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Old 9th April 2014, 12:38   #496
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It looks like a base variant with no projector headlamps, no alloy wheels, no rear vipers, beige dash etc. Also, I wonder what is that in the interior pic with all those wires.
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I think the Bolt / Zest have a lot of potential.

I also love my music.

Tata releases ringtones for the Zest & Bolt. Damn, both give me a headache

Bolt ringtone download here

Zest ringtone download here
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Nice! I like them both!

Zest ad is OK, but I often like to see the Bolt ad on Youtube in my HT : .
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The exterior of the Bolt is way too similar to Vista. The car is at high risk of losing its identity amongst mass.
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The exterior of the Bolt is way too similar to Vista. The car is at high risk of losing its identity amongst mass.
Yes absolutely. The exterior looks just like the Vista. Can't seem to understand why Tata can't come up with a different looking vehicle, the interior though is different.
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These new tata siblings - reported news mention the new Revotron engines are 1.2 L and are turbocharged; yet the produce is around 82 HP.
This power is generated in the naturally aspirated engines from Honda(1.2 VTEC in jazz/amaze), Hunyadi(1.2L kappa), Maruti(1.2L K series) and a few others, i.e. without any turbocharging.
Interesting to know if TaTa would have done(lower powering) it on purpose(may be mileage), or if that's what there R&D could achieve!
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Saw this in Bangalore Madiwala area this morning (15th April). Followed it for a good 5+km as it was going along the same route as mine.

Was unable to get a frontal view.

Is this the Bolt/Zest ?

Mods - If not, apologies, and request to move to appropriate thread.

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PS: Also saw an individual on a motorcycle come over in front of me to take pictures of the same vehicle !
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Saw this in Bangalore Madiwala area this morning (15th April). Followed it for a good 5+km as it was going along the same route as mine.

Was unable to get a frontal view.

Is this the Bolt/Zest ?

Mods - If not, apologies, and request to move to appropriate thread.

Thanks
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PS: Also saw an individual on a motorcycle come over in front of me to take pictures of the same vehicle !
This looks like the Ford Figo compact sedan, which debuted at the Auto Expo. You can make out the oval Ford logo on the rear.
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Interesting to know if TaTa would have done(lower powering) it on purpose(may be mileage), or if that's what there R&D could achieve!
It would be tuned more to get a good driveability(good torque at low and mid rpm) and mileage than outright power.

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Yes absolutely. The exterior looks just like the Vista. Can't seem to understand why Tata can't come up with a different looking vehicle, the interior though is different.
The changes in interior will not require huge investments in terms of tooling, where as any body change would involve heavy investments in dies and tooling. I would say that typically they would would look at longer life cycle for complete body change. Probably around 7 years so that costs are recovered. A shorter life cycle means that much more cost would have to be added to the selling price.
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Saw this in Bangalore Madiwala area this morning (15th April). Followed it for a good 5+km as it was going along the same route as mine....

Is this the Bolt/Zest ?!...
Looking at the tail lamps, it should be the Zest! The car was with you till Hosa road? It could be that they are working with the Bosch centre there.

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This looks like the Ford Figo compact sedan, which debuted at the Auto Expo...
Ford test mules will have a TN registration plate.

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Spotted this test mule around Ulsoor (Bangalore). It had MH temp registration plates. I could not get the pics of the front but, the logo and the front grill resembled that of the Datsun Go.

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It should be the Tata Zest
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That's the Tata Zest. Not sure what's the use of the all that camouflage since it has been revealed already.
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That's Zest. The Vista-ish side profile screams so!
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Could it be some variant of Amaze ? Asking because the Tail Lamps look familiar.
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