Spied – IAB reader snaps the Tata Bolt [Video]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014 - 11:27am IST

Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Snatak Mundade, spotted a camouflaged Tata Bolt near the company’s manufacturing site in Pune, Maharashtra. The Bolt, and its sub-4 meter sedan twin, the Zest, are two major launches the auto industry is looking forward to this year.

IAB reader Tata Bolt spied rear
The Tata Bolt is due to launch by the end of this year.

Based on the X1 platform, the Bolt is a heavily redesigned Tata Vista aiming to compete with the Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20 and VW Polo. While the side profile of the Bolt may look identical to the Vista, the rear end of the Bolt sports an all-new look thanks to the redesigned taillights.

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Inside, designers have given the hatchback a new dashboard which claims to offer better build quality than existing Tata products.

IAB reader Tata Bolt spied taillight
The Bolt will get Tata’s new Revotron petrol engine.

Power for the Bolt will come from a new petrol engine, and an existing diesel motor. The petrol motor is Tata’s all-new 1.2-liter turbocharged Revotron engine which outputs 85 PS at 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque between 1,750-3,000 rpm.

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The diesel engine is the tried-and-tested 1.3-liter Fiat Multijet producing 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. Both engines are announced to feature a 5-speed manual gearbox, though an AMT (automated manual transmission, coming off the Zest) could feature on the diesel variant in the future.

Tata Bolt Competitors

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4 thoughts on “Spied – IAB reader snaps the Tata Bolt [Video]

  1. Sunil says:

    Hi, Do we expect AMT for Tata Bolt Petrol to be released soon?

    1. Hi Sunil, we don’t see a reason why AMT would not come on the Bolt as it is confirmed for the Zest. This is not confirmed by Tata Motors, but we’re going to find out shortly.

  2. Bhargava says:

    Thank you, Mr. Mr. Snatak Mundade !! 🙂

  3. Raj says:

    I saw this test car “Tata Bolt” on Pune – Bangalore highway. It seems it is ready for launch! I noticed it in my rear view mirror and slowed down to let it pass by me. The car was driving parallel to a Swift and looked slightly bigger with better ground clearance. It showed good straight line stability (read no bouncing was seen at 100+ speed), however to an untrained eye (my wife), it resembles a Vista. I hope the new turbo charged petrol engine with an AMT will make it popular among end users.


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