(Extreme right) Mayank Pareek, President Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata
Motors with Girish Wagh, Senior Vice President, Product Planning &
Programme Management – PVBU, Tata Motors Limited.
Tata Motors has launched the
much-awaited Bolt hatchback in India for Rs. 4.65 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) for the
Revtron (Petrol) 1.2T, while the diesel version has been launched at a starting
price of Rs. 5.75 Lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). Read our review here.
At the heart of the Bolt is a
new 1.2L Turbocharged Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi) Petrol engine which
produces 89bhp @ 5000rpm and a peak torque of 140Nm @ 1500-4000rpm. The diesel
variant comes with a Quadrajet 1.3L engine which produces 74bhp @ 4000rpm and a
peak torque of 190Nm @ 1750-3000rpm. The
Bolt is also equipped with a ‘Multi-Drive’ technology which enables the driver
to switch between Sports, Eco and City modes. As per the Automotive Research
Association of India (ARAI), the Bolt Revotron 1.2T returns 17.57kms to the
litre while the Quadrajet 1.3 litre diesel returns 22.95kms to the litre.
The Bolt hatchback has been
manufactured at the Pimpri plant in Pune and is the latest car to be launched
under the Horizonext umbrella. The hot hatch from Tata offers many first in
segment features for Design, Drivability and Connectivity. The Bolt will be
available across the country in over 450 Tata Motors showrooms.
Mayank Pareek, President,
Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “We expect the Bolt to
improve our presence in the hatchback market. The bolt is a stylish car which
incorporates many first in segment features. The car also offers global design
and standards which will attract many first time buyers and appeal to existing
buyers as well. The Bolt hatchback has been designed and engineered by our
teams across India, UK and Italy and represents the new DNA of our passenger
The Bolt has a touchscreen
infotainment system which supports video play-back, smart phone based
navigation, Bluetooth integration, smart voice recognition, smartphone
integration, incoming SMS notification and read-outs. The system also comes
with in-built HVAC controls. Tata Motors developed the touchscreen infotainment
centre in association with Harman while the smartphone based navigation has
been developed in association with MapMyIndia. The Bolt will be available in
five colours -- Venetian Red, Pristine White, Platinum Silver, Sky Grey, Dune
Beige. The car has been offered in four trims -- XE, XM, XMS and XT.
Tata Motors also launched a
new service programme for the Bolt which offers a warranty of 3 years or 1
lakhs Kms (whichever is earlier) as well as a free 24X7 Roadside Assistance
service for 3 years. Customers will also receive first 3 services free (up to
30,000 kms or 2 years, whichever is earlier).