It's official now. Tata's much anticipated Zest sedan will make its India entry on 12 August.
Zest, a sedan from Tata's stable has been trying the patience of Indian auto lovers since its first appearance at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Now the company has confirmed that the long wait for its Zest will be over.
The all new Tata Zest will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines in India. The diesel model of Zest will be powered by a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, which can churn out 90 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm and the petrol model of the new sedan will get power from 1.2 litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that can churn out 85 PS at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm at 1,750-3,000 rpm. While the diesel engine will come mated to a five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT), the petrol motor transmission is likely to come from a five-speed manual gearbox.
The company has already started accepting the bookings for the new Zest sedan in the country with an advance payment of ₹21,000 and is expected to get an aggressive price tag in India. Read full report here.
Although the company has not formally conveyed the pricing details of the new Zest, rumour mills have spat out that the company will price its new sedan offering in the ₹6 lakh-₹8 lakh range. Once it hits the market, Tata Zest will be pinned to rival current leaders in the segment, including Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze.
We don't' know the key specifications of the new Zest yet. However, the word is that Zest, India's first sedan with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) will come loaded with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, 15-inch alloy wheels, reverse parking sensor and corner stability control. On the safety front, the sedan is likely to offer dual airbags, ABS and EBD.
A previous report also indicated that Tata Zest will come with a six year warranty and several other packages. The standard warranty of the car will cover the first three years and the extended warranty will cover next three years.