After tasting the success in India, Tata Motors on Friday launched its Zest compact sedan in the neighboring country- Nepal. With a starting ex-showroom price of 24.5 Lakhs Nepali rupees for the petrol base, and 30.75 Lakhs Nepali rupees for the initial diesel variant, the sub-four offering is now on sale at company’s 18 passenger vehicle sales outlets across Nepal.
In Nepal too, the Zest is being offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants get the new 1.2-litre Revotron mill, while the diesel trims comes equipped with the familiar 1.3-litre Quadrajet motor. Except a single diesel Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), all other variants comes with a common five-speed manual gearbox. The ARAI tested mileage of the petrol model is 17.6 Km/l, while the diesel trim delivers 23 Km/l.
Speaking at the launch, 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.”
Available in a total of five trim level – XE, XM, XMA, XMS, XT, with the petrol car skipping the XMA (AMT-equipped) trim, the colour options on the Zest includes Buzz Blue, Venetian Red, Sky Grey, Dune Beige, Platinum Silver and Pristine White.
Source : CarDekho