Breaking – Tata BOLT hatchback unveiled [Images Updated]

Posted on Feb 3 2014 - 12:21pm IST
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Tata Motors has just unveiled its new hatchback, Bolt, at an event here in New Delhi. The company has also showcased a sub-4 meter sedan derivative on the Bolt called the Zest.

Tata Bolt live image

According to Tata, the Bolt name represents an “attitude of winning, and staying ahead”. The car was designed with inputs from the three Tata Motors design studios in Pune, Coventry (UK) and Turin (Italy). Though the car resembles the Vista in profile, Tata says the new grille with ‘Humanity Line’ and projector headlights clearly differentiates the Bolt from the Vista. Inside, Tata spoke about an all-new HARMAN infotainment system with a 5-inch touchscreen supporting various functions.

Tata Bolt live image front

It supports Bluetooth, voice recognition, smartphone integration, supporting phone enabled navigation, social media integration, touch phone controlled interface and in-built HVAC controls. The Bolt will be offered with a petrol and a diesel engine. The petrol is the newly announced 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Revotron motor which will produce 85 PS @ 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque between 1,750-3,000 rpm. The diesel will feature the familiar 1.3-liter Quadrajet motor outputting 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque.

Tata Bolt live image side

The Bolt will also be displayed at the Auto Expo which starts for the trade media on February 5th. Indian sales will commence this year. Stay tuned to Indian Autos Blog for a detailed image gallery of the car.

Tata Bolt Image Gallery

Tata Bolt – Press Release

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  1. Duston February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    Rear resembles Fiat design language !

  2. Milo February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    Good work TATA…..

  3. deepak February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    if they want to be at top, they need some innovation apart from re-bading vistas and indicas.

    • sivha February 3, 2014 at - Reply

      True. They need some innovations like India’s top manufacturer. Using the same platform for Swift, Dezire, Ritz and Ertiga and same platform for astar, alto, omni and Wagon R. Reduction in weight and the car should feel like flying while driving. Fun to drive :-)

  4. Prashant February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    Massive improvements.. This will definitely bell the ring for Tata Motors..

  5. Antony February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    Externally this is no “BOLT” from the blue.I was really expecting some thing really different.Going by your report, only some bells and whistles have been added.
    But these are tough times and prudence has taken precedence.
    Cheers.

  6. Sharad February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    Still needs improvement and Tata Motors has to come out of old Indica’s skin.

  7. HB February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    You are first one to put it online. Kudos team you are doing excellent job.

  8. Pravin February 3, 2014 at - Reply

    Can’t all those design studios help them change the Indica face. A new name is not going to make me buy the car unless they change the cab face of Indica.

    • Bhargava February 3, 2014 at - Reply

      I understand, Mr. Pravin, but the Zest and Bolt are freshly baked with design inputs from R&D centres in Pune, Coventry Italy, UK & Turin. Since they are based on the current platform, some of the cues might have been carried-over, but nevertheless Zest and Bolt are far ahead of their predecessors in terms of quality, technology, and design as well. Interiors have really improved.

      New cars on brand new platforms and design would be launched subsequently, as a part of the Horizonext Initiative (as previously told by an executive at TM).

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