BOLT FROM THE BLUE MAYBE
WILL the Bolt come to Australia?
There’s just a glimmer of hope that the all-new Tata hatchback, just unveiled in India, will make it here.
With new technologies and segmentleading features, the car’s good looks are the result of three Tata design studios that are based in Pune, Coventry and Turin.
The Tata Xenon ute is already imported into Australia by Fusion Automotive.
Managing director Darren Bowler said while the company was focused on building the Tata Motors brand and the Xenon LCV range, new models being launched under the Indian brand’s Hori- zonext program, were being monitored with great interest.
Bolts come in petrol and diesel variants, a 1.2litre, turbocharged, multipoint fuel injection petrol and a 1.3litre Quadrajet diesel. The petrol model claims best-in-class power and torque.
It has a 1.2T engine with selectable Sport, Eco and City modes, a speed sensitive electric power steering with active return function, and the latest Bosch ABS with Corner Stability Control.
Key design elements include a drivercentric cockpit, a premium Java black dashboard and best-in-class infotainment systems.
The Bolt is Tata’s latest.