Our readers might be aware that sightings of Tata’s compact sedan have been more frequent, with mules being spotted in several locations. Although the spotted test vehicles were very heavily camouflaged, this time, we bring you unmasked images of the Zest compact sedan, testing near Pune, thanks to Powerdrift.
It seems it was the mid-variant of the petrol version, as it was very refined and there was no typical diesel clatter. The driver was going very easy on the gas pedal, and probably it could have been one of the mules doing efficiency runs.
In terms of engines, Tata will offer the car with the 1.2-litre Revotron engine which is petrol powered and produces 84bhp and 140Nm. The diesel engine on the other hand is the 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel. Transmission options include the five-speed manual as well as an AMT which is a first for Tata especially in this segment.
The interiors are exactly the same as the Bolt hatchback including the overall layout, features and upholstery. The list includes Harman touch screen music system, gauges behind the steering wheel and white upholstery for the top-spec variants and beige for the others in the range.
The Zest might come with an exciting sticker price of under Rs 6 lakh for the starting variants and might go up to Rs 8 lakh for the top-end model. It will compete with the Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and the Chevrolet Sail sedan. There are no confirmations yet, but we expect the car to be launched by mid or end of June.