Tata Bolt Sport
Tata Bolt Sport Review
Tata Motors showcased the Bolt Sport at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It will be the first hot hatch from the carmaker’s stable, and will be launched in India under the company's new performance brand. This new model is the performance-oriented version of the Bolt hatchback and offers more power and a sportier look than the version currently on sale. It is likely to be introduced in India by the end of this year.
In line with the new sporty design language, the Bolt Sport gets a new grille, projector headlamps and a sporty body kit with new rear bumper as well. The 17-inch alloy wheels are newly designed. Apart from the body kit and side skirts, the Bolt Sport also features sleek air vents on the front fenders, continuing the sporty theme. At the back a roof spoiler, a brush metal strip on the number plate and a new bumper with a pair of diffusers can be seen.
There are changes to the interior as well which include a black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitches and accents, sunroof, Harman touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition and SMS readout, etc. On the safety front, the new model is equipped with speed-dependent volume control, anti-lock braking system (ABS), corner stability control and dual airbags.
Engine and Gearbox
The Tata Bolt Sport will be powered by the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine seen under the regular version of the Bolt and Zest. However, the mill for the Bolt Sport is tuned for higher performance, and churns out 120bhp of power and 170Nm of torque. This motor comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the front wheels of the car. Just like the Bolt on sale now, the Bolt Sport also offers multi-drive options - Eco, City and Sport.
Price and Competition
At present only a few hot hatches are available in our country. The Bolt Sport will up the game and go up against the Volkswagen Polo GT, Punto Abarth, the upcoming Active i20, Datsun Redi GO etc. It might be priced in the range of Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh when launched for the Indian market.