Tata Motors Zest (Falcon 5) and Bolt (Falcon 4) India unveil, launch in mid 2014
Tata Motors Horizonext event has started at Imperial Hotel, Delhi, where the new Zest compact sedan has been unveiled. Bolt hatchback is also slated to follow, while later in the day.
Tata Motors Zest and Bolt are based on an enhanced Tata X1 platform, and each of these will help Tata Motors to expand their product portfolio which of late has been taking a stagnant approach.
Tata Motors Zest, earlier codenamed Falcon 5 or F5, is seen as a sporty and adventurous model and is the first sedan from the company to be launched in India to sport Automated Manual Transmission. To be offered in both petrol and diesel engines, the new Zest receives a broad front façade with vertical headlamps and honey combed grille. The rear end is quite unlike the Manza and gets integrated boot lid spoiler as seen on board the Swift DZire.
Tata Motors unveils All-New Zest sedan and BOLT hatchback Press Release
Tata Bolt – codenamed Falcon 4 till date is also unveiled and is seen as a heavily redesigned version of Tata Motors’ Vista. It receives new body panels and a restyled nose with strong character lines along with long vertically stacked tail lights. Interiors sport a new dashboard and well defined seats giving the cabin a plush appearance. Mechanics will include Electric Power Steering from ZF which is lighter than that seen on board the Vista while it will be powered by a new 84 bhp Revoltron 1.2 liter turbo petrol and a 1.3 liter multijet diesel engine.
DesignNext, DriveNext and ConnectNext new design dynamics has also been revealed with ConnectNext displaying a new level of driving and ownership experience with elevated entertainment, ergonomics, acoustic and climate benefits being offered to customers. Here’s a comprehensive look at how the morning unfolded at Tata Motors Falcon car unveil Zest and Bolt.
Tata Motors Zest and Bolt new design, interiors and features are detailed here. Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “We at Tata Motors are delighted to showcase to the global market the much awaited next generation cars – the ZEST, a stunning and exciting new compact sedan and the BOLT, a dynamic hatch. These cars have been engineered for global markets, through global teams across India, UK and Korea to set new standards in their respective segments. These cars are a true representation of our Horizonext philosophy, with best-in-class offerings for performance that yet offers economy and efficiency.”