Tata KITE 5 compact sedan, Bolt Sport, Zica Aktiv confirmed for Auto Expo – IAB Report

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016 - 11:21am IST

Zica will launch this financial year.

In addition to new models in its SUV/compact SUV portfolio, Tata Motors will also showcase new passenger cars at the Auto Expo 2016. The car maker confirmed that the “new sporty compact sedan” codenamed Tata Kite 5 will mark its debut at the biennial event.

Tata Zica-based compact sedan IAB Rendering
The Kite 5 will share components, platform and engines with the Zica.

The Tata Kite 5 sedan is essentially a compact sedan based on the Tata Zica. The compact sedan will slot below the Tata Zest in the car maker’s lineup, and will borrow engines and technologies from the Zica, which is expected to launch this financial year.

The engines in question will include the all-new, all-aluminium 1.2-liter three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine and the 1.05-liter three-cylinder Revotorq diesel engine, paired to 5-speed manual transmissions.

The Tata Bolt Sport is likely to be the same car which was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show last year. The show car featured the 1.2-liter four-cylinder Revotron turbocharged engine with 120 hp and 170 Nm of torque. Aside from the improved engine, the Bolt Sport was decked with 17-inch alloy wheels, a body kit, wider tyres and interior customization options.

Tata Bolt Sport front three quarters left at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The Bolt Sport develops 120 hp and 170 Nm of torque from its 1.2L engine.

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Tata has also confirmed the Tata Zica Aktiv for the Auto Expo. In its press release, Tata says that the Zica Aktiv will sport a stylish body kit in addition to other customization options.

Tata Bolt Sport – Image Gallery

Tata Zica – Image Gallery

Tata Motors at Auto Expo 2016 – Press Release

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