SCOOP! Tata Falcon compact sedan named Tata Zest
2nd Feb 2014 6:47 am
Tata Zest to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2014; to go on sale before Tata Bolt and will feature Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)
The Tata Zest will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2014 after its formal unveiling on February 3rd in New Delhi along with the Tata Bolt, its hatchback sibling.
Like the Tata Bolt, which is a re-designed Vista, the Tata Zest is a heavily face-lifted and sub-4 metre saloon version of the Manza.
The Tata Bolt and Tata Zest which share the same ‘X1’ platform are likely to be similar upto the rear doors. Both cars are likely to share the same power train which includes the 1.2 turbo-petrol ‘Revotron and the Fiat-sourced 1.3 Quadrajet diesel.
The big surprise however is an all-new Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) for the Zest, which will be mated to the 1.2 ‘Revotron’ engine. Tata Motors plans to launch the Tata Zest with an AMT option which will be available from the start of sales.
The Tata Zest is likely to be launched a few months before the Tata Bolt and should be available in the showrooms in the first half of 2014.