Garwin Beukes - The fast growing Tata motoring group has over the years convinced us of their impressive vehicle production and has decided to give us even more with the new Bolt compact sedan.
Their new Tata Bolt is something every young adult should experience. At the current state, if you’re a middle to low income working person you can only afford a certain range of vehicles. Most however do not realize that there’s a world of options out there and you certainly do not have to settle for average. Getting started, the Bolt is powered by a Revotronic four-cylinder 1.2 petrol turbocharged engine. It's 1.2 litre petrol produces 66kW/140Nm. With the Multi-Drive feature, the Bolt can switch between default, ECO and CITY mode.
It’s a pretty soft drive; steering is made beyond easy with their Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system. The front suspension of the
Bolt includes McPherson Struts and an anti-roll bar, which provides stability. The rear suspension for the Bolt has a Twist-Beam design and the one thing you’ll see off the bat, is how high it sits, giving you a better view of your car's surroundings.
Of to the one thing I really love, the bolt is fitted with Harmon sound coupled to the cars infotainment system.
It has four door-fitted speakers as well as four tweeters, on the XT model video playback and image viewer via USB and SD card comes as a feature.
The XT has a 13cm display screen and advanced voice command recognition that can even adjust the aircon (yes we actually put it to the test).
The Bolt is equipped with fog lights, daytime running lights, LED indicators, Aux and Bluetooth connectivity.
This particular model was factory fitted with a body kit, consisting of front and rear spoilers, a roof spoiler and side skirts. Added to that selection is a 17” rim which compliments the feel of the car very well. To finish it off a simplistic but much needed boot spoiler.
Electric windows are fitted in all four doors and the Bolt boasts a multifunction steering wheel. These features alone normally cost you an arm and a leg on some brands.
The Bolt is available at AMH in Windhoek, Southern Industrial.
The XT Compact sedan Bolt which is the top of the range model goes for N$189 995. This specific one however has a body kit fitted with rims and other extras which are worth up to N$36 000.
Tata now has a special running for this particular car selling it at a massive bargain of N$199 995.
Definitely a must buy!