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 type Revotron 1.2T petrol engine, 4cylinder, Turbocharged, MPFI with selectable driving modes 4 Cylinder, Turbocharged, Intercooled Diesel engine
Cubic capacity 1193cc 1248 cc
Made of Head: Aluminium alloy, Block: Cast Iron Head: Aluminium alloy, Block: Cast Iron
Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Transverse, Front wheel drive
Max Power 90 PS @ 5000 RPM 75 PS @ 4000 RPM
Max Torque 140 Nm @ 1500-4000 RPM 190 Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM
Bore/Stroke 75 mm x 67.5 mm 69.6 mm x 82 mm
Compression Ratio 9(+-0.3):1 17.6 (+/-1):1
Valve Gear SOHC 2 valves/cylinder DOHC 4 valves/cylinder
Engine Management ECU Controlled ECU Controlled
Chassis and Body
Construction Hatchback, 5-door, Monocoque Hatchback, 5-door, Monocoque
Kerb weight 1095 – 1125 kgs 1132 – 1160 kgs
Wheels 15 inches 15 inches
Made of Alloys Alloys
Tyre size / Type 175/65 R15+ Tubeless, Goodyear Assurance 175/65 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
Type TA65*Synchromesh with overdrive, 5 Forward + 1 Reverse FIAT EVO-II, Synchromesh with overdrive, 5 Forward + 1 Reverse
1st 3.64 3.91
2nd 1.95 2.24
3rd 1.27 1.44
4th 0.88 1.03
5th 0.714 0.77
Reverse 3.58 3.91



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Front Independent; Lower wishbone; McPherson Strut with anti-roll bar and coil spring
Rear Semi-independent; Twist beam with coil spring and shock absorber
Type Electronic Power Assist
Turning circle radius 5.1 m
Steering wheel diameter 360 mm
Front Disc Brakes
Rear Drum Brake
Parking brakes Mechanical cable operated
Anti-lock with EBD Yes (With corner stability control)
Safety Features
Seat Belt Front – 3point seat belt, rear outer – 3 point belt and center – lap
Airbag Driver and front Passenger
Central Locking Yes, with remote
Speed sensing door lock Yes
Clutch Lock Yes
Inside Rear view mirror with Day / Night feature Yes
Burglar Alarm Yes
Immobilizer Yes
Driver Assistance
Headlamps Projector Type (“Follow-me”, remote key operated)
Fog Lamps Front & Rear
Turn indicators on ORVM Yes (LED Type)
Tail-lamps Signature type (Bulb)
Rear De-fogger Yes
Seats Full fabric, Rugby Shoulder Seats
Dashboard Java Black Shade
Interior Illumination 1 front  + 1 boot
Theatre Dimming Yes
Door Pockets All 4 doors
Rear Parcel Tray Yes
Boot Space 210 litres
Chrome Finish Gear knob, AC vents, centre console switches
Storage in center console Cup holder, under storage drawer – passenger side
Instrument Panel and Center Fascia Display
Tachometer Yes
Warning & Indicators Individual 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
System ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman
Multi-media touch Controlled Yes
Speakers 8, Front(2 speakers + 2 Tweeters) Rear (2 Speakers + 2 Tweeters)
Bluetooth Connectivity Yes
Steering wheel mounted controls Yes (Phone + Audio)
Voice Recognition Yes
Video play-back Yes (Via USB & SD card)
Smartphone based Navigation Yes (For Android OS)
Other Convenient Features
Auto AC Yes (With controls on Touch screen Infotainment)
Foldable Key Yes
Roof Antenna Yes
Vanity Mirrors Passenger Side
Power Outlet Yes
AC with climate control Yes
Power Windows Front + Rear + Auto Down (Driver Side) + with delay function
Outside Mirrors Internally Electrically Adjustable
Tilt Steering` Yes
Adjustable Headrest Yes (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 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.