Tata Zest and Tata Bolt
Tata has been able to create cars which are cheap and does perform well in terms of mileage and maintenance, due to this most of Tata’s vehicles like the Indica, Indica Vista, Indigo, Sumo etc end up being a taxi. The Tata Safari is the only car so far that has been turning heads. To try turn this around Tata is out with two models, one the Bolt, a hatchback and the other, the Zest, a sedan.
Both of these vehicle are available in Petrol as well as Diesel variants. The petrol version includes a Turbocharged intercooled 1.2 liter Engine with MPFi (Multi Port Fuel Injection) System which will resort to improving economy and performance of the vehicle overall, thanks to the REVOTRON technology incorporated by Tata.
The Diesel variants have incorporated the F-Tronic technology to the 1.3 Quadrajet engine which will help deliver 75 PS of power along with 190 Nm of torque.
At first look you may think that the Tata Bolt is an Indica Vista, the front grill, the side windows all hint to the predecessor. The features that may help you differentiate is the headlamps and the tail lamps.
Tata Bolt by Tata Motors
Indica Vista combined with the Indigo CS and the end result, the Tata Zest. In terms of Bolt, an extended booth space and you have the Zest.
Tata Zest by Tata Motors
To this you have a cool winged designed dashboard that gives technical feedback to the driver. To top it all you have a 5 inch touchscreen supporting Bluetooth, smartphone navigation and social media integration along with HARMAN designing their audio system has definitely added zest to both the Bolt as well as the Zest.
Handling and Braking
Electronic Power Assisted system (EPAS) coupled with Active return function for steering are the technologies that Tata has sought to use in these cars so as to distinguish themselves from it’s competitors.
New ABS system has been incorporated which has improvised cornering stability also. Insulation to reduce engine noise in the cabin has been taken care of, in these vehicles. The Suspension too has been made independent which does not rely on the road contours for handling, giving a pleasurable driving experience.
The Bolt is expected to fall around the 4 lakhs range while the Zest is around 7 lakhs. With a good price tag, Tata has utilized the opportunity of showcasing their creation in the Auto Expo 2014, which is just a perfect platform to target customers. These may be the best looking sedan and hatchback that Tata has ever launched, and expect their performance to outwit their competitors.
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