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Tata Motors Unveils Bolt Hatchback [Live]

Tata Bolt 2014

Tata Motors kicked off the build up to the 2014 Auto Expo by unveiling the Bolt hatchback today in Delhi. Based on the Indica Vista, the Bolt is completely redesigned and offers better quality interiors with more features. Tata Motors has taken its HORIZONEXT strategy further by introducing DRIVENEXT, CONNECTNEXT and DESIGNEXT. The Tata Bolt will be launched in the second half of the year and is an international model, set for launch in other parts of the world in the near future.

The Tata Bolt will be offered in two engines – 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine (75 BHP, 190 Nm) and 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine (85 PS, 140 Nm). Both engines are turbocharged mills using 5-speed transmissions. Under the three new NEXT initiatives, the company says the design is all new with the signature Tata grille and all new striking colours. The Tata Bolt also gets all new interiors which look modern with quality being excellent. The Tata Bolt also gets a new EPAC steering system which has an active return function and is speed sensitive. It also get a next generation ABS system with cornering stability function.

The Tata Bolt gets a new Harman Infotainment system with MapmyIndia navigation and a 5-inch touchscreen unit. The system gets a Bluetooth system with voice recognition and text to speech with phone enabled navigation. Tata Motors has roped in Narain Karthikeyan who has helped in developing the dynamics of both the Bolt and Zest. Many global cars have been benchmarked. The Tata Bolt and Tata Zest exactly the same with the only difference in the front being the sedan gets daytime running lights. The Bolt is the first in the segment to feature projector headlights and gets a floating roof spoiler which improves the appearance and also gives the car good aerodynamics.

The Tata Bolt is 3825 mm long, 1685 mm wide and 1550 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2470 mm and weighs 1080 kgs. The car runs on 15-inch tyres and has a 44-litre fuel tank. The Tata Bolt looks fresh although the Vista profile is evident but the design is quite attractive and the small touches are note worthy like the nicely shaped rear spoiler, rear bumper, C-pillar, etc. The front is unmistakably Tata but the rear reminds you of the MINI Cooper. The launch will take place post June and the Tata Bolt will be priced above the Vista Tech with which it will co-exist.

2014 Tata Bolt

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Tata Bolt Design

Tata Bolt Exteriors

Tata Bolt Front Profile

Tata Bolt Hatchback

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Tata Bolt Interiors

Tata Bolt Console

Tata Bolt Launch

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Tata Bolt Dashboard

Tata Bolt Wallpaper

Tata Bolt Specifications Sheet

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  • Prasadh February 3, 2014, 12:49 pm

    Looks much better than Vista… Attractive color too… can u share the interior pictures pls?

  • kp February 3, 2014, 1:31 pm

    design looks like hyundai meets Volkswagen!much better thn boring vista

  • Rohan February 3, 2014, 1:42 pm

    Sad that Karl Slym isn’t there to see one of his goals coming to life :-(

  • Neil February 3, 2014, 1:45 pm

    Job well done Tata. Looks to be promising prospect and actually distinguishes from the current Tata small cars. They have worked hard and interiors look neat and tidy. All in all a promising start for year 2014 and excited to see it in flesh.
    @Fais: Thanks for sharing it

  • Jaison February 3, 2014, 1:46 pm

    Awsome, It is a serious departure from old designs and hats off to Karl Slym’s team. Tata has taken the right direction in terms of design and we expect them to go further in future designs. The best is yet to come..

  • Prasadh February 3, 2014, 1:58 pm

    The rear design is simply the best among the Tata’s hatchbacks & Sedans!!

  • Boom February 3, 2014, 2:14 pm

    An indica inside lol

    • Rahul February 3, 2014, 5:04 pm

      U loser don’t buy just stay away and critisis

    • AMAR February 3, 2014, 5:53 pm

      I think u have eye problem.go and see doctor.LOL

  • Pankaj Gangwar February 3, 2014, 2:15 pm

    I believe people will give huge response to these models

  • Antony February 3, 2014, 2:24 pm

    They put in a lot of effort, but could not get rid of the vistas curves. Good work on the interiors though. Overall, this vista bolt could boost sales for tata. But what’s with that rear bumper design? Does it get bigger wheels?

  • nikhil February 3, 2014, 2:31 pm

    This is awesome!! They should make a special edition honoring Karl slym

  • Aditya Gautam February 3, 2014, 2:36 pm

    New thoughts, New vision
    Hope Tata will back on track!!!!

  • Naveen February 3, 2014, 2:49 pm

    Missing Karl, the man behind this :(

  • Sushrut February 3, 2014, 3:29 pm

    The rear is probably the best among all the cars. Nice design. Interiors are awesome and look premium. Harman audio system is definitely a plus. Hope they don’t pull a Honda Jazz on us now and price it absurdly high.

  • Sahil February 3, 2014, 4:18 pm

    Best of the Tata. more than expectation

  • Ajinkya M February 3, 2014, 5:06 pm

    yes that ” Design ” was the problem :(
    Mission Accomplished !!!!!
    Go Tata Go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rule your nation.

  • Rahul February 3, 2014, 5:06 pm

    Finally something enthusiastic for Tata. Looks great. this will boom indian market

  • Ben February 3, 2014, 5:19 pm

    Tata has waken up.

  • BLR Nandhu February 3, 2014, 5:38 pm

    Wow … in first snap, it resembles like Prev version of Mazda 6 and rear resembles like Ford Figo. Whatever it may be, the look of the car drastically improved. The dash looks pretty good and the plastic quality should be high on the snaps. Well done Tata…!!

    As someone pointed we are missing Karl, who was instrumental for all these, a lot here…

  • Lokesh B February 3, 2014, 5:53 pm

    Extremely well designed. Investment in designing a Class Apart Car from Tata’s Existing Product line should change their fortune in capturing the market. Waiting to see the INR for BOLT and ZEST. >>>>>>>>

  • Vaibahv February 3, 2014, 6:05 pm

    This is what was desired… Finally got rid of the dirty indica look and the vertical tail lamps section… Thanks

  • sandy February 3, 2014, 8:56 pm

    Its like… its like…
    Anyways, the interior looks better then the selected interiors like Grandei10, Verna and in per with Elentra, City… :P, looks very personal and place to spend some more quality time. The aircon vents along with dials housing reminds me AudiR8 to some extent, bucket seats give sense of comfort and luxury. I’m spoiled…
    Though interior is out of world, exterior is equally beyond my expectation. They had really worked harder and its proved to some extent especially in design department. Rest of the goodness is awaited to be relished through Faisal n team.

  • Shashank February 3, 2014, 9:01 pm

    First of all a round of applause for karl shyam and tata waking up in time! Tata bolt = Chevrolet beat. what did narain karthikey done for bolt only dynamics ?

  • Sunil February 4, 2014, 9:42 am

    I very proud say TATA is a Indian based company having a good product on this critical market.. thanks to Tata Motors for waking up an I really condole to Mr.Karl Sylm.

  • Arul February 4, 2014, 10:14 am

    miss you Carl!

    TATA Motors Welcome back@!

    Great work

  • shan February 4, 2014, 12:01 pm

    Nice Work not only Indhu design allso Indhu the tech

  • Yesudas.M.J February 6, 2014, 11:14 pm

    This is what we expected from Tata…..!!!……..Excellent!!!!

  • Rajeev March 12, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Return of the TATA……..!!!!!!!!!


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