Tata Kite-based sub-4m sedan shows its compact dimensions – Spied

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Will replace the eCS in the private passenger vehicle market.

A reader of IndianCarsBikes has snapped the Tata Kite-based compact sedan on test, and these spyshots clearly highlight the sub-4 meter length of the vehicle.

Tata Kite compact sedan side spied
The Kite twins are expected to be powered by a new 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine.

Based on the Kite hatchback, Tata Motors are also working on a compact sedan which will replace the Indigo eCS in the private passenger vehicle market. However, the eCS and the Indica are reported to continue for the fleet segment, even after the launches of the Kite twins.

The Kite project essentially uses a re-engineered version of the Indica’s platform. According to reports, this platform has been improved for better strength and stability, though the key details remain unknown.

However, the Kite twins are reported to be powered by new petrol and diesel engines. The former is expected to be a 1.2-liter three-cylinder unit, while the latter is a 1.05-liter three-cylinder motor with its roots derived from the 1.4-liter four-cylinder unit.

Tata Kite compact sedan wheels spied
An e-clutch system will reportedly be seen on the Kite twins.

The Kite compact sedan would get manual and automated manual transmissions, and an e-clutch system could also be in the offing.

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The Kite hatch is expected to be introduced first in the market, in the second half of this calendar year, followed by the sedan which could launch towards the end of this financial year.

Tata Kite compact sedan – Spyshot Gallery

[Spyshots from IndianCarsBikes]

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