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Old 13th August 2014, 03:42   #376
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Zest initial response will be seen and then ideally the Zest will be launced during Dushera. That has been the trend with Tata motors. Let's see what they do.

Logically they should launch it within a month.
If the Bolt is also launched with similar engine + transmission options along with near neutral pricing then I bet both those near idle plants will work 24x7 to produce these cars.

A very capable manufacturer but bogged down by its casual attitude and poor after sales experience.

If the Zest + Bolt click in the market and generate a sales of ~9-10K units a month consecutively for 4-6 months then, Tata has succeeded in the gamble.

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saw the zest manual Petrol when i went to pick up the RC for my storme- I may be going against the tide here but the quality of plastics was a disappointment. Also disappointing was the finish of the top of the dash, esp where the instrument binnacle meets the rest of the dash. uneven and sharp edges! i expected soft touch plastics like the storme.

also, the footwell was weird since there is no space left of the clutch pedal. the interior design looks great though
Exactly what I said in my review of the car but overall the plastics are very decent. While there are a few rough edges, there are some areas which are particularly well finished too like the driver side power window console, the piano black on the dashboard and the instrument console. Interiors are no longer a major turn off and with the equipments on offer at the price, the value proposition is unbeatable.
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29 features strongly promoted by Tata Motors in the Zest. The car looks fab, it is loaded with features across all variants and its priced well.

Bottom line, Tata Motors could be back in the Top 3 spot in the next 3 months.

Just wondering the impact on other models like - Indica, Indigo, Vista and Manza. Maybe gradually they will discontinue couple of these.

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I saw the Zest at 8 AM at Pandit showroom today. It looked really good in the beige shade. Even next to the Safari Storme in superb silver shade, the Zest was holding its fort really confidently. I guess by today evening, lot of people will be flocking the showrooms to have a look or book the car.
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I saw the Zest at 8 AM at Pandit showroom today. It looked really good in the beige shade. Even next to the Safari Storme in superb silver shade, the Zest was holding its fort really confidently. I guess by today evening, lot of people will be flocking the showrooms to have a look or book the car.
+1. the beige shade seems to look striking on the new shape.
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The official website is now updated and very boldly Tata Motors has put up comparison with Amaze, Dzire and Xcent

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My Grouse??

Why the hell do I not see a Black color option???

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How many Tata cars have you seen in black? Seems like black doesn't find the favor with TML management. Does anyone has a pic of grey color as i am yet to see one?
The sky grey color looks very much like black. Its more black than grey. I saw a sky grey Zest which I thought was a black Zest. Only during closer inspection I found that the color had a tinge of grey too.
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I live in Aundh, Pune and there is a Pandit Auto here, this place before yesterday had only trucks and tempos inside but yesterday I saw a maroon zest on display. One person was cleaning and making the car shine.
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City wise price list is available now:
http://zest.tatamotors.com/pricing.php

However I don't see the pricing for Kolkata!!
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Only the top end model comes with a boot lamp!
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Guys, I tried to browse the Zest official website and also searched the brochure, but nowhere could I find the standard company warranty (in terms of years and kms). Can someone please throw some light on what is the standard company warranty and extended warranty on offer? Alternatively please guide me to the post in this thread if it has been already shared earlier.

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Only the top end model comes with a boot lamp!
This comes as a sore thumb on an otherwise loaded base and mid variants. When TML can provide alloy wheels, turn indicators on ORVMs even for the base XE variant, why they need to skimp on such a low cost, but useful feature (I guess the boot lamp would not cost even a tenth of the price difference of the above two features.

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City wise price list is available now:
http://zest.tatamotors.com/pricing.php

However I don't see the pricing for Kolkata!!
I saw HOWRA in the list of cities under West Bengal. Would that be applicable to Kolkatta?

At 7.09 lakhs ex-showroom Pune for the diesel top-end XT variant, its really a superb deal IMO.

BTW, the Interior-360 and Exterior-360 are not yet uploaded on the website

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Superb pricing for a well executed product. It makes the Amaze look naked in comparison and the i20 as less value for money.

Tata should now go on an aggressive full steam marketing and promotion spree. On Monday when the i20 was to be launched, Hyundai put a full page advt. on the front page of a regional daily. However, yesterday there was nothing similar from Tata!

They have a winner at hand and the marketing team needs to create that desire amongst people to check out the car at the showroom.

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I live in Aundh, Pune and there is a Pandit Auto here, this place before yesterday had only trucks and tempos inside but yesterday I saw a maroon zest on display. One person was cleaning and making the car shine.
This shade is called Venetian Red.
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Just wondering the impact on other models like - Indica, Indigo, Vista and Manza. Maybe gradually they will discontinue couple of these.
They need to dump the Indica/Indigo! Or at least move them to their commercial sales outlets. Vista D90 is already discontinued. My guess is with Bolt launch, Vista might be downgraded to replace Indica. Manza will be difficult to sell after Zest launch. Though its a bigger car and a full sized sedan, the quality and features of Zest will be too much for the Manza. Maybe they will upgrade the Manza in due course and slot it above Zest.
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