Tata Kite 5 Sedan Spied will be offered in the fantastic blue color also, Lavasa testing promises a lot
Tata is all set to hit the market in full force. It has promised a lot of vehicles that are coming their way and it is keeping their promise alive and kicking. After launching the Tiago this year at an attractive price and offering a great value for money package, it is time to get a car on the same platform and help the inch every forward. Yes, we are talking about the Kite 5 Sedan set to be launched shortly. The Kite 5 Sedan is purely based on the Tiago, but has a bigger boot at the back and allegedly it is supposed to have more features than the Tiago.
Kite 5 Sedan has been spied completely un-camouflaged and camouflaged in some Tata Motors facility where it looks like pre-production has begun. Tata Kite 5 Sedan Spied here showcases that it will get the same interior as the Tiago and the final production has been leaked. However, it continues to test in Lavasa and gives more details.
Tata Kite 5 Sedan Design and Dimensions
The boot is well-integrated and the car ends up looking more stylish than the minutely quirky Zest when compared to this. Outside we can see new alloy wheels, the car in blue paint scheme. At the rear it has a large LED stop lamp mounted at the top of the rear windscreen to make it stand out. At the rear space seems good enough and there will be a ‘sahib’ feature aka armrest with two cup holders.
Length: 3800 mm*
Width: 1600 mm*
Height: 1520 mm*
Wheelbase: 2390 mm*
Boot space: 300 litres*
Ground Clearance: 170 mm*
Tata Kite 5 Sedan Engine, Gearbox and Mileage
Engine wise, The 1.2l petrol 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engine will make it to the car from the Tiago. The power and torque numbers will stay the same though. However, we do think the car needs more power and it can get higher power output as well. 1.2 petrol will make around 90 PS and Diesel could make around 80 PS of power. 5-Speed manual gearbox and AMT gearbox will make its debut on the car. Petrol should deliver 22-23 km/l and diesel should deliver 26-27 km/l.
Tata Kite 5 Sedan Interiors and Features
Front dashboard is the same and it has the infotainment screen, dials and steering wheel too. Expect the same good quality interior with the Kite 5 as well. The dashboard is set to be the same as before. A banging audio system along with options of connectivity will make it to the car. Electric ORVM and lot of storage inside the cabin are the highlights of the interior. Best in class space with supportive seats and a boot of around 300 litres can be expected.
Tata Kite 5 Sedan launch, Variant and Prices
The pricing of the variants will be similar ball park of the hatchback. Expect 30-40,000 increase in price tag while still making is value for money quotient for customers. Launch happens in festive season of 2016 and prices will begin around the Rs. 3.8-4.0 lakh mark.
Tata Kite 5 Sedan Safety Features
All the variants of the new Kite 5 will get ABS and EBD along with dual airbags as standard or continue with the same Tiago tradition where you get in a plus variant of base variant that you can choose from.
Tata Kite 5 Sedan Competition
Upcoming Chevrolet Beat Essentia
All in all, every thing looks neat and clean as the Tiago and the sedan that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. Launch is expected in September for the car. The Kite 5 doesn’t have much competition but it will come with the Chevrolet Beat Essentia set to launch next year.
Kite 5 Sedan Review