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Tata Bolt Video Review: Drive In & Drive Out
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Being car aficionado , I have driven various car in different segment and variants. Preceding over “taxi image” for Hatchback , the “Bolt” is the second car from Tata Motors which will create the buzz around after Tata Zest  proves to be efficacious  . Unfortunately I haven’t got my hands on Zest yet, but I was thrilled to see BOLT  being showcased at “Inorbit Mall, then test drive it , and later be part of the launch “ as well. Since Tata’s cars where mostly bought by taxi drivers, they have hire more than 1000 people in the last couple of months to train the staff , sell new cars and great customer experience. Along with that,  200 dealerships has also got first hand training  to deliver the customer a purchase experience.  With over 8 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, CIS and Russia. Proudly to know that Indian origin automobile is widely being used internationally as well.

The much awaited Hatchback launched yesterday in India, and I waited to draw a complete post on this with personal experience as well. Falling under the umbrella of HorizoNext, the car poses itself a mark in design, youth friendly and safer. During my first look at Inorbit mall, I was quite taken with 10 best features it talks about.  The crowd was enough , that they had waited for this RED Spicy BOLT , hovering around the car to touch and feel. The Tata motors executive took me around the beast and showcased its top feature with me. At first look, BOLT has similar feature with Vista .But on closer look the design of bolt , especially front grille with chrome stripe , headlamps, etc makes it a premium version of Hatchback.

The features that BOLT is proud of are:

  • First time ever – MULTI DRIVE: Sport, Eco, City
  • All new REVOTRON 1.2 Turbocharged MPFi Petrol engine
  • Generation next Safety with 9th gen ABS by BoschTM, Corner Stability Control (CSC) and Dual Airbags
  • Segment superior space and comfort
  • ConnectNext touchscreen infotainment by HARMANTM

 

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Tata Bolt display at Inorbit Mall, Vashi.

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Unfortunately I couldn’t drive the car in the mall (ofcourse you cant, how stupid of me ), so I was disappointed . So decided to make an effort to take test drive of the car and guess what make easy peesy video as well.

The test drive is where I got first-hand experience of the car, design, engine, etc.The overall finish, comfortable driving , safety and not to forget prime youth style to attract next generation has been kept in mind. The styling is neat. It’s got presence, it’s got poise, and things like the blackened C-pillar, projector lamps and sharp lines make it look edgy in the sea of hatchbacks. Inside too things are plush. It’s been given a generous dose of piano-black finish, uncluttered dash and a today’s-age media system. The materials used on the dash and the other parts of the cabin are decent, too. Things don’t fall off if you go over bad roads, so, in short, it’s unlike any Tata of the past. Located at the top of the center console is an infotainment system that Tata and Harman have jointly developed. It has a 5-inch resistive touchscreen and boasts of USB, AUX, SD Card and Bluetooth connectivity. The Bolt is equipped with 8 speakers – two speakers and two tweeters at the front and back each. Sound quality is impressive! Even after turning the volume all the way up, there is no clipping or distortion. In fact, this is one of the rare OEM systems that sounds better and better as you go louder. Another good thing about the system is that the music starts playing immediately on start-up. No wait involved, like we see in some other vehicles. A ‘display’ button has been provided to turn the screen off; apt feature for night driving. Also according to the speed the volume can be controlled. This feature I loved the most as lot of time druring long road trips or noisy areas I have to manually do it.

Best in its class  for the first time in this range they have various mode.The Multi Drive system that Tata has been making noise about. It has three modes to choose – City, Eco and Sport – to suit the driving conditions and your mood for the day. That’s not a bad thing actually. In fact, it’s good to see such stuff that we’ve seen only in expensive luxury cars come in to desi hatchbacks.  If it is space you want, this is the car for you. The seats are comfortable, with bog hugging Rugby Shoulder Seats which are 6ways adjustable.

Under the hood, you’ll find the tried-and-tested Quadrajet diesel engine (the same one in the Punto, Swift and the Vista among the rest) or a new turbocharged ‘Revotron’ petrol block. This powerhouse was first used in the Zest. It’s a 1.2-litre unit that’s good for 88bhp and 140Nm of torque. The power delivery is linear with no sudden surge of power, but as you climb up the rev range, it starts to get a bit too noisy and you can feel the coarseness even inside the cabin. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. It is slick and the throws aren’t too long. The Bolt conveys a sense of power and agility with the power bulge on its bonnet and its forward pouncing stance .Flowing lines create the illusion of movement even when the car is standing still. The exterior language amplifies the feeling of a larger hatchback. Bolt care for us inregards to safety, the feature 9th Gen Abs by Bosch,  is something carefully implemented. Now we all love cornering in steep turns, dun we, so “Corner Stability Control” with Two Dual air bags , ensures that you stay in control and drive safely. Also spacing wise it is comfortable for leg space even for 6 feet man, very spacious interiors , which even makes conformable for passengers.

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Now after testing most of it during my test drive and long video, I was invited by them to be part of the launch as well . As you enter Grand Hyatt Mumbai , you are amazed with lovely ambience where car enthusiast have taken their seat and some are discussing about Tata Bolt. The event was addressed by  Mr. Mayank Pareek, President Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors , where he 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, one of the most popular segments for the Indian customers. 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 a new and exciting product in this segment.  Designed and engineered by our teams across India, UK and Italy, it 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.”

The Bolt is launched at a starting price of INR 4.65 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Mumbai, for the Revotron (petrol) 1.2T and starts at INR 5.75 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Mumbai, for the diesel variant. I hope to get my hands on it very soon .

 

Sharing some of the Technical Information (Collected this from Tata Motors)

Key features and Specifications for Bolt Diesel XT

Engine

Fuel type                                  : Diesel

Type                                         : 4 cylinder, Turbo intercooled
Cubic capacity                          : 1248 cc

Made of                                    : Aluminum Alloy head, Cast Iron block

Installation                                : Transverse, Front wheel drive

Max power                                : 75 PS @ 4000 RPM

Max torque                               : 190 Nm @ 1750 – 3000 RPM

Bore/stroke                               : 69.6 mm x 82 mm

Compression ratio                     : 17.6(+/-1):1

Valve gear                                : DOHC, 4 valves/ cylinder

 

Chassis and Body

Construction                             : Hatchback, 5 Door, Monocoque

Kerb weight                               : 1132 – 1160 kgs

Wheels, made of                       : Alloys (set of 4)

Tyre size / Types                       : 175/65 R15 + Tubeless

 

Exterior Dimensions

Overall Length                           : 3825 mm

Max. Width                               : 1695 mm

Overall Height                           : 1562 mm

Wheel Base                               : 2470 mm

Track Front                               : 1450 mm

Track Rear                                : 1440 mm

Ground Clearance                      :   165 mm (unladen)

Fuel Tank capacity                    :    44 litres

 

Transmission

Type                                         : FIAT EVO-II, Synchromesh with overdrive, 5 Forward + 1 Reverse

Ratios

1st                                             : 3.91

2nd                                            : 2.24

3rd                                             : 1.44

4th                                             : 1.03

5th                                             : 0.77

Reverse                                   : 3.91

 

Suspension

Front                                        : Independent; Lower Wishbone; McPherson Strut with anti-roll bar and Coil Spring

Rear                                         : Semi-Independent; Twist beam with Coil Spring and Shock Absorber


Steering

Type                                         : Electronic power assist

Turning circle radius                   : 5.1 m

 

Brakes

Front                                        : Disc

Rear                                         : Drum

Parking Brakes                          : Cable operated Mechanical

Anti-lock with EBD                    : Yes (with Corner Stability Control)

 

Safety Features (Active / Passive)

Seat Belt                                   : Front- 3 point seat belt, rear outer-3 point belt and center- lap belt
Airbag                                      : Driver & front passenger

Central Locking                         : Yes, with remote

Speed Sensing Auto door lock  : Yes

Clutch lock                                : Yes

Inside Rearview Mirror                : Yes (Day & Night)

Security Alarm                           : Yes

Immobilizer                               : Yes

 

Driver Assistance

Headlamps                               : Projector type (“Follow-me”, remote key operated)

Fog Lamps                               : Front & rear

Turning Indicators on ORVM      : Yes (LED type)

Tail-lamps                                 : Signature type – Flame shaped (Bulb)

Rear Defogger                          : Yes

 

Interiors

Seats                                        : Full Fabric, Rugby Shoulder Seats

Dashboard                                : Java Black shade

Interior Illumination                     : 1 front + 1 boot

Theatre Dimming                       : Yes

Door Pockets                           : All 4 doors

Rear Parcel Tray                        : Yes

Boot Space                              : 210 litres

Chrome Finish                           : Gear Knob, AC Vents, centre console switches

Storage in Centre Console         : Cup holder, under storage drawer-Passenger side

 

Instrument Panel & Center Fascia Display

Tachometer                               : Yes

Warning & Indicators                 : Individual door open display

In-gear and shift indicator
Low fuel
Driver seatbelt reminder

Multi Information Display (MID)  : Digital Clock

Dual Tripmeter

Outside Temperature

Instantaneous Fuel consumption

Average fuel consumption

Distance-to-empty

 

Audio                                      

System                                     : ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman

Multi-Media Touch Controlled     : Yes

Speakers                                  : 8, Front (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters), Rear (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters)

AUX & USB                              : Yes

Bluetooth Connectivity               : Yes

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Yes (Phone + Audio)

Voice Recognition                     : Yes

Video play-back                                    : Yes (via USB & SD card, when car is stationary)

Smart phone based navigation   : Yes (for Android OS)

 

Other Convenient Features

Auto AC                                    : Yes (with controls on Touchscreen Infotainment)

Foldable Key                            : Yes

Roof Antenna                            : Yes

Vanity Mirrors                            : Passenger Side

Power Outlet                             : Yes

Power Windows                                    : Front + Rear + Auto down (Driver Side) + with delay function

Outside Mirrors                                     : Internal electrically adjustable

Tilt Steering                               : Yes

Adjustable headrest                   : Yes (All 4)

 

Key features and Specifications for Bolt Petrol XT

 

Engine

Fuel type                                  : Petrol

Type                                         : Revotron 1.2T, 4 cylinder, Turbocharged MPFi with MULTI DRIVE
Cubic capacity                          : 1193 cc

Made of                                    : Aluminum Alloy head, Cast Iron block

Installation                                : Transverse, Front wheel drive

Max power                                : 90 PS @ 5000 RPM

Max torque                               : 140 Nm @ 1500 – 4000 RPM

Bore/stroke                               : 75 mm x 67.5 mm

Compression ratio                     : 9(+/-0.3):1

Valve gear                                : SOHC 2 valves/ cylinder

 

Chassis and Body

Construction                             : Hatchback, 5 Door, Monocoque

Kerb weight                               : 1095 – 1125 kgs

Wheels, Made of                       : Alloys (set of 4)

Tyre size / Types                       : 175/65 R15 + Tubeless

 

Exterior Dimensions

Overall Length                           : 3825 mm

Max. Width                               : 1695 mm

Overall Height                           : 1562 mm

Wheel Base                               : 2470 mm

Track Front                               : 1450 mm

Track Rear                                : 1440 mm

Ground Clearance                      : 165 mm (unladen)

Fuel Tank capacity                    :    44 litres

 

Transmission

Type                                         : TA65 STAR Synchromesh with overdrive, 5 Forward + 1 Reverse

Ratios

1st                                             : 3.64

2nd                                            : 1.95

3rd                                             : 1.27

4th                                             : 0.88

5th                                             : 0.714

Reverse                                   : 3.58

 

Suspension

Front                                        : Independent; Lower Wishbone; McPherson Strut with anti-roll bar and Coil Spring

Rear                                         : Semi-Independent; Twist beam with Coil Spring and Shock Absorber


Steering

Type                                         : Electronic power assist

Turning circle radius                   : 5.1 m

 

Brakes

Front                                        : Disc

Rear                                         : Drum

Parking Brakes                          : Cable operated, Mechanical

Anti-lock with EBD                    : Yes (with Corner Stability Control)

 

Safety Features (Active / Passive)

Seat Belt                                   : Front- 3 point seat belt, rear outer-3 point belt and center- lap belt
Airbag                                      : Driver & front passenger

Central Locking                         : Yes, with remote

Speed Sensing Auto door lock  : Yes

Clutch lock                                : Yes

Inside Rearview Mirror                : Yes (Day & Night)

Security Alarm                           : Yes

Immobilizer                               : Yes

 

Driver Assistance

Headlamps                               : Projector type (“Follow-me”, remote key operated)

Fog Lamps                               : Front & rear

Turning Indicators on ORVM      : Yes (LED type)

Tail-lamps                                 : Signature type – Flame shaped (Bulb)

Rear Defogger                          : Yes

 

Interiors

Seats                                        : Full Fabric, Rugby Shoulder Seats

Dashboard                                : Java Black shade

Interior Illumination                     : 1 front + 1 boot

Theatre Dimming                       : Yes

Door Pockets                           : All 4 doors

Rear Parcel Tray                        : Yes

Boot Space                              : 210 litres

Chrome Finish                           : Gear Knob, AC Vents, centre console switches

Storage in Centre Console         : Cup holder, under storage drawer-Passenger side

 

Instrument Panel & Center Fascia Display

Tachometer                               : Yes

Warning & Indicators                 : Drive mode indication

Individual door open display

In-gear and shift indicator
Low fuel
Driver seatbelt reminder

Multi Information Display (MID)  : Digital Clock

Dual Tripmeter

Outside Temperature

Instantaneous Fuel consumption

Average fuel consumption

Distance-to-empty

 

Audio                                      

System                                     : ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman

Multi-Media Touch Controlled     : Yes

Speakers                                  : 8, Front (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters), Rear (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters)

AUX & USB                              : Yes

Bluetooth Connectivity               : Yes

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Yes (Phone + Audio)

Voice Recognition                     : Yes

Video play-back                                    : Yes (via USB & SD card, when car is stationary)

Smart phone based navigation   : Yes (for Android OS)

 

Other Convenient Features

Auto AC                                    : Yes (with controls on Touchscreen Infotainment)

Foldable Key                            : Yes

Roof Antenna                            : Yes

Vanity Mirrors                            : Passenger Side

Power Outlet                             : Yes

Power Windows                                    : Front + Rear + Auto down (Driver Side) + with delay function

Outside Mirrors                                     : Internal electrically adjustable

Tilt Steering                               : Yes

Adjustable headrest                   : Yes (All 4)

 This post is a part of the Get. Set. Bolt. activity at BlogAdda.

A big thank you to all those who contributed to the article and a final disclaimer –Irrespectove this post if for Blogadda as part of Contest, but I havent been directed what to write also all the opinions expressed in the post are genuine and I would never post anything that promotes stuff I don’t like or believe in.