New Tata Bolt 1.2T Petrol & 1.3 Diesel: Tech Specs & Features

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After the success of their Zest sedan, Tata Motors is about to launch a very important product in their portfolio, the Tata Bolt hatchback. According to the manufacturer, the name Bolt signifies speed and represents an attitude of winning and staying ahead. It is embodied in the all-new Bolt in aspects of design, the way it drives and the features it offers. The design of the Bolt puts forth the manufacturer’s new design semantics which is a culmination of their best ideas from their three design studios based in Pune, Coventry and Turin. Tata has designed the Bolt to convey a forward pouncing stance and has included flowing lines to create the illusion of movement even at standstill. The Bolt comes fitted with a spoiler and a blacked out C-pillar that creates the impression of a floating roof.

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To be made available in both Petrol and Diesel formats, the Tata Bolt petrol will be the segment’s first hatchback to be powered by a turbocharged, 1.2-litre MPFI engine that will be equipped with selectable driving modes while the Diesel version will be powered by a 1248 cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Tata hasn’t skimped on safety and has equipped the car with ABS, Corner stability control and Airbags. It will also feature a touchscreen multimedia system by Harman that will recognize voice commands, play videos, read out SMS notifications, include touch control for the air-conditioner and smart phone based navigation via mapmyindia. The Bolt will also come fitted with first-in-segment smoked projector headlamps. So let’s take a look at the tech specs and features of a car that Tata hopes will strike the market like a bolt of lightning and set their sales chart on fire.

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Tech Specs: Tata Bolt 1.2T Petrol

                                                              Tata Bolt 1.2T Petrol & 1.3 Diesel
Engine typeRevotron 1.2T petrol engine, 4cylinder, Turbocharged, MPFI with selectable driving modes4 Cylinder, Turbocharged, Intercooled Diesel engine
Cubic capacity1193cc1248 cc
Made ofHead: Aluminium alloy, Block: Cast IronHead: Aluminium alloy, Block: Cast Iron
InstallationTransverse, Front wheel driveTransverse, Front wheel drive
Max Power90 PS @ 5000 RPM75 PS @ 4000 RPM
Max Torque140 Nm @ 1500-4000 RPM190 Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM
Bore/Stroke75 mm x 67.5 mm69.6 mm x 82 mm
Compression Ratio9(+-0.3):117.6 (+/-1):1
Valve GearSOHC 2 valves/cylinderDOHC 4 valves/cylinder
Engine ManagementECU ControlledECU Controlled
Chassis and Body
ConstructionHatchback, 5-door, MonocoqueHatchback, 5-door, Monocoque
Kerb weight1095 – 1125 kgs1132 – 1160 kgs
Wheels15 inches15 inches
Made ofAlloysAlloys
Tyre size / Type175/65 R15+ Tubeless, Goodyear Assurance175/65 R15+ Tubeless, Goodyear Assurance
Exterior Dimensions
Overall Length                                                   3825 mm
Max. width                                                   1695 mm
Overall Height                                                   1562 mm
Wheel Base                                                   2470 mm
Track Front                                                   1450 mm
Track Rear                                                   1440 mm
Ground Clearance                                                   165 mm (Unladen)
Fuel Tank Capacity                                                   44 litres
TypeTA65*Synchromesh with overdrive, 5 Forward + 1 ReverseFIAT EVO-II, Synchromesh with overdrive, 5 Forward + 1 Reverse



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FrontIndependent; Lower wishbone; McPherson Strut with anti-roll bar and coil spring
RearSemi-independent; Twist beam with coil spring and shock absorber
TypeElectronic Power Assist
Turning circle radius5.1 m
Steering wheel diameter360 mm
FrontDisc Brakes
RearDrum Brake
Parking brakesMechanical cable operated
Anti-lock with EBDYes (With corner stability control)
Safety Features
Seat BeltFront – 3point seat belt, rear outer – 3 point belt and center – lap
AirbagDriver and front Passenger
Central LockingYes, with remote
Speed sensing door lockYes
Clutch LockYes
Inside Rear view mirror with Day / Night featureYes
Burglar AlarmYes
Driver Assistance
HeadlampsProjector Type (“Follow-me”, remote key operated)
Fog LampsFront & Rear
Turn indicators on ORVMYes (LED Type)
Tail-lampsSignature type (Bulb)
Rear De-foggerYes
SeatsFull fabric, Rugby Shoulder Seats
DashboardJava Black Shade
Interior Illumination1 front  + 1 boot
Theatre DimmingYes
Door PocketsAll 4 doors
Rear Parcel TrayYes
Boot Space210 litres
Chrome FinishGear knob, AC vents, centre console switches
Storage in center consoleCup holder, under storage drawer – passenger side
Instrument Panel and Center Fascia Display
Warning & IndicatorsIndividual door open display, In-gear and shift indicator, low fuel, driver seatbelt reminder
Multi-information Display (MID)Digital Clock, dual tripmeter, outside temperature, instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, Distance-to-empty, drive mode indicator for sport and eco
SystemConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman
Multi-media touch ControlledYes
Speakers8, Front(2 speakers + 2 Tweeters) Rear (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters)
Bluetooth ConnectivityYes
Steering wheel mounted controlsYes (Phone + Audio)
Voice RecognitionYes
Video play-backYes (Via USB & SD card)
Smartphone based NavigationYes (For Android OS)
Other Convenient Features
Auto ACYes (With controls on Touch screen Infotainment)
Foldable KeyYes
Roof AntennaYes
Vanity MirrorsPassenger Side
Power OutletYes
AC with climate controlYes
Power WindowsFront + Rear + Auto Down (Driver Side) + with delay function
Outside MirrorsInternally Electrically Adjustable
Tilt Steering`Yes
Adjustable HeadrestYes (All 4)


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  • Sanjit says:

    Looks like the car is a fusion of Indica vista with i20 .. If you observe closely you can see that the interiors and exterior design resemble the elite i20 but TATA doesnt want to let go the Indica legacy ..

  • Soorya says:

    TATA.. Its time they revamped their cars with modern world. They have made a loo…ng leap after acquiring JLR groups. Ofcourse, it deserves respect as they have showcased with top of the class and segment. It would be more respectable if airbags (driver and passenger) are mandatory across the variants of BOLT, following the recent Crash Test Failures stats. They have come to challenge their competitor what they are capable of and the arsenals yet to come.
    But…. No one cares to change the exterior design. Its more like Indica. What? are the designers in their 3 best design studios at Pune, Coventry, Turin are capable of this far? Haven’t they got imaginations.? or Mr.TATA has ordered them not to change the exterior type?
    Come on. First thing that attracts customers is Exterior body type and yet they keep on repeating the mistake. It must impress the buyers. Little food for thought and improvement.

  • Karan Tripathi Karan says:

    It is laudable how one of the youngest car makers in the world has been able to move away from their UV roots and managed to apply themselves to make products like the Zest and now the Bolt. We hope this application is extended to the after sales aspect too.

  • Subhendu Panda says:

    What about the services? Are they upgrading in that area too. The service centers has been rated very poor so far.