Tata Bolt Hatchback Launched in India

Monday, 2 February 2015

Key Features

• MULTI DRIVE: Sport, Eco, City

• All new REVOTRON 1.2 Turbocharged MPFi Petrol engine

• Generation next Safety with 9th gen ABS by BoschTM, Corner Stability Control (CSC) and Dual Airbags

• ConnectNext touchscreen infotainment by HARMANTM

The Bolt, Tata Motors all-new hatchback made its Indian launch this month, with new technologies and segment-leading features.

Launched under the Horizonext umbrella, the Bolt will be sold through the 450 Tata Motors dealerships throughout India. Similar to the Tata Xenon, that’s imported into Australia by Fusion Automotive, the Bolt is produced in Tata Motors Pune district manufacturing facility.

A new ownership program was also announced, comprising three-years 100,000km warranty, plus free 24/7 Roadside Assistance for 3 years. Customers will also receive first 3 services free (up to 30,000 kms or 2 years, whichever is earlier).

The Bolt exemplifies Tata Motors design semantics and is a culmination of best ideas from the three Tata Motors design studios – Pune (India), Coventry (UK), and Turin (Italy). The design conveys a sense of power and agility with the silhouette revealing smooth, flowing lines, with the wraparound rear windows and darkened C-pillars create a distinctive floating roof design and a sporty touch to this premium hatch.

The new Tata signature grille flows into the smoked multi-chamber headlamps, creating a unique design signature for the brand. A wide air intake and the fog lamp Bezels add to its distinctive appearance.

Key design elements include a new design 3-spoke steering wheel, driver-centric cockpit, improved sound deadening, a premium Java black dashboard, best-in-class infotainment and HVAC systems and a sculpturally designed centre console for greater appeal to younger buyers.

Both petrol and diesel variants are available, with the petrol engine being India’s first 1.2 Litre, Turbocharged, Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi) engine and best-in-class power and torque. Diesel variants have a 1.3 litre Quadrajet engine.

The Revotron 1.2T engine features another first-in-segment, ‘Multi-Drive’ technology that enables the driver to switch between SPORT, ECO and CITY modes, which alters engine mapping and throttle response.

The Bolt also features speed sensitive electric power steering with active return function, and the latest version Bosch ABS with Corner Stability Control, (another segment first).

Tata Motors has continued its association with HARMAN in developing the first-in-segment, touchscreen infotainment system The car is enabled with a HARMAN touchscreen infotainment system, another segment first, supporting rich multimedia experience, video play-back, smart phone based navigation, advanced Bluetooth technology, smart voice recognition, advanced smartphone integration, incoming SMS notification and read-outs.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Mayank Pareek, President Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “With the aim to deliver the best to our customers, we at Tata Motors are delighted to launch the much-awaited Bolt, a sporty hatchback. We expect Bolt to strengthen our presence in the hatchback market, one of the most popular segments for the Indian customers. A stylish car with many segment first features, the Bolt offers global design and standards that will equally bring in new first time buyers as well as appeal to existing auto users looking for a new and exciting product in this segment. Designed and engineered by our teams across India, UK and Italy, it is the next leap under our Horizonext strategy and represents the new DNA of our passenger vehicles business, with the commitment to provide the best vehicles and experiences to excite our customers.”

Mr. Darren Bowler, Managing Director of Fusion Automotive added: “While we are currently focused on building the Tata Motors brand and the Xenon LCV range in Australia, we congratulate Tata Motors on the launch of the Bolt and are monitoring, with great interest, the new models being launched under the Horizonext program.”

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