Tata Bolt was destined to be a game changer for Tata, this way or that way. The way Tata had put its concentration in improving everything about its passenger car segment in the recently launched Zest is a proof that things have changed at Tata and Bolt was supposed, not just to take this momentum further, but also to surpass the Zest , to prove that Tata is serious about this segment. Our recent drive of the Bolt proved that this premium hatchback is a genuinely good car and has everything that should make it compete with its well established rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai Elite i20.
If the success of the Zest was any indication, Bolt was going to be a even bigger hit among the masses and the latest news from Economic Times shows that we were right. Since launch, the Tata Bolt has garnered a staggering 1500 bookings while there were more than 50000 enquiries along with more than 10000 test ride requests.
The Bolt follows suit from the Zest in the engine department where the Revotron petrol engine is straight out of the Zest producing 90PS and a respectable 140Nm of torque. The turbo-charged petrol comes with drive modes that can alter the throttle map of the car between City, Eco and Sport modes. While the Diesel mill is only offered in 75 PS tune from the 1.3-liter MultiJet engine which makes 190 Nm of torque and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Launched on January 22nd, 2015 the Bolt is priced from INR 4.45 lakhs to INR 6.06 lakhs for the petrol variant and between INR 5.5 lakhs to INR 6.99 lakhs for the diesel variants. Four variants are offered with each engine namely XE, XM, XMS and XT. The Tata Bolt is on its way to reclaim old glory for Tata's passenger car segment.