Monday 26 January 2015


I grabbed the opportunity to GET.SET.BOLT. in the new BOLT- the newest car from Tata Motors.
I visited the Bolt Arenas in two cities- Bhubaneswar and Kolkata to feel and discover the Bolt.



For my maiden Bolt darshan, I visited the BMC Bhawani Mall in Bhubaneswar, India.

I was very excited when I reached the gate of the BMC Bhawani Mall to GET.SET.BOLT.
I caught a glimpse of the Bolt through the gate itself!
BMC Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar

BMC Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar, India
The Bolt arena was bright & vibrant!
Bolt Arena, Bhubaneswar
There was a flurry of activity at the Bolt Arena.
Bolt Arena, BMC Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar, India
As my family had also visited the Bolt Arena with me, we found there was something for everyone there!
While we were busy learning about the features of the Bolt, the youngsters enjoyed playing car-racing App-games on Tabs. There were cool gifts for the winning participants.
We clicked pics with Bolt's brand-ambassador, Narain Karthikeyan. Yes! There was a special stand and App for that!

Apart from taking notes and clicking pics, I posed happily!
Me at Bolt Arena, BMC Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar, India

Later, I visited the Bolt Arena in Mani Square Mall, Kolkata, India.
Mani Square Mall, Kolkata, India
The Bolt Arena at the Mani Square Mall, Kolkata was bustling with excitement.

Bolt Arena, Mani Square Mall, Kolkata, India
I made myself comfortable inside the Bolt while the executive conversed with me.

Me at Bolt Arena, Mani Square Mall, Kolkata

I loved both the exteriors & the interiors of the Bolt. Following are some of the superior FEATURES :

Comfort, Performance, Safety, Design, Connectivity, Revotron 1.2T...

The SPACE AND COMFORT is praise-worthy.

Inside the Bolt
The wide Rugby-Shoulder Seats are comfortable and provide better back-support. There is good Shoulder-space, Leg-room, Knee-room and Head-room too.

I like the space and height of the Bolt. As my family is tall and so is the Bolt, it is perfect for us.
Source: Tata Bolt

I sat at the rear-seat and realized the enhanced space and comfort as there was ample leg-room available. Three people can sit comfortably in the rear-seat.
Space & Comfort inside the Bolt

We were impressed with the good quality ride when we took the test-drive in the spacious Bolt.
On a Test-Drive in the Bolt!

There are advanced Generation Next Safety features with 9th GEN ABS BY BOSCH WITH EBD AND CSC, CORNER STABILITY CONTROL AND DUAL AIRBAGS.
ABS- Anti-Lock Braking System.
EBD- Electronic brake-force distribution.
CSC- Corner Stability Control.

Also, there are Speed-Sensing Auto-Locks that lock all the doors when the Bolt is in motion.
There are Dual Front Airbags that protect in case of collision.The Bolt ensures that we stay in control and drive safe.
The Tata Signature Steering Wheel
The New Generation Tata Signature Steering Wheel with Integrated Controls gives a new meaning to power steering. The ePAS (Electric Power-Assisted Steering) with Speed Sensitivity and Active Return Function provides excellent maneuverability in traffic. We get to enjoy improved steering stability and command.
The Fully Automatic Temperature Control is effective. We get to feel cool irrespective of the weather.
AC-Vent & Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman

I simply loved the CONNECTNEXT INFOTAINMENT- TOUCHSCREEN INFOTAINMENT BY HARMAN. This offers advanced entertainment and connectivity features.

We can connect with our friends and with own self and not feel blue!
Also, connect with music and the road! We can view videos too!

Smartphone enabled navigation from MapMyIndia is very helpful. We can sync our Phone-Mapping Apps too.

There is AM/FM, USB, AUX-IN, IPOD Connectivity. The Speed Sensitive Auto Volume Control ensures consistent audio quality. There is advanced Bluetooth Connectivity with Voice-Recognition.
Phone-book access, Audio-streaming, Conference-call, Incoming SMS Notification and read-out etc are also available.

I loved the Voice-Command Button on the steering wheel of the Bolt. How impressive that the Bolt like a Genie responds to our voice-commands! Just press a button on the steering-wheel!

Voice-Command button on the wheel
Pressing the Voice-Command button on the wheel

Then, make a command after the beep!

The following Voice-Command video shows how easily we can "Set the Temperature to Maximum" and "Tune to" an FM Channel:

"Can you feel the powerful driving experience?", the executive asked us.

The REVOTRON 1.2 Turbocharged MPFi Petrol Engine and the QUADRAJET 1.3L Diesel Engine are notable. My car-enthusiast family was impressed with the technical specifications.

Further, there are Geo-Responders for a smooth ride and Sound Isolators for a quiet cabin.

I loved the first-time-ever feature- MULTI-DRIVE: SPORT, ECO AND CITY.

We can choose any of the modes- Sport, Eco and City depending on our requirements- whether power, fuel-efficiency or a balance between power and fuel-efficiency respectively.
It gives us the power of three engines in one.

The Drive by Wire feature in the Bolt is noteworthy as it is used in aircraft for pick-up and acceleration.

The following Mode and Technology video was taken during our test-drive:

I liked the electrically adjustable LED Lights. I liked the Head Lamps, Tail Lamps and Fog Lamps.
The First-in-Class Smoked Projector Headlamps provide better illumination. Bolting light!

I loved the Tata Bolt Driver Information Display and the Instrument Panel. Apart from providing the Instantaneous and Average Fuel Efficiency, the Bolt also indicates Distance to Empty.This is a great feature as we get to know exactly how much distance we can get to travel before the fuel-tank becomes empty. Cool features to cool down freaking nerves!

The In-Gear and Shift recommendation is great.
Information about the optimum gear is given.We have a chance to learn and correct our driving!

I loved the Adjustable Seats that can accommodate extra luggage in the boot space. Travelers like me have more reasons to travel now with more bags & baggage!

Me at Bolt Arena
There are these buttons at the back-seats; by pulling these up, we can separate the seats and move them as we wish so that more space is created for luggage.

The horizontal arrows (in the pics below) indicate the point where detachment of the seat happens. The vertical arrow indicates the direction of the movement of the seat.
The Bolt Seat-button for Adjustment
The Bolt Seat-Adjustment

I loved the stylish and features-rich Bolt! I feel the Bolt is an EXTRAORDINARY premium hatchback as it provides EXTRA features over what the ORDINARY cars provide.

I am #BOLTIFIED and am ready to #BoltAhead !

Me at Bolt Arena, BMC Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar
Me at Bolt Arena, Mani Square Mall, Kolkata

Bolt Arena, Bhubaneswar, India

The Bolt will be in a city near you.
Click here to check out the entire schedule for the BOLT Arena

Check out the Videos of the BOLT here. 

Compare the Bolt and learn what makes it a class apart from the competition here. 

This post is a part of the Get. Set. Bolt. activity at BlogAdda.

Also linking with-
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  1. Cool pix, anita.

    The features are awesome and am sure you got struck by its awesomeness :)
    Welcome back to WW on abracabadra

    1. Thanks Ruchira :)
      The Bolt is a super car! Looks like magic.
      Lovely to link up with abracabadra :)

  2. Hi!

    You have been nominated for the 'Very Inspiring Blogger Award'. More details are on my blog.


    1. Heartiest Congrats to you, Ankita!
      Thanks a lot for nominating me. Honored :)

  3. looking great.. nice pose, Anita :)

    1. Thanks Meera!
      I have to look nice as I have posed with the Bolt :)

  4. Wow! India rocks! Thanks for this detailed post Anita :) Feeling proud about Tata Motors, the pride of India :)
    TC! Keep smiling :)

    1. Yes, India rocks, Sindhu!
      Love the advanced engineering marvels.
      Glad you liked my post!
      TC! Keep smiling :)

  5. Thanks for sharing your experience and wonderful pictures!

    1. It's my pleasure, Satya! Delighted that you liked :)

  6. i must say thanks for sharing this.

    1. I loved sharing this :) Thanks for reading, Rajesh!

  7. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Lovely photos of the car Bolt along with very useful information.

    Best wishes

    1. Thanks for your maiden comment on my Blog :)
      Appreciate your appreciation!
      Best wishes!

  8. Interesting ! I have never heard of it !

    1. Thanks for reading, Gattina :)
      The Bolt car is now available in India. You must visit India :)

  9. Nicely rounded up, Anita.
    I virtually toured the Arena in Orissa.
    Do read about my experience too... :)

    1. Thanks Poonam!
      That's the power of technology!
      You visited one of the Bolt Arenas in Kolkata too as I have presented my visits to two Bolt Arenas- in Bhubaneswar & Kolkata :)

  10. Great comfortable car, Anita! If I could drive I should buy a bolt.
    Happy week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

    1. Indeed Wil :)
      Thanks for reading!
      Wish you a wonderful week!

  11. I get the feeling you would really like to own on of these, Anita! It is a bright and beautiful little car and I love all the new technology they have incorporated, just like with our phones they will soon be much more than transportation vehicles! You are so very beautiful in the photos too, and I'm glad you included them so we could see you better! :-)

    1. Yes Josie! Am sure my excitement and words give my wish away :)
      Truly! Modern technology makes things better.
      Thanks for your compliments :) Our looks tend to be enhanced when we are doing what we love and when we are with people/things that we love :)
      Attaching our own pics was mandatory for this Bolt activity. Hence, had to include! Nice that you appreciated!

  12. Wow. so detailed and spot on pics. All the best for the comp Anita :)

    1. Thank you so much for your nice words & wishes, Anmol :)

  13. What a lovely sporty looking car , You look pretty good too!

    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

    1. Thanks for stopping by & for your kind words, Trubes :)

  14. Anita, I don't think we have the Bolt here, but it looks like a great car!

    1. Thanks for reading, Linda! Yes, the Bolt is a great car.

  15. Car driving and cars are my subject of interest Anita and I just enjoyed reading your post.. Great job

    1. Thank you so much, Twinkle :)
      Glad you liked it!

  16. Wow, you really look boltified. What a detail post, great job Anita. All the best for the contest :)

    1. Thanks for your nice words & wishes, MeenalSonal :) That's the Bolt effect :)

  17. You have reviewed it so well. You went to two different cities, how cool! A comprehensive review, good luck!

    Car has many tempting features.

    1. Thank you so much for your nice words & wishes, Saru :) Yes, I requested BlogAdda to allow me to review in 2 cities & they graciously allowed :)
      The Bolt is an impressive car.

  18. Best of luck with the contest - I didn't participate myself because the timing at the mall was not suitable for me.
    I like the Mani Square Mall, btw :D

    1. Thanks for your appreciation & wishes, Teny :)
      Yes, the Mall is great!

  19. A great, informative post, Anita. The bolt looks awesome. I couldn't visit the arena near us, because of a busy schedule.
    I hope you win the Bolt. :)

    1. Thanks for your nice words & hearty wish, Kiran :)
      Here's hoping for the best! Cheers :)

  20. You look smashing in your blue dress with the red car!

    1. Thanks Mridula.
      I guess you are referring to the Pasapalli (Odisha's Sambalpuri) green dress :)
      Green & Red are contrasts :)

  21. Nice exhaustive post, Anita.

  22. Nice review about BOLT a new TATA product...
    Thanks for the information..

    Very Glad to be Connected with you.
    I would love to connect with you on other Networks as well.
    Blog -

    Google+ -

    1. Thanks for visiting & for your maiden comment here :)
      Delighted that you liked my review!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked it :)

  24. What a Boltified blogpost! You have written it perfectly by explaining the features as well. Wish you all the best for this contest.

    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation & wishes, Pravin :)
      Best wishes to you!

  25. Pleasantly Jolted with detailed "Bolt" Description.. Kudos !!


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