Tata Tiago-based Kite 5 compact sedan spotted again

While it’s natural to wait for Tata’s upcoming six all-new products, it’s not like nothing is lined up for the near future. The Tiago-based sedan (or Kite 5 in Tata speak) was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is expected to be launched soon — sometime around the festive season — but the company hasn’t made an official announcement. That’s not to say it isn’t being tested, as one of the test mules has made another appearance, reports Motorbeam.

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It will be positioned where the Indigo eCS (below the larger, more premium Zest) has been in the company’s line-up, but with new engines, a hugely improved fit and finish, and better dynamics (expected as the Tiago has improved, too). With segment-leading boot space (420 liters), it promises to be a worthy challenger in the hugely popular class of sub-four meter sedans.

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Engine options, shared with the Tiago hatchback, will include a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol that makes 83 hp and 114 Nm, and a 1.05-liter diesel that makes 69 hp and 140 Nm of maximum torque. Gearbox choices will include 5-speed manuals on both engines while AMT is likely to be added, too.

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Given that Tata Motors priced the Tiago just right, undercutting rivals and offering more features, expect the Kite 5 to amaze as well.

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