Tata Zest XTA Variant Launched AT INR 8.07 Lacs; Gets AMT


Tata Zest XTA top variant launched

The Tata Zest compact sedan is easily among the best we’ve seen from the popular Indian car manufacturer. The Zest, which finds itself slotted between the similarly competent Bolt hatchback and the Manza sedan, spearheads Tata’s charge in the fast growing entry-level sedan segment, where the Zest locks horns with some really well established rivals. While the Zest is easily among the more promising contenders in the compact sedan race, it is yet to leave a sizable dent on the sales performance of its Japanese and Korean rivals. Now, in an attempt to make the Zest range more comprehensive, and thereby make it more appealing, Tata Motors has launched a new top-end variant of the Zest sedan. The new Tata Zest XTA variant comes with an automated manual transmission and takes on the range-topping variants of its rivals. Here, in this post, we have put together all the details on the new Tata Zest XTA variant. Check them all out!

2014 Tata Zest Badge
The XTA variant becomes the new range-topping model

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The new Tata Zest XTA goes on sale for INR 8.07 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). To put things into perspective, it maybe noted that the Zest XMA, which was until now the only variant to boast of an AMT, has been priced at INR 6.99 lacs.

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Features that the new Zest XTA gets over the XMA include – Harman ConnectNext infotainment with a touchscreen interface, SD Card reader, rear parking sensors with a reverse camera, voice recognition, navigation, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, auto aircon, rear defogger, LED DRLs, alloy wheels, alarm system and dual front airbags.

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Powering the new Zest XTA variant is the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This motor gets a Variable Geometry Turbo and pumps out a maximum power of 90 PS, along with a peak torque of 200 Nm. As we said earlier, the XTA gets an AMT and hence, it has a fuel economy of 21.58 km/l (in comparison, the Manual Transmission equipped models of Zest diesel offer 20.65 km/l).

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Tata Zest.

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  1. This was the only chinck in the zest’s armor. the automatic along with rear parking sensors and camera. Now its a better & comprehensive package.