One of our readers snapped the upcoming Tata Bolt hatchback in the Bikaner, Rajasthan. It seems like Tata has put its eagerly anticipated cars on hot weather testing before launching them in the market. The spotted vehicle was the mid-level variant, featuring the standard steel wheels with wheel caps. Unveiled at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, the Bolt hatchback is likely to go on sale by festive season.
Based on the thoroughly modified X1 platform, the Tata Bolt looks far better than the Vista model and is all set to take on the likes of Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and others. This time the car manufacturer has seriously re-engineered its cars to cater to the buyers. The company aims to offer a more aggressive and sportier appeal to the hatchback. Its aggressive front gets carved bumper, new grille with familiar Tat emblem, stretched headlamps with integrated projectors.
The side profile of the Bolt sports an aggressive character line that runs across the length. Its flared wheel arches have been fitted to a newly formulated alloy wheels. Its short C-pillar gives it a floating roofline effect.
The Tata Bolt hatchback is offered in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol version gets 1.2-litre Revotron engine that produces 85PS and 140Nm of torque, the oil burner gets the 1.3-litre engine producing 75PS and 190Nm of torque. Both the engines will be paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the diesel version is expected to get AMT as well.