Long term fleet introduction: Tata Zest Revotron (petrol)

  • Jan 15, 2016
Tata Motors recently sent us the Zest petrol last week and the car joins the Maruti Ciaz (read) in our long term fleet. Delhi is currently going through the test phase of odd-even rule and this means that for office goers like me, having both even and odd numbered cars is a must. Infact, my personal XUV5OO has an even number and therefore I was more than happy to get an odd numbered Zest from Tata a few days back.

[caption id="attachment_90871" align="alignnone" width="1200"]The Zest along with our long term Ciaz at's parking The Zest along with our long term Ciaz at's parking[/caption]

Date of introduction into the fleet: 12th Dec
Odometer reading at arrival: 2076km
Average fuel economy (display): 12+ kmpl 

The Zest is primarily being used by me for the 75km daily commute. Its a relatively new car with just over 2000 kms on the odometer. We had driven the Zest last year in Goa (read) but didn't get enough time to understand the car well. The Zest will stay with us for a few months and team members are already looking forward to driving this sedan. The Revotron engine is the reason for this - infact, the petrol Zest is very peppy (in Sport mode) in traffic and comes across as an effortless car to drive.

[caption id="attachment_90872" align="alignnone" width="1200"]Odometer at arrival Odometer at arrival[/caption]

This is the top-end version and comes loaded with features like a touch screen infotainment system, steering controls, rear parking sensors, climate control, driver info display et al. Infact, the Zest offers the best bang for your buck in the segment. Tata also offers the Zest with a 1.3-litre diesel unit that is offered with both a 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox option.

Tata sold 11614 units of the Zest in the last six months (July - December 2015). Sales have not been great and Tata Motors is currently offering massive discounts which further makes the Zest a terrific buy.

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