Friday, May 02, 2014
By Kamal Swami
Tata Bolt: A Glimpse
Domestic car making company Tata Motor is soon going to launch Tata Zest a compact sedan and Tata Bolt a hatchback in Indian car market and both cars have already made huge presence in market quite early in market, since their inception during Indian Auto Expo 2014. With these two new products company expects not only to enhance its sales but also strengthen its weakening roots in Indian car market. It would be interested to know that customers are also keen to receive any new update associated with both these cars. More importantly it would be interested to see that how both these cars cater the competition offered by their recently launched rivals especially Maruti Celerio, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo in hatchback segment and Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze in compact sedan. Let us discuss the features which are expected to be offered in Tata Bolt hatchback.
Price: Price of any vehicle plays an important role in positioning any vehicle in market, especially in current scenario when there is regular hike in fuel prices at regular intervals. It is expected that going through the prices offered by its contenders in segment Tata will price Bolt close to them. It is speculated that petrol variant of Bolt might be offered with price tag ranging between Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh while the diesel variant might be priced between Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 5.5 lakh.
Engine: The hatchback will be offered in both petrol and diesel disguises. The petrol variant would be equipped with 1.2 litre petrol engine which would be same as offered in Tata Vista, but this time it is expected to generate more power. On the other side diesel variant would be offered with 1.3 litre diesel engine. It is speculated that both engines will deliver superior performance due to its less weight Bolt will deliver high performance. The major attraction however would be 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine .
Comfort and additional features: The features adhered in Bolt would be best in the segment, the major features offered in Bolt includes HARMAN high defined touchscreen infotainment system, climate control system, projector headlamps, driver information display system and many more. On the comfort zone it will bestow hydraulic power steering system, spacious cabin, advanced suspension system, etc making it a comfort traveling experience for the passengers.