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2014 Tata Zest 1.2T Revotron: Review

by Vikrant Singh Photography Eshan Shetty Posted on 13 Jul 201479,320 Views48 Comments

We drive the Zest, a new compact sedan from Tata Motors, powered by a new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine

 

Tata Zest Revotron drive

 

Is a new product from Tata Motors exciting news? Well, the Nano sure was. But, then on, every new product from the company has been marred with the perception of being substandard in terms of quality, design, and driving pleasure. But, Tata says, all that's about to change. Thanks to the Zest. A new compact sedan which will take on the likes of the Honda Amaze, the Hyundai Xcent and the very popular, Maruti Suzuki Dzire. And we are about find out, if it actually does.

 

One of the biggest consideration aspects while buying a car here in India, is the exterior design or styling. It is said, if you get the visual allure of a product right, that's half the battle. On this front, the Zest is a huge step up over both the Vista and the Manza. The Zest still has that typical Tata smiley face, which Tata now calls the humanity line. It is the line that runs along the bottom of the grille and connects the headlamps. The headlamps look nicer too, and in this top of the line version, are projector type. The bumper with its large fog lamp housing and a reverse air dam design give the Zest an air of much-needed modernity.

 

Tata Zest Humanity Line

 

In profile, the Zest doesn't look very proportionate; it's more like the Dzire - with a longer hood and a stubbier boot - than the Amaze which clearly is better balanced visually. But with a revised shoulder line and an upswept lower character line, it gives the Zest better road presence. It gets largest in class 15in wheels too. The design for the alloys isn't exciting, but its size certainly helps the Zest's stance. At the rear, the Tata Zest has LED tail lamps, a well-defined bumper and boot lid with a thick chrome line dominating proceedings.

 

Tata Zest compact sedan

 

 

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