

Max torque                               : 140 Nm @ 1750 – 3500 RPM

REDLINE:

Bore/stroke                               : 75 mm x 67.5 mm

Compression ratio                     : 9(+/-0.3):1

Valve gear                                : SOHC 2 valves/ cylinder

Engine management                  : ECU controlled

Chassis and Body

Construction                             : Sedan, 5 Door, Monocoque

Kerb weight                               : 1115 – 1135 kgs

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 Tank capacity                    :    44 litres

 

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-roll bar and Coil

Spring

Rear                                         : Semi-Independent; Twist beam with Coil Spring and Shock Absorber


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 Control)

 

Safety Features (Active / Passive)

Seat Belt                                   :Front- 3 point seat belt, rear outer-3 point belt and center- Lap belt
Airbag                                      : Driver & front passenger

Central Locking                         : Yes, with remote

Speed Sensing Auto door lock  : Yes

Cutch lock                                : Yes

Inside Rearview Mirror            

Day & Night                              : Yes

Rear Parking 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

Daylight 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 & Latte

Interior Illumination                     : 1 front + 1 boot

Theatre Dimming                       : Yes

Door Pockets                           : All 4 doors

Rear Parcel Tray                        : Yes

Chrome Finish                           : Inside Door Handles, Gear Knob, AC Vents

Storage in Centre Console         : Cup holder, Under storage drawer-Passenger side

Instrument Panel & Center Fascia Display

Tachometer                               : Yes

Warning & Indicators                 : Individual Door & Tailgate Ajar

Gear Shift (MT)
Low Fuel
Driver Seatbelt Reminder

Multi Information Display (MID)  : Digital Clock

Dual Tripmeter

Outside Temperature

Instantaneous Fuel consumption

Average fuel consumption

Distance-to-empty

Drive mode indication (for Sport & Eco)

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 & USB                              : Yes

Bluetooth Connectivity               : Yes

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Yes (Phone + Audio)

Voice Recognition                     : Yes

Image Viewer                            : Yes

Smart phone integration             : Yes

 

Other Convenience 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 4)

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