Tata Bolt – Autoportal on Why It Is a Good Hatch


Tata Motors surprised the Indian car lovers when the Zest was introduced with brand new design language and concept. This sub-compact sedan was based on Bolt, a hatch that Tata introduced later on. The smaller car resembled its bigger sibling in attractiveness and desirability. Unlike the Tata cars of the past, both these were refreshing to look at. They came with many attractive features too.

 Tata Bolt, a brand new hatchback from the illustrious automaker from India, was able to win over buyers by its mere appearance. Like the Zest, the Bolt too displayed the global Humanity concept envisaged by Tata. The Bolt looks exactly like a premium hatch that it is. Available in both petrol and diesel variants, this car has been able to create a lot of interest among the buyers.

Tata Bolt

What makes the Bolt an attractive option is not only its killer looks, but also the whole package. Tata has left nothing to chance and has equipped this hatch with many desirable features. For instance, the petrol variants offer a new multi-drive feature, which offer three different driving modes, Sport, Eco and City, according to the driving conditions. In addition, the car also offers features like ABS, touch screen system specially developed by Harman, which is integrated with voice command recognition and HVAC unit control among others. One does not generally see these features in a hatchback.

The exteriors of Tata Bolt are captivating, thanks to the smoked projector headlamps, dynamic alloy wheels and ‘Flame-shaped’ tail lamp cluster. This is backed by a spacious interior, which the makers claim, is the best of the segment. The Bolt offers good shoulder space and legroom.

Tata Bolt

Tata Bolt is priced in the range of 4.6 to 7.2 lakh rupees. The car runs on a 1.2-liter Revotron turbo charged petrol engine or a 1.3-liter Quadrajet diesel engine. The petrol mill generates an output of 90 PS and torque of 140 Nm, whereas the diesel unit gives out a power of 75 PS and 190 Nm torque. Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox.

The features offered include electric power steering system with tilt adjustment, dual front sun visors, front passenger’s side vanity mirror, foldable key, manual central locking function and rugby shoulder seats, air conditioning system with heater as standard. The mid and higher variants offer features like four power windows, electrically operated outside mirrors, remote central locking function, adjustable rear head rests, day and night inside rear view mirror, illuminated ignition key and full fabric seat covers. The top end variants offer fully automatic temperature control system, a rear defogger, height adjustable driver’s seat and rear parking sensors among others.

Tata Bolt

All this makes the Bolt a good hatchback to own. Also check Bajaj Pulsar 220 F