Tata Motors is all set to launch its much-awaited compact sedan- the Zest in the Indian car market in August. This compact sedan will be offered in several variants and trim levels. The Zest will be offered in both petrol and diesel guise, and it will come in both manual and AMT transmission gearbox. Its base model; however; will get the same diesel powertrain with less power.
The Tata Zest base diesel model will be powered by the same 1.3-litre multi-jet diesel engine that also powers the standard sedan. The lesser powered engine features a fixed geometry turbocharger instead of a Variable Geometry Turbocharger or VGT used in expensive model. The lower spec engine develops 75PS, while the regular model produces 90PS.
This variant misses out on several features including alloy wheels, airbags, ABS, Harman audio system, EPAS, etc. With this base model, Tata Motors aims to target the traditional buyers or semi-urban and rural buyers of the country looking for a sedan with a price similar to the hatchbacks. The smaller engine will also make its way to the Bolt hatchback which is scheduled to go on sale by year end.
The petrol version of the Tata Zest will be powered by the new Revotron, 1.2-litre 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine that is capable of developing a top power output of 85PS and 140Nm of torque. This Revotron turbocharged engine will offer three driving modes- City, Eco and Sport.