The Zest is Tata Motors’ second attempt in the compact sedan segment. The first one was successful with the Indigo CS and now this time it is a more premium sedan. The design of the upcoming products has been evolving and these changes are visible on the Zest. The biggest USP of the Zest is its interior styling. The flowing centre console also looks stylish and trendy.

The instrument panel flows horizontally than vertically. This is very much-like wrap around, focusing more on the driver. What remains same from the Vista/Manza are the air-con knobs and side vents, power window switches and the door latch. As always the car comes loaded with several segment-first features. It has a new smaller multi-functional three-spoke steering wheel, which is good to grip.

The instrument panel is sloping from right to the left and a new Harman touchscreen infotainment has been developed. This system has Bluetooth, USB, SD and aux connectivity. The Harman system has been developed in India and it has voice command buttons too, on the steering wheel. So, we can expect it to have voice commands. Both the engines on the Zest are good, however we will pick the diesel AMT as our choice. But the Revotron is also equally good.

Tata Motors has plonked in an 1.2 litre Revotron turbo petrol and 1.3 litre Quadrajet diesel engines on the new Bolt. It will come mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a five speed automated manual transmission.

The 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine is the new Revotron series of engines from Tata. This petrol engine will produce 84 bhp of power and 140 Nm of torque. There will be different driving modes on this engine; viz. Eco, City and Sport. The Eco mode is for better economy, sport for outright performance and city for regular driving.



1) Zest XE

2) Zest XM

3) Zest XM S

4) Zest XT


1) Zest XE 75PS

2) Zest XM

3) Zest XM A

4) Zest XM S

5) Zest XT

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
5.07 Lakhs Get on road price
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
7.6 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict