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Old 2nd February 2014, 11:55   #136
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Tata Falcon compact sedan to be called the Tata "Zest", exclusively scooped by ACI.


http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...st-371142.aspx
Article also mentions that it would have AMT option for the 1.2L revotron.
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Old 2nd February 2014, 12:44   #137
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This snap of Tata Falcon 4 had appeared long back. For some reason I think the rear looks similar to Ford Figo. It is more squarish and angular like Figo unlike Vista.

Even the rear lights of Falcon 4 looks like a smaller version of Ford Figo.
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CarToq shows the latest spyshot of the upcoming car. The Zest/Falcon 5 will be showcased to the world on the 3rd of February 2014, in concept form. The actual launch of the car will happen by the end of this year. The Zest’s direct competition will include the Maruti Swift Dzire and the Honda Brio Amaze compact sedans.

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Tata Falcon compact sedan to be called the Tata "Zest", exclusively scooped by ACI.


http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...st-371142.aspx
So we have a TVS scooty zest and a Tata zest... is that even allowed (one of them should have a copy rights on the names )

http://www.indiancarsbikes.in/scoote...testing-78858/
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So the Falcon 5 has been christened Zest. According to ACI, the big news is that the vehicle will launch with AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission). Seems to be a pretty neat nick and tuck job on the Zest from the spy pictures posted above. Hope they get this one right. The rear reminds me of the previous gen Corolla. Still, its a huge improvement over the Manza's rear.

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Tata's AMT will be called F-tronic and will be available with the F5 on the 1.2 liter Revotron. It makes sense to use an AMT since Magneti Marelli is building them in Manesar and will have a lot of capacity to offer.
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Tata's AMT will be called F-tronic and will be available with the F5 on the 1.2 liter Revotron. It makes sense to use an AMT since Magneti Marelli is building them in Manesar and will have a lot of capacity to offer.
I thought Maruti was building AMT in Manesar under license from Magneti Marelli. Can you please point me to the source that says Magneti Marelli setup a factory in Manesar to build AMT?

If Maruti is making AMT in its own plant as I had read somewhere, then it doesn't make any difference to Tata as they would also need to setup a similar plant.
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As per ACI, the unveiling of F4 & 5 is today. Any news on the same?
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Hi @octane_100

The unveiling will start at 1130 hrs, as per media invite uploaded few pages back. I believe most auto-portals will be covering it live.
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Another ten minutes.
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The live webcast has started here at the Tata Connect website. There might be delays as usual. But the window appears to be quite small when not maximized. Wonder who will be unveiling in place of Karl Slym.

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Thanks for sharing the link!

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Wonder who will be unveiling in place of Karl Slym.
Whoever does the unveiling, it would be nice if they could pay tribute to the man whose idea this was - by displaying a big picture of Karl in the background or something like that.

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Thanks for sharing the link!



Whoever does the unveiling, it would be nice if they could pay tribute to the man whose idea this was - by displaying a big picture of Karl in the background or something like that.
Your wish has been granted they are paying a 2 minute tribute to Karl Slym as we speak. watch it live in the webcast
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https://twitter.com/Dhruv_Behl/statu...343360/photo/1

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First images of the Tata Bolt:

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And the Tata Zest first look:

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SOURCE - Various Twitter accounts

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