Tata Motors has launched the Bolt hatchback and Zest compact saloon in Sri Lanka. India’s largest automobile manufacturer has joined hands with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) to achieve this. The latter is actually celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2015. The latest entrants from Tata Motors – the Zest and Bolt, were released in India on August 2014 and January 2015, respectively. Both these cars are made at Tata Motors’ manufacturing plant in Pune.
Tata Zest compact saloon has been launched in Sri Lanka.
In Sri Lanka, the Tata Zest will be available with the 1.2-litre Revotron 4-cylinder petrol engine. The turbocharged unit produces 90 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque. The 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel motor comes in two states of tune. The lower powered engine makes 75 PS of power with 190 Nm of torque, while the more powerful unit kicks out 90 PS of power with 200 Nm of torque. The petrol Zest also gets Tata’s drive modes, namely SPORT, ECO and CITY mode.
Power for the petrol Zest gets sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel Zest gets the F-Tronic 5-speed AMT gearbox. The Tata Zest with the 1.2-litre Revotron motor starts off at LKR. 28,10,000. The Zest diesel with the AMT starts at LKR. 39,00,000 (all prices are ex-showroom, Colombo).
The Tata Bolt will be available with the same engines found in the Zest compact saloon – REVOTRON 1.2T and Quadrajet 1.3-litre. Power and torque figures remain identical for the petrol Bolt. As for the diesel variant, it gets the 75 PS Quadrajet unit. Also, as with the petrol Zest, the REVOTRON Bolt also comes with the three drive modes. Apart from the ABS and EBD, the Tata Bolt also gets Corner Stability Control (CSC) technology. Both cars also come with the HARMAN touchscreen infotainment system.
The Tata Bolt petrol variant is priced at LKR. 22,99,000 (ex-showroom, Colombo). “We, at DIMO are proud to bring these feature-rich, fuel-efficient cars for our Sri Lankan customers. We are confident that the combination of a great product with best-in-the country service & parts back-up will firmly establish the Zest and Bolt in Sri Lanka,” said Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman and Managing Director, Tata Division, DIMO.
Tata Zest (petrol variant) interior for representation purpose, only.
“With the aim to deliver the best of products and services to our customers, we at Tata Motors are delighted to bring two new exciting products in the Sri Lankan market — the dynamic compact sedan, Zest and the sporty hatchback, Bolt. These two cars, loaded with many segment-leading features, are built to global design and product standards and will appeal equally to the first time buyers as well as existing automobile owners looking for a new and exciting product. Designed by our teams across India, UK and Italy, Zest and Bolt are the first two products under our Horizonext strategy and represent the new DNA of our passenger vehicles business. We expect Bolt and Zest to further strengthen our presence in the local market here,” stated Johnny Oommen, Head International Business, Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors.
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