New Tata Zest 2014 Review


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Tata Zest

Standing at this point i can indubitably say that the concept that of turning a well-liked hatch right into a compact sedan is already popular in India and we do have many new and interesting merchandise in this specific section. Take for e.g. The well-liked Honda Amaze or the Maruti Swift Dzire and even the newly launched Hyjndai Cent all these products are providing good industry for his or her specific manufacturers infect probably the most compact saloons was more standard than their hatchback counterpart .

Tata Zest

One of the crucial popular Indian auto manufacturers who does now not need any introduction unveiled two of their latest providing within the Indian market on the 2014, Auto expo christened because the Bolt and the Zest. Most of your already privy to the fact that the popular manufacturer is none rather than Tata motors and their Bolt hatchback will exchange their growing old hatch Vista whereas the Zest would be the saloon version of the Bolt hatch with a view to compete with the above mentioned compact saloons in the Indian market. We already introduced you our first affect of the Bolt hatch now it’s time that we carry our first impression of the Zest saloon as well which already is gaining lot of popularity from the gang even sooner than its launch as a result of its thrilling new but different styling, spectacular interiors and the newly developed petrol engine.

Tata Zest

Reasonably frankly Tata Motors has tried easiest to design the Zest compact saloon another way than the prevailing Manza or the Vista hatch and as a result of that the long signature Vista rear lights has been omitted from this new automobile. Cover the Tata Motors badge and it will preserve you wondering which car is it exactly. So undergo our first influence and find out the whole lot about this new compact sedan from Tata Motors.

 Tata Zest


Now the Zest saloon looks totally different from any Tata motors present vehicles as already talked about past and even all of the physique panels used within the automotive are also new however one way or the other I cannot completely delete the thought that this new compact sedan will be the successor of the existing Tata Manza compact sedan or the Vista hatch that is existing within the Indian market as a result of you are going to no doubt to find some similarities with the old Vista or the Manza whilst you look at the brand new Zest. The headlamp has been stretched towards the bonnet to be able to indubitably remind you of the Tata Vista or the Manza alternatively the Zest headlamp consists of Projector devices which is one thing new for this segment and most of you will love this fact that it is going to present better illumination at night. The front grille with the Tata Motors emblem has been surrounded with chrome strips while the decrease entrance bumper additionally gets LED daylight-running lights which (will only available with the top end trim) now can be seen on other automobiles and helps in including the premium touch to the automobile.

Tata Zest

Take a walk towards its side profile and right here additionally you will to find some visible components that suit with the Vista hatch. The Zest gets a trendy new 15 inch alloy wheels which helps in improving the general appear of the compact saloon whereas including a tall stance to the car. The side profile also will get physique colored wing mirrors which also comes with LED warning signs, body colored door handles and bumpers which is standard throughout the entire trims and editions.

Tata Zest

Then again the most interesting part of the auto got to be its rear styling which appears totally different and new. The wrap round tail lamp devices appears totally different than what you’ll to find in the Vista or the Manza and helps the car in giving its personal distinctive identification, the LED tail lamp devices are phase first and provides the rear profile a neat and up market seem to be. Moreover you will also to find chrome strip running in between the tail lamps. The rear of the Zest has been completely blended with the general design of the car which is essential for a compact sedan as a result of it has been curved to seem completely different from the hatch.

I must admit right here the Zest seems to be totally different than the automobile which was showcased at the Auto expo however the new Zest looks practical and neat and we should say that Tata Motors has performed it safe this time they’ve introduced some necessary new additions which might be essential and vital whereas maintaining moderate touches of the old automobile as neatly.

The overall dimension of the 2014 Tata Zest:

General size3995 mm
Max. Width1706 mm
General peak1570 mm
Wheel Base2470 mm
Observe front1450 mm
Track Rear1440 mm
Ground Clearance175 mm (unlade)
Fuel Tank capacity44 liters


Now most of the Indian customers needs maximum out of their vehicles interior as a result of this is the position where most of them and their household would spend their time in. Tata has tried to make the internal appear new and fresh and we must admit that the internal of the Tata Zest neat and up to date in comparison with different Tata Motors merchandise.

Tata Zest

The first thing that catches everyone’s eye once they step inside a car is the dashboard, in the case of Zest compact sedan Tata has equipped a fully new dashboard which seems very modern and premium. Tata have used Java Black & Latte colors. The newly designed three spoke steerage wheel appears new. in addition to that Tata also has highlighted some necessary bits with chrome which total provides an awfully interesting and top rate end to the dashboard. The top end editions certainly gets loads of chocolates like Harman touch screen multimedia machine with eight audio speaker, Voice recognition and SMS readouts and even steering set up controls. The highest trim additionally gets automatic temperature controls which can also be operated by way of the touch screen interface.

Tata Zest

Now coming to the alleviation factor the seats no doubt feels at ease while the white colored leather-based seats make the interior really feel plush and interesting. From the photographs it’s somewhat clear that the rear seats has adequate quantity of leg room to be able to undoubtedly be useful right through long journeys but what you are going to lack are the storage areas throughout the cabin, there’s neither any arm rest on the front and even within the rear seats which is bit disappointing though. Alternatively on the rear of the car you’re going to get a 360 liter boot which assist you to retailer lot of luggage’s but the Swift Dzire or the Honda Amaze gives even better boot house.

Tata Zest

The bottom XE trim will get lot of essential candies like tilt adjustable energy steering, air-conditioner with a heater possibility, front power windows, manual critical locking and foldable key however sadly you received’t be getting any audio device with this trim. While the highest finish trim will get automated local weather keep watch over, Multifunction steering wheel with voice command, Rear parking sensors, Electrically adjustable wing mirrors, Driver seat height adjustment, Harman tune gadget with eight speakers which helps CD/MP3/Radio/USB/Bluetooth/AUX-in/SD.


Now right here comes a very powerful a part of any automobile, the engine important points. Thankfully the Tata Zest is available with each Diesel and petrol engine choices.

The petrol unit powers the Zest compact sedan is the new Riverton 1.2 L Turbocharged mpfi engine unit which comes equipped with multi-power mode for higher throttle response, this engine is in a position sufficient to supply 90 Ps of top power at 5000 rpm and 140 NM of torque between 1750-3500 RPM. While the Diesel mill on the way to energy the Zest compact saloon is identical Qudrajet 1.three-litre Multihued unit which is on hand in two staes of tune one producing 90 Ps of peak energy at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of height torque in between 1750 and 3000 rpm while the other produces 73.94 bhp of height power at 4,000 rpm and a hundred ninety Nm of torque between 1,750 3,000 rpm.

Tata Zest

This Diesel engine unit can also be used in other Tata products as neatly and features a variable-geometry turbo (VGT) which helps in producing more power. Tata has already launched the F-Tronic know-how-enabled, 5-pace automated handbook Transmission (AMT), with both automatic and Sequential mode of gear-transferring with the diesel editions on the other hand it’s only available with the highest end 1.3L XMA trim beside the usual 5 speed manual gearbox.

Even supposing the Tata Zest engines seems new and thrilling however somehow both of them produces less power than its rivals the Swift Dzire and the Amaze which also stays ahead of the race with its gasoline efficient petrol and robust diesel mill. Talking about fuel efficiency figures the 1.2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged MPFI SOHC engine will return ARAI claimed 17.6 km to liter whereas the diesel engine will return ARAI claimed 23 km to a liter.

The 2014 Tata Zest Petrol engine details:

SortRevotron 1.2T, 4 cylinder, Turbocharged mpfi
Cubic capacity1193 cc
Product ofAlloy head, forged iron block
Set upEntrance wheel pressure
Max energy90 PS @ 5000 RPM
Max torque140 Nm @ 1750 – 3500 RPM

The 2014 Tata Zest Diesel engine details

Type4 cylinder, Turbo intercooled
Cubic capacity1248 cc
Manufactured fromAlloy head, cast iron block
InstallationEntrance wheel force
Max energy90 PS @ 4000 RPM
Max torque200 Nm @ 1750 – 3000 RPM

Security features

The Tata Zest comes packed with some essential security features:

Driver and entrance passenger airbags (available only with XMS and XT trim)
ABS with EBD
Engine immobilizer
Auto door lock machine


The new Tata Zest introductory costs are supplied beneath:

Petrol versions

Tata Zest petrol 1.2T XE: Rs 4.64 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Zest petrol 1.2T XM: Rs 5.25 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Zest petrol 1.2T XMS: Rs 5.43 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Zest petrol 1.2T XT: Rs 5.99 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Diesel versions

Tata Zest Diesel 1.3L XE: Rs 5.64 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Zest Diesel 1.3L XM: Rs 6.27 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Zest Diesel 1.3L XMS: Rs 6.45 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Zest Diesel 1.3L XT: Rs 6.99 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata Zest Diesel 1.3L XMA: Rs 6.99 lakh (AMT) (Ex-showroom, Delhi)


Tata Zest compact saloon will face some quantity of competitors from the Honda Amaze and the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and the newly launched Hyundai Xcent.

Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze is available with both petrol and diesel variant however the fashionable choice of the engine is the DOHC i-DTEC Diesel mill which generates a wholesome a hundred Ps of top power and 200 NM of torque while the 4 Cylinder, SOHC i-VTEC 1198 cc Petrol engine generates 88 PS of most power at 6000 RPM and 109 NM of torque at 4500 RPM. The internal gives a lot of space and accomplished with quality supplies.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

The Swift Dzire then again the first preference of many Indians in the case of choosing a compact sedan for them. The Swift Dzire is powered by using a 1.2-litre okay-sequence petrol engine which produces 85PS of maximum energy at 6000rpm and max torque of 113Nm at 4600 rpm and a 1.three-litre FIAT sourced diesel engine which produces 75PS of most power at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2000rpm. The quality of the interiors is impressive even if the Amaze undoubtedly gives extra sense of area in its inside though.

Hyundai Xcent

The Hyunndai Xcent is the compact sedan model of the Grand i10 and is according to the same platform as the hatch. This also has seems stylish from the outside and has many interesting and new features in its interiors, that is the only car in its section which has a rear air conditioning vent for the comfort of the passengers. The Xcent is powered with the aid of the 1.2 Kappa dual VTVT petrol engine which produces 83 PS of peak power at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm whereas the diesel mill develops seventy one PS of height power at 4000 rpm and a hundred and sixty Nm of torque at 1500-2750 rpm. You will also get a 4 speed auto transmission with the petrol while the opposite transmission option to be had with the automobile is a 5 speed guide.