Tata Bolt hatchback - what to expect

Thursday 04 December 2014, 13:53 PM by

Tata Motors that launched the Zest compact sedan is now gearing up for the launch of the much-awaited Bolt hatchback in the market. Set to rival Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10, the Bolt hatchback is the second product from Tata’s Falcon project. Just like the Zest, the homegrown automaker is also expecting a positive response for its upcoming hatchback which is scheduled to go on sale in coming weeks.

The Tata Bolt hatchback will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options. While the petrol version gets the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit from REVOTRON engine family, the oil burner is the tried & tested 1.3-litre multi-jet unit. The gasoline motor is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox and is capable of producing a top power output of 89bhp and 140Nm of top torque. Its diesel unit makes 74bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a five-speed gearbox which sends the power to front wheels of the car. It was speculated to get AMT variant; however, the company will only launch the manual version. Expect AMT variant to come later.

Dimensions

Length- 3,825mm

Width- 1,695mm

Height- 1,562mm

Ground Clearance- 165mm

Wheelbase- 2,470mm

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Tata Bolt

The flared wheel arches of the hatchback is fitted to 15-inch alloy wheels which are covered with 175/65 R15 tubeless tyres, while the entry spec models are expected to get 15-inch steel wheels. It offers a good luggage carrying capacity of 210-litres, while the fuel tank capacity stands at 44 litres.

The top-spec model is equipped with several high end safety features such as ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), Corner stability control, dual airbags, etc. The steering wheel is directly borrowed from the sedan sibling, and is basically a speed sensitive electric power assisted unit steering with active return function.

Features

Projector Headlamps

Remote Central Locking

ORVMs with integrated turn indicators

Multi-Information display

Electrically adjustable ORVMs

Harman touchscreen 8-speaker infotainment system

Bluetooth, USB, Voice recognition

Android Smartphone connectivity and navigation

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