Tata’s Bolt hits the streets

Kathmandu, July 25

Tata Motors on Friday announced the commercial launch of its much-awaited sporty hatchback, the all-new Bolt.

Manufactured at the Pimpri plant in Pune, Bolt is the latest car from the company, under its HorizoNext umbrella and offers many segment-defining features for design, drivability and connectivity, as per a press statement issued today.

Bolt was launched with a starting price of Rs 2.39 million, ex-showroom, Kathmandu, for the Revotron (petrol) 1.2T and starts at Rs 2.83 million, ex-showroom, Kathmandu, for diesel variant. The cars will be available for sale across the country in over 16 Sipradi sales outlets.

“Designed and engineered by our teams across India, UK and Italy, the Bolt is the next leap under our HorizoNext strategy and represents the new DNA of our passenger vehicles business, with the commitment to provide best vehicles and experience,” the statement quoted Sujan Roy, regional head, South Asia, passenger vehicles business unit, Tata Motors, as saying during the launch.

With the commercial launch of the Bolt, Tata Motors also announced a warranty of four years or 75,000 km (whichever is earlier). The bold new stance and the well sculpted body of the Bolt puts forth the new Tata Motors design semantics and it is a design culmination of best ideas from the three Tata Motors design studios — Pune (India), Coventry (UK), and Turin (Italy).

Available in five exciting colours — Venetian Red, Pristine White, Platinum Silver, Sky Grey and Dune Beige — the Bolt will be offered in three trims — XE, XM and XT, the statement adds.

As per the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) certification, the Revotron 1.2T delivers 17.57 km per litre and the diesel variant delivers 22.95 km per litre fuel efficiency under test conditions.