Tata Zest Diesel AMT Demand Scales in India; Likely to Have Extended Waiting Period
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Tata Motors is leaving no stone unturned to do their bit for the better market in the country. As the launch of the company's Zest sedan is inching closer, a new report indicates that the company will offer six year warranty on its Zest.

The company, which has stayed away from new launches for the past four years will now be launching two new models. Tata Zest is tipped to make its debut in August. A lot has been said about its Zest sedan and the upcoming Bolt hatchback. Now a new report of Financial Express says that the automaker will offer six year warranty with Zest. The standard warranty of the car will cover the first three years and the extended warranty will cover next three years.

In addition to this, Tata will also provide three-year annual maintenance coverage with free 24x7 roadside assistance. The report also added that the dealers of the company have got instructions to revamp the customer lounge and the display area of the showrooms as part of the company's new marketing strategy.

"The ceilings, floor tiling, display area and the customer lounge, everything has been re done as per the company's new guidelines to give the brand a more upmarket feel. About 20 tablets have also been given per dealer. I believe the cost was about ₹30 lakh per dealer, of which a large chunk was paid by Tata," Financial Express quoted Tata dealer.

The company has already commenced the bookings of Zest in India with an advance payment of ₹21,000 and the buyers can book their Zest on the company's official website through any online payment mode.

To recapitulate, Tata Zest, India's first sedan with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technologies will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines in India. The diesel model will be powered by a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, producing 90 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm, while the petrol model will come with a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine, which can churn out a power of 85 PS at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm at 1,750-3,000 rpm. There are also rumours that the base variant of Zest 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 about the features, the Zest is likely to get projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, 15-inch alloy wheels, reverse parking sensor and corner stability control. On the safety front, the car is likely to get dual airbags, ABS and EBD.

Nothing has been said about the price of Zest in the country. However, word is that the new Zest will fall in the price range of ₹6 lakh-₹8 lakh.