Tata Motors today has unveiled two new cars - the classy sedan, ZEST and the sporty, dynamic premium hatchback, BOLT. The next generation global cars, Zest and Bolt, showcases the new DNA of Tata Motors, has new design aesthetics, segment-defining drive experience and high-tech Infotainment system.
The Zest as the company defines it an enthusiasm for life, for the sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy it brings, approaching life as an adventure. It is all about being vivacious and energetic. Those who have Zest exude excitement and energy while approaching life and that is the new Zest Sedan, in character.
The Zest will be come in two engine options, a petrol and a diesel mill. The 1.2-liter petrol engine will have turbocharged four-cylinder Revotron motor which produce maximum power of 85 PS at 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm of peak torque at1,750-3,000 rpm. Whi;e, the diesel engine will be the 1.3-liter Quadrajet mill producing 90 PS at 4,000 and maximum torque of 200 Nm of at 1,750-3,000 rpm.
The Bolt, with the name signifying speed, it represents an attitude of winning, and staying ahead. This attitude is embodied in the all-new Bolt in all aspects of design, drive and seamless connect.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, "We at Tata Motors are delighted to showcase to the global market the much awaited next generation cars - the ZEST, a stunning and exciting new compact sedan and the BOLT, a dynamic hatch. These cars have been engineered for global markets, through global teams across India, UK and Korea to set new standards in their respective segments. These cars are a true representation of our Horizonext philosophy, with best-in-class offerings for performance that yet offers economy and efficiency."
Both the cars have been designed and developed based on three key fundamental principles - DesigNext, DriveNext, ConnectNext.
Moreover, both the vehicles will have EPAS (Electronic Power Assisted System), with 'Active Return' function and speed sensitive power steering - a first in its respective segments. The new advanced ABS for improved braking efficiency is yet another segment-first, the Cornering Stability feature, add to the safety features of the vehicle. Both the cars will have noiseless cabins to ensure a pleasant and superlative drive experience. The Dual-path suspension coupled with a zero pivot subframe ensures smooth and comfortable ride. The improved suspension provides effective isolation from road inputs without compromising on the body control, translating into a class leading balance between ride and handling. This provides for a very comfortable but engaging drive experience.
The Zest and The Bolt have been manufactured on a completely enhanced X1 platform which marks a strategic shift towards a global portfolio of cars designed to offer high performance and connectivity.