Tata Motors has announced the launch of the Bolt hatchback in Nepal. Tata’s new hatchback will be available for sale through 16 Sipradi outlets throughout the country. Customers in Nepal can have the Tata Bolt in one of the following five colours – Venetian Red, Pristine White, Platinum Silver, Sky Grey, and Dune Beige. The hatchback will be offered in three trims – XE, XM and XT.
The Tata Bolt comes with two engine choices; there’s the Revotron 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that develops 90 PS of power at 5000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque between 1500 to 4000 rpm. There’s also the familiar 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel unit; this engine develops 75 PS of power at 4000 rpm and 190 Nm of twist between 1750-3000 rpm. Both engines come paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. As far as the car’s’ fuel economy figures are concerned, the petrol Bolt is rated by ARAI at 17.57 km/l and the diesel Bolt is rated by the ARAI at 22.95 km/l.
Features on the Tata Bolt include projector headlamps, foglights, alloy wheels, Harman touchscreen infotainment system (capable of video playback) with Bluetooth, Aux-in and phone-based navigation system. Other features offered are automatic climate control with touch controls, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and Cornering Stability Control. The petrol variant starts off at NPR 23.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Kathmandu) and the diesel avatar starts at NPR 28.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Kathmandu).
The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine makes 90 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque
Sujan Roy, Regional Head, South Asia, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “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. We expect Bolt to strengthen our presence in the hatchback market. A stylish car with many segment first features, 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.”
Shambhu Dahal, CEO – Sipradi Trading Pvt Ltd, said, “The Tata Bolt offers the latest technology in automotive engineering. We in STPL are proud to bring this feature-rich and fuel-efficient car into Nepal. We are confident that the combination of a perfect product with best-in-the country service & parts back-up will firmly establish the Bolt in Nepal.”