Tata Motors was the first car maker to introduce the sub-4 metre sedan, Indigo eCS in the country. However, Maruti Suzuki India introduced the Swift Dzire compact sedan which is now the country’s top selling sub-4 metre sedan in the Indian car market. Honda Cars India then launched the Amaze, which is also the company’s first ever diesel product in the country. It was the instant hit in the market; however, Hyundai recently introduced the Grand i10 based sedan, Xcent which is also expected to do well.
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Tata Zest Vs Hyundai Xcent
Tata Motors took up the challenge and is now gearing up to launch the Zest compact sedan in the market. With the Zest, Tata Motors will become the only manufacturer in India to offer two products in the same sub-4 metre sedan segment. In this article we bring you features & specs based comparison between the Tata Zest and Honda Amaze.
Tata Zest is based on the Bolt hatchback which is also expected to be launched in India by mid-2014. At the front, the compact sedan features large chrome grille which is flanked by sweptback headlamps. Its bumper is equipped with triangular shaped fog lamps and double slat air intake. The side profile of the sedan features aerodynamic creases running across the length, sloping roofline and flared wheel arches which have been fitted to 16-inch alloy wheels. At the back, the sedan gets wrap around tail lamps and chrome strip running above the licensing plate and fog lamp assembly.
The Amaze is also a sedan version of the Brio hatchback, but it looks much more refreshing and appealing than its competitors. The side profile gets prominent lines while the slopping roofline and wheel arches are different from its hatchback sibling. At the rear, the tail lamps of the sedan look closer to the previous Generation City. The vehicle gets large chrome strip that runs across the boot.
Inside the cabin, the Tata Zest has the best interiors one would ever imagine with any Tata product. The interior styling looks identical to its hatchback sibling. The plastic quality is top notch and is equipped with several advanced features including touchscreen developed by Harman, Sat-Nav, and Bluetooth and voice navigation system. On the other hand, the Amaze cabin is directly lifted from its hatchback sibling, Brio. The vehicle gets height adjustable driver seat, power steering, integrated music system and other features. Honda Amaze is the country’s most spacious compact sedan and it offers an excellent boot space of 400-litres.
Honda Amaze is equipped with Anti-Lock Braking System and Electronic Brake Force Distribution as standard safety features. The top spec model gets dual airbags, engine immobilizer, central locking, child safety lock and others. On the other hand, the Tata Zest sedan is loaded with several advanced safety features including EPAS with active return function and speed sensitive power steering. The other features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, engine immobilizer and others.
Honda Amaze is priced at Rs. 5 lakh for the entry spec model and Rs. 7.5 lakh for the top spec model. On the other hand, the Tata Zest is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 4.9 to 7.5 lakh.
|Technical Specifications||Tata Zest||Honda Amaze|
|Petrol Engine||1.2L Revotorn||1.2-litre i-VTEC|
|Diesel Engine||1.3-litre Multi-Jet||1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Power output Petrol||84bhp @5000rpm||86bhp @6000rpm|
|Power Output Diesel||89bhp @4000rpm||98bhp @3600rpm|
|Torque Petrol||140Nm @1750rpm||109Nm @4500rpm|
|Torque Diesel||200Nm @1750-3000rpm||200Nm @1750rpm|
|Mileage/Fuel Economy||18kmpl petrol and 23kmpl Diesel||18.9kmpl petrol and 25.8kmpl diesel|
|Transmission/Gearbox||Five-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox||five speed manual & automatic gearbox|
|Front||Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar||McPherson Strut|
|Rear||Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring||Torsion Beam|