Selasa, 04 Februari 2014
New Car: 2014 Tata Zest
Penned by the Indian carmaker’s design studios in Pune, Coventry and Turin, the Zest is motivated either by a new 1.2 litre Revotron four-cylinder turbo petrol (85 PS at 5,000 rpm/140 Nm between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm) or a 1.3 litre Quadrajet diesel (90 PS at 4,000 rpm/200 Nm between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm).
Tata has announced that the diesel variant will get a new F-Tronic Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) with five speeds. This makes it the first car in its class to offer an AMT, as well as the cheapest automatic diesel car in India.
The vehicle sports a new corporate grille with the “Humanity Line” – that’s the line on the bottom of the grille that flows into the glass of the projector headlamps. LED DRLs frame the fog lamps, while the tail lamps also feature LEDs. The wheels are 16-inch alloys.
Inside, you’ll find a new Harman infotainment system incorporating a five-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth, smartphone-enabled navigation, voice recognition, social media and built-in climate controls. There’s speed-sensitive electric power steering, too.
On the safety front, there’s ABS, Cornering Stability and dual airbags. Dual-path independent MacPherson struts and ventilated disc brakes sit up front, while independent three-link MacPherson struts and drum brakes sit out back. Stabilisers are present at both ends.
Thanks to: Paultan