It looks like Tata Motors is readying a facelifted avatar of its Bolt hatchback for the Indian market. A report of MotorOctane says that the new Bolt facelift is likely to make its debut in the market in 2017. The Bolt has not been able to impress the buyers in India and the company is said to be looking to bump up the sales of the model with updated model.
According to the report, the new Bolt facelift is likely to come to the market by mid-2017. The company is also reportedly looking to update its Zest sedan in the country. In its facelifted avatar, the Bolt is likely to get new front and rear design as the current model has been criticised for being very similar to the Indica Vista. The new avatar of the model is also expected to embody the company's new Impact design language. While the changes are likely to be majorly in the form of visual modifications, the cabin of the Bolt is also likely to get new features.
Mechanically, the Bolt facelift is likely to remain the same as the current model. Currently, the petrol variant of Bolt gets 1.2-litre Revotron turbo-charged engine, which is tuned to generate 84bhp at 5,000rpm and a torque of 140Nm of 1,750-3,500rpm and the diesel model packs 1.3-litre Quadrajet motor that can generate 73bhp and peak torque of 190Nm. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Bolt competes with the likes of other cars in its segment such as Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo.