In line with the recently launched Zest anniversary special edition, Tata Motors is getting ready to launch a celebration edition of the Bolt hatchback, which is expected to be available at dealerships from 1 October.
Ahead of the launch, folks at IndianAutosBlog managed to click the pictures of the car. All the add-ons are purely cosmetic and like the Zest anniversary edition, there are no changes in powertrains.
The additions include decals on the doors, hood, roof, pillars, a special celebration edition badge on the right side of C-Pillar, a rear spoiler and illuminated scuff plates.
Tata Motors will sell it as a dealer-level kit and customers can avail the Celebration Edition across the variants. IndianAutosBlog calculates that the accessories, if bought separately, would cost the buyer about Rs 20,000. But as a kit, they are sold for Rs 13,000.
The Bolt is powered with a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine and a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine, both paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. The petrol develops 89bhp at 5,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000rpm while the diesel engine develops 74bhp at 4,000rpm and 190Nm at 1,750-3,000rpm.
The petrol variants of Bolt returns 17.57kmpl while diesel units deliver 22.95kmpl.
Despite being a new launch, Tata Bolt failed to make an impact in the segment. The car was launched in January 2015 cloaking best sales of 2,457 units in the launch month. The numbers have been steadily decreasing from then and the month of July 2015 saw sales at an all-time low of 433 units.
Tata Motors sold 8,823 units of Bolt during the January -August 2015 time frame, which is far less, compared to the Maruti Suzuki Swift that sold 18,870 units in July 2015 alone.