Tata Nexon, Tata Kite 5, Tata Hexa spied testing together
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Tata Hexa will be the first to arrive; expected in July 2016.
The Tata Nexon, Tata Kite 5 and Tata Hexa have been spotted testing together on the outskirts of Maharashtra. The first of the trio to arrive in the market will be the Tata Hexa, which is expected to launch in July 2016, followed by the Kite 5 in the festive season and the Nexon in 2017.
All three models were unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 last February. Tata’s upcoming flagship, the Tata Hexa, will be the most feature-packed Tata product ever, and could pack a downsized version of the 2.2-liter VARICOR diesel engine when launched. It will be paired to a 6-speed manual or automatic, and an AWD system will be available.
The Tata KITE 5 is the company’s third sub-4m sedan that will slot below the Tata Zest. It measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,647 mm in width, 1,535 mm in height and 2,450 mm in wheelbase. The exterior design can be summarized as a Tata Tiago with a stubby boot that has 420 liters of luggage capacity. Top-end grades will ride on 15-inch alloy wheels, and come equipped with features like an 8-speaker HARMAN audio system.
The Tata Nexon measures 3,995 mm long and has a ground clearance of 200 mm. It is their first sub-4m SUV that rivals the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. As seen in spyshots, it gets projector headlights, a ceramic side finisher, contrast roof, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and LED daytime running lights in addition to a piano-black grille element.
While the Kite 5 will be offered with a 1.2L three cylinder Revotron engine or 1.05L Revotorq diesel engine, the Nexon will pack a new 1.5-liter four cylinder diesel engine paired to a 6-speed manual. Both models are reported to get AMT options.
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