Tata Zest bookings open: Launch soon

After a successful media drive event in Goa, where over 121 auto journalists congregated to test drive the new Zest sedan, Tata has revealed that their latest car will be launched in a few days, while bookings have officially commenced. Tata has started accepting Zest bookings at an advance payment of Rs 21,000 on their website.

Tata Zest bookings openTo compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki DZire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze, the new Tata Zest will be the second car to be launched in India this year in the sub 4 meter sedan category. The first being Hyundai Xcent which was launched in March this year.

USP of Tata Zest is their new Revotron petrol 1.2T engine. Offering first of its kind drive modes in manual transmission, Zest petrol engine delivers 90 PS power and 140 Nm peak torque, with claimed mileage in the range of 15+ kmpl. The engine is built in-house by Tata engineers, while it comes with a recommendation from none other than India’s first F1 driver, Narain Karthikeyan.

tata zest interiorsSpeaking about Tata Zest diesel, this comes with a 1.3l MultiJet from Fiat. Generating 90 PS power, it will be offered with manual as well as automated manual transmission option. A 75 PS variant could also be on offer for base variant. Claimed mileage of Zest AMT is expected to be in the 18 kmpl range.

Price of Zest is yet to be revealed. Speaking to dealers in Pune, they confirmed that it will come with an ex-showroom price tag of under Rs 5 lakhs for the base petrol variant, while the AMT variant could cost upwards of Rs 8 lakhs.

Also read: Rush Lane’s review of Tata Zest Diesel, and Tata Zest Petrol
Diesel compare – Tata Zest vs Maruti Dzire vs Hyundai Xcent vs Honda Amaze

Techspecs of Tata Zest Petrol and Diesel

Variants Petrol Diesel
Engine Revotron 1.2T 1.3L Quadrajet
Max Power 90PS@5000 RPM 90PS@4000 RPM
Max Torque 140NM@1750-3000 RPM 200 NM@1750-3000 RPM
Gear Box TA65* C549
Wheel Base (mm) 2470 2470
Wheel Track (mm) Front: 1450
Rear: 1440
Front: 1450
Rear: 1440
Dimension (L x W x H ) (mm) 3995 x 1695 x 1570 3995 x 1695 x 1570
GVW (Kg) 1531 1531
Kerb Weight (Kg) 1106 1106
Payload (Kg) 425 425
Brakes Vacuum Assisted Independent Hydraulic;

Front: Ventilated Disc Brakes

Rear: Drum Brakes

Vacuum Assisted Independent Hydraulic;

Front: Ventilated Disc Brakes

Rear: Drum Brakes

Clutch Dry Single Plate Dry Single Plate
Tyres R16 R16
Steering ePAS with brushless motor ePAS with brushless motor
Suspension Front: Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar

Rear: Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring

Front: Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar

Rear: Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 44 44