Tata Bolt won’t be discontinued despite the sporty hatchback launched in January 2015 has not given desired sales figures as expected
Tata Motors is not going to discontinue the Bolt hatchback despite the car not giving the auto manufacturer desired sales figure. The home-grown manufacturer has made this statement offical to us. While earlier Tata Motors dropped the plan of launching the Bolt Sports, the standard model will continue to be sold in the Indian market.
The Tata Bolt was launched in January, 2015 in India. The car brought a fresh design language, which is seen in the present crop of models from the automaker. Designed following the IMPACT design language, the Tata Bolt saw initial success. But along with passing time, the sales figure dropped considerably. Since its launch in 2015, the company has managed to sell only around 17,000 units of Bolt.
The Tata Bolt adorns a front fascia, which is also seen in the Tata Zest. The new models like Tata Tiago, and the upcoming Tata Kite 5 compact sedan too comes bearing the similar fascia. Earlier, it was reported that, Tata Motors will sell the Bolt hatchback as a fleet model.
The Tata Bolt is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged unit. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the engine churns out 84 bhp of peak power at 5,000 RPM and 140 NM of peak torque between 1,750 RPM to 3,500 RPM.
The diesel engine is a 1.3-litre Quadrajet unit, which is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. This engine kicks out 73 bhp of peak power and 190 NM of peak torque. The Tata Bolt gets a Multidrive option, which is definitely something appealing about the car. Apart from selling in Indian domestic market, Tata Motors has exported the car in neighboring countries like Nepal as well.