#GetSetBolt with Tata Bolt10:22:00
Fast foward to the mall where the Tata Bolt is beckoning with its Red and sleek design, I'd have to say the first look did manage to get me a little excited about the review. The team at the booth was extremely helpful and they had some really interesting activities going on aswell. My friend even managed to win a little gift, but more on that later. So down to the Tata Bolt, which is said to represent an attitude of winning. One of the first things you notice is that the car is quite tall, even if its ground clearance is 165 mm. The interiors have a sleek look and I especially liked the feel of the steering wheel which is well sized (I really don't know if this is a thing but it felt like a wheel I could caress with without wanting to pull it out and chuck it outta the window while stuck in traffic). Well, onto the more "serious" features that are supposed to be discussed here.
The Tata Bolt page tell you that the following are its winning features:
- Revotron 1.2 L Turbocharged MPFi engine with first-in-class multi-drive mode
- Harman touchscreen multimedia system
- Voice recognition and SMS readouts
- New Signature front grille
- Projector headlamps
- Speed dependent volume control
- Rugby shoulder seats
Things We Liked:
1. Boot Space with Collapsable Seats
|Drop down rear end seats to make some more space!|
|The slot to keeps the belts away!|
|As I close the back!|
2. Sound System
|A little peek into the sound system|
4. Multi Drive
|As I couldn't test drive, a picture with the car|
The Sports mode lets you have a burst of power, the Eco gives excellent fuel efficiency and City is somewhere between a two, supposedly balancing between speed and efficiency. To be honest, the sports mode (I hope) is quite a compelling reason to buy the car, I mean, who doesn't wanna be cool in their little sports hatchback?
5. Storage Tray
|The litte tray I loved!|
Things We Weren't too Convinced About:
1. Impact Resistance
|Under the hood|
|Storage space under the dashboard|
Yes, I've already written quite a bit about the storage space, but at the same time, the storage in terms of the back seat is quite minimal. The door pads, while quite large, have no bottle holders! (Where will all my water bottles go guys?) and the cup holder at the center can hold only one cup. (Erm, don't you know a girl needs about two cups of coffee before she wakes up and reaches work?). Not a major dealbreaker though, as you can always hold one in your hand, provided you aren't the driver.
3. No CNG
A factory fitted CNG capability would have made this car a lot more pocket friendly to be honest. However, I can understand that the sports mode just wouldn't run right with CNG but in the current state of the working population, I'd definitely like the CNG option.
Well, there wasn't anything other that this, there isn't much to not like really. While an official price isn't out yet, it is expected that the car will be priced somewhere around 4.2 - 6.6 lakhs. If you ask me, then that's an extremely good deal in terms of value for money.
|Some members of Team Bolt (sadly a few had gone to have lunch when we took this picture)|
|A "picture" with the sportman.|
So finally, the big Question....
Should you Buy It?
Oh yes! While I'm no expert, I was quite impressed with the little details put in the car. Like I've mentioned before, the car comes packed with loads of interesting features and is value for money if they do offer it in the said price range. So if your looking for a sports car with little quirks that suite your wandering soul, this is the car for you. If you aren't that kind? Well, I'd say get this car anyway, as its other features will definitely make it suitable for a wide range of people, right from the family of four on a family excursion to the lone rider who just wants to follow the long wide open road.
This post is a part of the Get. Set. Bolt. activity at BlogAdda.