The Tata Bolt B+ hatchback and the Zest compact sedan are just months away from being launched in India. Both cars feature completely new top hat designs with Tata Motors’ X1 platform serving as the base. Here are a slew of studio images of both the cars, which aim to take fit and finish levels to a different orbit, at least among Tata cars.
The Bolt and the Zest will be sold with turbo petrol and turbo diesel engine options. The turbo petrol engine is a brand new development, and uses the 1.2 liter XETA petrol engine as its base. The turbo petrol motor displaces 1.2 liters and comes with an output of 85 Bhp-140 Nm.
Another important development around the Bolt and Zest is the automated manual transmission (AMT). These new products will be the first Tata passenger cars to feature the AMT option. The AMT option will also allow Tata Motors to introduce driver select-able cruise, economy and sport modes.
The diesel engines of the Bolt and the Zest will be a 1.3 liter Fiat derived Multijet unit, in two different states of tune. The Bolt will get the 1.3 liter diesel engine in 75 Bhp-190 Nm state of tune with a fixed geometry turbocharger in tow whereas the Zest will get the same motor with a variable geometry turbocharger, in 90 Bhp-200 Nm state of tune.
Both the Bolt and the Zest will play host to a class leading infotainment unit that allows for a wide range of multimedia and navigation functions. The touch screen unit will also be used as a user interface for the climate control feature, another class leading feature.
Tata Motors will offer the AMT with the diesel powered Zest, making it the first diesel powered automatic compact sedan in the Indian market. Similarly, the Bolt is likely to get the 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine-AMT combination, making it a unique offering at its price point. Prices of the Bolt are likely to start at 4 lakh rupees while the Zest will start a lakh higher.