Tata Zest

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₹ 5.28 - ₹ 8.70 Lakh
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Zest Specifications
Engine 1193 cc
Power 88.7 bhp
Transmission Manual
0-100 Kmph 17 Seconds
Driver Airbag Yes
Turbo Charger Yes

From the experts

Things We Like in Zest
  • Cabin is quite spacious, it has an ample amount of shoulder as well as leg room for the occupants
  • Extensive feature list including 8-speaker audio system, projector headlamps and DRLs
  • Ride quality is the best among its rivals. Ground clearance is 170mm.
Things We Dont Like in Zest
  • The hard plastic used in the cabin takes away all the premiumness of the car
  • Lack of storage spaces in the cabin
  • AMT lacks smoothness and shift-times

Price List of Zest

Variant Price Specifications  
Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XE ₹ 6.25 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1248 cc, 74 bhp, Manual, Diesel
Premio ₹ 7.74 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1248 cc, 73.97 bhp, Manual, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XM ₹ 7.02 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1248 cc, 74 bhp, Manual, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XMS ₹ 7.28 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1248 cc, 74 bhp, Manual, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 XMA ₹ 7.84 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1248 cc, 88.7 bhp, 16.81 kmpl, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 XT ₹ 7.88 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1248 cc, 88.7 bhp, Manual, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 XTA ₹ 8.70 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1248 cc, 88.7 bhp, 16.81 kmpl, Diesel
Revotron 1.2T XE ₹ 5.28 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, Manual, Petrol
Revotron 1.2T XM ₹ 5.97 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, Manual, Petrol
Revotron 1.2T XMS ₹ 6.15 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, Manual, Petrol
Revotron 1.2 XT ₹ 6.73 Lakh*
Ex-Showroom Price
1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, Manual, Petrol

Tata Zest Price In Popular Cities

  • Ahmedabad

    ₹ 5.51 - ₹ 8.91 Lakh

  • Bangalore

    ₹ 5.24 - ₹ 8.93 Lakh

  • Chandigarh

    ₹ 5.34 - ₹ 8.93 Lakh

  • Chennai

    ₹ 5.23 - ₹ 8.64 Lakh

  • Ghaziabad

    ₹ 5.50 - ₹ 8.93 Lakh

  • Gurgaon

    ₹ 5.28 - ₹ 8.70 Lakh

Tata Zest Colors

Zest is available in 6 different colors - Platinum Silver, Dune Beige, Venetian Red, Pristine White, Buzz Blue and Sky Grey.

  • Platinum Silver

  • Dune Beige

  • Venetian Red

  • Pristine White

  • Buzz Blue

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Review of Zest

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety


Tata Zest is the car that has been introduced in the most competitive segment of compact sedans in the year 2014. Before this, in 2008, Tata Motors launched Indigo CS in the market and car did a fairly good job in terms of sale. As the time passed, new generation models from Hyundai, Honda and Maruti heated up the competition.
Tata Motors to remain relevant in the segment, needed to develop a new product which was capable of competing against the rivals in terms of performance, reliability, quality and refinement. Finally, Zest came to the rescue, helping the Tata regain lost ground. Tata developed Zest using Vista hatchback’s X1 platform. The Zest is the first actual product which came out of Tata’s Horizonext movement.
In terms of design, Tata Zest is based on company’s latest design philosophy, a style statement which was missing all these years. The front façade features new headlamps and radiator grille which the company calls a ‘Humanity Line’. Multi-element headlamp with projector lamps and indicators provide the car with smart looks. The grille is topped by the chrome strip and goes well with the all black honeycomb radiator grille. Bumper at the front gets lower air dam and flanked by fog-lamps.
At the side, the car gets 15-inch alloy wheels while the chrome strip beside the bottom of the windows gives the car a premium appeal. At the rear, Zest gets thick bumper along with integrated fog lamps, strip of chrome and LED rear position lamps. Tata Zest is available in different colour patterns such as Venetian Red, Titanium Grey, Sky Grey, Pristine White, Platinum Silver and Buzz Blue.
The interior cabin design and spaciousness is par with the counterparts. The feature list includes Harman touchscreen music system, dual-tone upholstery, gauges behind the steering, dual-tone dashboard and many others. Further, the climate control, electrically adjustable OVRMs, rear parking sensors, day night adjustable rear view mirror and power windows enhance the ambience inside.
Talking about its specifications, Tata Zest can be availed in both diesel and the petrol engine options. Both the engines are indigenously developed by Tata Motors keeping the performance and fuel efficiency in mind. The car gets 1.2 L Revotron petrol motor that is capable of generating power output of 90PS and the peak torque of 140Nm. On the diesel front, there is 1.3L Quadrajet oil burner that can produce the power output of 75PS and belts out the peak torque of 190Nm. Petrol engine comes mated to only 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel mill is paired either with 5-speed or automated manual transmission (AMT).
In terms of safety, Tata Zest is equipped with numerous aspects including dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, door ajar warning, child lock and seatbelt warning. Tata Zest also scored the respectable four-stars in the global NCAP crash test.
Currently, Tata Zest is offered in six variants such as XE, XM, XMA, XMS, XT and XTA. The base variant is priced at Rs. 5.28 lakh. The top of the range trim is available at the price tag of Rs. 8.70 lakh while the top-selling model Revotron 1.2T XM is tagged at Rs. 6.21 lakh. All prices ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Tata also launched a premium version of Zest name Premio with additional features such as smoked multi-reflector headlamps, dual-toned roof in glossy black, piano black finishing on the ORVMs, silver-finished wheel caps and piano black garnish on the boot lid.
Zest has been introduced in the highly competitive segment and that too dominated by players such as Maruti and Hyundai. It currently competes against Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and Volkswagen Ameo in its class.


As the Zest underpins Vista’s platform, the most essential change you will find is the revamped interiors. Unlike Vista, the material quality, fit and finish have improved drastically. It seems the design is way more welcoming and attractive than the car in question. The cabin with dual black and beige theme, the gross black finishing around the centre console and the instrument cluster, air cons, all gives an upmarket feel.
Another interesting addition that gives this car an upper edge is the high-end Harman stereo system. This touchscreen infotainment system with voice command functionality has been specifically developed for Tata Motors. The system also supports Bluetooth telephony so your job of reading text messages, calling and reverse guidance becomes easy with the help of this system. The climate control can also be adjusted by a few touches on the screen and that’s a cool thing.
The information on the instrument is easy to read while the stuffs like wiper stalks and gear shifter are within the reach. The seats are soft but they are large, nicely bolstered along with providing excellent under thigh support. The back passengers will find enough leg, knee and headroom with the seats capable of absorbing three average passengers with ease. No doubt, the car scores well in terms of space. Other aspects in the car include fully automatic AC, tilt adjustable steering, electrically adjustable ORVMs, boot lamp and foldable key.


When buying a car in India, it is said that the visual appeal of a product can help you win half the battle. Taking this thing in mind, Tata Zest is a right step in this direction. The car has been heavily re-engineered in order to look more modern and upmarket than the Vista and Manza from which it derives its inspiration. The front shows the typical smiley face of the company which is called as ‘humanity line’, which runs across the bottom of the grille connecting the headlights.
The carmaker has provided projector type headlamps while the bumper housing and large fog lamps and a reverse air dam gives a modern touch to the front profile. The bonnet is more sculpted while the top end variant also features LED daytime running lights. At the sides, the wheel arches are pronounced with the revamped shoulder line and the 15-inch wheels lending the car a great road presence. At the rear, the large wrap-around LED tail lights, well-defined bumper and the boot lid with wide chrome bar helps the vehicle maintain the dominant stance.

Mileage Running Cost

The engines are tuned to derive maximum fuel efficiency and Tata seems to have done the homework quite well. Moreover, the Eco mode provided in the car takes the engine into the fuel efficient mode. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency of Zest is rated at 23kmpl for the diesel version while the petrol one delivers 17.6kmpl.

Comfort Suspension

Like space, the ride quality is one of the plus points of this car. Tata has managed to balance the area of ride and handling quite well. Thanks to the huge effort made in the suspension and chassis. The car rides well on low speeds and any road blemish that comes in the way is impeccably flattened out. The road shocks are cushioned superbly without letting a sense of agitation enter in the cabin.

Engine Performance

Zest is available in two engine options; the 1.2L Revotron turbocharged petrol and the 1.3L Fiat-sourced Quadrajet diesel engine with variable geometry turbocharger. The petrol engine has been indigenously developed for the best performance. The BSIV compliant petrol motor makes 90PS and 140Nm of torque, mated to 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel one, on the other hand, produces 75PS and 190Nm of max torque paired to either 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual transmission.
The petrol mill is more refined, lighter and sounds nicer. This might be a turbocharged engine but the focus is more on drivability and fuel efficiency. And this is evident the moment you step on the accelerator. There is minimum turbo lag and irrespective of whether you are in higher or lower gear, the momentum is just instant. The throttle response in the Sport mode is sharper and comes to life rather quickly.
The diesel engine helps in decent pull on the highways and one will find happy cruising at three digit speeds. However, in city traffic, the AMT seems to a bit lazy and definitely lacks the bout of spirited driving. However, there is no jerkiness in the AMT unlike other vehicles with this mechanism.

Braking Safety

The braking system sourced from Bosch has adequate stopping power. However, a little extra initial bite would have instilled more confidence in the driver. But that is compensated by ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and CSC (cornering stability control). Other safety aspects in the Zest include dual front airbags, speed dependent auto-door lock, and engine immobilizer.

User Reviews of Tata Zest

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    Chandrakant Jun 22, 2017
    Perfect package at reasonable price.

    Tata zest is really a value for money car with great performance & safety features at reasonable price. No other car in this class offers such class leading package in competitive price. I am getting 18KMPL in city with AC & more than 20KMPL on highways with AC. Read More

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    Bimal Jun 22, 2017
    Best Car and value for money

    I am driving this car for past 3 months and really happy with performance and comfort of the car. This is truly best car from Tata till date. I bought XT Petrol model and since then enjoying the ride. Normally we compromise security features for fuel efficiency and other cost saving features. However, this car has all. The body is Read More

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    Sandeep Jun 22, 2017
    Awesome car in Segment & Value for Money!

    *Whatever, I;m going to type is my personal review so do not compare it with your own review. It's about your decision whether you are going to buy it or not. Any how. This is my first car. Before purchasing it I went to take Test Drives for Maruti Suzuki Dzire & Honda Amaze. My relatives & friends suggested me Read More

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    Rahul Jun 22, 2017
    Impressive Compact Sedan For The Price

    Zest Anniversary Edition is a good buy in the segment. The engine is very punchy and perfect for city and highway riding conditions. It is one of the best Tata cars till date and the interior is proof of that. Cabin is feature rich with an impressive design. Steering is good to hold and overall its a very good car. Read More

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    Sujen Jun 22, 2017
    wondeful product.


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