The Zest, when it was launched last year was also offered with a turbocharged petrol engine called Revotron. This was a rather brave move considering that most Indian buyers have been addicted to sniffing diesel for the last few years. The engine is peppy and fun but not efficient at all. The company claims an ARAI efficiency of 17.6kmpl but the most we could ever get from it was 12kmpl.
Music and driving have always had an intrinsic connection and in this regard one of the things that I really liked about the Zest, is the manufacturer- installed Harman touchscreen music system (only on the top-spec variants though). However, what good is a touchscreen system if you can’t operate it in the sunlight?