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Tata Zest
  • Year: 2014
  • Make: Tata
  • Model: zest
  • Transmission: 5 speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 84 @ 5000
  • Torque @ RPM: 140 @ 1750
  • Displacement: 1.2 L
  • 0-100 time: 15 sec. (Est.)
  • car segment: compact cars
  • body style: sedan

Standing at this point I can certainly say that the concept of turning a popular hatch into a compact sedan is already popular in India and we do have many new and interesting products in this particular segment. Take for e.g. the popular Honda Amaze or the Maruti Swift Dzire and even the newly launched Hyjndai Xcent all these products are providing good business for their particular manufacturers infact some of the compact saloons became more popular than their hatchback counterpart .

One of the most popular Indian auto manufacturers who does not need any introduction unveiled two of their latest offering in the Indian market at the 2014, Auto expo christened as the Bolt and the Zest. Most of you are already aware of the fact that the popular manufacturer is none other than Tata motors and their Bolt hatchback will replace their aging hatch Vista while the Zest will be the saloon version of the Bolt hatch which will compete with the above mentioned compact saloons in the Indian market. We already brought you our first impression of the Bolt hatch now it’s time that we bring our first impression of the Zest saloon as well which already is gaining lot of popularity from the crowd even before its launch because of its exciting new but different styling, impressive interiors and the newly developed petrol engine.

Quite frankly Tata Motors has tried best to design the Zest compact saloon differently than the existing Manza or the Vista hatch and as a result of that the long signature Vista tail lamps has been omitted from this new car. Cover the Tata Motors badge and it will keep you wondering which car is it exactly. So go through our first impression and find out everything about this new compact sedan from Tata Motors.

UPDATE 12/08/14 Tata Launched their compact sedan Zest in India today with prices starting at Rs.4.64 Lakhs (Ex Showroom Delhi) for the base Patrol XE Variant.

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Tata Zest base variants will now come with 75 PS diesel engines

Tata Zest base variants will now come with 75 PS diesel engines

The 75 PS motor replaces 90 PS unit in XM and XMS variants

Tata Motors launched their compact sedan Zest in August 2014, which came with a fresh design language paving the way for present day Tata Tiago and upcoming Tata Kite 5 sedan. When launched, Zest came with four petrol variants which are XE, XM, XMS and XT; while the six diesel variants were XE, XM, XMS, XMA, XT and XTA. Now the Indian origin automaker has introduced a 75 PS diesel motor to the XM and XMS variants, while the 75 PS diesel engine used to be available with XE diesel variant till date. But, with this change the second and third diesel base variants will also get the 75 PS engine, which used to come with a higher spec 90 PS engine till date. Along with that, Tata Motors will offer the alloy wheels in XT and XTA variant only.

Tata Zest bearing a new design is yet to make a strong impact in Indian market, largely due to the more stylish compact sedans available in the segment. The car gets an aggressive front grille with honeycomb design and little bit of chrome garnishing, large headlamps, slated air intake at lower bumper, fog lamps. The side profile boasts alloy wheels, ORVMs with side turning indicators. The rear fascia also gets chrome garnishing and angular taillights.

The interior sports multifunction steering wheel, dual round dials and a digital display at the instrument cluster. The dual tone dashboard sports s leek centre console with digital screen and several control buttons and knobs.

Power source for the petrol variant Zest is a 1.2 litre Revotron engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox churning out 90 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque. The diesel variant’s inspiration is a 1.3 litre Fiat sourced Quadrajet engine paired with 5 speed manual and a 5 speed AMT as option as well.

March 21, 2016 09:00
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Five popular and affordable compact sedans

Five popular and affordable compact sedans

Filled with some interesting sub-10 lakh models

Apart from hatchbacks and SUVs, Compact sedans are also very popular segment in Indian automobile market. Many people here want the comfort of a sedan in an affordable price. No wonder compact sedans are the best option for them. This segment is pretty much crowded with so many operators like Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Honda offering their products. The latest addition is surely the Volkswagen Ameo, showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida.

Indian customers being very much price sensitive look for maximum feature stuffed compact sedans with minimum price. Here we give you a list of five compact sedans, you can afford by shelling around INR. 10 lakh. Take a look.

March 16, 2016 07:30
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Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles

Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles

As the great Indian festive season is nearing, every auto manufacturer is trying to woo the potential customers with their range of special edition cars. Tata Motors is not out of the race, and they also just launched a range of special edition cars for their passenger vehicles keeping an eye on the upcoming festive season.

Available for sale starting 13th October, the celebration edition ranges comprise of Tata Bolt, Tata GenX Nano, Tata Safari Storme and Tata Indigo with special celebration kits. The Tata Zest Anniversary edition will also join this range. This range will be on sale till 15th November, 2015. All these special edition cars will come with various unique features, which will sort these cars out of the league. Not only that. Tata Motors has also introduced a special festive season Cash Back Bonanza offer. In this offer, customers buying Tata cars between 1st October and 15th November; will get a chance to win a minimum cash back of INR. 2000 going up to INR. 50,000. Few lucky customers will get a chance to win 50% or 100% cash back.

Mr. Mayank Pareek of Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors has said, "As we enter the auspicious season, we wish all our customers compliments of the season. Festive season is all about celebrations and we want to partner with our customers to provide them the joy of mobility with the celebration edition range. Designed and developed with state-of-the-art features, this range exemplifies the Company’s focus on best-in-class products with a festive touch. We will continue to strive towards offering exciting products as we move ahead and hope to see our brand evolve as a winner in the years to come."

October 13, 2015 07:30
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Tata Motors sets a benchmark by delivering 1100 cars in one day

Tata Motors sets a benchmark by delivering 1100 cars in one day

Tata Motors celebrates the Ganesh Chaturthi in new style. They delivered 1100 passenger vehicles in a single day in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

In Maharashtra only, where Ganesh Chaturthi is the biggest festival indeed, Tata Motors delivered more than 700 cars in a single day. Apart from that they also delivered more than 400 units of various passenger vehicles in the states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. The vehicles of choice were specially concentrated to the Tata Zest, Tata Bolt and Tata GenX Nano.

It is nothing new, that during festive season Indian customers opt for buying cars. Therefore Tata Motors saw a huge demand for these cars in major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Raipur and Bhopal.

Speaking on this special occasion Mr. Ashesh Dhar, who is the National Sales Head of Passenger Vehicles Business, Tata Motors said, “The festive season exudes enthusiasm, excitement, anticipation, and energy. With the beginning of this auspicious festival, we are proud and humbled by the support and trust provided by our customers. We are excited to be a part of this celebration by delivering the joy of mobility to so many families. With the Zest, Bolt and the GenX Nano witnessing growing momentum in the market, we yet again, confidently testify the value and trust we offer to our customers.”

Incidentally, as the great India festive season has just started, Tata Motors is expecting consumer sentiments to be positive during the upcoming festive season this year. They are preparing themselves to deliver the vehicles to the customers in time. Tata Motors is also trying to woo the potential customers by offering exciting festive season packages for its passenger vehicles.

September 21, 2015 03:05
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2015 Tata Zest Anniversary Edition

2015 Tata Zest Anniversary Edition

Come the festive season, and launch a special edition car featuring some attractive body graphics, colour scheme, some added interior features. This is has been a popular, tried and tested method for various companies to boost up their sales figure during great Indian festive season.

With the festive mood already on its rising, and just a month away, the trend has begun again. With various auto manufactures showcasing and launching their so called special edition or limited edition cars, Tata Motors is not staying behind. They recently launched a special anniversary edition of their popular compact sedan Tata Zest. No wonder, on the eve of festive season, this new car will grab some attention, and of course boost up the sales figure for Tata Motors. Exactly one year ago Tata Motors has launched Zest. To celebrate the anniversary of that event they now launched a new edition of Tata Zest.

As per the ongoing trend, these so called special edition cars don’t actually come sporting new mechanism or enhanced power and performance, but only some attractive cosmetic changes. Let’s see, how Tata Motors has presented their festive bet Tata Zest Anniversary Edition.

September 14, 2015 08:12
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Spec Comparison: Ford Figo Aspire vs Hyundai Xcent vs Tata Zest

Spec Comparison: Ford Figo Aspire vs Hyundai Xcent vs Tata Zest

As Indian market is extremely value conscious, they don’t usually opt for luxury sedans, and thus the compact sedans has became a fair choice for them to fulfill the wish to possess a sedan.

Ford has always been quite popular in India, just like their origin country USA. Earlier in 1999 they intrdouced the Ford Ikon in this country, which was an immense popular car during its tenure. Their latest addition to the fleet of compact car is Ford Figo Aspire, which is the sub four metre compact sedan based on the next generation Ford Figo hatchback.

Launched on 12th August this car is expected to directly compete with the other compact sedans like Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which means the ground ahead is quite tough for Ford as well as their newest vehicle Figo Aspire.

Figo Aspire is the first sub four metre compact sedan from Ford, and they have launched this compact sedan for the emerging and developing markets of ther world, among which India is one of the frontrunners. Here we will take a look on the spec sheets of the Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan as well as its two other prime rivals which are the other toppers in the fray – Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest.

Below we have tried to gather all the information about the recently launched Figo Aspire and its rivals and create a spec comparison for you to understand

August 13, 2015 06:10
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Tata Zest Outshines Honda Amaze Sales In October

Tata Zest Outshines Honda Amaze Sales In October

Tata Motors launched the Zest in the month of August, 2014 in India to compete in one of the most competitive and demanding car segments of India, ‘the compact sedan segment’ but somehow it was not able to score in terms of sales as expected.

But finally there is some good news for the Tata Motors fan because Zest was able to outshine Honda Amaze compact sedan which is also considered as one of the most popular compact sedans of the Country in the October 2014 sales. Tata Motors sold a total of 3524 units of their Zest compact sedan whereas Honda sold 3482 units of their Amaze sedan during the month of October, which by the way also happens to the festive season of India and a huge opportunity for all the car manufacturers to boost their sales figures. It’s true that the Zest was able to beat Amaze sales figures only by a small margin but still it is a huge achievement for Tata Motors after all the effort they have put behind their new Zest compact sedan and making Zest their modern global car which promises to offer superb handling, impressive safety features and premium quality fit and finish inside the very modern looking and attractive cabin. But despite all their efforts the top spot is still occupied by the popular Maruti Swift Dzire while the second sweet spot is occupied by the Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai and their popular Grand i10 hatchback based sedan Xcent.

November 11, 2014 03:36
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Tata Zest: Specification And Variants In Details

Tata Zest: Specification And Variants In Details

Tata Motors launched their compact sedan Zest recently in the Indian market with prices starting at Rs. 4.64 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi) and as you all know that the Zest is here to compete with the other compact sedans like the Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire. Now today we will give you all the details of the different Zest variants and the features which are available with it.

As You already is aware of the fact that the Zest compact sedan is available with both Petrol and diesel engine option the petrol variant of the Zest is powered by a Revotron 1.2 Liter turbocharged Petrol engine which produces about 90 Ps of peak power and 140 Nm of torque while its Diesel variants is powered by a 1.3 Liter Quadrajet engine which is available in two states of tune the first one producing 75 ps of peak power and 190 Nm of torque while the second one produces about 90 Ps of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox while there is also an AMT transmission available with the top end trim of the Zest diesel.

For you information the Tata Zest is available with 5 trims namely XE (base), XM, XMA, XMS and XT. We can’t complain because the base XE trim also comes loaded with lots of stuffs both in its exterior and interior on its exterior the base XE trim gets 4 set of alloy wheels, body colored ORVM with side turn LED indicators, door handles, bumpers, what is surprising though is the fact that even the base variant gets LED tail lamps however on the other hand it is also true that it misses out on some features though i.e Projector headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights.

Below provided are the list of features that are available with the different trims of the Tata Zest

August 14, 2014 12:18
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OVERVIEW 2014 Tata Zest

2014 Tata Zest

Standing at this point I can certainly say that the concept of turning a popular hatch into a compact sedan is already popular in India and we do have many new and interesting products in this particular segment. Take for e.g. the popular Honda Amaze or the Maruti Swift Dzire and even the newly launched Hyjndai Xcent all these products are providing good business for their particular manufacturers infact some of the compact saloons became more popular than their hatchback counterpart .

One of the most popular Indian auto manufacturers who does not need any introduction unveiled two of their latest offering in the Indian market at the 2014, Auto expo christened as the Bolt and the Zest. Most of you are already aware of the fact that the popular manufacturer is none other than Tata motors and their Bolt hatchback will replace their aging hatch Vista while the Zest will be the saloon version of the Bolt hatch which will compete with the above mentioned compact saloons in the Indian market. We already brought you our first impression of the Bolt hatch now it’s time that we bring our first impression of the Zest saloon as well which already is gaining lot of popularity from the crowd even before its launch because of its exciting new but different styling, impressive interiors and the newly developed petrol engine.

Quite frankly Tata Motors has tried best to design the Zest compact saloon differently than the existing Manza or the Vista hatch and as a result of that the long signature Vista tail lamps has been omitted from this new car. Cover the Tata Motors badge and it will keep you wondering which car is it exactly. So go through our first impression and find out everything about this new compact sedan from Tata Motors.

UPDATE 12/08/14 Tata Launched their compact sedan Zest in India today with prices starting at Rs.4.64 Lakhs (Ex Showroom Delhi) for the base Patrol XE Variant.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Tata Zest

August 12, 2014 07:08
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Tata Zest Compact Sedan launched In India With Prices Starting At 4.64 Lakhs

Tata Zest Compact Sedan launched In India With Prices Starting At 4.64 Lakhs

Tata Motors Today launched their Zest Compact sedan in India with prices starting at Rs. 4.64 Lakhs (Ex Showroom Delhi) for the base petrol XE Variant while the base XE diesel starts at Rs.5.64 Lakh (ex Showroom Delhi). Tata was the first auto manufacturer who introduced the concept of compact sedan by launching India’s very first compact sedan Indigo eCS.

Tata Zest is the first product from Tata which is based on their new ‘DesigNext, DriveNext, ConnectNext’ philosophy and is built with the inputs from their Studios based in Pune, Italy and UK. The Zest adopts Tata Motors global design and is the outcome of many researches and testing. More than 6000 engineers and technicians have worked to make the Zest a perfect compact sedan.

On its exterior the Zest gets new projector headlamps which also gets some chrome accents on them, it also gets LED tail lamps at the rear of the car which is also a segment first in the Indian market, other features includes a 15 inch alloy wheels, while inside the cabin you get an entertainments and audio system which comes with 8 speakers specially designed by Harman/Kardon. The Zest also comes equipped with next-gen navigation & location based services which was designed by MapmyIndia. The Zest also features a spacious cabin and Tata also claims that the quality of the materials has also improved a lot which was perhaps the main concern for many.

August 12, 2014 05:11
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2014 Tata Zest VS Honda Amaze VS Maruti-Suzuki Swift Dzire VS Hyundai Xcent

2014 Tata Zest VS Honda Amaze VS Maruti-Suzuki Swift Dzire VS Hyundai Xcent

The two upcoming cars that have left quite a buzz in the Indian auto market right now are the MPV from Honda called the Mobilio and the compact sedan Zest from our very own homegrown auto manufacturer Tata Motors. Today we will be talking about the Zest which will be launched soon in the Indian market and all have a very clear idea by now that the Zest is a compact sedan.

Talking about compact sedan the concept was originally started by Tata and quite honestly they dominated the market back then with their compact sedan Indigo which was based on their hatchback Indica platform. Years went by then the Indian largest auto manufacturer Maruti Suzuki launched the Dzire compact sedan which was based on the Swift platform and it became an instant hit in the Indian market gradually Honda also launched the Amaze while Hyundai launched their own version of compact sedan based on the Grand i10 platform called the Xcent.

The advantages of these compact sedans are that they share most of their components with their hatchback counterpart including the platform, engine and even some major cabin parts and accessories and thus building these compact sedans saves lot of money of the particular auto manufacturers. Although these sedans may not provide space or is powerful like the big sedans but does their duty pretty well when it comes to providing a better ride quality and boot space than a hatchback. Those customers who have a little more budget than a hatchback and also wants a better looking car can easily opt for these compact sedans.

Now, Tata Motors did not wanted to take chances with their compact sedans and thus has provided the upcoming Zest with powerful petrol and diesel engines and lots of new features which will definitely leave you spellbound and will force you to think that this is a worthy competitor to the other compact sedans.

Hit the jump to read the entire comparison review between the Zest, Amaze, Dzire and Xcent

July 21, 2014 09:40
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