Tata Kite compact sedan spotted testing on the racetrack – Spied

Paranjay

Paranjay Dutt, Likes to read, write, and talk about automobiles whenever he can. The rest of the time, he can be seen behind his camera. Totally fails at writing Author Info, though.

To replace the Indigo eCS when it goes on sale.

Tata Motors is reported to be testing the Kite compact sedan at the Kari Motor Speedway racetrack in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, reveals MotorBeam. The car, like the Kite hatchback, is based on a re-engineered version of the Indica platform.

2016 Tata Kite sedan spied front three quarter
The Kite sedan is based on the Indica’s platform as well.

Powering the vehicle is expected to be a range of newly developed engines that include a 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder diesel, and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. Power and torque figures for the former are reportedly 64 hp and 142 Nm. Gearbox options will include a standard 5-speed manual unit, while an automated manual transmission (AMT) could also be offered.

With numerous appearances made in the past, a couple of details about both the Kite hatchback and the compact sedan have become clear. An earlier report suggests that the vehicle will adopt a Mega Pixel-mimicking front end. Spyshots have revealed rectangular AC vents, 14-inch tyres on the hatchback, and white-backlit instrument cluster with a multi-information display.

Tata Motors is going with a ‘one product at a time’ strategy, and with the Bolt scheduled to be launched in a day’s time, the company will focus on bringing the Kite hatchback next (which could be launched by June 2015, as a previous report mentioned). The sedan will follow the hatchback.

Tata Kite taillights spied IAB
The Kite hatchback was recently caught with what looks like production ready taillamps.

Also read: Tata Nano-based ‘Pelican’ under development to rival the Alto

Both these cars will be made at Tata’s production facility in Sanand, Gujarat, which is currently under-utilized.

Tata Kite hatchback – Spyshot Gallery

[Source – MotorBeam]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Tata Kite News & Updates

Tata Zica badge

Tata ‘Kite’ to be called Tata Zica – IAB Report [Video]

Tata Kite teased

Tata Kite to be launched in the first week of January, reveal in December – Report

Tata Kite rear three quarter undergoing final stages of testing

Tata Kite undergoing final stages of testing – Spied

Lionel Messi in the Tata Kite

New video shows Lionel Messi in the Tata Kite’s driver’s seat – IAB Report

Tata Kite teaser sketch

Tata Kite hatchback’s teaser sketch revealed – IAB Report

Tata Kite teased

Tata Kite hatchback could be priced from INR 3.6 lakhs – Report