Tata Nexon & Tata Kite 5 seen together, will launch in 2017
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Bring more freshness to Tata’s sub-4 segment models.
Both the Kite 5 and Nexon made their local debut at the Auto Expo 2016 last February. The former is Tata’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 can be summarised as a Tata Tiago with a stubby boot that offers 420 litres of luggage capacity.
The Nexon is Tata’s first sub-4m SUV that will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. It measures 3,995 mm long and has a ground clearance of 200 mm. Top-end variants will feature projector headlights, a ceramic side finisher, dual tone colour option, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and LED daytime running lights and a gloss black mesh grille.
The Kite 5’s engine lineup will include the all-new 1.2L three cylinder Revotron petrol engine and 1.05L Revotorq diesel engine, while the Nexon is reported to offer a turbocharged version of the 1.2L three-cylinder Revotron petrol and a new 1.5L four cylinder turbodiesel engine with 110 PS and 260 Nm. Apart from manual gearboxes, both models will offer AMT options.