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Its raining models in the Indian automobile market as automobile companies are looking to deal with surging competition. The latest entrant into this segment is a hatchback, which is developed by the India's popular automobile company Tata Motors. It has launched this latest vehicle in four diesel and petrol trims, wherein the Tata Bolt Revotron X E is the base variant. This trim is powered by the company's indigenously developed 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that has a displacement capacity of 1193cc. This base trim is bestowed with few of the standard features, which offers a comfortable traveling experience to the occupants. At the same time, it also gets an advanced instrument cluster featuring a tachometer along with seat belt reminder, digital clock and various other essential functions. The manufacturer has given a lot of importance to its exterior design by giving it various signature cosmetics like smoked headlamps, blackened pillars and flame-shaped taillight cluster. At the same time, it also gets a lavish interior that is beautifully done up in an attractive Java black color scheme. This vehicle is currently available with an attractive warranty of 3 years or 100000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
Coming to the external appearance, it has has a decent body structure that is skilfully sculptured with expressive lines and cosmetics. Its rear profile is its most attractive part owing to the flame-shaped taillight cluster that has elegant lighting pattern. In the center, its expressive tailgate is accompanied by a glossy windscreen that has black finish inside. Furthermore, its C pillar is done up with black, which gives it a sophisticated stance. The rear bumper too has an expressive design and it houses a black colored lower cladding for additional protection. Coming to the side facet, it looks quite decent with body colored door handles along with outside mirrors. In addition to this, its ORVMs are integrated with turn blinkers that dazzles this facet. Its fenders are paired to a standard set of steel rims embracing full wheel covers. Its front facade has an aggressive look, as it is fitted with smoked headlight cluster. In the center there is a perforated radiator grille, which is skilfully fitted with a humanitarian that has matt black finish. The front bumper too is in a dual tone color scheme featuring a protective lower cladding. It also has a pair of fog lamps that further adds to its dynamic look.
Although, it is the entry level trim, this hatchback gets a snazzy Java Black interior color scheme that is complimented by a few metallic accents. The most important aspect of the cabin is its comfortable seating arrangement and ample leg along with shoulder space, which makes the journey comfortable. Its cockpit has a large dashboard with modernistic design and is equipped with aspects like a large glove box, an AC unit along with a few other utility aspects. It also houses an attractive instrument cluster featuring a multi-functional display and two analogue gauges, which displays all the crucial information relating to this hatchback. The steering wheel has a conventional three spoke design, but it is decorated with a few metallic accents along with the company's logo. All the control switches in the cockpit are well within reach of the driver, which further adds to the convenience.
Engine and Performance:
The manufacturer has fitted this vehicle with a newly developed 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that has an advanced MPI fuel injection technology. This motor is based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration featuring 4-cylinders and 16-valves, which displaces 1193cc. This mill also has a turbocharger that helps to enhance its power output. It can produce a maximum power of 88.8bhp at 5000rpm and yields a hammering torque output of 140Nm in between 1500 to 4000rpm. The automaker has paired this power plant to an advanced five speed manual transmission gearbox that distributes the torque output to its front wheels. It is claimed that this vehicle can give away a minimum mileage of 12 Kmpl on city roads, while producing 18 Kmpl on highways. This hatchback takes only about 12 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill and can go upto a top speed of 156 Kmph. For the first time in the segment, this vehicle also gets a Multi-Drive mode featuring three modes like 'Sport', 'Eco' and 'City' that enables the driver to recalibrate the performance of this vehicle as per their choice.
Braking and Handling:
This base variant is integrated with an electric power assisted steering system, which is good at providing precise response and making handling simpler. As far as its suspension is concerned, its axle is fitted with a dual-path McPherson strut system including coil springs and anti roll bars. At the same time, its rear axle is fitted with twist beam system including coil springs and shock absorbers. On the other hand, this hatchback is blessed with a conventional disc and drum braking mechanism, which delivers efficient performance and adds to the safety.
This Tata Bolt Revotron XE is the base variant, which has all the standard comfort features to pamper the occupants. The list includes an electric power assisted steering with tilt adjustment, foldable key, an air conditioning system with heater, remote fuel lid opener, dual front sun visors and illuminated vanity mirror for front passenger. In addition to these, this trim also gets adjustable front head restraints, steel spare wheel, front wipers with five intermittent speeds and remote tailgate opener. The automaker has also incorporated a manually operated air conditioning system that is helpful to keep the ambiance pleasant.
The manufacturer has incorporated only a few standard features like rear door child locks, three point seat belts, powerful halogen headlamps and dual horn. At the same time, this base trim is also blessed with an advanced engine immobilizer device that is helpful to safeguard this hatchback from theft. This vehicle also has a high strength body structure made with strong and lightweight material that can take the impact and safeguard the passengers inside.
1. Multi-Drive mode is its biggest advantage.
2. External appearance is pretty attractive.
1. Safety features are rather poor.
2. There is no ConnectNext infotainment system.
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