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Tata Zest was launched by Tata Motors in India in August 2014. This compact sedan was Tata’s first new offering in the segment after four years to reclaim the dipping market share. It is a compact sedan which has been in the Indian market for 5 years and it received a great reception post its launch. Tata Zest was built on a meticulously upgraded version of the Tata Vista’s XI platform. Tata Zest outsold many cars within its segment as well and became Tata’s best-selling car in that year and led the competition against Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, and the Hyundai Xcent. Tata Motors developed this car with a view to dominating the passenger car segment. It created quite the impact in the market within just one year of its launch through its impressive sales figures. Subsequently, a Tata Zest used car can also bag a great deal to the owner who wishes to sell their used Tata Zest.

Sell used Tata Zest in India

Tata Zest was launched with the view to help Tata Motors reclaim its market share in the market and make a comeback in the passenger car segment. Initially, the Tata Zest did fare well for the company with good sales figures but gradually it lost its shine to capture the attention of consumers. It lost out on sales to its rivals and didn’t do well later on for the auto giant. 


It is quite common in India to sell a used car after a period of five years, as people usually go for the higher versions of the car by selling their used ones.  If you are thinking to sell used Tata Zest car, then you should certainly do it as it can get you many benefits. You may go for a better car with the latest safety and technology features so as to remain updated with the times. A car which is five years old would have usually covered 60,000-80,000 km of distance. And going by this number, there’s plenty of life left in the Tata Zest second hand for the next buyer. 


Another important thing one needs to keep in mind is the constantly changing pollution norms in the country. The government will implement the BSVI norm from 2020 so you should sell Tata Zest second hand within the right time to bag a fine deal. Moreover, the value of your Zest car second-hand keeps depreciating annually and it is better to sell it off while its value is high in the market.

Resale value of Tata Zest

If a person is on the lookout to sell pre-owned Tata Zest, they have to bear certain factors in mind when doing so. There are multiple aspects that define the Tata Zest second-hand price. First of all, the current discounts which are being offered on the same new model car determine its price. So, avoid selling your Tata Zest second-hand car during festive seasons and during the end of year sales. 


Next up, the low-end versions of your Zest second hand might not fetch you as many buyers as the high-end versions because people buying used cars mostly prefer the best version of the model. Among others, shades also play an important role when you decide to sell old Tata Zest. Shades like white, black, silver get buyers easily whereas bright shades like yellow, pink, green find it difficult to seek a customer. 


You may also determine the value of your used Tata Zest automatic by keeping it maintained from day one, through timely servicing and check-ups. If the documents of second-hand cars Tata Zest like service history, RC, insurance and more are kept safely, it becomes easier for the seller to close the deal. 


The top four models of Tata Motors in the used car market are the Safari, Tigor, Tiago and Indigo. The approximate value of these cars after completing five years and covering a distance of 50,000- 70,000 km amounts roughly to Rs. 5.10 lakh - Rs. 5.25 lakh for the Safari while the Indigo stands at Rs. 1.80 lakh - Rs. 1.95 lakh approximately. Finally, the Tata Tigor and Tiago sum up to about Rs. 4.50 lakh and Rs. 4.10 lakh respectively.

Quick facts about Tata Zest

  • Tata Zest was first revealed at the Indian Auto Expo 2014 along with Tata Bolt, which was its hatchback version.
  • Tata Zest clocked sales of 20,000 units in just less than one year of its launch.
  • The Zest won the award for ‘best-designed passenger vehicle’ at the 2014 CII Design Excellence Awards.
  • It was launched with segment-first features like projector headlamps, voice activates stereo commands and many more.
  • Post its launch; the car became the cheapest diesel automatic car in the market.

What makes Tata Zest unique?

  • Safety - Tata Zest has multiple safety features like dual front airbags, ABS, keyless entry, Anti-theft alarm and many more.
  • Pricing - The price of Tata Zest plays out quite well within its segment and it is the cheapest diesel automatic car.
  • Mileage - Both versions of Tata Zest deliver tremendous figures in terms of mileage and are very fuel efficient.
  • Interiors - The cabin is very classy with numerous modern gadgets and a premium-looking dashboard.
  • Exterior - It has been created with the ‘DESIGNEXT’ design philosophy of Tata Motors and has LED parking lights and more.

Current Tata Zest Car listings:

Tata Zest is offered with both petrol and diesel options. The 1.2L Revotron engine is used in the petrol one which produces 90 PS and 140 Nm of torque and is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel Zest is powered by a Fiat-sourced 1.3L multijet engine which generates 90 PS and 200 Nm of torque while being mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission. The petrol-powered variants are:

  • Tata Zest XE
  • Tata Zest XM
  • Tata Zest XM S
  • Tata Zest XT

The diesel-powered variants are:

  • Tata Zest XE 75PS
  • Tata Zest XM
  • Tata Zest XM A
  • Tata Zest XM S
  • Tata Zest XT

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