Tata Motors unveiled their new car “BOLT“a hatchback with grand launch in Mumbai. I visited the BOLT during their promotion campaign at Inorbit, Vashi.
The latest entrant in this segment is going to take on the mighty Maruti Swift and Hyundai i10 in fiercely competitive market.
When I first saw BOLT, it reminded me of VISTA but then there’s X elements in BOLT which distinguished from others.There are four models of Bolt – named – XE (entry level), XM (medium), XMS (medium with extra safety) and XT (top model). The Bolt comes in two variants – Petrol and Diesel.
Let me tell you friends, BOLT is going to beat all the cars in this segment.
The unique features have made BOLT stand from rest of the car. Let’s have a look at BOLT inside view
The five feature that I found the best are : –
Multi drive– Tata Bolt provides three modes viz. Sport, Economy and City.
Choose any mode and enjoy the ride as the mode you select helps ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust automatically to optimize engine performance.
Sports mode can be used on express where you will get more freedom to drive without hassles.
Economy mode will reduce throttle (accelerator) response and will help you ride with less acceleration and smoothly. Economy mode will also help you out with low usage of fuel by up-shifting method.In a city like Mumbai Economy mode will suit the best.
Music System –
Tata Bolt features Harman Kardon® infotainment system and if the sources are believed, it took 2 years of rigorous work by the Harman engineers to create perfect infotainment system which complements the Bolt.
Harman Kardon® made sure that TATA’s ConnectNext principle comes true to its essence. It was a brilliant decision by Tata Motors to opt to Harman Kardon® Acoustics and infotainment. Their partnership ensured that the consumer gets the best of both world experiences.
Harman Kardon® infotainment system features :
5-inch touchscreen for better multimedia and tactile(touch) experience.
Supports USB, Bluetooth, Auxiliary audio & Smart phones with special apps.
Better voice recognition.
Social media features and touch phone controlled interface.
Harman Kardon® has integrated some Industry leading smartphone supporting phone enabled navigation, internet radio and podcasts for more better connected driving experience.
Infotainment system will support smartphone based remote control for rear seat passengers and Smartphone based Navigation screen mirroring.
Harman Kardon® has ensured that Bolt customers will experience top-notch listening experience with acoustics solutions including microphones and speakers.
Turbo Charged Engine
Bolt is installed with 1.2 litre Revotron motorpower of 90 PS and torque of 140 Nm between 1500-4000 RP and nd max power of 90 PS @ 5000 RPM with 4 cylinders. There would be another version of Bolt which is a diesel variant with 1.3 litre Quadrajet engine. The modern water-cooled turbo-charger, with its low inertia wheel, provides a faster response for a flat, seamless segment-highest torque density, which is kicked in at very low RPM and delivered over a wide range of revolutions, feeding the vehicle with raw power continuously. This translates into a better drive experience and enhanced maneuverability on city roads as well as highways. A built-in catalytic converter reduces toxic emissions. The toxic pollutants in the exhaust gas are turned into less harmful particles. Thereby, minimizing the harm caused to the environment
The engine is turbocharged similar to the Tata Zest which was launched earlier by Tata Motors.
The new petrol engines have been developed indigenously by Tata Motors research and development team in collaboration with strategic partners such as AVL from Austria, Germany’s Bosch and US-based Honeywell. Tested extensively in England and South Korea, these multi-point engines are fuel-efficient.The passenger car market is looking up in the last couple of months. With the extension of tax rebates and improvement in business sentiment, the automotive segment is poised to do well,” said Ashesh Dhar, National Sales Head, South and East, Passenger Vehicles.
Speaking at an event organised here to showcase its new Revotron engines, he said the automaker will play a bigger role in the petrol-powered car segment with the launch of Zest and Bolt. The company also plans to export these engines. It has launched Revotron Labs in 15 cities in busy locations such as malls to showcase the new family of engines.
TPMS: Its Tyre pressure monitoring system. It shows all tyres pressure status on a miniscule screen on the right side of the dashboard .The system works like this it gathers accurate pressure data directly from the tyre valves via wireless sensors. It helps with flat tyre prevention, tyre wear reduction and contributes to high impact fuel savings, by ensuring that tyres operate in optimal conditions.It will help to mitigate the risk of accidents caused by tyres. It also includes locking mechanism to prevent theft.
The advanced ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic brake-force distribution) and CSC (Corner stability Control) ensures your safety in case of emergency braking by sensing the wheel speed, and prevents wheel lock-up while braking, thus maintaining directional control. CSC further improves safety while negotiating tight corners.
The front brakes are Disc brakes and the rear brakes are Drum brakes .
I will take you on ride to give you the BOLT feeling as you will know premium interiors of the car that are stylish and sleek designed.
The dashboard looks very attractive and appealing.The steering wheel is excellent to hold.The cabin is spacious and gives enough leg space.
EPAS(Electric Power Assisted Steering) with speed sensitivity and active return function. This feature helps you steer with control on unstable or twisting roads.
Smartphone enabled navigation from MAPMYINDIA™– This feature will help customers get a MapmyIndia Navigation app specially coded for integration between the user’s phone and the in-dash screen.Basically it is using a technology that enables the MapmyIndia navigation application layer in the user’s smartphone to sync with the car head unit.
Advance voice command recognition – It allows you to control many multimedia functions through voice commands i.e. to make calls ,change tracks,control AC
SMS notifications and read outs– ( Function enabled only if supported by Bluetooth profile of the connected phone) –No more distraction Incoming SMS and new notifications will be read out
Speed sensitive auto volume control– Tied into the speedometer, these circuits make incremental volume changes over the vehicle’s speed range. It’s a handy feature that saves you the trouble of adjusting the volume manually, as may be necessary as the background wind and road noise increase profoundly with speed
Video Playback and Image viewing option on the touchscreen via USB and SD Card
Driver Seat adjustment-You can adjust the height of the driver’s seat.Its unique feature that I found unlike other hatchbacks.
Fully automatic AC control on the touchscreen-Interesting feature that controls the AC directly by the touch.
Geo responders for a smooth ride and sound isolators for quiet cabin
Surround audio effect with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters
60:40 Split rear sits – The seats are designed for maximum convenience and comfort. They are also very space-efficient. Of course there is plenty of room for shopping, luggage, sports gear to carry.
Tata Bolt @ Inorbit,Vashi
The Exterior of BOLT is modernized with
Smoked projector head lamps are meant to cut through the fog and light up the surface of the road so that drivers can see well enough to stay on the road and within their lane. In addition to fog and mist, fog lights are also useful where there are significant amounts of dust and snow on the road, either drifting in through the air or being churned up from the surface of the road.
Striking power bulge on the bonnet to fit large engine and give sporty look.
TATA signature grill with unique humanity line in piano black finish
Sporty rear spoilers – It pushes the back of the car down so the tires can grip the road better and increase stability also adds visibility so that other drivers on the road can easily see the car and prevent rear-end collisions /
Floating roof accentuated on matte black pillar enhancing its streamlines and elegant form.
Flame shaped tail lamps gives the sporty look
Smart rear wipers starts functioning when you take reverse gear.its useful during rainy season.
My Verdict– Tata BOLT has improved over the years and this time they have got the combination right in terms of speed, quality, safety. Also note here it offers customers whole complete package and just fulfills the expectations.Guys, what are you waiting for? Get Set Bolt
Check out Tata BOLT first look
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The Tata Bolt is an hatchback which offers refreshing looks, attractive interiors, spacious, powerful engine. BOLT will be gamer turner for Tata .Drive in BOLT with your family. Get.Set.Race. ahead of time