India-made Tata Bolt, Tata Bolt sedan launched in South Africa – IAB Report

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015 - 2:14am IST

The Tata Zest is offered as the Tata Bolt sedan.

Associated Motor Holdings Pty Ltd has launched the India-made Tata Bolt hatchback and Tata Bolt sedan in South Africa. They are the first products in the market that come under the company’s new Horizonext product strategy.

Tata Bolt launched in South Africa
The Tata Bolt hatchback and Tata Bolt sedan are launched in South Africa at a starting price of ZAR 132,995 and ZAR 142,995 respectively.

Based on a reengineered version of the Tata X1 platform, the Bolt hatchback and sedan are the first steps of the Indian automaker’s attempt to refresh its product lineup and improve brand appeal in SA. They are based on an all-new design language that is said to carry ‘Confident Dynamism’, on the exterior as well as the interior.

The duo is powered by the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Revotron turbo-petrol engine with Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi), that produces 90 PS (66 kW) maximum power at 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm peak torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm, and comes mated to 5-speed manual transmission. This engine is given a Multi-Drive mode functionality, which is one of the key innovations in the Bolt twins. It allows to switch between default, ECO and CITY modes instantly while driving.

The salient features include, Tata’s new steering wheel, 5-inch ConnectNext Touchscreen by Harman, Fully Automatic Temperature Controls, voice command recognition, SMS notification and read outs, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and Corner Stability Control (CSC).

Tata Bolt sedan rear (South Africa spec)
Both versions are available in two variants, XMS and XT.

The starting price of the Tata Bolt hatchback in South Africa is ZAR 132,995 (INR 6.41 lakhs) including VAT, while the Bolt sedan is available from ZAR 142,995 (INR 6.89 lakhs). Both the body types are offered in two variants, XMS and XT.

The Bolt twins are available for purchase across the African country in five colours via a total of 43 Accordian dealerships.

You can refer the press release and spec sheet below the gallery for further details.

Tata Bolt, Tata Bolt sedan – Image Gallery (South Africa spec)

Tata Bolt specification sheet (South Africa spec)

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Tata Bolt, Tata Bolt sedan launched in South Africa – Press Release

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