Bolt expected to revive Tata's share in hatchback segment

Monday 02 June 2014, 10:21 AM by

Indian Auto maker Tata Motors showcased their very own fresh lot for the Indian market – the 'Zest' sedan and the 'Bolt' hatchback at the February held Auto Expo event in the country. The Bolt hatchback is said be based on the Vista platform, but technologically the car has undergone a complete overhaul.

Bolt expected to revive Tata
Bolt expected to revive Tata’s share in hatchback segment

Tata Bolt is expected to be powered by 1.2 Litre MPFI Turbocharged petrol Revotron engine that generates about 83 bhp of power at 5000 rpm with 140 Nm of torque at 1750 - 3500 rpm. The power-train has been combined to F-tronic automated manual transmission. Moreover, the car is loaded with interesting features like ABS, EPAS, speed sensitive power steering and Active Return function. Moreover, the car is loaded with next generation Harman infotainment system that lets you access the entire collection of videos, music and more on the 5 inch touchscreen.

On the exterior, the hatchback sports a floating roof spoiler. Its look is further enhanced due to the smart placement of fog lamp bezels. Signature Tata grille with Humanity line highlight the young and sporty spirit of the car. The Bolt hatchback has been made a reality owing to valuable design inputs from three Tata Motors design studios located in Coventry (UK), Turin (Italy) and Pune (India).

At the unveiling in Auto Expo, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “We at Tata Motors are delighted to showcase to the global market the much awaited next generation cars – the ZEST, a stunning and exciting new compact sedan and the Bolt, a dynamic hatch. These cars have been engineered for global markets, through global teams across India, UK and Korea to set new standards in their respective segments. These cars are a true representation of our Horizonext philosophy, with best-in class offerings for performance that yet offers economy and efficiency.” Official launch date has not yet been declared by the Indian car-maker but it is expected to hit the roads sometime soon this year.

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