Tata Motors is geared up to launch the much-anticipated Bolt hatchback in the Indian car market by the mid-2014. It is simply the best looking Tata hatchback to come India and is directly pitched against the likes of Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and others in the segment. It is visible that the Grand i10 will be the closest competitor for the Tata Bolt in India. Here we bring a quick camparo between the Hyundai i10 and upcoming Bolt hatchback. The former was launched in September 2013; the former was unveiled on 3rd of February 2014. With Bolt hatchback, Tata Motors aims to further strengthen its market share in the Indian car market. [Also Read- Tata Bolt Vs Maruti Swift]
Tata Bolt hatchback is equipped with several high end safety and security features. This model boasts EPAS with active return function and speed sensitive power steering which has been developed by ZF. It features dual airbags for driver and its co-occupant, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist to avoid wheel-locking and skidding on panic braking, child safety lock, central locking and others.
The Hyundai Grand i10 is equipped with rich safety and comfort features which make it convenience and secure drive in its segment. It is loaded with power steering, ABS, dual front airbags, front disc brakes, engine immobilizer, remote central locking and others.
The exact pricing details of the Tata Bolt are yet to be announced, but we expect it to be priced in the range of Rs. 4-6 lakh. On the other hand, Hyundai Grand i10 is priced at Rs. 4.25 lakh for base spec petrol model which goes all the way to Rs. 6.29 lakh for top end diesel model.
|Technical Specifications||Tata Bolt||Hyundai Grand i10|
|Petrol Engine||1.2L Revotorn||1.2L Petrol|
|Diesel Engine||1.3-litre Multi-Jet||1.1-litre U2 CRDi engine|
|Power Output||84bhp @5000rpm and 75bhp @4000rpm||81bhp @6000rpm & 70bhp @4000rpm|
|Torque||140Nm @1750rpm and 190Nm @1750rpm||114Nm @4000rpm & 160Nm @1500rpm|
|Mileage/Fuel Economy||18kmpl petrol and 23kmpl Diesel||18.9kmpl petrol and 24kmpl diesel|
|Transmission/Gearbox||Five-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox||5-speed MT or 5-speed AT|
|Overall Dimensions (mm)|
|Front||McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar||McPherson Strut|
|Rear||Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring||Coupled Torsion Beam Axle|