November 18, 2016: The Tata Zest has been crash tested by Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) and it has scored a decent four-star rating. The standard non-airbag version scored a zero-star score for adult occupant protection and one-star for child occupant protection. The structurally improved and airbags-equipped version (dual-front airbags along with two pre-tensioners and driver seat belt reminder) scored a respectable four-star rating for adult protection and two-star in child occupant protection.
The Tata Zest comes with a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine along with a 1.3-litre diesel motor. The 1.3-litre diesel engine comes in two states of tune – 75PS/190Nm and 90PS/200Nm. The petrol motor puts out 90PS and 140Nm. The diesel comes with an option of a five-speed manual or five-speed automated-manual transmission (AMT, Tata's F-Tronic). The petrol is only available with a five-speed manual.
People have been asking me why I chose Tata Zest when there are other offering available in the market . Well to start with every individual has their own way of choosing a car and it totally depends on an individual choice and the requirement.I have test driven 7-8 Cars between hatchback and Compact Sedan But I loved the zest the most. My requirement was to have a good interior and a strong built car but to my surprise that Zest has much more to offer in this segment of compact SedanTo Start wi read more 26
I had purchased my TATA zest XT in December 2016, It is definitely 10mths.old baby without any trouble whatsoever. My white XT baby is quite a looker and pride in small town like Dibrugarh. It really gets wowed image factor and gets many appreciation like, your car looks pretty, stunning, beautiful and so on....looks can be deceptive. But I am also fully satisfied with my driving requirements and Revotron engine even in eco mode is truly responsive. Engine noise and vibration is really well insu read more 9
I own Tata Zest XT and it has been 3 months now. Mentioned below is my experience so far
Excellent car, great driving quality, great interiors, exceptional music system, comfortable even on long drives, great ground clearance and suspension. It had an issue initially with car engine stopping on traffic signals or in heavy traffic, however, sorted with software update during first service at no cost. Pickup quality is fine on Eco mode, good on City mode and excellent on Sports mode. One ca read more 55
Tata Motors pioneered the sub 4-metre sedan segment with the Indigo CS. But, it didn’t take long for the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire to lure customers away from Tata showrooms. Not to be bogged down, Tata has introduced the Zest. Based on their new ‘HorizoNext’ philosophy, Tata has gone all out with the new compact sedan. Should you consider buying it over its rivals?
Things We Like in Zest
Expansive feature list: projector headlamps, daytime running lamps, 8-speaker audio system - the lot!
Refined petrol and torquey diesel engines. Take your pick!
Ample legroom and shoulder room for rear occupants. Boot space is a healthy 390-litres as well.
Ride quality is among the best in its class. 170mm of ground clearance means you can be slightly careless on broken roads.
Things We Don't Like in Zest
Hard plastics used inside the cabin. Takes away from the premium experience.
Lack of storage spaces in the interior
The automatic variant lacks creep mode. Needs manual throttle inputs to get going.
Stand Out Features
Safety. The Zest scored a respectable four-stars in the Global NCAP crash test.
The ‘ConnectNext’ infotainment system developed by Harman provides best-in-class audio output.
The Zest is spacious, well-equipped and lets one choose from a likeable turbo-petrol and a dependable diesel engine. The diesel-automatic combo is good to have, but we wish it was equipped with a creep mode as well. Other positives include the solid exterior build, and the stellar 8-speaker audio system.
"On the whole, the Zest is a value-for-money offering which ticks all the essentials of being a well-rounded compact sedan."
On the whole, the Zest is a value-for-money offering which ticks all the essentials of being a well-rounded compact sedan.
As I swapped keys with my colleague for the long term Tata Zest AMT about a month ago, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of relief. Our new office in Pune is a good 20km from my house and the drive is mostly through narrow, congested city roads.
A few months ago there was a lot of hype surrounding the launch of the Tata Zest. This car was supposed to reiterate Tata's position in the growing and utterly competitive sedan segment and it promised to amaze one and all; the fact that that the diesel version was being launched with an automatic variant gra...
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The non-profit organisation Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) has been testing mass-market Indian cars under its campaign – #SaferCarsforIndia – since the past couple of years. Continuing the campaign, Global NCAP has recently tested the Tata Zest and the compact sedan has scored a decent four-star rating. We appreciate Global NCAP’s campaign since the government has made dual-front airbags as standard on all new cars from October 2017 along with a few other safety features. Read Full News
Tata Motors has added new variants to the Zest line-up with the 75 PS version of its diesel engine. Launched in 2014, Zest is Tata Motor’s second compact sedan, which sells around two thousand units per month. To make this version more accessible in terms of features and public appeal, Tata has introduced this engine in its higher variants. Read Full News
The Diwali launch spree continues and we have a new offering from Tata Motors but this one is an anniversary edition, which is rather serendipitous. The Zest special edition now comes with various visual updates like a new ‘Vocal White’ color scheme and Piano Black ORVMs. The car will feature ‘Anniversary’ theme body graphics and a metal badge on C pillar. The interiors get luxury accessories like rear windshield power curtain with remote control and a bottle holder on the floor console. Read Full News