Report – Tata Bolt & Zest to enter production by July ahead of festive season launch

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014 - 1:14pm IST

Tata Motors unveiled its Bolt hatchback and Zest compact sedan a few days prior to the Auto Expo 2014 held in February this year. A Tata official told the Economic Times newspaper that production of these cars will commence in June or July, while the market launches will take place during the festive season.

Tata Bolt rear three quarter - Geneva Live
The Tata Bolt will rival cars like the Hyundai i20, Maruti Swift and VW Polo.

The Zest and Bolt are highly awaited launches from Tata, as these two cars are expected to contribute significant sales for the brand. Both cars are based on the X1 platform, which is also seen underpinning the Vista and Manza.

Apart from sporting a new design on the outside, these cars feature all-new interiors, unseen to any Tata product till date. The build quality is expected to vastly improve, while the features should be on par with the competition.

Tata Zest rear three quarter - Geneva Live
The Tata Zest will go up against the Honda Amaze, Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent.

Powering the petrol variants of the Bolt and Zest will be the job of Tata’s newly-developed 1.2-liter turbocharged Revotron engine which produces 85 PS at 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque between 1,750-3,000 rpm. The petrol variants were announced with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The diesel variants source their power from Fiat’s 1.3-liter Multijet engine. The Zest diesel was announced with an automated manual transmission (AMT), a first for a car in this segment.

[Source – Economic Times]

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5 thoughts on “Report – Tata Bolt & Zest to enter production by July ahead of festive season launch

  1. kumar says:

    best of luck..(zest nd bolt) show your power to the world””””

  2. Bhargava says:

    Great news!! Eagerly waiting for the market launch. 🙂

  3. Dr. Nayak says:

    Fantastic looks and VFM in the class! I wish the 1.2L Revotron engine should have gone with GDI to get better HP rating (120 to 130 HP) without any loss in MPG. Hope they can do this in the next iterations!

    1. Suraj Ghosh says:

      For adopting GDI, fuel quality has to be upto mark and BS4 fuel is not. Hence the MPFI.

      1. Dr. Nayak says:

        We can have CRDI in econoboxes, with one of the dirtiest diesel fuel in the region, why not GDI? All they may need is an extra set of submicron fuel filters.

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