Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tata Zest - A review

Tata Motors have done it again! They have now come out with a petrol version and a diesel version full of zestful features!!

The Petrol version with a Revotron 1.2T engine has a Max Power of 90PS@5000RPM and a Max Torque of 140NM@1750-3500 RPM. It has a 5 speed manual transmission. What this means for a layman like me is that its torque lets me drive in the city without too many gear changes which is a great relief on traffic congested streets. And as a traveller it also gives me the ‘ECO’ mode which ensures that I have the optimum fuel efficiency when I am cruising on the highway and as and when I need brute power I just have to press the ‘SPORTS’ mode which gets the car growling and roaring up ahead leaving all competition behind. So in effect, I am the master to decide ‘Kitna deti hai’.

The Diesel version with a Quadrajet 1.3 engine has a Max Power of 90PS@4000RPM and a Max Torque of 200NM@1750-3000 RPM. It has a 5-speed manual ,F-Tronic AMT. What this means for me is that I just have to control the speed and the car takes care of the rest! In traffic or otherwise.
Now for the creature comforts. Tata Motors does not disappoint here. True to their old tagline of ‘More car to a car’ these models also ensure that all occupants whatever their heights are comfortable whether they are sitting in the driver’s seat or the passenger seat. Enough legroom and headroom for all, again leaving all competition behind!

The entertainment system is from Harmon Kardon – World leaders in the automobile entertainment systems. There are eight speakers which give you the surround sound experience and the amazing part is that the volume control is configured in such a way that the minute the road sound increases, the music volume will increase accordingly to ensure you have a seamless music listening experience!
The air-conditioning as always from Tata Motors is excellent and cools the car extremely quick and if you wish you can also activate the climate control.

The wing rear view mirrors are also wide enough and adds to the overall safety.

Ingress and Egress again is very comfortable and so is the ergonomically designed seats which lend amazing comfort  and lets you arrive comfortable at your destination. Add to this the 15” alloy wheels and you know you can be assured of a comfortable drive.

These are the aspects that I noticed as noteworthy and for the final word on pricing one has to wait for a wee bit but the reliable source says that it will be priced as all Tata Motors cars – economy of volume, hence very competitive!.

Maybe because I have been used to driving a manual transmission car for the past 4 decades, I preferred the turbo charged Petrol version to the Diesel.

For further details of any particular feature please visit the Tata Zest site.


  1. Hari OM
    Could do with one of these! Quite a smart looking overall design. YAM xx

  2. I like the sports mode in the car...nice

  3. Super! This is the only post I have read which is all about the car and only the car :) To the point...

    1. Thank you Siddhartha, glad you liked it

  4. Good news for Tata car lovers, The Tata zest is coming out with petrol and diesel engine. The Entrance and drain is very attractive and comfortable. I think most of People are liking Indian Tata Cars because that is attached with world class features. Get more details about Tata Cars visit here.

  5. Well, I like this car too much. This new Car surely has the caliber to rock the automobile market with its brilliant features and can beat all the existing cars of the Auto market.

  6. Well I had completed almost 5000 KM driving of tata zest and Now i getting mileage of 18, suspensions, harmen music system, alloy wheel ac is working smoothly. I have shared my Reviews of tata zest on my blog please check it.