Tata Motors is leaving no stone unturned in its attempt to expand its market in the country. The company, which hopes to change its fortune with the new launches that lined up for 2015 is likely to pull the wraps off the Bolt hatchback in the country in early 2015.
Bolt, a small car offering from Tata, has been in the headlines for quite some time now. Although the car was expected to make its entry in 2014, the company decided to push back the launch to next year to focus on its newly launched Zest. Now as it gets to close the calendar 2014, Tata is gearing up for product blitzkrieg with Bolt and Kite.
Riding on the Indica Vista platform, Tata Bolt measures 3,825mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1,562mm in height. The car offers a ground clearance of 165mm and comes seated on a wheelbase of 2,470mm.
Under the hood, the petrol variant of the car packs 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.
The diesel model gets 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel motor that can generate 73bhp and peak torque of 190Nm.For both the engines the transmission will come from five-speed manual gearbox.
Although there were rumours that an AMT version could also be coming our way, the emerging reports suggest that the Bolt will not have automatic now.
Speaking of the features of Tata Bolt, expect the car to come fitted with audio system with MapMyIndia GPS, touchscreen and voice commands, centre console, infotainment system, electric power steering, projector headlamps , LED tail lamps, dual front airbags, front and rear foglamps, ORVM-mounted blinkers and multi-information display.
Designed to rival Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i10, i20, Honda Jazz and Chevrolet Beat in the domestic market, Tata Bolt is likely to get a price tag of ₹6.5 lakh.