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TATA BOLT: The bold statement from TATAs

The Tata’s journey to excellence continues, after the Zestful introductions it’s now to TATA Bolt.

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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.

Ready to #get bolted

Ready to #get bolted

The front grille looks great with the sexy headlamps and the parking lamps below

The front grille looks great with the sexy headlamps and the parking lamps below

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.

The car is styled well, look out the refined rear lamp

The car is styled well, look out the refined rear lamp

Alloy wheels add to the sturdy Looks!

Sturdy Looks!

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.

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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.

Revotron under the hood
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.

Interiors:
Inside you have the best of the collapsible power assisted steering wheel with the music and controls at finger tips.

Steering with Controls

 

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.

Dashboard and Music console
Very clean plastics if you ask me and the dash board looks neatly done and is refreshing for a change. You have it all in a package thats gonna floor you down and expect the unexpected from TATAs.

Nice finish!

Nice finish!

Safety:

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.

Space:

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.

Back Seats

Spacious Back seats should easily fit in 3

 

Foldable back seats

 

210 litres of boot space: Can I get in??

210 litres of boot space – Can I get in??

The ride height is around 165 mm and should be good enough, I think with most Indian roads.

Ride Height
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.

Boltified for sure! #theboltstatement

Boltified for sure! #theboltstatement

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.

Wish I could drive it around!

Wish I could drive it around!

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.

Posing withe the team which held the audience in attention

Posing withe the team which held the audience in attention

 

Looks like it gets people #bolted

Looks like it gets people #bolted

There was a contest going on. I did answer a few quiz question and received a Bolt Clock as a gift :)

The Bolted for ever - Gift

The Bolted for ever – 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/

This post is a part of the Get. Set. Bolt. activity at BlogAdda.

PS:

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.

Zest Up Your Life! A BlogAdda Event in Goa #TataZest

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A classic event amidst the nature and a wonderful weather making it all the more awesome and yeah the word was Zestful.

The event which started for me with a DM from Harish and team and having landed in Goa, had a more emotional moment for me meeting one of the very personal role models, my former CEO, Narain Karthikeyan. Destiny it must be. :)

Coming to the event I believe this has been an exceptionally well organised event at a notice like this, and they had everything in place to the core. The day did start pretty early for me and a blogger friend @pythoroshan as we boarded a Jet Konnect at Coimbatore Airport on a ATR aircraft to Chennai. Then we were joined by the blogger friends from Bangalore and we all took off on Jet to Goa.

We has arrived. The Airport welcome desk started it all, and then a journey to the hotel Zuri Resorts. We could see the buzz and we were all awed by the efforts gone into the  making of the event. An awesome lunch and a bit of siesta later we were back to what were were supposed to do.

A briefing and followed by a Master Class and a mystery guest in Narain Karthikeyan, the event enilivened the evening and giving us a lot of glimpses into how the car which we got to drive the next day was conceptualised and made to the car that we drove.

We could feel the emotion on how they had taken over 3 years to bring a product to life. a very new best in class segment with awesome features that will help put the car in the big league.

Personally it was a happy moment for me as Narain went on explain how this car has been a part of his wish list and I am sure the team must have had an Zestful experience working with him too.

The presentation took us through the best of the car and what we were going to test it on road. Made us feel that Tata has come of age and a very prominent feature on the whole Zest is the team is pretty Young and I am sure they have that very well portrayed and executed in the way they have designed the car and especially the thing about the ConnectNext which is bound to be loved by the young and mobile population of India.

Some photo moments later and dinner followed. Another awesome food arrayed in front of us.  Dinner and networking and lots of selfies later it was time to say goodnight with a great day to drive next morning. I would miss if I dont mention @missmalini hosting the show for us.

We woke up to an alarm and got to walk the sands on the beach, feel the fresh air and look at the vastness of the sea. Back and all set for the drive, after breakfast, we went to another briefing session.

Then the real thing happened. The driving the car.  We got the Diesel AMT to drive first with Santhosh as my partner, we were all set to go. Let me tell you Santhosh is a big big fan of Narain and what would you expect him, took the car to the max really and we were back.

Then time to take the Petrol version and went on a ride and back in time to live blog.

An awesome experience altogether expect I think we would need some more time to know the car better.  As for the organisation part it was extremely well organised and we need to give three cheers to the team that has executed it.

A great + awesome ZestUpYourLife Event will be remembered for the wonderful opportunity it brought the top 50 bloggers in the country and network among themselves. These would be really great in fostering relationship and making better opportunities for everyone in their field. I would like to say I have made a lot of friends at this event and know about their work. Thank You Harish, Ankita, Ananth and Preethi and ofcourse all the team from Tata, Wizcraft for making this event a great show and a memorable one!

Thanks Once again Blog Adda! Tata Motors and all the bloggers!