The Bolt shares its mechanicals with the Zest compact sedan including the petrol and diesel powertrains and will undercut the competition in terms of pricing.

2015 Tata Bolt Pictorial Review
The Tata Bolt shares its design traits with the Zest, but is diffferent in appeal

After receiving rave reviews for the Zest compact sedan, Tata Motors is planning to make a big splash with the all-new Bolt in the coming months. Sharing its underpinnings with the Zest, the new Bolt is a complete overhaul compared to the Vista model it replaces and surprisingly not too similar either to the Zest in terms of driving dynamics. Considering Tata’s attention to detail, the premium hatchback definitely feels confident, while the design is surely one of the best seen in the market at present.

Although engines will be shared with the Zest, the Tata Bolt gets lower output for the diesel as it misses out on a VGT but that should play as an advantage when it comes to mileage. Set to compete with the Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and the likes in the hatchback segment, there is a lot riding on the Vista replacement. With the launch scheduled in early 2015, we take a closer look at the new Bolt, a car which can further boost volumes for the Indica maker.

2015 Tata Bolt Interior Shot
The interiors are same as the Zest, but gets the all-black sporty treatment on the Bolt
2015 Tata Bolt Front View
The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol produces 90 PS & 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel produces 75 PS
2015 Tata Bolt In Pictures
The Bolt has been tuned for a sportier drive and gets a stiffer suspension set-up
2015 Tata Bolt Rear View
Even with a ton of features on offer, the Bolt will be cost effective