So far, we have this much information:
- The Zest is available in nine variants - four petrol and five diesel.
- The petrol is available in four variants - XE, XM, XMS and XT.
- The five diesel variants are the XE, XM, XMA, XMS and the XT.
- The Zest diesel is available in two states of tune - 74bhp producing 190Nm of torque and the 88.8bhp churns out 200Nm of torque.
- The base diesel variant, XE, gets the 74bhp engine, whereas the other four variants get a more powerful 88.8bhp engine which also includes the AMT.
- The petrol version has a higher ground clearance of 175mm in comparison to the 165mm of the diesel variants.
- The Zest is available in six colour options - buzz blue, pristine white, platinum silver, sky grey, venetian red and dune beige.
- Outside rear-view mirrors are body-coloured and get turn indicators standard for all variants
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Tata Motors claims to have renovated 160 dealerships across the nation to welcome the Zest. Tata servive advisors ow have tablets to open job cards online. Tablets will have all the details of the car which will help in tracking the progress.
Harman Infotainment system with 8 Speakers HVAC control, customized follow me headlamps, remote for passengers at the rear seat, voice messaging and voice recognition are all part of the package.
The Zest is the first all-new product based on Tata Motors' 'DesigNext, DriveNext, ConnectNext' philosophy.
The car has been designed with inputs from the three design studios of Tata Motors - Pune, Conventry (UK) and Turin (Italy).
Tim Leverton, Head of Research & Development, is on stage to talk about product development at Tata Motors.
'HorizonNext' started 12 months ago that focuses on 'DesigNext, ConnectNext and DriveNext'. The Zest is part of this deal, says Tim.
Last three years have been about transforming the business. Focus has been on technology, products and styling, says official.
Dedicated product and engineering teams have been a part of the overhaul. More than 6,000 engineers and technicians at 11 centres in 5 countries.
Many process and procedures that are required in design and technology have been put in place with the help of Jaguar Land Rover - Tata Motors owned British luxury marque.
The Zest has raised the bar of what a compact sedan should actually be like, says Tim. Quick fact: Tata Motors was the first company to enter the compact sedan segment in India with the launch of the Indigo eCS.
The new Zest speaks of global design and has undergone 3 lakh hours of testing., says Tata Motors.
Harman has helped Tata design the next-level of connectivity. Quick fact: Harman/Kardon has designed the infotainment and audio acoustics system for the Zest, While MapmyIndia has designed the next-gen navigation & location based services.
Tata Motors shows a video that shows the Zest has been made by youngsters for youngsters.
DesignNext for Tata Motors started off with the Pixel and then the Megapixel concept cars, says Tata.
The Zest gets new Tata signature grille with the new 'Humanity Line', which flows into the head-lamps. Other fascinating design elements are projector head-lamps with chrome accents, LED lamps at the rear and a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels. Quick fact: The Zest is the first car in its class to get LED tail lamps.
Tata Motors with the Zest does not want its car to be aggressive looking but to make it more appealing.
Interiors of the car are made more driver-focused and quality has gone a notch higher, says Tata Motors.
Steering wheel of the car is 366mm in diameter, which makes it smaller than any other model produced by Tata, except Tata Nano.
Tata Zest Key Features: Projector Headlamps, LED DRLs, wrap-around tail-lamps, 15" alloy wheels, Harman infotainment system.
The All new Revotron 1.2-litre is the first turbocharged petrol engine in its class. It gets three driving modes - ECO, City and Sport.
The multi-drive mode helps driver to engage in any mode on the fly. Injectors from Bosch, Honeywell helped with turbocharger for the Zest.
The Electronic Power-steering has been finally replaced by the Hydraulic assisted one.
Safety too has been taken care of with the next-gen ABS
and Corner Stability Control.
The Zest's 2470mm of wheelbase ensures a spacious cabin.
Tata Zest Petrol Prices -
XE - 4.64 lakhs
XM - 5.25 lakhs
XMS -5.43 lakhs
XT - 5.99 lakhs
Tata Zest Diesel Prices -
XE - 5.64 lakhs
XM - 6.27 lakhs
XMS - 6.45 lakhs
XMA (F-Tronic) - 6.99 lakhs
XT - 6.99 lakhs