Tata Kite 5 compact sedan spied on tests ahead of festive season launch

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Could be the least expensive sedan in India.

IAB reader, Mr Sasikumar, has photographed a pre-production Tata Kite 5 testing in Coimbatore, ahead of its launch scheduled for this festive season.

Tata Kite 5 compact sedan front three quarter spied on tests ahead of festive season launch
If priced along the lines of the Tata Tiago, the Kite 5 could be the least expensive sedan in India.

It still has the prototype body wrap that tries to hide the Tiago-inspired Sunburst Orange exterior. The Kite 5 made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, featuring an exterior that borrows the front-end of the Tiago, while the rear-end has a stubby boot, wraparound taillamps and a long LED strip for the third brake light.

The Kite 5 will carryover the Tata Tiago’s interior, but finished in a slightly darker shade. Top-end variants have been spotted featuring a Harman touchscreen infotainment system and reverse parking camera. The Kite 5 is confirmed to offer a class-leading boot capacity of 420 liters.

Tata Kite 5 compact sedan rear spied on tests ahead of festive season launch
The rear-end has a stubby boot, wraparound taillamps and a long LED strip for the third brake light.

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As it’s based on the Tiago, expect the hatchback’s 1.2L three cylinder Revotron petrol and 1.05L Revotorq diesel options to be offered with the Kite 5. While a 5-speed manual will be fitted as standard, an AMT option is in the works for both the Kite 5 and Tiago.

‘Kite 5’ is the project’s codename, and the car could be called Tata Dribble, Tata Canvas or Tata Ingrid or as per a report that emerged in March.

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