New car launch 2015: Tata Bolt hits the market at INR 4.45 lakh

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Riding high on the success of the Zest, Tata Motors has launched the Bolt hatchback today, their first launch for 2015. Tata is banking heavily on the compact sedan and this new hatchback to achieve numbers that set the sales chart on fire and help boost sales of their passenger vehicles. The Tata Bolt is based on a revised platform of the Vista and available in four variants, either in a Diesel or petrol powered option. Essentially a Zest without the boot, quality wise, this new Tata has improved by leaps and bounds in comparison to it’s predecessor. While the external shape reminds of the Vista, on the inside, the interior is all black. Equipment and cabin bits are shared with those on the Zest. Prices for the Tata Bolt are as follows:

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Petrol

Tata Bolt XE – INR 4,44,993
Tata Bolt XM – INR 5,15,991
Tata Bolt XMS – INR 5,40,112
Tata Bolt XT – INR 6,05,893

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Diesel

Tata Bolt XE – INR 5,49,950
Tata Bolt XM – INR 6,11,446
Tata Bolt XMS – INR 6,34,792
Tata Bolt XT – INR 6,99,839  …. (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Dimensions:

Length: 3,825 mm

Width: 1,695 mm

Height: 1,562 mm

Wheelbase: 2,470 mm

Ground clearance: 165 mm

Boot capacity: 210 liters.

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Powertrain:

The petrol variant is powered by a segment first, 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that develops 90 PS at 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque spread between 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. The diesel motor is a 1.3-liter engine that develops 75 PS at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque between 1,750-3,000 rpm. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, an AMT variant might make its appearance in the near future.

Efficiency (ARAI rated figures):

Petrol: 17.57 kpl

Diesel: 22.95 kpl

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Features:

  • Projector Headlamps
  • Foglights
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Harman Touchscreen infotainment system (Capable of video playback) with Bluetooth, Aux-in and phone based navigation
  • Automatic Air-conditioning with touch controls
  • Dual Front Airbags
  • ABS
  • Cornering Stability Control

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Driving Dynamics 

  • A silent, quieter cabin will ensure a pleasant and unmatched drive experience.
  • Newly designed AC vent geometry ensures faster and uniform cooling till rear occupants
  • Speed sensitive ePAS (Electronic Power Assisted System), with ‘Active Return’ function
  • The most advanced, 9th generation ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) from Bosch for improved braking efficiency, and with yet another segment-first, Corner Stability Control feature, adds to the safety feature of the vehicle.
  • Dual-path suspension coupled with a zero pivot sub-frame

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Multi-Drive mode on Petrol Bolt:

  • Unique first-in-segment ‘Multi-Drive’ technology enables switching between SPORT, ECO and CITY mode
  • 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.

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Competition:

  • Maruti Swift
  • Hyundai Elite i20
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Nissan Micra
  • Renault Pulse
  • Ford Figo
  • Chevrolet Sail

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