Is this the front bumper of the Tata Kite? -Spied

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Aravind Jayachandran,

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Positioned beneath the Tata Bolt.

A patent image of a bumper has leaked online, which, according to Shifting-Gears, belongs to the upcoming Tata Kite.

Tata Kite bumper patent sketch leaked
The design of the bumper in the patent sketch looks more angular and sporty, when compared to the simple design of the pre-production prototypes.

When compared against recent spyshots of the Tata Kite, the bumper in the patent sketch looks more angular and sporty, which doesn’t fall inline with the pre-production prototype’s contemporary bumper design.

What we believe is that the leaked sketch could be the bumper design of the Tata Bolt Sport that was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The design is nearly identical to the patent image, as seen in the hexagonal radiator grille and sharp crease lines.

Tata Bolt Sport front three quarters left at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The design of the bumper in the patent image looks similar to the one fitted to the Tata Bolt Sport.

Nevertheless the Tata Kite hatchback and sub-4m sedan will be offered with a new range of three cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Power outputs could range between 70-75 hp, which is sent through either manual or automated manual transmissions (AMT). According to reports, an e-clutch system would also be offered on the Kite.

2015 Tata Kite front three quarter spyshot
The design doesn’t fall inline with the pre-production Tata Kite prototype’s contemporary bumper design.

Also See: Production-ready Tata Kite with Narain Karthikeyan behind the wheel

The Tata Kite hatchback and sedan are all set to replace the Tata Indica and Indigo eCS, respectively, in the personal car market, in the coming months. The latter models will, however, continue to be sold exclusively to the commercial segment, say reports.

Tata Kite – Spyshot Gallery

Tata Bolt Sport – Image Gallery

[Source: Shifting Gears]

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