Tata Bolt – A Bolt For The Indian Roads

New Tata Bolt is the new hatch from Tata Motors in India. It is based on the X1 platform and looks like an evolved version of the Vista. It competes against Hyundai Grand i10, Honda Brio and Maruti Suzuki Swift. This hatchback model boasts of a 5-inch touch screen infotainment system which is first in class, and powered by Harman audio system. It is fitted with a turbocharged Revotron petrol engine. Buyers can get it in diesel fuel trim also, which is powered by a Quadrajet engine.

Exteriors

The Bolt has a distinct appearance and style, with door handles and ORVM caps painted in body color. Its front façade comes integrated with turn indicator and halogen lamps. This hatchback model has very modern 15-inch alloy wheels, sleekly crafted taillight cluster, stylishly designed boot lid, dual toned rear bumper, stylishly designed rear spoiler, a pair of fog lamp bezels, a high mount stop lamp and more.

Tata Bolt - A Bolt For The Indian Roads

Interiors

The car has dual tone beige and black interior cabin with a flawless finish and a nicely designed dashboard. It boasts of well cushioned seats covered with premium fabric upholstery. There is enough space for passengers. It can seat as many as 5 passengers. The comfort features comprise of AC unit, advanced infotainment system, music system, Bluetooth connectivity, 5-inch touch screen display and more.

Engine & Transmission

The petrol trims are fitted with a 4-cylinder, 1.2-litre Revotron engine which can produce a maximum torque of 140Nm at 1750 to 3500rpm and a peak power output of about 83.83Bhp at 5000rpm. The diesel trims, on the other hand, are powered by a 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel engine which can churn out a maximum power of 74Bhp of peak power at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm at 1750 to 3000rpm. The 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel motor can deliver maximum mileage of22.3 kmpl while the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine is able to return 18 to 19 Kmpl of mileage.

Braking and Safety

The front wheels of the hatch are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes and the rear wheels are equipped with a set of sturdy drum brakes. The safety features comprise of anti-lock braking system, advanced electronic power assisted steering system, speed sensitive function, “Active Return” function and more. There is dual path independent McPherson Strut system in the front axle and an independent 3-link McPherson Strut suspension system in the rear axle.

The hatch offers a solid performance and handling on different types of terrains. You will be able to drive it with a lot of comfort. The impressive interiors and amazing engine performance of the vehicle make it perfect for Indian buyers and it deserves to be recommended.

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