Things you must know about the Tata Bolt

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It’s come back time for Tata Motors. Tata Motors launched their all-new sporty hatchback Bolt in India. Considering the Bolt, it is not just a revamped Indica means it is not the same old wine in new bottle. This is completely a new car. Bolt is the latest car from the company, under its Horizonext umbrella and offers many segment-defining features for Design, Drivability and Connectivity. We are mentioning few of the things below which you must know about the all-new Bolt. Get, set, Bolt!





The bold new stance and the well sculpted body of the Bolt puts forth the new Tata Motors design semantics and it is a design culmination of best ideas from the three Tata Motors design studios – Pune (India), Coventry (UK), and Turin (Italy). 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. The silhouette reveals smooth, flowing lines finishing in a flat edge of the spoiler. While the rear-spoiler aids in aerodynamics, the effect of the wraparound rear windows by darkened C-pillar creates a distinctive floating roof design and provides an extra sporty touch to this premium hatch.

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Interiors come with premium Java black dashboard. The center console is the main focal element for the car, loaded with the best-in-class experience of infotainment and HVAC. Key design elements like the, new generation Tata signature 3-spoke steering wheel with ergonomic groove, driver-centric cockpit, precisely detailed air vents and sculpturally designed central console provide the car with a new and younger look that will undoubtedly appeal to the young buyers.


To cater the growing needs of consumers for space, Bolt continues to offer Tata Motors’ strength of superior space and comfort. The front shoulder room of Bolt is spacious by 36 mm while rear is spacious by 41 mm, compared to most popular cars in the segment.

Available in a five exciting colours – Venetian Red, Pristine White, Platinum Silver, Sky Grey, Dune Beige – the Bolt will be offered in four trims — XE, XM, XMS and XT.


Multi-Drive Modes

I told you already this is not just a revamped car. The Bolt has got some of the coolest features which are only available in premium cars. Multi-Drive modes is one of the key innovations in India, introduced by Tata Motors with the Revotron 1.2T engine in the Bolt. The Revotron 1.2T engine offers the optimum blend of performance, refinement and fuel economy.  The unique first-in-segment ‘Multi-Drive’ technology enables switching between SPORT, ECO and CITY mode, along with a superior throttle response.

In the SPORT mode, the Revotron 1.2T engine delivers quick acceleration and throttle response for achieving peak torque and sheer performance. The ECO mode, optimizes engine output for maximum efficiency, suitable for cruising on long intercity drives. The CITY mode, what the car runs in by default, balances between performance and economy, suitable for daily commute.

The Multi-Drive, coupled with a superior throttle response, advanced catalytic converter to reduced toxic emissions and Smart ECU (Electronic Control Unit) with various innovative strategies, ensures a superlative performance on Indian roads.


The Bolt comes with segment-first Drivenext features which makes it the best-in-segment for its driving dynamics. It will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. In the petrol, Bolt will be the segment’s first hatch to be powered by India’s first 1.2L Turbocharged Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi) Petrol Engine, REVOTRON 1.2T, with best-in-class maximum power of 90PS @ 5000 RPM and peak torque of 140 Nm @ 1500-4000 RPM. It has been developed in conjunction with global consultancies and suppliers to deliver world-class performance in terms of power, torque and efficiency. It has undergone over 300,000 hours of rigorous developmental and research testing.

The diesel variant comes with a powerful Quadrajet 1.3L engine, delivering power of 75PS @ 4000 RPM and torque of 190 Nm from 1750 RPM to 3000 RPM for a peppy drive with effortless delivery of power. Both petrol and diesel powertrains are BS-IV compliant and are capable of meeting future norms. As per ARAI certification, the Revotron 1.2T delivers 17.57 kmpl and the Diesel delivers 22.95 kmpl, fuel efficiency under test conditions.



Safety and Infotainment

The all-new Tata Bolt is equipped with the most advanced, 9th generation ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) from Bosch for improved braking efficiency, and with yet another segment-first, the Corner Stability Control feature and dual airbags, adds to the safety feature of the vehicle. The dual-path suspension coupled with a zero pivot sub-frame ensures smooth and comfortable ride. Last but not least, Bolt is also loaded with Speed sensitive ePAS (Electronic Power Assisted System), with ‘Active Return’ function.

With the Bolt, Tata Motors is continuing its association with HARMAN for developing the first-in-segment touchscreen infotainment and has also worked with MapMyIndia to develop next generation smart phone based navigation, which provides location based services. The car is enabled with touchscreen infotainment supporting rich multimedia experience, video play-back, smart phone based navigation, advanced Bluetooth technology, smart voice recognition, advanced smartphone integration, incoming SMS notification and read-outs. The system has in-built HVAC controls, which is a first-in-class experience for all consumers.








Type Turbocharged MPFi with MULTI-DRIVE (SPORT, CITY, ECO) Common rail direct injection
Fuel, emission norm Petrol, BS IV Diesel, BS IV
Capacity, cylinders 1193 cc, 4 cylinder 1248 cc, 4 cylinder
Max power (PS@RPM) 90 @ 5000 75 @ 4000
Max torque (Nm@RPM) 140 @ 1500-4000 190 @ 1750-3000
Transmission Manual, 5-speed Manual, 5-speed
Kerb weight (Kgs) 1095-1125 1132-1160
Brakes (Front, Rear) Disc, Drum
Wheels & tyres Steel – 175/65 R14 (XE, XM, XMS) / Alloy – 175/65 R15 (XT)
Suspension (Front) Dual-path McPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar
Suspension (Rear) Twist beam with coil spring and shock absorber
Fuel Tank capacity (litres) 44
Boot volume (litres) 210
Dimension (mm) L-3825, W-1695, H-1562, WB-2470
Ground clearance (mm) 165



      MODEL                                PRICE (INR)

Bolt XT Revotron 90PS Petrol     INR 634,686

Bolt XMS Revotron 90PS Petrol    INR 564,113

Bolt XM Revotron 90PS Petrol   INR 539,861

Bolt XE Revotron 90PS Petrol     INR 465,701

Bolt XT Quadrajet 75PS Diesel   INR 732,974

Bolt XMS Quadrajet 75PS Diesel  INR 663,110

Bolt XM Quadrajet 75PS Diesel INR 639,656

Bolt XE Quadrajet 75PS Diesel   INR 575,096

Manufactured at the Pimpri plant in Pune, Bolt is the latest car from the company, under its Horizonext umbrella and offers many segment-defining features for Design, Drivability and Connectivity. With the commercial launch of the Bolt, Tata Motors also announced the launch of an exciting new service programme for the car offering warranty of 3 years or 1 lakhs Kms (whichever is earlier) as well as a free 24X7 Roadside Assistance service for 3 years. Customers will also receive first 3 services free (up to 30,000 kms or 2 years, whichever is earlier).  These services will help the company offer high reliability, reduced cost of ownership and great resale value for the Bolt to its customers.

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