The Indian auto major Tata Motors is still struggling to increase its monthly sales rates even when the Indian car market is again showing good signs of positive growth. In such a time Tata Motors is planning to launch a slew of new cars in the domestic market which includes the much awaited entirely new Zest and Bolt models. The Tata Zest is a highly awaited sedan from the Indian car maker, as this car is going to launch with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology, which was recently introduced in India by Maruti Suzuki in its Celerio hatchback. The upcoming new Tata Zest is expected to launch in India this August.
Tata Motors first unveiled its much speculated Zest sedan in India at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo alongside Tata’s upcoming hatchback Bolt which will also launch around the same time as the Zest.
Tata Motors is currently facing fierce market competition in the domestic Indian market and is steadily losing its market shares to its major rivals. However, the launch of the new cars including the Zest and Bolt are expected to boost sales for Tata considerably.
Some of the primary features of the Tata Zest will include the following:
- First in class F-tronic diesel Automated Manual Transmission
- New Revotron 1.2 liter Turbocharged MPFi motor facilitating multiple drive modes, namely City mode, Eco mode and Sport mode.
- LED Daytime running lights
- LED tail lights
- Entirely Tata patent front grille
- Harman touchscreen multimedia system
- Voice recognition system and SMS readouts
The new Tata Zest will be available in 4 petrol and 3 diesel variants, and its price range is expected to be around Rs. 5.5 lakhs to Rs. 7.6 lakhs. The petrol Zest will get a 1.2 liter turbocharged Revotron mill generating 85 PS of max power and peak torque of 140 Nm. The diesel Zest will pack in a 1.3 liter Quadrajet mill delivering 90 PS of max power and 200Nm of peak torque. The Tata Zest’s rivals will include Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze.