Auto Expo: Tata Showcases ZEST Compact Sedan & BOLT Hatch; Pics & Details

Tata Motors’ new compact sedan Zest and the new hatchback Bolt might not have created the stir one would have hoped for; nonetheless, both the cars come with some pretty nifty features.

Take for instance the Harman infotainment and audio acoustics system and the next generation navigation and location based services from MapmyIndia. The goodies both cars come equipped with might just work for both the cars which, to us, looked a lot better put up.



Here are Zest’s Features Along With a Few Segment Firsts:

  • The segment’s first Turbocharged Intercooled Multi-point Fuel Injected (MPFi) Petrol Engine, REVOTRON 1.2T.
  • The segment-first, 5-speed sequential Automated Manual transmission, F-Tronic technology.
  • Projector headlamps and LED day-time running lights.
  • Signature Tata grille, ‘Humanity Line’ and ‘Trust Line’.
  • LED tail-lamps with chrome accents.
  • 15” alloy wheels.

The interior boasts a premium beige and black colour scheme with liberal chrome garnish. Tata has also incorporated new technologies to make the Zest the most connected, high-tech sedan. The 3-spoke steering wheel is powered and is speed sensitive to weigh up the steering depending on the speed of the car. The Zest also has ABS and cornering stability feature.

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The compact sedan from Tata comes with both petrol and diesel engine variants. The petrol Revotron 1.2T is equipped with a high boost turbocharger delivering about 85PS at 5000 RPM and 140Nm at 1750-3500 RPM.

The diesel variant of the Zest has the first-in-class F-Tronic technology-enabled, 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission and is powered by a 1.3-liter Quadrajet capable of 90PS with 200Nm of torque.

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The hatchback Bolt has been designed by 3 Tata Motors design studios – Pune (India), Coventry (UK), and Turin (Italy) and like the Zest comes with many industry firsts, as was expected, the Bolt shares a lot of its features with its brethren Zest.

The powerplants are the same with similar output figures. Bolt weighs in at 1505 kg compared to 1531 Kg of Zest. Understandably, the Bolt has better power-to-weight equation and should perform better than the Zest, for the petrol motors.

However, the diesel variant of the car will continue with the 75PS 190Nm Quadrajet which is the Fixed Geometry Turbo of the same Multijet motor. This is against our expectations of Bolt coming only in the 90PS trim.

Prices have not been disclosed as yet by Tata. Launch will happen towards the festive season of this year itself. Both the cars are loaded, no doubt. A bargain, you ask? We wait until we see the price tag.

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