he competition in the compact sedan segment just got hotter with the recent launch of the Tata Zest, priced at Rs 4.64 lakh (petrol) and Rs 5.64 lakh (diesel).
The main competitors for the Zest include Hyundai's Xcent, the efficient and powerful Honda Amaze
and the best-seller from Maruti Suzuki - the Swift Dzire.
The Zest, with several features that are the first-of-its-kind in the segment and powerful engine options, may top the sales charts very quickly. Here's a quick comparison of the cars in this segment.
All four cars fall under the sub-4-metre length category. This enables them to avoid the 12 % excise duty and allows manufacturers to price and design the vehicles better.
While the Dzire, Amaze and Xcent have stubby boots, the Zest has the best design and looks cohesive. The Zest, however, is the widest and the tallest car among all. This means there is more room inside - a much needed feature in this segment. The Xcent leads in the boot space department.Text
: Charu Kishnani, Car Dekho www.CarDekho.com, India's #1 auto portal!
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