US Secretary of State, John Kerry has regaled both Tata Group and American motor company, Ford for job opportunities created both in the US and in India. Tata Group has created a vast number of job opportunities in the United States due to expansion of design and sales operations in the country.
Tata Zest will be launched before Bolt hatchback as planned by Tata Motors. Launch of Zest will take place in early August 2014. While Bolt was expected to be unleashed in September, new information has come to light, that it will not be launched until end of 2014 or early 2015.
Tata Motors gears up for two very special launches ahead this year – Bolt hatchback and Zest compact sedan. The first of the two is Zest sedan, which has already entered production at the under-utilized Ranjangoan plant in Pune of Fiat India.
To be used as feeders to Transjakarta busway and as regular buses, a series of medium sized buses are being developed by Tata Motors for Kopaja. This has been confirmed by Biswadev Sengupta, President Director of PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia, the sole agents of Tata Motors in Indonesia.
Just when we thought that the Tata Zest was ready for launch, Rush Lane reader Ankit Joshi spotted the car earlier today in Lonavala. Seen in the camouflaged coating os ‘Zest’ stickers, the compact sedan is expected to be launched in the coming days.
As the launch dates for two new models from Tata Motors draws closer, the company is keen to leave no stone unturned to make a comeback in the passenger car markets. Launch of the Zest sedan is pegged for early August, while the Bolt will soon follow.
Gujarat Finance Minister Saurabh Patel said that the state government had given soft loan of INR 419 crores to Tata Motors exclusively for the manufacture of Nano cars at the Sanand plant. However with Nano failing to attract required amount of attention, Tata Motors now seeks to produce other models from the Sanand plant and has sought extension of sops and incentives to new cars as well.
Many Indian car makers are expanding their base to South American continent. Mahindra have a car assembly plant in Manaus ,Brazil, Hero MotoCorp recently started work on a two-wheeler plant in Colombia and Maruti Suzuki is expanding major exports to South America. Now, another Indian auto major, Tata Motors is also jumping onto the global expansion band-wagon with a new full fledged car assembly plant in Venezuela.