The wait is finally over and the highly anticipated Tata motors' Bolt hatchback is here. The company on Thursday (22 January) pulled the wraps off Bolt in India with a price tag starting at ₹4.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Auto-lovers have huge expectations from Bolt and the initial response looks rather bright.
Bolt has been in the news since its first appearance at Delhi Auto Expo, 2014.The company has begun accepting bookings for Bolt in the country with a down payment of ₹11,000 earlier this month and is said to be getting good response.
Under the hood, 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 comes in five body paints -- Venetian Red, Pristine White, Platinum Silver, Dune Beige, and Sky Grey and is available in four trims -- XE, XM, XMS and XT.
On the safety front, Bolt gets dual front airbags and ABS with EBD and CSC (Corner Stability Control). In India, Bolt will be pitched against Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo.
Price List of Tata Bolt hatchback (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)
|Bolt XE||₹4.44 lakh||₹5.49 lakh|
|XM||₹5.15 lakh||₹6.11 lakh|
|XMS||₹5.40 lakh||₹6.34 lakh|
|XT||₹6.05 lakh||₹6.99 lakh|