Tata Kite hatchback’s teaser sketch revealed – IAB Report

Posted on: Nov 11, 2015 - 6:35am IST

All-new petrol engine expected to debut on the Kite hatchback.

Tata Motors have dropped the teaser sketch of the Tata Kite hatchback (codename), which, as reported earlier, will be revealed to the media in the first week of December. Prior to the sketch, the Kite hatchback was teased in a video starring Tata Motors’ new brand ambassador, Lionel Messi.

Tata Kite teaser sketch
The Kite hatchback and the compact sedan will replace the Indica and eCS in the private segment.

With its underpinnings derived from the Tata Indica, the Kite series of cars (a compact sedan will follow the hatchback, sometime in early-2016) are Tata’s next range of ‘all-new’ products aimed at the private car buyer. They effectively replace the Indica and the Indigo eCS in the private segment, though sales of these models for fleet customers/taxi customers are expected to continue.

According to reports, the Kite hatchback and compact sedan, which are codenamed ‘Kite 4’ and ‘Kite 5’ respectively, will be powered by three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The former is expected to be an all-new engine displacing 1.2-liters, and could be badged under the ‘Revotron’ brand, despite not featuring a turbocharger.

Tata Kite taillight teased
The Kite series of cars will be powered by three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

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The 1.05-liter three-cylinder diesel engine on the other hand would be a scaled down version of Tata’s 1,405 cc four-cylinder diesel engine, with several friction reducing technologies.

Tata Kite – Teaser Image Gallery

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