Tata Bolt – Tata’s Game Changer

Tata Bolt – Tata’s Game Changer

Tata Bolt is yet another car from the world’s cheapest car maker – the Tatas. Tata cars seem to be ideal for the Indian markets with attractive designs, superb safety features and modern technology at competitive price. The Bolt was unveiled at the Motor Show 2014 in New Delhi. It was a much talked about car at the show. The official launch is expected to be sooner or later this year. After the successful launch of the Tata Zest, Tata has high hopes on this new breed of hatchback.

As far as looks go, the Bolt looks much similar to the Indica. The Bolt is essentially an upgraded version of the aging Vista. It has stylish edges, curvy body and an attractive forward swooping front fascia with elongated headlamps. The new Tata signature grille flows into the vibrant headlamps. Two prominent lines run along the length of the car. The number plate is positioned above the tailgate instead of the bumper and in its place is a rear foglamp.

The fresh black and white interiors are quite spacious and have enough space for five adults. The new dashboard is loaded with infotainment features. The 3 spoke steering wheel, gear knob, on door release handles and the detailed air vents all add to the aesthetic appeal of this new car. The plastics used are all of fine quality.

Additional features include EPAS (Electronic Power Assisted System) with ‘Active Return’ function, speed sensitive power steering, Anti-lock braking system, Cornering Stability feature and dual path suspension system. It also has a 5 inch touch screen with audio and video playback, advanced Bluetooth technology, an SD card reader, USB and aux-in, a trip computer, power windows, power mirrors, parking sensor,  climate control and in-built HVAC controls.

Tata Bolt will be coming in two engine options – the newly launched 1.2 litre REVOTRON petrol unit and Fiat’s 1.3 litre Multijet diesel power train. The petrol unit is capable of delivering a peak power output of 85 PS along with a maximum torque of 140 Nm, while the VGT diesel version will churn out a maximum power of 90 PS. Both the engines will be powered with a five speed manual transmission gear box. An improved suspension ensures smooth ride.

Tata Bolt will be approximately priced in the range of Rs 4.2 to 7 lakhs. It will have four petrol and three diesel variants. Tata is expecting to win over the potential car buyers with this all new car against the likes of the Suzuki Swift, Chevrolet Sail, Datsun Go, VW Polo, Hyundai Grand i10 and Honda Brio. Tata Bolt will be an excellent value for money offer with its novelty in terms of design, drivability and connectivity.

Top Luxury cars in India The automobile industry in India has seen a real surge in the last decade or so with a lot of luxury automakers coming out with some of the most premium models in the country which is something that we have not seen previously.