Tata Motors have launched their latest resurrection weapon in the Indian market, the Bolt. After having tasted success with their mid-size sedan, the Zest, Tata Motors are now gunning for a sizeable share of the lucrative hatchback market. The Bolt is available from a starting price of Rs 4.45 lakh (ex-Delhi), going upto Rs 6.99 lakh for the top-end XT trim with all the bells and whistles.
Based on the X11 platform, Tata say that they have worked extensively on it to deliver a product to redefine their position and perception. There are two engine choices that will be available - the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel and Tata's power mode equipped 1.2-litre Revotron petrol motor. The petrol engine, which was debuted in the Tata Zest, will produce the same 90PS of power and 140Nm of torque, albeit between a lower range of 1,500-4,000 rpm.
The car is available in five colours -white, silver, grey, beige, and this lovely candy-apple red that we drove. AMT will not be available in the car anytime soon. Bert has driven the car which, he says, looks like a handsome evolution of the Vista in the flesh, while our road test editor says it "offers a modern engine, rides well, is spacious and smart looking."
XE Rs 4.45 lakh (ex-Delhi), Rs 4.65 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
XM Rs 5.15 lakh(ex-Delhi), Rs 5.39 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
XMS Rs 5.40 lakh(ex-Delhi), Rs 5.64 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
XT Rs 6.05 lakh(ex-Delhi), Rs 6.34 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
XE Rs 5.499lakh (ex-Delhi), Rs 5.75 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
XM Rs 6.11lakh (ex-Delhi), Rs 6.39 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
XMS Rs 6.34lakh (ex-Delhi), Rs 6.63 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
XT Rs 6.99lakh (ex-Delhi), Rs 7.32 lakh (ex-Mumbai)
Read our review of the Tata Bolt here.