Tata Bolt Review: The Supermini Featured by Tata Motor

The homegrown hatchback from Tata Motors is based on X1 platform. It can also see as heavily modified version of Vista. It is believed that this car will be made available by the late 2014.

Everything here seems to be promising, taking design upgrades and modifications in mind.  This car has been spotted as a mule various time for testing. It was under a camouflage at every cost.   Major redesigning have been done to make this car look a bit more promising.  The design have been incorporated with help of European Design studio in order for giving this hatchback a sleek look.

Tata Bolt Review

Tata Bolt

Engine and Performance

Tata Bolt created much of a fuss in automobile market thanks to its engine Specifications. Tata is all prepared for launching the hatchback in both petrol and diesel options. Petrol version is powered from 1.2 L Revotron engine which is incorporated with Multi point fuel Injection. This engine has been built with integration of intercooled turbo charger which helps producing max power of 83 BHP at 5000 RPM. Generating max torque of 140 Nm at 3000 RPM. No Doubt Tata has cleverly engineered the front wheel drive with 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox.

As for the Diesel, we have a 1.3 L Quadra-jet Diesel with displacement of 1248 cc. build with 4 cylinders and 16 valves, these spec allow the engine to generate max power of 74 BHP at 4000 RPM while outputting max torque 190 Nm. The diesel powerhouse is mated with 5 speed automated/manual transmission gearbox which improves overall performance of Tata Bolt. As for the company claims, the total payload capacity is 425 Kg, Quite Impressive!

Economy

The latest hatchback being offered from Tata motors, the New Tata Bolt comes in both Diesel and petrol option. The Diesel Quadrajet is capable of making 22 Km/L while the Petrol Revotron can make 18 Km/L. this type of climb is straight out competition for both the Polo and Santro Xing if you are in it!

Interior

Best interior as compared with Tata`s own Fleet! Cockpit is ravishingly designed with attention to every detail finish which is jaw dropping.  A dual tone with Beige and Black flawlessly emphasizes with both chrome and metallic accents. Central console on dashboard enjoyed a lot of metallic inserts with a bit chrome. Instrumental cluster is made sleek and it got a chrome which provides gorgeous characteristic to other service purposes.

Seats are well cushioned and are covered with premium fabric upholstery while steering is covered in leatherette. Last but not least, the most important factor of interior is space. Luckily Tata is well aware of its Indian Consumer and therefore made the interior as spacious as possible.

Exterior

Featuring a distinct Style, its appearance is enough to grab your attention! Tata BoltDesign has been blessed with Next Generation Language as it depicts the aurora of elegance. Designed on Tata Vista Platform, Bolt is installed with new beautifying upgrades. The front is installed with sleek head lamps made with halogen lamps and indicators. Cluster centers the signature radiator grill which is fitted with chrome plated logo. The bumper however is deprived form Vista and is modified with a wide mouthed air intake.

The sides are also similar to vista except for the wing mirrors. ORVM caps and door handles come in body color. B and C pillars come in black and thus provides this car with a contemporary look. As for rear, it`s beautiful well the credit goes to stylish boot lid with sleek tail light cluster.  Rear bumper also comes in dual tone and it`s installed with reflector for rear safety. Rear spoiler is also pretty ravishing as it’s a light mount stop lamp providing a full-fledged look. With all being said, Tata Bolt Look and name can be deceiving!

Price

Petrol Versions

  • Tata Bolt Revotron 1.2T XE for 3.8 Lac
  • Tata Bolt Revotron 1.2T XM for 4.3 Lac
  • Tata Bolt Revotron 1.2T XMS for 4.5 Lac
  • Tata Bolt Revotron 1.2T XT 5.1 Lac

Diesel Versions

  • Tata Bolt Quadraject 1.3 XT at 6 Lac
  • Tata Bolt Quadraject 1.3 XMA 6.5 Lac
  • Tata Bolt Quadraject 1.3 XMS 5.5 Lac
  • Tata Bolt Quadraject 1.3 XM 5.3 Lac
  • Tata Bolt Quadraject 1.3 75ps XE for 4.7 Lac

Handling

As for the braking, the near coming hatchback will come with both Conventional Disc and Regular Drum Brakes. Front wheels are going to be installed with ventilated disc brakes which the rear one will have drum brakes. The braking system is aided with antilock braking system, this decreases the skids by preventing lock ups. On the other side, Tata has also successfully developed the stability to corner. This feature is all set to improve overall aspects of handling in this hatch. If you are ok with the provided space than this can be a perfect family hatch.

Safety Features

According to reports, the Tata Bolt Interior is coming with advanced electronic power assistance steering system featuring an active return. This function along with speed sensitivity can help for offering the right response for driving while maneuvering. On the other hand, suspension is kind of robust but in the end it is capable for controlling your car. The suspension are McPherson Dual Path Strut while the rear is installed with 3 link McPherson strut system, this system is further improved by antiroll bars. However we are disappointed not a single Airbag is included in the safety.

Competitors

Conclusion

This hatch is expected to hit the market in late 2014, but there have been no confirmation about ongoing prices. However by checking the specs and Tata`s line of products. We can still give you a guess. Tata Motors no doubt is trying best for improving its sale and that`s why they are risking too much for stepping forward with Bolt. Well after seeing the car, we can`t argue about its looks or performance. All we can do is sit back and watch the show. If you have a tight budget and looking for something easy to maintain than this is your best bet!

 

 

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