Tata Motors continues to test its new Bolt hatchback in India. The car has been spied testing again, hinting the arrival of the car in the domestic market soon.
Bolt, a car which made its first appearance at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014 along with the company's upcoming sedan Zest has already made numerous appearances on the web through spy shots and reports. Expected to reach the market around this festive season, possibly by September, the new Bolt from Tata will hit Indian market in both diesel and petrol engine options.
The petrol model of the car is expected to come with a 1.2 liter Revotron turbo petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 84 bhp at 5000 rpm and a torque of 140 Nm of 1750-3500 rpm and the diesel version is likely to pack a 1.3 liter Multijet diesel motor.
In the new spy shots posted by the folks at Rushlane, the Bolt is seen next to Tata Indica. 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.
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 Zest 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 5000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm 1750-3000 rpm. The diesel model will come with a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, which can generate 90 PS power at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1750-3000 rpm.
The company is also rumoured to be working on a new car to rival Maruti's successful Celerio. Codenamed KITE, Tata's new entry level offering would be positioned between the company's upcoming hatchback Bolt and the world's cheapest Nano and is likely to make its debut in the country in 2015.
Previous reports have indicated that the new Kite would be manufactured at the company's Sanand plant in Gujarat, which has a manufacturing capacity of 250,000 units/annum.