Built on a new X1 platform, the two Tata cars will take on two of the most exciting segments of the Indian auto industry, both which are currently ruled by Maruti Suzuki’s Swift and DZire respectively. The new Tata Bold will compete head-on with Maruti Swift, while the new Zest under 4 meter sedan will take on the likes of Maruti DZire and Honda Amaze.
Speaking about the two new cars, though they will be very similar in overall shape to existing Vista and Indigo, they will come with heavy facelift. New bumpers, new headlights, taillights, new interiors, etc, gives the new Tata Zest and Bolt a completely new appeal.
Engine options on the two will be in the form of Tata’s new 1.2l Revotron petrol engine, and Fiat sourced 1.3l Multi Jet diesel engine. Launch of these cars will take place later this year, where Zest is expected to hit the showrooms by first half of 2014, while Bolt will come at a later period, probably during Diwali 2014.
Tata Motors, who lost their leader, Mr Karl Slym very recently, are going ahead with their plans as schedule. In a letter to Rush Lane, Tata Motors stated, “With the sad demise of the Tata Motors managing director, Mr. Karl Slym, this is indeed a very difficult phase for all of us who worked with and under his inspiring leadership at Tata Motors. The best tribute we can, as fellow colleagues, pay him is in continuing the good work he began here and fulfilling his vision in making this company a market leader. During the last few weeks, Mr. Slym personally oversaw our build up towards new launches at Auto Expo 2014 and we are going ahead with all we had planned with him.”
Stay tuned to Rush Lane as we bring you more details on the two new Tata cars from the unveiling event in Delhi. You can also visit the Delhi Auto Expo between 7-11 February, where both these cars will be on display at the Tata Motors stall.
For more information, scan through the teasers revealed by Tata, below. (source)