Tata is busy and anxious for both of their upcoming products Zest compact sedan and Bolt hatchback. They had cleared that both these products, which are claimed to be ‘all-new’ will be launched within this year in India.
We also received a clue that Tata may launch both of these by June-Aug. It appears that the company is sticking to the plan of launching them around the festive season. In an update, a Tata official was quoted by Economic Times, confirming that the production is, in all probability, slated to start sometime in June-July this year which will ensure a festive season launch.
We have seen manufacturers generally starting production of an upcoming car 1 to 2 months prior to the launch of the car and considering this, Tata may launch the Zest and the Bolt by August or September 2014.
Chairman of Tata, Cyrus Mistry has taken over the responsibility on his shoulders and understands how important both these cars are for the company and their future. He is after his team on a regular basis, reminding them of adhering to the scheduled timelines strictly so that there is no delay.
According to the report, both the cars are production ready with final validation tests underway. This is in sync with our spyshot report a few days back wherein we shared pictures of a mule (below) running across in production form along with sporty orange dashboard.
Initial impressions do look interesting and if Tata can deliver a largely-niggle free and quality product we are sure they will be back in the reckoning and can later on build on their future products, one of which is the Fortuner rivalling SUV built on Land Rover’s Freelander platform.