Tata Motors upcoming Bolt hatchback will offer three driving modes in India.
Bolt, a much anticipated and desired hatchback from the maker of least expensive car Nano is expected to make its grand debut in the domestic market around this festive season. The company which gave us the first glimpse of Bolt at the Delhi Auto Expo has now started previewing the key specifications of the car on its official website.
The latest one is that the upcoming Bolt will get three driving modes – City, Eco and Sport. As per the official website, the switchable driving modes will be featured in the petrol variant of the Bolt which is powered by 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged engine. The engine is tested to churn out a power of 84 bhp at 5,000 rpm and a torque of 140 Nm of 1,750-3,500 rpm.
The Bolt will also be offered with diesel engine option. Talking of the diesel model, the hatchback will be drawing its power from 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel motor which can generate a max power of 73 bhp and peak torque of 190 Nm.
Recently, the company has teased the interior of the upcoming Bolt, which is donned in orange and black colour paint jobs. Underpinning X1 platform, the new hatchback is likely to carry features like audio system with MapMyIndia GPS, touchscreen and voice commands, center console, infotainment system, electric power steering in place of Tata Indica Vista's hydraulic unit, projector headlamps and LED tail lamps.
Although the demand for hatchbacks in the domestic market is still high, for Tata Bolt the game is not going to be easy as the market is flooded with choices. Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i10, i20, Honda Jazz, Chevrolet Beat and Volkswagen Polo will be main competitors of Tata Bolt when launched in the country and the car is likely to be priced in ₹7 lakh brackets.
Along with Bolt, Tata is also expected to unveil its Zest sedan in the country. Zest, India's first sedan with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technologies will also be offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version of the sedan will be powered by a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine under the hood, which can churn out a power of 85 PS at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm 1,750-3,000 rpm. The diesel model will come with a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, which can generate 90 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm.