The Telegraph
Tuesday , February 4 , 2014
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Zest, Bolt to help Tatas step on gas

The Tata Zest on display in New Delhi on Monday. (AP)

NEW DELHI: Tata Motors has unveiled two cars — the Zest and the Bolt — after a gap of four years. The Zest is a compact sedan and the Bolt a hatchback. The company is betting on these models to counter a sales drop of 37 per cent in the first nine months of this fiscal. The cars are powered by the new Revotron engine, which is more efficient and powerful than the ones in the Vista and Manza variants. “These cars have been engineered for global markets, through global teams across India, the UK and Korea, to set new standards in their respective segments,” Tata Motors president (passenger vehicles) Ranjt Yadav said. “With these two cars, we will now be able to address the petrol car market,” he added. The Zest will be available in both petrol and diesel versions, while the Bolt will have a petrol engine. They will be available in the market from the second half of this year. The company will introduce the models in other markets but will not phase out the present line-up of the Indica and the Indigo. “Both the Indica and the Indigo are very strong brands and will continue to sell,” Yadav said.