April 2015 saw Tata Zest and Bolt sales dip to its lowest ever monthly figures – 2,622 unit. Sadly for Tata Motors, the decline continues in May 2015 as well, as their two new cars have managed to register sales of 2,582 units.Tata Zest diesel AMT also becomes the first ever AMT sedan to be launched in Sri Lanka.
This means, Tata Zest sales are lowest when compared to that of its main rivals – Maruti DZire sales for the same period were at 19,663 units, Hyundai Xcent sales were at 4,871 units and that of Honda Amaze were at 3,699 units. Same is Bolt’s story. Its rival Maruti Swift sales for same period stands at 17,195 units, Hyundai Grand i10 stands at 10,112 units, and Honda Brio (despite no diesel engine option) stands at 873 units.
In other news, the two cars are now on sale in Sri Lanka. To be sold through Sri Lanka based Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) outlets, Tata Zest is priced at LKR 2,810,000 (Rs 13.49 lakhs) for the Revotron 1.2T petrol variant while the AMT diesel variant is priced from LKR 3,900,000 (Rs 18.72 lakhs). Tata Bolt compact hatchback is priced from LKR 2,299,000 (Rs 11.04 lakhs) for the Revotron 1.2T variant.
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These two products are introduced in Sri Lanka in a bid to expand presence in global markets. Tata Motors Zest and Bolt come in with segment leading features, complying with global design and standards and will instantly appeal to first time and existing buyers in the country. Both Zest and bolt are designed by teams in India, UK and Italy and are the company’s first two products under the HorizoNext strategy.
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Tata Bolt and Zest are offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, with Revotron 1.2T and 1.3 liter Quadrajet engines. Both car features three drive modes – Sport, Eco and City; which you can select on the fly. Only Zest is available with an AMT option, Bolt comes only with five speed manual gearbox.