Tata Zest production commences at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant
Tata Motors gears up for two very special launches ahead this year – Bolt hatchback and Zest compact sedan. The first of the two is Zest sedan, which has already entered production at the under-utilized Ranjangoan plant in Pune of Fiat India.
Tata Zest is based on the Manza platform and will be presented to buyers in India in two engine options to include a 1.3 liter MultiJet diesel engine sourced from Fiat. This engine is capable of 90 PS peak power and 200 Nm torque mated to a five speed manual transmission or 5 speed AMT. Tata Zest’s petrol engine is a new 1.2 liter four cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine offering 90 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque though mated only to a 5 speed manual transmission.
Bookings of Tata Zest, on a down payment of INR 21,000 have already commenced at company showrooms while the new Zest is expected to come in at a price from INR 5 to 7.5 lakhs. Tata claims that Zest is a completely new product, unlike any other Tata car till date. It is more refined, and tailor-made for buyers today. Once launched, Tata Zest will compete with the likes of Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and Maruti DZire.
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