Exterior Front portion looks similar to indica, vista.A look from either sides, the chrome finsihed strip on the windows would make it difficult to judge and tell if the car is from tata or any other expensive brand, boot on the rear is nicely integrated, the led lights on the rear, gives a expensive car look alike to BMW or mercedes.The front lights are corona rings which a impossible to find in any other competitors in this segment, barring the look of vista n indica, manza, i simply love the overall design.
Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Audio system by Harman is mind blowing, 8 speakers in built make it mind blowing.The AC is uniform and chilling within few minutes, controls on steering are easy to access, except for the horn for which easy accessibility needs to be improved, hard to reach out while driving, Good finish and good quality materials used in the cabin bulit, mice insulated cabin which makes hard to guess to such a level that it is difficult to tell if the engine is in on or off mode(petrol), 3 can sit on the rear without any issue at all and good leg room no problem on long journeys at all, the air bags are included only for 7 lakhs on road for both driver seat and copassenger makes it a safe car, in bulit security alarm is cool and secure, SUSPENSION IS GOOD, IMPACT IS HARDLY FELT INSIDE.
Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox The new revetron is cool no lag whatsoever, 15 is not bad at all on highways and I get 13.5 to 14 in city, gerbox has no issues when switched smoothly which full clutch pressed while shifting gears.
Ride Quality & Handling The car feels stable and planted even at high speeds, the steering commmunicates well with the driver and makes him feel that he is well in control of the car. The ABS+EBD+CS makes it an advance featured car in this segment, infact you cant find all the three in a single built car not even in honda amaze, xcent or swift or sunny or honda city.
Final Words I booked first the Xcent , later during my test drive came across this superb car on August 12, 2014.Though to check the Zest, After all the claims Tata was making eg: improved customer service, better on road assistance, knowledegable people who really know abt the vehicle, Good customer service on the first go, when I took test drive i couldnt believe i was riding a tata vehicle, I choose to dump all the negative feedback i heard abt Tata for years and indeed TATA WITH THE ARRIVAL OF ZEST ARE WALKING THE TALK!!! I THEN COMPARED XCENT MID VARIANT PETROL WHICH WAS 6, 47,000 ON ROAD AND THE NEW ZEST WHICH WAS 7,00,000 XT HIGH END, THEN REALIZED THAT I FELT I WAS CHEATED BY HYUNDAI, NOT HAVING INCLUDED AIR BAGS,MANY MORE FEATURES. IMMEDIATELY WENT TO HYUNDAI AND CANCELLED THE BOOKING AND WENT AHEAD WITH THE ZEST, NOW THAT IS CALLED WORTH FOR YOUR MONEY....TATA HATZ OFF TO YOU, AND I AM PROUD AN INDIAN BUILT IS OFFERING SUCH A SUPERB PRODUCT FOR THE BEST PRICE..... I LOVE MY ZESTT.
Areas of improvement MAKE THE HORN EASILY ACCESSIBLE, IF POSSIBLE MAKE THE FRONT LOOK UNIQUE AND NOT MATCHING WITH ANY TATA VEHICLE, BETTER FINISH FOR UNDER THE 4 CAR DOORS.