Tata motor is going the Zest way again by accepting the bookings for its upcoming hatchback ‘Bolt’. One can book it online at (http://bookonline.tatamotors.com/) for just Rs. 11,000 INR as token amount this is the second time Tata is taking online bookings after Zest compact sedan. Tata is on revival phase now and laying great emphasis on design and features of a car and trying their best to bring world class products, ‘Zest’ is the biggest example of it.
Tata bolt is the second product after Zest sedan which is based on company’s HORIZONEXT platform that includes Design Next, Drive next and connect next. Bolt is a result of three Tata motor design studios- Pune (India), Turin (Italy) and Coventry (UK). According to company Bolt is way ahead of the competitor in the aspects of Design, Drive and connectivity and it will attract the youth.
It is probably the most feature rich Tata car till date with features like Harman touch screen system with MAPMYINDIA based navigation, advanced 9th generation ABS, corner stability control and lot of chrome garnishing etc. On the inside Bolt will share similar interiors of Zest with some subtle changes.
Bolt hatchback will be available in five paint color options- Dune beige, Pristine white, Platinum Silver, Sky grey and Venetian Red.
Tata bolt will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines i.e. in 1.2L Revotron turbocharged MPFi petrol mill which produces 90bhp power and 140Nm of peak torque while 1.3L Quadra jet churns out 75bhp power and 190Nm torque. Both the engines are paired to a 5 speed manual gearboxes and Bolt also have three drive modes – City, Eco and sport same as zest.
Tata zest has fair amount of success since its launch as it surpassed Honda Amaze sales in November and catching up with Hyundai Xcent. Zest is proving to be the best design car by homegrown carmaker till date as some of its variants has waiting period of nearly six months.
Tata Bolt will take on other hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto EVO. Expected price of Bolt would be between 4.2-4.3 lakhs (ex-showroom).
|Comparison of Tata Bolt|
|Comparison of Tata Bolt variants|