All-new sporty hatchback BOLT from Tata Motors launched
Tata Motors today launched its much-awaited sporty hatchback, the all-new Bolt, in Kathmandu.
Manufactured at the Pimpri plant in Pune, Bolt is the latest car from the company – under its HorizoNext umbrella – that offers many segment-defining features for Design, Drivability and Connectivity.
The Bolt is launched at a starting price of Rs 23.95 lakhs, ex-showroom in Kathmandu, for the Revotron (petrol) 1.2T and starts at Rs 28.35 lakhs, ex-showroom in Kathmandu, for the diesel variant, the company said, adding that the car will be available for sale, across the country in over 16 Sipradi sales outlets from today.
“With the aim to deliver the best to our customers, we at Tata Motors are delighted to launch the much-awaited Bolt, a sporty hatchback,” Regional Head, SouthAsia, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors Sujan Roy, said Speaking at the launch.
We expect Bolt to strengthen our presence in the hatchback market, he said, adding that the Bolt offers global design and standards that will equally bring in new first time buyers as well as appeal to existing auto users looking for an exciting product in this segment. “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 the best vehicles and experiences to excite our customers.”
The Tata Bolt offers the latest technology in automotive engineering, chief executive officer of Sipradi Trading Shambhu Dahal said, speaking at the launch. “We in Sipradi Trading are proud to bring this feature-rich and fuel-efficient car into Nepal,” he said, adding that the company is confident that the combination of a perfect product with best-in-the country service & parts back-up will firmly establish the Bolt in Nepal.
The word BOLT signifies speed, representing an attitude of winning and staying ahead. The attitude is embodied in the all-new BOLT in all aspects of design, drive and seamless connectivity. It clearly exemplifies the HORIZONEXT themes of intense product focus, world-class manufacturing quality, enriched purchase experience and consistent quality of service for its passenger vehicle business.
With the commercial launch of the Bolt in Kathmandu, Tata Motors has also announced the warranty of four years or 75000-km (whichever is earlier). It will help the company offer high reliability, reduced cost of ownership and great resale value for the Bolt to its customers, Dahak added.
A stylish car with many segment first features comes in five exciting colours – Venetian Red, Pristine White, Platinum Silver, Sky Grey, Dune Beige -the Bolt will be offered in three trims — XE, XM and XT.
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of IRs 2,62,796 crores ($42.04 billion) in 2014-15. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands.
Driving Dynamics in Bolt
• A silent, quieter cabin will ensure a pleasant and unmatched drive experience.
• Newly designed AC vent geometry ensures faster and uniform cooling till rear occupants
• Speed sensitive ePAS (Electronic Power Assisted System), with ‘Active Return’ function.
• The most advanced, 9th generation ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) from Bosch for improved braking efficiency, and with yet another segment-first, the Corner Stability Control feature, add to the safety feature of the vehicle.
• The dual-path suspension coupled with a zero pivot sub-frame ensures smooth and comfortable ride.
• The improved suspension provides effective isolation from road inputs without compromising on the body control, translating into a class-leading balance between ride and handling.