Tata Bolt

` 4.6 - 7.2 Lakh*
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  • Economy
    Mileage
    23.0 kmpl
    Service cost
    `5,203 /yr
  • Performance
    Engine
    1248 cc 
    BHP
    74
  • Comfort
    A/C
    Yes
    Power Steering
    Yes
  • Safety
    Central Lock
    Yes
    Brake Assist
    No
  • EMI
    Duration
    5 years
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Highlights

 

October 12, 2015: Tata motors is releasing celebration editions of its GenX Nano, Bolt and Zest cars. With the festive season fast approaching, the automaker is releasing these editions laced with updates to attract customers, in order to move inventory. Tata has lined-up 5 models, which include Bolt, GenX Nano, Safari Storme, Zest and Indigo to offer this treatment.

Tata Bolt price list

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    Quadrajet XE
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 22.95 kmpl
    `5.7 Lakh*
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    Quadrajet XMS
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 22.95 kmpl
    `6.1 Lakh*
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    Quadrajet XM
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 22.95 kmpl
    `6.2 Lakh*
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    Quadrajet XT
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 22.95 kmpl
    `7.2 Lakh*
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    Revotron XE
    1193 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.57 kmpl
    `4.6 Lakh*
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    Revotron XM
    1193 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.57 kmpl
    `5.3 Lakh*
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    Revotron XMS
    1193 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.57 kmpl
    `5.5 Lakh*
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    Revotron XT
    1193 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.57 kmpl
    `6.1 Lakh*
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    Sport
    1248 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 22.95 kmpl
    `7.0 Lakh*
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Bolt color options

  • Dune Beige

  • Platinum Silver

  • Sky Grey

  • Venetian Red

  • Pristine White

Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Mileage (kmpl) Transmission Engine Description Power
City Highway
Quadrajet XE Diesel 19.8  22.95  Manual 1248cc 
74bhp @ 4000rpm
Quadrajet XMS 19.8  22.95  Manual 1248cc 
74bhp @ 4000rpm
Quadrajet XM 19.8  22.95  Manual 1248cc 
74bhp @ 4000rpm
Quadrajet XT 19.8  22.95  Manual 1248cc 
74bhp @ 4000rpm
Revotron XE Petrol 14.2  17.57  Manual 1193cc 
88.7bhp @ 5000rpm
Revotron XM 14.2  17.57  Manual 1193cc 
88.7bhp @ 5000rpm
Revotron XMS 14.2  17.57  Manual 1193cc 
88.7bhp @ 5000rpm
Revotron XT 14.2  17.57  Manual 1193cc 
88.7bhp @ 5000rpm

Tata Bolt review

Overview

The Bolt may just be Tata Motors' way to tell the world that they're taking their age old design formula to an all new level. The company blends conventional elements with progressive ones, and infuses some modern scale delights in their recently launched hatchback model, the Bolt. The brand has a reputation of bringing low cost and featured products to the market, and this model consolidates on the substantial territory they had gained in the market through other releases such as the Zest and Indica.


Pros:


1. Rear bench legroom is amongst the best in the segment.


2. Ticks all the safety boxes: Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Corner Stability Control.


3. Loaded with features: projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control etc.



Cons:


1.No automatic variants. Both Figo and Grand i10 have automatic versions in their line-up.


2. Storage space inside the cabin is severely restricted. Just a cup-holder and an under-seat tray.


Stand out Features:


1. The ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment system, voice command and other advanced aids are a rare find inside this cabin.


2. The 1.2-litre Revotron Turbo engine has formidable capacity, especially for a model of this segment.



Overview:


Tata is among the well known brands in the Indian passenger car segment, but most of their vehicles lose out in terms of inner sophistication. However, as we stepped within the bolt, we were delighted to see a wide slew of comfort and entertainment features add to the inner ambience. The bolt perfectly encapsulates the Indian middle-class dream, bringing a right mix of style, fervour, function and delight to the table, while at the same time, ensuring that the price tag doesn’t break your bank account.



Background and Evolution:


The Bolt is in its first generation, and it is commonly considered to be a replacement of the Vista, which it shares a very noticeable design platform with.



Exteriors:


At first glance, any lay-dweller may feel unenthusiastic about this vehicle, but it took us few moments of close examination to grasp the wholesomeness of the vehicle's design. The front portion handsomely curves over in a widely shaped oval format, stretching out into the bonnet and then the hood, before collecting at the tail in a larger and more masculine format.





We think that the slender nature of the grille at the front integrates into the front element very well, while the emblem of the company makes for a more distinctive statement. The humanity line that glazes the top of the grille captures the company’s signature design. The smoked out multi-reflector headlamps accentuate the front, and the sharp shape of the lamps bring a more hawkish effect to it.





If you're going for the top end trim, you get some additional splendour, for the top end gets fog lamps with a striking chrome bezel effect.





In our opinion, the manufacturer makes a strong statement by making use of the dual tone nature of the front bumper, for it positions the hood and the bonnet in a more vibrant stature. The wide hood and the serene lines glazed atop it further add to its powerful design character, working to enrich the soothing vision of the front even more. The wide air intake section fits in with the layout of the front well.





The metallic skin of the bonnet flows  into the side and drapes around the strong wheel arches. One of the greatest factor which adds to the look of the car is undoubtedly the alloy wheels, which brings a more aesthetic flavour to the build.



Body coloured door handles and mirrors exert a more harmonious look when it comes to the side profile, while the sweeping lines that run through the door give the car a more pronounced persona. The most energetic factor, in our opinion, would be the swept back shape of the front window, which gives a graceful position to the car's side. This simple factor adds to the sophisticated image of the car's visuals, and it is sure to go well with the younger audiences that the brand aims for. Another element to be highlighted here would be the varying colour of the door frames, which have a black conditioning.




The rear side of the vehicle is wider in proportion, and this gives the car a balanced look. One is sure to be taken by surprise upon viewing the LED illumination on the license plate, and this is a feature that competitors such as the Jazz have not been incorporated with. The flame shaped tail-lamps add vitality to the car's simple design, and the integrated rear spoiler takes the entire visual aspect to a more racy flavour for us.




Dimensions are proportionate with a length of 3850mm, a width of 1695mm and a height of 1530mm.




The car's boot space of 210-litres lags behind when compared to some of its rivals, although it would suffice for you if you can keep your travel needs nominal. We wouldn’t recommend the vehicle for expansive travel needs, and if you’re looking for others in this segment with a reasonable boot area, there’s always the Figo with 257-liters, or the Hyundai Grand i10 with 256-liters.



Interiors:


 We found the taste of the interior design to be neither too grand nor too bland. It found the right balance in terms of its price range, and the presence of many sound comfort aspects is sure to boost the experience.




First off, the body hugging seats make for a high level of comfort, and anyone expecting comfort during a ride would feel so as well. Headrests have been integrated to the front as well as the rear, and this improves safety as well as convenience when driving.




But the factor that truly amazed us was the Java black interior layout, which resembles the theme of a sports car. The full fabric seat covering adds to the delight, and although it is not nearly as plush, it is definitely easier to maintain than beige and other more expensive upholstery.




The centre console is positioned for convenience, so that the cup holder and the power outlet within it are integrated right into the inner environment. The buttons on the console have been arranged ergonomically, with large knobs for the AC that jut out.




The Infotainment system screen has been propped right above this, fitting snugly with the clean centre console. The company has given the audience the added convenience of a smartphone enabled navigation system, a video playback facility, as well as an image viewing options. Needless to mention, music can be played via USB, AUX, Bluetooth and Radio.

 


Little dabs of chrome - on the air vents and the parking brake lever tip, adds a touch of affluence to the entire atmosphere. Fabric inserts grace the door sides, and adds another layer of energy to the place in our opinion.


 


The instrument cluster has two dials which house the tachometer and the speedometer respectively. It also gets readout for engine temperature and a fuel guage as well. The cluster gets a white backlight and is easy to read. The MID reads out basic information such as Current Gear, Trip A/B, Odometer and Economy. Instantaneous Economy is displayed by a horizontal bar at the bottom of the MID.

 


The steering wheel by the right hand side is a picture of sportiness, with vibrant metallic highlights and the emblem of the company perched right at the centre. The wheel is just the right size and feels nice to hold.  There are buttons for audio and calls mounted on the steering wheel, and you’re sure to feel more relieved with the operation as a result of this.



Despite the lavish aura of the interiors, we’d have to tell you that the storage space here is minimal, with only one cup holder and an under seat tray. It is also noteworthy that although the door sides come with pockets, they are too shallow to hold anything substantial.



Performance:


Diesel:


The Quadrajet 1.3-litre diesel engine has been modelled to suit the BSIV emission norms, and this means lesser fuel worries for the owner. It consists of 4 cylinders and displaces 1248cc. The company has wired the engine with a common rail direct injection, while a manual 5-speed transmission channels the power efficiently to the wheels. It starts with a quick, dry rumble and then works out just as soothingly as one might expect. This drivetrain gives a power of 74bhp at 4000rpm, together with a torque of 190Nm at 1750rpm to 3000rpm.

 

The engine is the exact same 1.3 litre unit that the Swift deploys. However, we have to say that Maruti has the better gearing. Ratios on the Maruti are spaced out much better compared to the Tata. The unit on the Bolt has considerable lag upto 1800rpm. However, once the turbo spools up - power is delivered in a nice surge.



Petrol:



Coming to the petrol trim, Tata is offering a Revotron 1.2 litre engine, which comes along with a turbocharger. Here too, the BSIV standards are met, and cleaner emissions could be a plus point for many of the company's customers. Apart from this, in terms of performance this plant slackens very faintly, with a displacement of 1193, a power of 89bhp at 5000rpm and a torque of 140Nm at 1500rpm to 4000rpm. The company utilises the same 5-speed manual gearbox here as well, and it makes for efficient shifting without too much strain for the driver.  A low hum engages the occupants throughout the drive, but the experience is otherwise unhampered.



The turbo-charged 1.2 litre unit also gets Multi Drive Mode. The user can select between City (default), Eco and Sports. Naturally, throttle response is dull and lethargic in Eco - it is best used for long distance cruising. Sport mode is for when you are in a hurry - the throttle response is much sharper. City mode is a nice median.



Ride and Handling:


A combination of discs and drums form the braking system, and the stopping power was more than adequate in our opinion. We noticed a very slight imbalance in times of reckless braking, an unavoidable consequence of the model's weight. Tata has been making vehicles for Indian roads for quite a long time, and it is evident from the ride quality that their suspension systems have evolved over the ages to tackle the punishing environment of our roads. Rigged onto the front is a dual-path McPherson strut, and its functioning is further assisted with a coil spring and an anti roll bar. Meanwhile, the rear arm is compounded with a twist beam, with a coil spring and shock absorber further asserting control. The chassis layout contained most of the drive strains, with road bumps, potholes and rocks effectively absorbed into the ride. That isn't to say that there weren't hassles, of course. One must bear in mind that mild anomalies do send rustles through the cabin, but the average Indian driver would be more than prepared for these.



Safety:


When stepping into the cabin, an average person would hold this company's safety programs in a weak light. This car significantly makes progress towards the brand's emphasis on safety front. The downside however, is that the benefit of these features are exclusively preserved only for the higher end models. The starting edition comes with a very weak safety accord, with a mere rear door child lock and an immobiliser. Meanwhile, the high end versions come with speed dependant auto door locks, front seat belts that have pretensioners and load limiters, driver and co passenger airbags.





Variants:


It comes with four variants, among which XE is the entry trim. This, we would say, is for more cost-conscious people willing to forgo more high-end features.



Meanwhile, the top end XT comes with an advanced array of features that includes the Infotainment system, Navigation system, Voice command, and also crucial safety elements like airbags, perimeter alarm system, a rear defogger and fog lamps. Along with this is automatic temperature control, one shot power down facility for the driver’s window, and even a boot lamp, all of which are present exclusively for it. The punishing aspect of it would, however, be its price.



XM and XMS could strike a balance between the two trims, and if you’re willing to embrace some features and let go of others for a fair price, either of these trims could do well for you. A central locking system, power windows, Bluetooth facility, speed dependant audio control, electrically operated outside mirrors, along with the ABS, EBD and CSC systems aren’t present in the base variant, but are integrated here.

 


Verdict:


At the end of the day, like most other cars, this one has its bag of plus and minus points. One needs to be selective about what he expects from the likes of the Bolt. If you’re looking for a solid Infotainment system, decent interiors, and passable exteriors - this car would definitely delight you. All in all, the Bolt makes its mark in the minds of thrifty middle class Indian, but fails to impress those looking for a more opulent driving experience.

Tata Bolt price

Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata Find On Road Price in Your City
Quadrajet XE
(Diesel)
5,73,896 5,83,516 5,99,814 5,76,149 5,83,484 5,80,154 5,99,812   Get On Road Price  
Quadrajet XMS
(Diesel)
6,12,860 6,27,771 6,86,906 6,61,176 6,68,608 6,65,189 6,85,563   Get On Road Price  
Quadrajet XM
(Diesel)
6,20,382 6,46,086 6,64,372 6,38,693 6,46,176 6,42,706 6,63,043   Get On Road Price  
Quadrajet XT
(Diesel)
7,24,231 7,36,926 7,58,322 7,29,532 7,36,953 7,33,545 7,54,949   Get On Road Price  
Revotron XE
(Petrol)
4,58,744 4,64,105 4,79,748 4,56,864 4,66,452 4,59,723 4,79,985   Get On Road Price  
Revotron XM
(Petrol)
5,29,276 5,35,691 5,53,472 5,28,423 5,37,992 5,31,288 5,52,351   Get On Road Price  
Revotron XMS
(Petrol)
5,53,047 5,59,550 5,77,376 5,52,282 5,61,773 5,55,147 5,76,255   Get On Road Price  
Revotron XT
(Petrol)
6,12,860 6,27,771 6,48,614 6,20,503 6,30,000 6,23,367 6,45,486   Get On Road Price  

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  • A new beginning, Tata Bolt, entirely different from Vista.
    By Joseph | March 21, 2014 | 22240 Views
    Tata Bolt, the brand new hatchback from the homegrown manufacturer Tata Motors looks promising. I got to see the car at the Delhi Auto Expo. The car was painted in white matte finish was sharing the grand stand with the company's another new product Zest, a sub-four meter sedan. The front headlamp are slightly different from Tata Vista, while t... Read Full Review
  • The New Tata Bolt
    By ap naveen| February 06, 2015 | 7082 Views
    Look and Style: Its exterior looks are pretty good especially the rear c pillar of the car - black in color is a new addition and trendy but still it has got the Indica resemblance which needs to be done away with. It has a good presence on the road would give A to it because the styling has considerably improved. Comfort: The vehicle is spacious e... Read Full Review
  • Excellent car from Tata
    By dinesh| March 05, 2015 | 4620 Views
    Look and Style: A better and a refreshed look from TATA. The bold projector lamp adds to the OOMPH factor alongwith well designed rear lights. Interiors are plush with premium look and with better upholestry. Comfortable arm rests and better driver posture with comfortable spotry seats. Infotainment from Harmon is amazing alongwith voice enabled fe... Read Full Review
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Tata Bolt in news

  • Tata Bolt Special Edition Spied Before Launch
    Posted On | May 20, 2016 | 5452 Views
    In order to earn a good sale figures in the upcoming festive season, Tata Motors is working on special edition variants of its existing products. The car features prominently on this list is the Tata Bolt with its Celebration Edition which has been spied ahead of its preeminent launch. Read Full News
  • Sportier Avatar of Tata Bolt Launched in Nepal
    Posted On | July 27, 2015 | 2443 Views
    Tata Motors has finally launched its much-awaited sporty version of Bolt, in Nepal. Manufactured at Pimpri Plant Pune, the car is designed under the Tata’s Horizonext umbrella and offers many first in the segment features along with the sportier look. Read Full News
  • Tata Bolt is the principal sponsor for Royal Challengers Bangalore
    Posted On | April 07, 2015 | 1956 Views
    Tata Motors has announced that Tata Bolt will be the Principal Sponsor of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the eighth season Indian Premier League. Apart from occupying the leading arm position on RCB' playing jersey, Tata Bolt will also be used to transport team personnel and get significant brand exposure at RCB's home ground, the Chinnaswamy Stadium, along with in-stadium promotional rights. There are several on-ground activities planned for Bolt customers. Read Full News
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