The home-grown automajor, Tata Motors is gearing up to launch the much anticipated Zest, a sub-compact sedan and the Bolt hatchback in August, this year, our sources reveal. The engine options to be offered with the vehicles will be company's new Revotron series of petrol engines and Fiat sourced 1.3-litre multijet diesel powertrains. Our sources also reveal that right from the launch day, diesel version of both the cars will be offered with the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) option, besides regular five-speed manual gearbox. (Also Read: 3 Most Awaited Hatchbacks of 2014)
The cars are based on Tata's enhanced X1 platform, on which the Vista and Manza are based. Since the platform has been extended, both the cars are expected to be spacious despite being compact in size.
Both the Zest and the Bolt have been designed taking inputs from the three Tata Motors design studios in Pune, Coventry (UK) and Turin ( Italy). The new design semantics include new Tata signature grille with new Humanity Line, visually flowing into the headlamps.
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