The Tata’s journey to excellence continues, after the Zestful introductions it’s now to TATA Bolt.
So it was a pleasant experience to check out the TATA BOLT when it premiered at Coimbatore Brooke Fields under the aegis of SRT Cars the dealers and event managed by Wizcraft. Here I am going to summarise 5 features or combined in no particular order.
Looks: ( Adorable)
Now first things the colour was striking red and the front grille was pretty TATA style. Overall the car looks huge for a hatchback with a wide chrome grill and the sexy eyes for the head lamps! The lines are clean, distinct on the sides and neatly edges to the rear with a nice and well etched rear lamps. The chrome bar at the back makes a solid statement. The alloy wheels add to the sturdy look.
One thing I should also mention is the black matt coated C pillar which makes a nice distinct floating roof, adding a sense of refined finish.
The Revotron at its heart! (Petrol version)
We have already been introduced to this marvel which is powering the Zestful ride across the country. Here it becomes the first in the segment to offer you a multidrive: the Sport, Eco and City modes and choose them at will and according to the roads you are on. Get on the power mode with Sport, maintain fuel efficiency with Eco and choose the City mode to balance the two! Chances are people will be using this multi drive mode with the kind of traffic we are used to and can be useful in city driving condition.
In case you wanted to know the Coimbatore connection to this, it’s the hometown of Narain Karthikeyan, Indias F1 pioneer who was involved in the design of Revotron – a 1.2 L engine giving you 90 PS @ 5000 RPM.
The Diesel counterpart will have the Quadrejet 1.3 L delivering 75 PS @ 4000 RPM.
Inside you have the best of the collapsible power assisted steering wheel with the music and controls at finger tips.
Very nicely done dashboard and console with the ConnectneXt touch screen by Harman and ergonomically well appointed seats. Did I miss the MapMyIndia navigation system on smart phone, and the advanced voice recognition systems.
Think safety you have ABS by Bosch, the corner stability control giving you the ultimate control and add to that twin airbags in the front.
Then there is ample space in the front and back, there is enough legroom and height for seating tall people also. The backseats are foldable to make for more boot space in case you need it otherwise you have a 210 litres of space to keep things on a long drive. The finish is pretty good and gives an overall look big feel.
The ride height is around 165 mm and should be good enough, I think with most Indian roads.
I am sure TATA has a winner in BOLT especially riding the success of Zest. In case if they can match pricing expectation as they did with Zest we will be seeing more of BOLT in roads in the days to come.
I wish I could do a test drive, well thats for the next week and would give a first hand review on the feel of how it is behind the steering wheel.
The team at the venue was enthusiastic and gave a patient hearing to all those who had questions and answered them to the full satisfaction.
There was a contest going on. I did answer a few quiz question and received a Bolt Clock as a gift
There was a corner where you could take picture you know just like that and an app will post it with Narain standing by the side! How awesome!
Just in case you wana test drive check here http://www.tatamotorsbolt.com/brand/
I first saw this contest on Dr. Roshan’s FB timeline and moments later ended up registering for the #GetSetBolt experience and some hours later the confirmation also arrived with a rule to post one of the best blogs since there were lot of entries.