Tata launched its all new Zest in Indian Market that is equipped with all the latest features. Tata Zest comes with petrol as well as diesel engine options both of which are mated with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. The diesel model has five variants that is XE, XM, XMS, XMA and XT. It’s interior is very nice and exterior design is also pretty nice. It offers an experience like a manual version without compromise in its fuel efficiency. It’s exterior is inspired from the Manza Hybrid. Tata Zest sedan is giving tough competition in its segment like Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire and Hyundai Xcent in the most competitive Indian automobile market. In this post we are going to explain about Tata Zest Diesel Model Review in Detail.
The car that offers seating for five is spacious and the interior comes with dual tone look with premium beige and black color. The seats wrapped in beige colored fabric upholstery are wide and comfortable. The dashboard that comes with a lot of chrome further enhances the premium look. The design and the quality on the Zest. There is substantial improvement in fit and finish and the entirely new dashboard lends a fresh air of design to the cabin. The driver-oriented positioning of the vents and the centre console along with the use of piano black, chrome and silver really lift the ambience of the cabin, as does the white leather on the dashboard and the steering wheel. Of course, this is the same car that made it to the Auto Expo and the interiors of lesser variants may not be as plush. The Zest is fitted with Harman infotainment system with 5 inch touch screen. An advanced audio acoustic system for navigation, integrated with music system is another key feature. Among other features are power sockets, AC unit, cup and bottle holders, storage compartment, AUX-in, USB, Blue-tooth and steering mounted audio controls.
The two-tone color scheme makes it feel really airy, and the piano-black and gunmetal grey plastic trim do liven up the dashboard. The steering wheel is smaller in diameter than the Vista’s, it has a smart new hexagonal boss and there are audio controls here too. The speedo and rev counter dials are also very attractive, with a chunky-looking 3D jewelled effect, and a detailed fuel and trip computer nestled between them. It’s not just the look that’s improved, but the quality too. Coming to the insides, the company has blessed this new vehicle with a futuristic interior design, which is amplified by a lot of chrome embellishments. Although, it is a compact vehicle, it comes with a great cabin space, which can host seating for at least five passengers without any trouble. The company has connected the AC vents and the instrument cluster via a single ‘wing shaped’ graphics, which brings an aura of magnificence to the interiors. A much bigger surprise is the cabin, which is easily the most modern and classy looking one we’ve seen in a Tata vehicle to date.
Tata engineers have spent a lot of time optimizing the side bolsters, the seat base bolsters and even the cushioning. The front front seats offer excellent comfort and feel snug. Move to the rear seats and it is as comfortable – there’s good headroom, and with the scooped out rear of the front seats, there’s even more knee-room than before. Tata has also improved the rear seat angle and contours of the seat, finding the right balance between boot space and rear-seat comfort. As far as its features are concerned, it has leading-edge features like an infotainment system designed by ‘Harman’ that features a 5-inch touchscreen, advanced voice command recognition and surround sound effect with eight speakers. However, most of these aspects are provided to the top end variants, while the mid level trims are made available with standard aspects. It also has a few important safety aspects like dual front SRS airbags, parking sensors and speed sensing auto door locks. It has a 360-litre boot, which is smaller than the Amaze’s 400 liters and it doesn’t offer space as efficiently either, since the suspension intrudes into the luggage space
The Tata Zest design is new and eye-catching. The headlight cluster has been aggressively designed. The front grille too is different and there a chrome plated strip above the tata logo. The front bumper gets an aggressively designed air-dams. The 16 inch alloy wheels, body-colored handles and ORVM caps add to the side profile. The rear too is smartly designed with stylish-looking boot with a lot of chrome inserts, integrated with boot lip spoiler. And, overall, the car has a contemporary look. The back is where the big news is, of course, because this is a 3,995mm sedan, and integrating a boot onto such cars is always tricky for the designer. The boot looks stubby and truncated in comparison to the large windows (a straight carryover from the Vista) but given the limitations, the designers have done a fairly decent job. The big, wrap-around part-LED tail-lamps and wide chrome bar give it decent road presence from the rear.
The car maker has launched this vehicle with several first-in-segment features like projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and signature LED tail lamps with a wrap around look. At the same time, it also comes with a state-of-the-art design EPAS (Electronic Power Assisted Steering) system with active return and speed related function, which will provide an effortless driving experience. Apart from these, the manufacturer has blessed this latest compact sedan with a 9th generated ABS with EBD and cornering stability control function, which reinforces the braking mechanism. It continues to carry forward the high cowl of the Vista, which makes it difficult to get that rising window line or a tipped-forward stance that is a trademark of all good-looking sedans today. The 16-inch wheels add to the Zest’s tall stance.
There’s a thick shoulder line running along the side that breaks up the car’s rather tall profile, although it still appears to ride quite high on its 15-inch wheels, thanks in part to the pronounced wheel arches (the actual ground clearance is a pretty standard 165-175mm). The new design incorporates an aggressive nose, a heavily sculpted bumper, stretched headlamps with projectors, a new grille that flows seamlessly into the headlamps and even a mild power bulge on the bonnet. It also gets LED daytime-running lights and a chrome strip bordering the grille. The Zest boasts a thick character line, and it’s even got a black strip on the running board and the lower side of the bumper to help reduce the visual bulk. The design of the rear is attractive as well. The rear windscreen flows smoothly into the stubby boot and the wraparound tail-lamps are, again, a distinctive feature.
The Zest offers improved braking and handling. As for the braking system, it offers front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Besides, the car also comes with a new advanced ABS system. It gives good riding experience not only in city but also in long journey. The handling becomes easy thanks to the cornering stability feature and the electric power assisted steering system. The suspension is robust. Other key features include engine immobilizer, dual horn, seat-belts, speed sensitive power steering, side impact protection, dual front air-bags, keyless entry and central locking.
The petrol version of the Zest comes fitted with the 1.2 liter Revoltron engine with inter-cooled turbocharging and multi-point fuel injection system. The motor generates a peak power of 84bhp at 5000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm. This petrol version comes with five-speed mechanical transmission. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 88.76bhp along with a commanding torque output of 140Nm. While the base diesel trim XE is powered by the same engine, but it develops a maximum power of 74bhp along with a superior torque output of 190Nm. The 1.3 L Quadrajet diesel engine powers the diesel version that develops a maximum power of 89 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm.
On the other hand, its diesel version sports a 1.3-litre Quadrajet engine that churns out the same 88.76bhp, but it generates a peak torque output of 200Nm. This engine is mated to a five speed automated manual transmission. The newly developed Revotron petrol engine is expected to produce optimum performance. The Zest diesel is sure to return a mileage of 23- 25 kmpl where as the petrol version could deliver a healthy 18- 20 kmpl. One of which is its new 1.2-litre Revotron petrol power plant. This is the company’s indigenously developed power plant that is powerful yet fuel efficient in its class.
Efficiency & Mileage Review
Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XE (1248 cc, Manual, Diesel), gives mileage of 23 kmpl on highway road and 19 kmpl in city.
Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XM (1248 cc, Manual, Diesel), gives mileage of 23 kmpl on highway road and 19 kmpl in city.
Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XMS (1248 cc, Manual, Diesel), gives mileage of 23 kmpl on highway road and 19 kmpl in city.
Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XMA (1248 cc, Automatic, Diesel), gives mileage of 23 kmpl on highway road and 19 kmpl in city.
Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XT (1248 cc, Manual, Diesel), gives mileage of 23 kmpl on highway road and 19 kmpl in city.
Tata Zest is popular for its lower price which is the best part according to India costumers. All most are very cheap and the price for Tata Zest is starting from Rs.5.9-7.3 Lac.
|Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XE||₹ 5.9 Lac|
|Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XM||₹ 6.5 Lac|
|Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XMS||₹ 6.7 Lac|
|Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XMA||₹ 7.2 Lac|
|Tata Zest Quadrajet 1.3 XT||₹ 7.3 Lac|
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