Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) together with Tata Motors recently launched Sedan Zest and Bolt for the Sri Lankan market. The company had launched these two cars in India in August 2014 and January 2015 respectively.
The ZestRevotron 1.2T (petrol variant) range starts at a price of LKR. 28,10,000, and for the diesel AMT variant at LKR. 39,00,000. The Bolt will be available at a starting price of LKR. 2,299,000 ex-showroom, Colombo, for the Revotron 1.2T (petrol variant).
The Zest comes with premium interiors, a neatly layered dashboard with dual-tone hash—Java Black and Latte. The Zest will come with the Revotron 1.2T, and will be India’s first Turbocharged Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi) Petrol engine.
The first-in-segment ‘Multi-Drive Mode’ technology enables switching between SPORT, ECO and CITY mode, along with a superior throttle response.
It has undergone over 300,000 hours of rigorous developmental and research testing. The Zest diesel comes 1.3 litreQuadrajet Diesel engine coupled with the first-in-class F-Tronic technology-enabled, 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission, with both Automatic and Sequential mode of gear-shifting, developed in collaboration with MagnetiMarelli, Italy.
The company has worked closely with HARMAN and has features like 5-inch ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment System, Advance voice command recognition, SMS notification and readouts and Fully Automatic Temperature Controls on the touchscreen.
The Zest will be available in four trims in Petrol – XE, XM, XMS and XT and five trims in Diesel – XE, XM, XMS, XMA (AMT) and XT. The range will be available in six colours—Buzz Blue, Venetian Red, Sky Grey, Dune Beige, Platinum Silver and Pristine White.
The Tata Bolt will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. In the petrol version, Bolt will be the segment’s first hatch to be powered by India’s first 1.2L Turbocharged Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi) Petrol Engine, Revotron 1.2T, with maximum power of 90PS @ 5000 RPM and peak torque of 140 Nm @ 1500-4000 RPM.
With the Multi-Drive feature, the Bolt can switch between SPORT, ECO and CITY mode, along with a superior throttle response. It sports a dual-path suspension coupled with a zero pivot subframe and the 9th generation ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) from Bosch and the Corner Stability Control feature add to the safety feature of the vehicle.
The diesel variant comes with a Quadrajet 1.3L engine, delivering the power of 75PS @4000 RPM and torque of 190 Nm from 1750 RPM to 3000 RPM.
The cars have already ben available for sale, across the country in over 37DIMO sales outlets from yesterday.