Tata Tiago Sport with 120+hp to launch instead of Bolt Sport – Report

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Will pack a turbocharged version of the 1.2L three-cylinder Revotron.

According to Autocar India, Tata Motors has shelved plans of introducing the Tata Bolt Sport this year, as sales of the regular Bolt has not met expectations. Given that the manufacturer is still interested in entering the nascent hot-hatch segment, Tata is reported to introduce a hotter version of the more popular Tata Tiago instead.

Tata Bolt Sport front three quarter at the Auto Expo 2016
Weak sales of the regular Bolt has raised doubts about the success of the Bolt Sport in India.

The engine under the hood will reportedly be a turbocharged version of the 1.2L three cylinder Revotron instead of the 1.2L four cylinder turbo engine from the Bolt Sport that makes 110 PS @ 5,500 rpm and 170 Nm.

The turbo engine in the Tiago Sport is rumored to produce over 120 hp which, taking the 1080 kg kerb weight into consideration, should make for a sprightly hatchback. It will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.

Tata Tiago front three quarter image
The engine under the hood of the Tiago Sport will reportedly be a turbocharged version of the 1.2L three cylinder Revotron.

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To differentiate from the regular Tiago Revotron, it is likely to feature a sportier bodykit, different alloy rims and a larger exhaust pipe, while the suspension could be lowered and stiffened for better handling characteristics. The interior could also follow the performance theme, with aluminum race pedals, new trim options and fabric upholstery with contrast stitching.

Tata Bolt Sport – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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