The growth of the premium hatchback segment is ever increasing and there is no stopping it seems. Tata Bolt is now perhaps the latest car to enter into the premium hatchback segment. To establish itself, it would need to compete fiercely with other premium and more, well established hatchbacks in this segment like the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto Evo, Hyundai i20 etc. We do a specification comparison of the Tata Bolt with the Hyundai Grand i10 and see which one is a better car.The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Tata Bolt Revotron XT with the Hyundai Grand i10 Asta (Petrol) and Tata Bolt Quadrajet XT with the Hyundai Grand i10 Asta (Diesel). Compare full features Tata Bolt Vs Hyundai Grand i10
Tata Bolt exteriors Vs Hyundai Grand i10 exteriors
The Bolt strikes as a very proportionate car. At front, you would notice that the car carries blackened projector headlights that make the car looks very sporty. Just above the front bumper is a trapezoidal honeycomb grill which looks great and complement the other design elements.
The C-Pillars are blackened which give the impression of a floating roof and the chrome strip on the tailgate, makes the car look very premium. The new tail lights at the rear look a tad small considering the overall large proportions of the car but go very well along with other design elements.
The Grand i10 which uses the Hyundai’s elegant Fluidic design language is a great looking car. The car looks premium from every angle you look at it. The subtle creases and well sculptured bodylines make the car very soothing to look at and is indeed very taut. Grand i10 gets sweeping headlamps which makes the front fascia looks very unique.
The taillights cluster of the car compliment the front headlamps very well and overall the car looks very well proportioned. The Grand i10 also gets roof-rails on the mid and top variants which further enhance the sporty look of the car. Hyundai offers optional diamond cut alloy wheels on the top of the line, Asta variant. Grand i10 comes with 14in alloys which are smaller than ones offered on Tata Bolt.
Tata Bolt interiors Vs Hyundai Grand i10 interiors
The interiors of the car are the best that we have perhaps seen in any of Tata’s car. The equipment level that the car offers is very generous too. The top of the line model comes with steering mounted controls and a Navigation system (first in class). The fit and finish of the switches and dials is impressive and is at par with the german rivals. The car comes with all black interiors which indeed looks sporty and go very well along with the overall character of the car.
You would get a voice control system, digital odometer, height adjustable driving seat, electronic tripmeter, tachometer, outside temperature display, integrated 2 DIN music system with USB, Aux-in and bluetooth connectivity, radio and touch screen. The car is perhaps the best equipped car in the category, the equipment level varies with the model that you choose to purchase.Unlike the Bolt, Grand i10 gets two tone black and beige interiors across all variants. The quality of interiors and plastics used is top-notch. There’s blue illumination used in the interiors which looks brilliant at night. Hyundai has used the space in an intelligent way and has put map pockets in the front and rear seats of the car for keeping papers and other things. You get features like leather-wrapped steering wheel, Multi Information Display (MID) that brings all information from the car to the driver at one place, digital clock, dual trip meter, average vehicle speed indicator, engine running time, 2 DIN CD/MP3/radio with 4-speakers, Bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity with 1-GB internal memory. The features mentioned would however vary based on the variant that you purchase.
Tata Bolt engine Vs Hyundai Grand i10 engine
Tata Bolt offers petrol as well as a diesel engine. The 1.3 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine produces maximum power of 74bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm between 1750-3000rpm of torque. Bolt's turbocharged petrol engine (REVOTRON) is a 1.2 litre (1193 cc) 4 cylinder engine which produces 88.8bhp and 140Nm of torque between 1500-4000rpm.
The Grand i10 comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.2 litre (1197cc) VTVT petrol engine produces a maximum of 83bhp at 6000rpm and maximum torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm. The 3-cylinder diesel CRDi engine has a displacement of 1120cc produces a maximum 70bhp at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 161Nm across a wide range 1500-2750 rpm. The diesel engine is mated to a 5-speed gear box and in the top petrol variant comes with a 4 speed automatic gearbox.
Tata Bolt mileage Vs Hyundai Grand i10 mileage
Tata Bolt diesel should be able to deliver 22.95kmpl on the highway and 19.8kmpl in the city. Whereas, the petrol version of the car promises to deliver 17.6kmpl in the city and 14.2kmpl in the city.
The diesel Hyundai Grand i10 offers an impressive 24kmpl and the petrol offers 18.9kmpl on highway. In the city traffic, the mileage of petrol engine drops to 16kmpl and diesel offers 21kmpl.
Tata Bolt safety features Vs Hyundai Grand i10 safety features
The top variants (Quadrajet XT and Revotron XT) of Bolt offers two front airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, central locking, child safety locks, keyless entry system, auto door lock etc.
The Grand i10 uses disc brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. Other safety features that you get are – 3 point ELR seat belts, central locking, keyless entry etc.
Tata has indeed come a long way in terms of refinement and quality levels that they offer in their cars, the Bolt personifies all those qualities perfectly. The car is better equipped than the Hyundai Grand i10.
The Tata Bolt offers a Navigation system which is the first in this class. The Bolt is a winner for us as it outshines the Grand i10 in almost every respect and deserves to sell in great number.