Tata Zest was the first car, which was launched under Tata Motors’ new HorizoNEXT marketing campaign. Touted as an all-new car, built from the ground-up and designed with inputs from their world-class design centres in UK, Italy and India; the car is believed to be the point which resulted in the overturn of Tata Motor’s fortune in the Indian auto industry.
Though the sales are no longer as impressive as before, the car is back in news for one very good reason. Known for its exceptional built quality, Tata Zest has scored a 4 star safety rating in a crash test conducted by Global NCAP.
It is to be noted here that the variant which scored 4 stars was equipped with dual front airbags while the variant without any airbags scored 0 star in the crash test. Below is the full crash test report and videos –
Tata Zest with Airbags
Tata Zest without Airbags
To recap, Tata Zest is offered in a choice of 1.2-liter petrol Revotron engine and a 1.3-liter MultiJet diesel 4-cyl engine. The former is rated at 90 PS and 140 Nm, while the latter is rated at 75 PS / 90 PS and 200 Nm. Transmission option on offer includes five-speed MT or AMT.