Tata Kite 5 compact sedan caught testing ahead of launch – Spied

Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 - 11:12am IST

Features a best-in-class boot of 420 liters.

Ahead of its launch this calendar year, the Tata Kite 5 (codename) compact sedan was caught testing near Pune, Maharashtra, by carandbike. The Kite 5 made its debut in production guise at the Auto Expo 2016, and according to reports and sources, will have its launch in the second half of the calendar year.

Tata Kite 5 spied Pune
The Tata Kite 5 compact sedan will be powered by the same set of three-cylinder engines as the Tiago.

It is based on the same platform as the soon-to-launch Tata Tiago, and parts and components are also shared with the hatchback. This includes the interior with a piano-black center console, the Harman entertainment system, the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and the Multi-Drive driving modes.

The Kite 5, like the Tiago, will be powered by three-cylinder petrol and diesel engine. The petrol engine is the all-new all-aluminium 1.2-liter three-cylinder Revotron unit which develops 85 PS and 114 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is a 1.05-liter three-cylinder Revotorq which puts out 70 PS and 140 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox on the Tiago.

Tata Kite 5 rear spied Pune
Like the Tiago, the Kite 5 will also be built at Tata’s Sanand, Gujarat, plant.

Also read: Tata Hexa Tuff showcased at Auto Expo 2016

The Tata Kite 5 measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,647 mm in width and 1,535 mm in height. Its boot space of 420 liters is best-in-class, though when launched, it is expected to be priced and positioned below the current crop of compact sedans.

Rivals: Base variants of Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, VW Ameo, Ford Figo Aspire
Expected Price: INR 4.5-7.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Expected Release date: H2 2016

Tata Kite 5 – Image Gallery

[Spyshots from Carandbike]

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