Tata Bolt launches today, here’s what we know – IAB Report
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Tata Motors will launch its Bolt premium hatchback today in Mumbai. The car, based on the Vista’s platform, follows the well-received Zest compact sedan that was launched in August 2014.
The hatchback will be available with two engine options, a petrol and a diesel. The petrol unit is a 1.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged motor producing 90 PS (88.7 bhp) at 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. The diesel is the 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced MultiJet outputting 75 PS (73.9 bhp) at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm between 1,750-3,000 rpm. Both engines get a 5-speed manual transmission.
The petrol Bolt weighs between 1,095 – 1,125 kg, and comes with the Multi-Drive feature. The driver can choose between three modes – Sport, City and Eco – to alter the throttle map of the car. According to the company, the diesel Bolt weighs between 1,130 – 1,160 kg.
Coming to dimensions, the hatchback measures 3,825 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, 1,562 mm in height and 2,470 mm in wheelbase. It has a ground clearance of 165 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 44 litres. The boot can take up to 210 liters of luggage with all seats in place.
The Bolt will be loaded with features such as dual airbags, ABS, EBD, alloy wheels, smoked projector headlights, multifunction steering wheel, a touchscreen Harman infotainment system with video output, electrically adjustable wing mirrors and split folding rear seats.
Expect the car to be as aggressively priced as the Zest.