Tata Kite hatchback to get MegaPixel-inspired design, spotted on test – Spied

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015 - 4:00pm IST

Launch expected this year.

It’s no secret that the Tata Kite (and sedan) is set to reach the market later this year, following the Bolt hatchback which is scheduled for a January 22 launch.

2015 Tata Kite hatchback spied front three quarters
The Kite will offer a Megapixel-inspired design according to the report.

The Kite, as we know, is based on a modified version of the platform that underpins the Indica. It’s expected to be a huge improvement over that, both in terms of mechanicals as well as aesthetics. As for the looks, the report mentions that the design will be inspired by the MegaPixel concept. The headlamps will merge into the honeycomb mesh grille, while at the rear, the hatchback will get wraparound taillamps. The Kite-based sedan (one that will replace the Indigo eCS) will draw inspiration from the recently introduced Zest compact sedan.

While the final design of interior isn’t known yet, the cabin is expected to be better put together, and sportier-looking than the Indica’s. It will have a dual-tone treatment for the upholstery, a white-backlit instrument panel with MID (multi information display), and plenty of satin-finish inserts, says the report.

As reported earlier, the Kite sedan and hatchback duo will be offered with a range of newly developed engines: a 1.05-litre diesel unit and a 1.2-litre petrol. The turbocharged, 3-cylinder diesel is expected to make maximum power and torque in the vicinity of 64 hp and 142 Nm.

2015 Tata Kite hatchback spied side
Engine options for the Kite-based hatchback and sedan will include two engines: a 1.05-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre petrol.

Also read: Tata Bolt starts arriving at dealerships ahead of launch

The Kite is expected to enter production in the second half of this year. For 2015, Tata has plans to launch four products, which include the above mentioned Bolt and Kite, facelifted Safari Storme, and the AMT-equipped Nano which is currently undergoing testing.

Competitors: Chevrolet Beat, Honda Brio, Ford Figo, Hyundai i10
Expected price: INR 3.5-4.5 lakh, ex-showroom
Launch date: H2 2015

Tata Kite – Spyshot Gallery

[Source – Overdrive]

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4 thoughts on “Tata Kite hatchback to get MegaPixel-inspired design, spotted on test – Spied

  1. Even I agree with your point, the TATA’s are slow in response and sometimes they don’t even respond. But after late Mr. Karl Slym took over we could see some positivity within TML and full product pipeline being developed till 2020. Hope they succeed in future

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  2. Nothing wrong at all. We can only hope that the Bolt, Zest, Kite twins, Nexon and the global SUVs on Land Rover platform help stage the comeback for Tata Motors.

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  3. dinesh shekhar says:

    With such a world-class team of JLR with them, why the Tatas dont develop products to beat the likes of Maruti and Hyundai, at least in India? Dont know, why they are re-alunching, relaunching and relaunching the Tata Safari with cosmetic changes – spots them only with a sore eye!!! Dont know when they are going to wake up even after the youngh Cyrus is at helm of affairs now?

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