Tata Bolt has resurfaced back in spy shot market, with same raining Bolt camouflage, on Pune Bangalore highway. Does it sport AMT?
Launched back in August, Tata Zest in a camouflaged state was spotted earlier today on the outskirts of Pune. Zest competes with Maruti DZire, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent in the entry level family sedan segment.
One of the largest Indian car maker, Tata Motors has registered declining car sales a long time now. But, post the launch of Zest, the car maker has been able to reverse it’s decline in passenger car sales by reporting flat sales.
Tata’s all new Zest was launched about a month ago. In first month since launch, Zest sedan has become the best selling Tata car for the month, registering sales of 2671 units.
Maruti Celerio AMT demand increases despite long waiting period and it looks like Alto 800, Alto K10 and Swift facelift are getting automatic variants, not all of them would be AMT.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Turbo Technologies partnered with Tata in developing their first petrol turbocharged engine, the Revotron 1.2T, which powers the new 2014 Tata Zest.
After a dismal sales year in 2013, automakers have upped the ante in doing what they do best, introduce new cars to strengthen buyer sentiment. August 2014 saw 2 big launches and huge bookings. Zest from Tata Motors reports over 10,000 in the order pipeline for the next 2 months, and Elite i20 from Hyundai has raked in 15,300 bookings in 20 days of launch.
Tata Motors’ commercial and passenger vehicles sales inclusive of exports in August 2014 stand at 40,883 vehicles. Compared to 49,611 vehicles sold in August 2013, it equates to 18% sales decline. Tata commercial and passenger vehicle sales in India stand at 36,403 units in Aug ’14 equating to 19% decline compared to 44,717 units sold in August 2013.