TATA Zest launched in NepalPosted On: February 7, 2015 By : AutoLife Team
Sipradi Trading Pvt.Ltd has announced the official launch of the all new, sub-four metre compact sedan , Zest, with a start price of Rs. 24.95 Lakhs, for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and Rs 30.75Lakhs, as the start price for the diesel variant.Zest is the first vehicle from Tata Motors that clearly exemplifies the HORIZONEXT themes of Intense Product Focus, World-class Manufacturing Quality, Enriched Purchase Experience and Consistent Quality of Service for its passenger vehicle business. It showcases the three key vectors of DesigNext, DriveNext and ConnectNext to deliver best-in-class performance with unparalleled driving pleasure in a spacious, dynamic, comfortable and stylish sedan.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Johnny Oommen, Head – International Business, Tata Motors, said, “Nepal has been a key market for us and it has been our endeavour to bring class-leading products for the consumers in this country. We at Tata Motors are delighted to launch the dynamic Zest, which has been engineered for global customers, by global teams across India, UK, Italy and Korea to offer a car that matches refinement with performance – from the engine, to suspension & braking, the NVH or premium materials. With 29 segment-first features, Zest from Tata Motors is the first all-new vehicle in our Horizonext journey, demonstrating our commitment to bring disruptive innovation to this segment of car-buyers. Zest is seeing good demand in India and we hope to reciprocate the same here. Both the petrol and diesel versions come with their unique segment-firsts and we are confident it will delight our consumers with its design, driving pleasure and great connectivity features.”Speaking at the launch, Mr. Siddharth Rana, Chairman – Sipradi Trading Pvt Ltd, said, “The Tata Zest is a marvel in automotive engineering with latest technology. We in STPL are proud to bring it to Nepal. Customers in Nepal too will now have the joy and the benefit of a feature-rich and fuel efficient car. We are confident that the combination of a perfect product with best-in-the country service & parts back-up will firmly establish the Zest’s footprint in Nepal.”The all-new styling of the Zest is based on its new design direction of ‘Confident Dynamism’. It is built on a completely modified X1 platform. The car has a good balance of elements like a sedan profile, the strong wedge of the shoulder-line, the wide stretched front, rear and sporty 15″ Alloy Wheels. All these elements combined with a signature Buzz Blue colour and a well sculpted body, add to the dynamic and stylish stance of the new Zest. The interiors of the Zest provide a stylish, sleek and urbane feel. This is coupled with a well-integrated infotainment screen and Tata Motors next-generation 3-spoke steering wheel.The Zest will come with the Revotron 1.2T, the first engine from the new family of gasoline engines from Tata Motors and will be India’s first Turbocharged Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi) Petrol engine. It has been developed in conjunction with global consultancies and suppliers to deliver world-class performance in terms of power, torque and efficiency. It has undergone over 300,000 hours of rigorous developmental and research testing.Equipped with a high boost turbo-charger, the Revotron 1.2T delivers best-in-class power of 90PS @ 5000 RPM and best-in-class peak torque of 140 Nm @ 1750-3500 RPM. The car has a top speed of 154 kmph. The Diesel 1.3L Quadrajet engine produces 90PS @ 4000 RPM and 200 Nm @ 1750 -3000 RPM of uninterrupted flat torque. The car has a top speed of 158 kmph.
Multi-Drive Modes is one of the key innovations, introduced by Tata Motors with the Revotron 1.2T turbo engine in the Zest. The unique first-in-segment ‘Multi-Drive Mode’ technology enables switching between SPORT, ECO and CITY mode, along with a superior throttle response.
The Zest will have ePAS (Electric Power Assisted System), with speed sensitivity and ‘Active Return’ function – a first in the segment. The most advanced, 9th generation ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) from Bosch for improved braking efficiency, and with yet another segment-first, the Corner Stability Control feature, add to the safety feature of the vehicle. Dual Airbags and Rear Park assist further add to the safety features of the Zest. The dual-path suspension, coupled with a zero-pivot sub-frame and Anti-roll bar, ensures a smooth and comfortable ride. The improved suspension provides effective isolation from road inputs, without compromising on body control, translating into a class-leading balance between ride and handling for a comfortable and grounded drive.
The Zest will be available in three trims in Petrol – XE, XM and XT and four trims in Diesel- XE, XM, XT and XMA. The range will be available in 6 exciting colours – Buzz Blue, Venetian Red, Sky Grey, Dune Beige, Platinum Silver and Pristine White. The car is now on sale in over 18 Tata Motors passenger vehicle sales outlets.