Tata motors is planning to discontinue their premium hatchback Bolt. The car isn’t doing very well in the Indian market and this fate was inevitable. Earlier Tata had also shelved their plans for a Bolt Sport, in favor of Tiago sport.
Tata feels that the Bolt is priced higher than what is competitive and this is responsible for the lack luster sales. The fact that it looks very similar to the Indica was also not improving its points with the customers. The car had managed to attain respectable sales in its initial months of launch but with influx of new competition like Maruti Baleno, the charts soon began to show a dipping trend.
Tata will now focus on their hugely popular Tiago hatchbach which has manged to tick all the right boxes in its space. Newer models like Tata Hexa and Nexon sub-compact SUV shows very promising future as well.
Currently the Tata Bolt is sold both as private and taxi vehicle and it is unclear if both channels will be discontinued.
Powering the car is a 1.2-litre Revotron turbo-charged and 1.3-litre Quadrajet engine, producing 84bhp and 73bhp respectively. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard