Spied – Tata Bolt with an orange dashboard snapped inside out

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014 - 10:48am IST

Tata’s Maruti Swift rival to go on sale by end of this year.

The Tata Bolt hatchback was spotted on test in South India recently by a member of The Automotive India forum. Seen here is a Bolt with an orange dashboard which also matches the body color of the car.

Tata Bolt with orange interior spied interior
The Bolt’s orange interior could better differentiate it from its compact sedan sibling.

Unveiled prior to the Auto Expo this year, the Bolt is the second ‘new’ product from Tata Motors that would go on sale this year. It is based on the Vista, but sees a complete redesign, and comes with an updated mechanical carriage.

Powering the Bolt will be Tata’s new 1.2-liter turbocharged Revotron engine which makes 85 PS (83.8 bhp) and 140 Nm of torque. The diesel variant, which uses Fiat’s 1.3-liter Multijet engine, makes 75 PS (73.94 bhp) and 190 Nm of torque. Both engines come paired to 5-speed manual transmissions, though an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) box could be introduced in the future.

Tata Bolt with orange interior spied side
The Bolt is based on the Tata Vista.

Also read: Tata Zest gets 10,000+ bookings

The Bolt, like the Zest, is on a do-or-die mission.

Competitors: Maruti Swift, VW Polo, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, Fiat Punto Evo

Expected Price: INR 4.5 – 6.75 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Launch Date: By end of this year

Tata Bolt – Spy Image Gallery

Tata Bolt – Image Gallery

[Images from The Automotive India]

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3 thoughts on “Spied – Tata Bolt with an orange dashboard snapped inside out

  1. Azhar Yete says:

    im sure will come with best in class features…..

  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    For 4.5 L or $7500, this is a steal in any part of this universe. Low repair and parts costs are going to be icing on the cake! I wish Tata could start at the base price of 3.99L ($6650) just to irritate (could use a better slang but not sure if it is going to be censored) the Japanese and Koreans.

  3. Ganesh says:

    Plum dash and now Orange dash. They guys never want to grow up!


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