Tata Motors' much-anticipated Zest is inching closer to its launch in India as the company has started accepting bookings for the sedan.
The company has officially commenced the bookings of Zest in India with an advance payment of ₹21,000 and the buyers can book their Zest on the Tata's official website through any online payment mode.
Zest, Tata's first sedan with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technologies in India has been testing in the country for some time.
The sedan will be powered by 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor and 1.2 litre four-cylinder, turbo Revotron engine.
The motor produces 90 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 3,000 rpm, while the engine produces 85 PS power at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm 3,000 rpm.
Apparently, the base variant will get a less powerful diesel engine, with 75 PS power at 4,000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 1,750 rpm.
Talking of the features, the soon-to-be-launched Zest is likely to accommodate features like projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, 15-inch alloy wheels, reverse parking sensor and corner stability control.
Unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, alongside the Tata's new hatchback Bolt, Zest will give tough competition to the current best-sellers Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent. Chances are that Zest will fall in the price range of ₹6 lakh-₹8 lakh.
Besides Zest, Tata's Bolt will also enter the country in coming months. Bolt will be offered in both diesel and petrol engine options. The diesel version of the car will pack 1.3 litre Multijet diesel motor.
The petrol model of Bolt will come with 1.2 litre Revotron turbo petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 84 bhp at 5,000 rpm and a torque of 140 Nm of 1,750-3,500 rpm. The petrol version will get three driving modes – City, Eco and Sport.