Tata Motors will be launching their hugely awaited new hatchback, the Bolt, tomorrow in Mumbai. This new vehicle is the first new hatchback to be released by the Indian car manufacturer after the Vista and they have pulled out all the stops to make it a hit.
The new Tata Bolt will be powered by either the familiar 1.3 litre Quadrajet diesel engine that puts out 74 bhp or a new 1.2 litre, turbocharged Revotron petrol engine that delivers 89 bhp. The petrol powered Bolt will have 3 driving modes (City, Eco and Sport) that can be selected by the driver depending on driving conditions. In terms of transmission, the Bolt gets only a 5 speed manual gearbox, irrespective of whether it is a petrol or a diesel version.
The new Bolt will also be quite feature rich, being equipped with gadgets such as projector headlamps, a ConnectNext touchscreen infotainment system from Harman with voice recognition, phone based navigation and bluetooth connectivity, electronic power steering, automatic air conditioning, steering mounted controls and so on. Tata has also improved the quality of the interior and it is significantly better than all of its predecessors. When launched, the Tata Bolt will be thrown into a very crowded playing field with competition from the likes of the VW Polo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, Honda Brio and loads more.