Just a few months after the introduction of the Zest sedan, Tata Motors has now launched its chopped-boot version, the Bolt in India starting at Rs. 4.44 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for the petrol variant, while the diesel variant starts at Rs. 5.49 lakh. Tata Bolt is built upon X1 platform similar to Vista hatchback, but is re-engineered and takes most of its styling cues from the Zest. The Bolt will come in four trims namely XE, XM, XMS and XT.
The Tata Bolt hatchback has got the new grille in its front that merges with the headlamps. The Bolt has got a bolder look with the front bumpers, lamp assemblies and fine creases, but the car retains the Tata ethos. The Blacked out C-Pillar at the rear gives it a floating roof look. Feature list on top-spec models include ABS, Front airbags, fog lamps, rear defogger, projector headlamps, remote central locking, 15-inch alloys, turn indicators on wing mirrors and a touchscreen-based infotainment system.
The Tata Bolt will compete with Maruti Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto and the Hyundai i20. The hatchback comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged engine and will develop 88.7bhp and 14.3kgm of torque. This engine comes with the drive selector to choose between, Eco, City and Sport. The diesel engine is 1.3-litre Multijet that produces 74bhp and 19.4kgm of torque. Both the engines are coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Tata Bolt Prices (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
XE – Rs. 4.44 lakh
XM – Rs. 5.15 lakh
XMS – Rs. 5.40 lakh
XT – Rs. 6.05 lakh
XE – Rs. 5.49 lakh
XM – Rs. 6.11 lakh
XMS – Rs. 6.34 lakh
XT – Rs. 6.99 lakh