The All New Honda Jazz Dream Ride Event

New Honda Jazz review

Last Wednesday I was busy at the clinic for a regular checkup.I called my friends to catch up in the evening for a movie. In the meanwhile, I was busy reading my emails that shoot up (250 unread ). However, one email that made by day was “ You have been selected for Hangout with Honda ” I could not control my emotions. I was elated that I was the choose ones to drive the car at Buddh Internation Circuit.  It has been my childhood dream to drive at F1 race. And what could be better than when you are at driver’s seat! It was car launch of New Honda Jazz for selected bloggers across the cities

As soon I got the confirmation mail, I could not sleep that night, the inner Schumacher swung inside my soul, became fretful to drive. I packed my bags and  went straight away to find a cab.I became nervous when there’s was no cab in the vicinity. Suddenly my dream I could see being shattered.  There I saw one cab far way at the next stop. I ran as fast as I can (clocking at the speed of Usain Bolt, sorry not to break his record).Luckily the driver said I am free and drove me all the way to Mumbai Terminal 1D in flat 25 mins! (the real Schumacher style ) .I thanked him because he proved to be an angel for me. My flight was at 7.50 am Via GoIndigo6E. I met my friend Rohan Kachalia who was waiting at the airport. We landed at New Delhi IGI Airport at 10.15 AM. Our cab was ready for pickup. We reached at Radisson Blu Hotel little late due to the traffic jam at MG road. The event was about to started in 30 mins. The excitement got doubled when I saw enthusiastic bloggers at the registration desk.

Lets Jazz at Buddh International circuit

Lets Jazz at Buddh International circuit

At 2 o’clock we headed towards Buddh International Circuit for the test drive of New Honda Jazz.

The event started with New Honda Jazz presentation, talking about the features, design and technology of New Honda Jazz followed by the pep talk by President & CEO – Katsushi Inoue  of Honda Cars India.

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The Emcee of the event was VJ Yudi.

With VJ Yudi  @ BIC

With VJ Yudi @ BIC

He was as charming as ever and energetic to pump up the bloggers with his style. Everyone was excited to go to Pitstop to drive the car. Each blogger was given a car before that we were given safety instruction to be followed. Now the real fun begins.

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Engines getting heat up for the F1 drive at blistering speed Truly madness  you gonna witness now.

As soon I got the car. I accelerated it and my instructor smiled and said slow down or you will be brought to the pit stop. Well, I covered 3 laps, I didn’t even realize  when it got over. Whoaa!! It was an amazing experience.

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It was a dream now is the reality.  Let me tell you friends, New Honda Jazz is going to be best in class in this segment. Interior of the car is very spacious and gives you premium feel. It has got

  1. Advanced Multi-Information Combimeter with Eco Assist Ambient Rings.
  2. The best part about the Magic seats are It has got seating modes: Tall Mode, Utility Mode, Refresh Mode, Long Mode.

Exterior look when you see it has got

  1. Sporty sleek headlamps,
  2. LED High Mount Stop Lamp,
  3. Electric Adjustable & Foldable Outside Mirror with Turn Indicators. 

In technology:  It has  1.5L i-DTEC  diesel engine  with maximum power of 100 ps. It is an all aluminium engine  for better efficiency. Low friction technology to give you higher fuel economy. The engine comes with the 6-speed manual gearbox that helps to deliver best in class mileage of 27.3 kmpl.

1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine with maximum power of 90 ps. It delivers higher mileage than any other manual in its segment. The gearbox response is good. It is smooth and very quick acceleration.Its available in 5 Speed MT.

It has got everything perfect in terms of comfort, space, technology, power,mileage and innovation. Also, it has magic seats to satisfy all your needs and make you  content.  Truly nothing else like Jazz

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Met Mr. Katsushi Inoue- President & CEO of Honda Cars India

Mumbai bloogers taking selfie with VJ Yudi

Mumbai bloggers taking selfie with VJ Yudi

Bloggers haviing fun @ Hangout with honda event  PC - @rahulprabhakar

Bloggers having fun @ Hangout with honda event
PC – @rahulprabhakar

It  was truly a lifetime experience to  drive New  Honda Jazz at Buddh International Circuit. Big thank you to Honda Cars India  to organize the whole event and made it successful.

Amazing #BOLTDrives to Lonavala

IMG-20150419-WA0027The 2nd activity of Tata Bolt Drive to Lonavala was a surreal experience. It was an amazing trip from Mumbai to Lonavala. For those who missed the bus, no worries, I will take you through an exhilarating experience. Our journey started off from Café Infinito, the first point where all the bloggers assembled to get Bolted. To make things interactive, there were fun activities arranged for us, we were divided into teams of 3. Every team has to introduce their teammates in an innovate way. Creative thinkers started thinking out of the box.I am elated that I had teammates, Rohan, and Vishal. Vishal had a different way to start off –“Why not engage the audience and introduce us with Dumb Charades “  and I must say everyone liked it. After a round of introductions by all the teams, Tata Motors team gave us the short presentation about the features, the technology of the Bolt car.

We headed to MMRDA grounds where short suspension test drive was made to give us comfy feel even on bumpy roads. Now everyone was hooked on to their smartphone tweeting, liking, updating status, uploading pictures. In just a few mins, #BoltDrives started trending on Twitter. It was all over my timeline, my friends were asking what this #BoltDrives going on? I told just follow the hashtag you will know what you missed it.

IMG-20150421-WA0019Driving in Mumbai traffic is like if you drive here, you can drive anywhere! Our car was in safe hands.Rohan drove the car to Lonavala.In the journey, Captain Bolt (sounds like RJ Jeeturaj but no he is not) would call us every 20 mins and ask our experience and it was fun talking to him. When we were on the expressway, Bolt runs like a super-fast bullet on track.

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Being a music lover, it was amazing to hear Harman Kardon® infotainment system.For detail features of the BOLT Car please see my blog post  – BOLT Car .We arrived at the pit stop for delicious lunch at Dhaba. Thereafter we reached Tiger hill.You get awesome scenic view of Tiger hill. Beautiful views of Mountains mesmerized us. All bloggers captured selfies,groupfie, videos. In the return journey, Vishal drove the car, he is an amazing driver, well balanced, and he likes speed, seems to be big fan of “Fast & Furious “. But he had good control over the steering.

It was time to Bid bye, everyone gathered for closing ceremony at CCD on their way back. I really enjoyed #BoltDrives  to Lonavala. It was scintillating experience.Also met new bloggers on this journey.

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A Sunday well spent at #BoltDrives with BOLT from TATA Motors in association with BlogAdda.

Car Review :My name is BOLT.Tata BOLT

Tata Motors unveiled  their new car “BOLT“a hatchback  with grand launch in Mumbai. I visited the BOLT during their promotion campaign at Inorbit, Vashi.

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The latest entrant in this segment is going to take on the mighty Maruti Swift and Hyundai i10 in fiercely competitive market.

When I first saw BOLT, it reminded me of VISTA but then there’s  X elements in BOLT which distinguished from others.There are four models of Bolt – named – XE (entry level), XM (medium), XMS (medium with extra safety) and XT (top model). The Bolt comes in two variants – Petrol and Diesel.

Let me tell you friends, BOLT is going to beat all the cars in this segment.

The unique features have made BOLT stand from rest of the car. Let’s have a look at BOLT inside view

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The five feature that I found the best are : –

 Multi drive– Tata Bolt provides three modes viz. Sport, Economy and City.

Choose any mode and enjoy the ride as the mode you select helps ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust automatically to optimize engine performance.
Sports mode can be used on express where you will  get more freedom to drive  without  hassles.
Economy mode will reduce throttle (accelerator) response and will help you ride with less acceleration and smoothly. Economy mode will also help you out with low usage of fuel by up-shifting method.In a city like Mumbai Economy mode will suit the best.

Music System

zest-Interior-1-LTata Bolt features Harman Kardon® infotainment system and if the sources are believed, it took 2 years of rigorous work by the Harman engineers to create perfect infotainment system which complements the Bolt.
Harman Kardon® made sure that TATA’s ConnectNext principle comes true to its essence. It was a brilliant decision by Tata Motors to opt to Harman Kardon® Acoustics and infotainment. Their partnership ensured that the consumer gets the best of both world experiences.

Harman Kardon® infotainment system features :

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5-inch touchscreen for better multimedia and tactile(touch) experience.
Supports USB, Bluetooth, Auxiliary audio & Smart phones with special apps.
Better voice recognition.
Social media features and touch phone controlled interface.
Harman Kardon® has integrated some Industry leading smartphone supporting phone enabled navigation, internet radio and podcasts for more better  connected driving experience.
Infotainment system will support smartphone based remote control for rear seat passengers and Smartphone based Navigation screen mirroring.
Harman Kardon® has ensured that Bolt customers will experience top-notch listening experience with acoustics solutions including microphones and speakers.

Turbo Charged Engine

Tata-Bolt-revotron-engine (2)tata-bolt-revetron-engine-petrolBolt is installed with 1.2 litre Revotron motorpower of 90 PS and torque of 140 Nm between 1500-4000 RP and nd max power of 90 PS @ 5000 RPM  with 4 cylinders. There would be another version of Bolt which is a diesel variant with 1.3 litre Quadrajet engine. The modern water-cooled turbo-charger, with its low inertia wheel, provides a faster response for a flat, seamless segment-highest torque density, which is kicked in at very low RPM and delivered over a wide range of revolutions, feeding the vehicle with raw power continuously. This translates into a better drive experience and enhanced maneuverability on city roads as well as highways. A built-in catalytic converter reduces toxic emissions. The toxic pollutants in the exhaust gas are turned into less harmful particles. Thereby, minimizing the harm caused to the environment
Tata-Motors-Revotron-Lab-schematic-front-three-quartersThe engine is turbocharged similar to the Tata Zest which was launched earlier by Tata Motors.
The new petrol engines have been developed indigenously by Tata Motors research and development team in collaboration with strategic partners such as AVL from Austria, Germany’s Bosch and US-based Honeywell. Tested extensively in England and South Korea, these multi-point engines are fuel-efficient.The passenger car market is looking up in the last couple of months. With the extension of tax rebates and improvement in business sentiment, the automotive segment is poised to do well,” said Ashesh Dhar, National Sales Head, South and East, Passenger Vehicles.

Speaking at an event organised here to showcase its new Revotron engines, he said the automaker will play a bigger role in the petrol-powered car segment with the launch of Zest and Bolt. The company also plans to export these engines. It has launched Revotron Labs in 15 cities in busy locations such as malls to showcase the new family of engines.

03tata-bolt-zest5TPMS: Its Tyre  pressure monitoring system. It shows all tyres pressure status on a miniscule screen on the right side of the dashboard .The system works like this it gathers accurate pressure data directly from the tyre valves via wireless sensors. It helps with flat tyre prevention, tyre wear reduction and contributes to high impact fuel savings, by ensuring that tyres operate in optimal conditions.It will help to mitigate the risk of accidents caused by tyres. It also includes locking mechanism to prevent theft.

 

Safety

The advanced ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic brake-force distribution) and CSC (Corner stability Control) ensures your safety in case of emergency braking by sensing the wheel speed, and prevents wheel lock-up while braking, thus maintaining directional control. CSC further improves safety while negotiating tight corners.

home_safetyDual front airbags cushion the impact to protect the driver and front passenger in an accident.

The front brakes are Disc brakes and the rear brakes are Drum brakes .

I will take you on ride to give you the BOLT feeling as you will know premium interiors of the car that are stylish and sleek designed.

The dashboard looks very attractive and appealing.The steering wheel is excellent to hold.The cabin is spacious and gives enough leg space.

EPAS(Electric Power Assisted Steering) with speed sensitivity  and active return function. This feature helps you steer with control on unstable or twisting roads.

Snazzy Java black interior gives you refreshing and modern feel. 1835801-tata_bolt_15

Smartphone enabled navigation from MAPMYINDIA™– This feature will help customers get a MapmyIndia Navigation app specially coded for integration between the user’s phone and the in-dash screen.Basically it is using a technology that enables the MapmyIndia navigation application layer in the user’s smartphone to sync with the car head unit.

Advance voice command recognition – It allows you to control many multimedia functions through voice commands i.e. to make calls ,change tracks,control AC

SMS notifications and read outs– ( Function enabled only if supported by Bluetooth profile of the connected phone) –No more distraction Incoming SMS and new notifications will be read out

Speed sensitive auto volume control– Tied into the speedometer, these circuits make incremental volume changes over the vehicle’s speed range. It’s a handy feature that saves you the trouble of adjusting the volume manually, as may be necessary as the background wind and road noise increase profoundly with speed

Video Playback and Image viewing option  on the touchscreen via USB and SD Card

Driver Seat adjustment-You can adjust the height of the driver’s seat.Its unique feature that  I found unlike other hatchbacks.

Fully automatic AC control on the touchscreen-Interesting feature that controls the AC directly by the touch.

Geo responders for a smooth ride and sound isolators for quiet cabin

petrol-and-diesel-engine (2)Body hugging rugby shoulder seats  – The wide seats ensure you get ample of back support and you can relax and lay down stress free. You get comfy feel.

 

 

 

 

Surround audio effect  with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters

60:40 Split rear sits – The seats are designed for maximum convenience and comfort. They are also very space-efficient. Of course  there is plenty of room for shopping, luggage, sports gear to carry.

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Tata Bolt @ Inorbit,Vashi

The Exterior of BOLT is modernized with

Tata-Bolt-headlight (2)Smoked projector head lamps are  meant to cut through the fog and light up the surface of the road so that drivers can see well enough to stay on the road and within their lane. In addition to fog and mist, fog lights are also useful where there are significant amounts of dust and snow on the road, either drifting in through the air or being churned up from the surface of the road.

Striking power bulge on the bonnet to fit large engine and give sporty look.

TATA signature grill with unique humanity line in piano black finish

Tata-Bolt-ORVM-44720 (2)ORVM  with side indicators –  It’s a safety feature which is useful and it looks so stylish. These additional indicators gives signal while turning and looking fabulous on rear view mirrors.

Sporty rear spoilers – It pushes the back of the car down so the tires can grip the road better and increase stability also adds visibility so that other drivers on the road can easily see the car and prevent rear-end collisions  /

 

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Floating roof accentuated on matte black pillar enhancing its streamlines and elegant form.

Flame shaped tail lamps gives the sporty look

Smart rear wipers starts functioning when you take reverse gear.its useful during rainy season.

My Verdict– Tata BOLT has improved over the years and this time they have got the combination right in terms of speed, quality, safety. Also note here it offers customers whole complete package and just fulfills the expectations.Guys, what are you waiting for? Get Set Bolt

Check out Tata BOLT first look

Source : Video : Youtube                                                                                                                                                                                         Images : Google

The Tata Bolt is an hatchback which offers refreshing looks, attractive interiors, spacious, powerful engine. BOLT will be gamer turner for Tata .Drive in  BOLT with your family. Get.Set.Race. ahead of time

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