Tata Zest XM and XMS variants now offered with 75PS diesel engine

  • Mar 21, 2016
Tata Motors launched the Zest with three engine options- 90PS turbo-petrol, 90PS diesel and 75PS diesel. Now, the company has equipped the XM and the XMS version with the 75PS diesel engine, which was offered in the base XE trim only. The Zest XM is priced at Rs. 6,83,298 ex-showroom, Delhi, whereas the Zest XMS retails at Rs. 7,10,868 ex-showroom, Delhi.

The Zest petrol is offered in four variants (XE, XM, XMS and XT), while the diesel is available in six trims (XE, XM, XMS, XMA, XT, XTA). Now, the 90PS engine will be available on the XT, XMA, XTA versions only, which incorporates both the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)-installed trims (XMA and XTA) of the Zest.

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Under the hood, powering the Tata Zest diesel is a well-known Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Quadrajet engine that also powers the Maruti Suzuki Swift. It is paired with a five-speed manual and a five-speed AMT gearbox. The 1.3-litre diesel unit churning out 90PS gets a Variable Geometry Turbocharger, whereas the 1.3-litre diesel workhorse producing 75PS comes with a Fixed Geometry Turbocharger.

On the other hand, the petrol-powered Zest is equipped with Tata's in-house developed 1.2-litre Revotron engine that comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine will continue to be available in four variants- XE, XM, XMS and XT.

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Another notable change that the company has done is that from now onwards only the top-of-the-line- XT and XTA models will be available with alloy wheels unlike the earlier variants which were all equipped with alloy wheels. The Tata Zest is not performing great in the country. In spite of being expensive, its counterparts such as Honda Amaze, Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Ford Figo Aspire and Hyundai Xcent have been able to churn out better monthly sales against the Tata Zest.


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