Tata Kite Compact Sedan spotted
After languishing at the bottom of the sales charts for many years due to a lacklustre portfolio of vehicles, Tata Motors embarked on the path of a comprehensive overhaul of its vehicle line-up some 2-3 years ago.
After languishing at the bottom of the sales charts for many years due to a lacklustre portfolio of vehicles, Tata Motors embarked on the path of a comprehensive overhaul of its vehicle line-up some 2-3 years ago. The result of the exercise is an upcoming blitzkrieg of new and high quality products which are sure to propel Tata into the big league and back into people’s minds. One of those much awaited vehicles is the Tiago based compact sedan, tentatively named as Kite, which has been spied testing once again.
The upcoming Tata Kite compact sedan has been spied testing near Wakad on the Pune Bangalore highway by our avid reader Vicky Mistry. The set of images reveal a lot of details about the car and offer one of the closest overview of the vehicle from many angles. The images show that the silhouette of the Tata Kite is still very similar to the Kite 5 which was showcased earlier at the 2016 Auto Expo held in Delhi. The new Kite sedan will be slotted below the Zest sedan in the company’s line-up.
The spy shots throw light on some interesting and important features of the sedan. The car being tested was fully loaded with passengers and seemed to be the top-end model which was equipped with features like alloy wheels, front fog-lamps, turn indicators on ORVMs and curiously, a spoiler on the rear windshield like a hatchback. Other significant details revealed by the spy shots include LED rear tail-lamps and a medium sized antenna.
The Tata Kite measures 3995 mm in length, 1647 mm in width, 1535 mm in height and 2450 mm in wheelbase, and will be powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.05-litre Revotorq three-cylinder diesel engine. The new upcoming vehicles from the Tata stable, such as the Hexa crossover, Nexon compact SUV and X451 premium hatchback to name a few, have a sophisticated and grown-up feel to them with timeless designs and very much improved material quality.