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

Posted on: Nov 23, 2015 - 9:21am IST

Will pack a new 1.05-liter three cylinder diesel engine.

Car and Bike reports that Tata’s next big model, the Tata Kite (codename), will start arriving in showrooms from the first week of January 2016, following its unveil next month.

Tata Kite teaser sketch
The Kite hatchback will be based on Tata’s XO platform, and will spawn a compact sedan sometime in early-2016.

The new Kite will feature a slightly distinctive styling, featuring a long honeycomb grille flanked by bug-eyed headlamps, wraparound taillamps, roof spoiler, strong character lines, and foglamps. The Kite hatchback will be based on Tata’s XO platform, and will spawn a compact sedan sometime in early-2016.

Engine lineup will include three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The petrol option would be an all-new 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. As for the diesel option, it will pack a 1.05-liter three-cylinder diesel engine, which is a scaled down version of Tata’s 1,405 cc four-cylinder diesel engine. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual as standard and an automated manual transmission.

Tata Kite teased
The new Kite will feature a slightly distinctive styling, featuring a long honeycomb grille flanked by bug-eyed headlamps.

The new hatchback is expected to be built at Tata’s plant in Sanand, Gujarat, and could be priced from INR 3.6 Lakh onwards.

Tata Kite – Teaser Gallery

[Source: Car and Bike]

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