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Rs. 5.75 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 3 Mar 2020

About Tata Zest

The Tata Zest is a premium sub-4 metre sedan that has been on sale since 2014. It competes against other compact sedans such as the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Xcent. The Zest is loaded with features, powerful petrol and diesel engine options and good looks. The compact sedan is safe too. The Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP) awarded four stars to the Tata Zest equipped with two airbags in a crash test. The Tata Zest range is priced between Rs 5.50 lakh and Rs 8.93 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Tata Zest Overview

Tata has launched the Zest 'Premio' special edition to prolong the life of the slow-selling compact sedan.Priced at Rs 7.74 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), the special edition celebrates the sale of 85,000 units of the Zest on Indian roads. Exclusively available with the diesel engine only, the Premio Edition sits right under the top-spec diesel XT trim (Rs 8.13 lakh).

Earlier, the Zest had scored a respectable 4-stars in the NCAP crash tests. Two models of the Zest were crash tested last year - one without airbags and one with two airbags. The standard non-airbag variant scored zero for adult occupant protection and one star for child occupant protection. The dual airbags version with two pretensioners performed considerably well. Together with the seatbelt reminder for the driver, the sub-4 metre sedan from Tata scored an impressive four-star rating for adult occupants.

The Zest is available in 11 different variants, covering two engine and transmission options each. Prices for the sub-4 metre sedan start at Rs 5.50 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 8.93 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine is tuned to produce 90PS/140Nm, the 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel is available in two different tunes - 75PS/190Nm and 90PS/200Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual unit or a 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT).

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Zest

Q. What is the life of timing chain in Zest?
  • It is 60k. Mine went upto 90k but i got it changed. Get it changed if your car has gone beyond 60k, if it snaps inside engine than you will need to spend more money to get engine repaired.
  • A You may refer to the user manual of your vehicle or connect with the nearest authorized service center in your city.
  • 100000 Kilometers
Q. What is the date of launch of TVS Zest BS6 in Bhubaneswar?
  • TVS launched the BS6 Scooty Zest in July this year. It is powered by the same 110cc motor seen on its predecessor but it now features fuel-injection to meet the stringent emission norms. For the availability, please connect with the nearest authorized dealership.
Q. Which is good to buy Zest or Tiago - Altroz?
  • It would be wise to go with Altroz. Older car spares are difficult to find in the market or even at Tata workshops. However, all three cars are good in all departments.
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Q. Which is the best between swift dzire and zest?
  • WHAT A JOKE . ALWAYS DZIRE. ITS RESALE VALUE IS MORE THAN TATAAND IT HAS LOW MAINTENANCE. AND I SUGGEST YOU HAVE TO BUY USED CAR. YOU TAKE DIFFERENCE OF NEAR 1 TO 2 LAKH
  • Actually sir zest is best ( it's my opinion) because the suspension on zest is very much better then Dzire... The milage of zest is more then Dzire ( YouTube opinion ) and zest is value for money... Not depends on you... ThanksSatyam Kumbhare
  • Zest looks more appealing in looks , more comfortable and better in safety point of view as it got 4star rating in crash test, is more spacious also
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Q. Which car is best zest or Tigor?
  • If you are thinking of a Diesel car you can buy a zest, because it is a more established car. If petrol you have many options other than Tata. Since the on road cost is aruound 9.5 lakhs
  • Both r diff, Zest is quite big, n petrol milage 13-17 kmpl,Tigor is quite small in width compare to Zest, gives milage 14-21 kmpl in petrol
  • The tata tigor is a good sedan, but I won't suggest the tigor automatic (AMT) variant, Idont know about zest.
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Q. Hi,I have Tata Zest XM model, and its timing chain was not changed at 60000km, now it is about to reach 80000km. Can you suggest if I can run more with its existing timing chain? Actually, I'm planning to change the same at next service which is due around 85000km.
  • Tata Motors suggest that the timing chain for the 90PS version is to be replaced at 60k kms and if I don't get it changed there will be trouble for my warranty. (Estimate of around 10-12k pre GST)...The seller , recommended since Zest has a timing chain instead of a timing belt, it needs to be replaced at 90,000 kms.So...Regarding, the timing chain, it is a fact that Tata Motors recommends change at 60,000Kms for the Fiat sourced 90PS Quadrajet engines. Manufacturers make such recommendations based on the wear and tear recorded by them during the extensive developmental testing. Usually they have good reasons for such recommendations and it is best to comply with them.
  • Tata Motors suggest that the timing chain for the 90PS version is to be replaced at 60k kms and if I don't get it changed there will be trouble for my warranty. (Estimate of around 10-12k pre GST)...The seller , recommended since Zest has a timing chain instead of a timing belt, it needs to be replaced at 90,000 kms.So...Regarding, the timing chain, it is a fact that Tata Motors recommends change at 60,000Kms for the Fiat sourced 90PS Quadrajet engines. Manufacturers make such recommendations based on the wear and tear recorded by them during the extensive developmental testing. Usually they have good reasons for such recommendations and it is best to comply with them.
  • Once ask in showroom or a mechanic it's better to take their suggestion
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Zest User Reviews

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  • 4.2

    Good performance Good comfortable He's best mileage Quickly Pickup Ac cooling fast services And He's overall good

  • 4.0

    Average performance, Spacious, Revotron engine excellent performance.Family car for long tours and drives.

  • 5.0

    Great mileage and good low maintenance indian car ever.It is on of my family member too.Another features are soo good.And smooth drive.

  • 4.7

    The tata zest is one of best car in its segment.As it provides most spacious cabin.The 75 bhp engine is very effective and provides a nice and punchy performance.Overall it's a nice car but lacks some of the features.

  • 4.7

    Car is good in that price tag as come with almost all safety features and even blue tooth connectivity with harmon music system.One of the best family car.

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  • 2.3

    Previously I had Tata Indigo and that was the Best Car from Tata, so I thought that this new Zest will be better than Indigo, but I am sorry that I am fail and my trust and faith to Tata Motors spoiled. I am travelling by car and I had to go for far distance from My Place Bhuj to Ahmadabad, Baroda, Gandhinagar capital of Gujarat. and other places. I thought that new Zest will be have good Average of Mileage then Indigo !!

  • 5.0

    Small explanation.....It's Much Much Better than Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire ,Just the Comparision where Dezire wins is Mileage and that too by just 3 to 4 km / lt otherwise features ,Comfort , Reliability and all other factors Zest is Far better than Dezire,Can say because Of being pre owner of Dezire which I bought in 2010 and sold in 2014 to buy Zest

  • 3.0

    मुझे बहुत पसंद है, इस सेगमेंट मेंइसका मुकाबला कोई और कार नही कर सकती,माइलेज और मेंटनेंस, पिकअप, स्पेस इसका लाजवाब है

  • 4.0

    The car isn’t a wonderful family car and it is a very good performers when it comes to lob Gud rides and people power delivery. The only drawback is that in spite of being only a 1.2 L Petrol engine, the mileage of 11 kmpl in the city is very poor.

  • 4.7

    The tata zest is one of best car in its segment.As it provides most spacious cabin.The 75 bhp engine is very effective and provides a nice and punchy performance.Overall it's a nice car but lacks some of the features.

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