It has been a while since we heard anything about Tata Bolt. Now it appears that Tata is doing everything that is possible to make its next offering in the country a strong competitor in the small car market. The company has now partnered with MapmyIndia to offer GPS navigation in its upcoming Bolt hatchback.
With this, the Bolt users will be able to access MapmyIndia Navigation app, which has been specially coded for integration between the phone and in-dash screen. MapmyIndia maps offer India's most localised maps with voice guidance.
"It has been our constant endeavor to offer the Indian car owners, the very best of GPS navigation," said MapmyIndia Managing Director Rakesh Verma. "And in this ongoing journey I am happy that India's largest automotive manufacturer Tata Motors has partnered with us. This would give us access to the large number of Tata car buyers and MapmyIndia's navigation package would certainly add to their (customer) delight. I look forward to a long and mutually fruitful partnership,"
Earlier, MapmyIndia had also tied up with Maruti Suzuki, Honda, and Mahindra in India to provide built-in navigation solutions.
A small car offering from Tata is expected to make its India entry in early 2015. 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.