Tata Kite 5
Tata Kite 5 Preview
Tata Kite 5 compact-sedan was first unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The Kite 5 will replace the aging Indigo eCS, and is based around the same platform as the new Tiago hatchback. In comparison to its predecessor, the Kite 5 sedan looks much more modern and contemporary. Since it’s based on the Tiago, it features similar design elements, although it comes with a stubby boot that is nicely integrated on to backside of the hatchback. Dimension wise, it measures 3.99 meters in length. After the Zest, the Kite 5 sedan will be Tata’s second offering in the sub-4m segment. Thanks to its stretched dimensions, it will have more space at the back as compared to the Tiago.
Powering the Kite S sedan will be the same 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, petrol engine and 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder, diesel engine as offered on the Tiago. Both the engines will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Tata may offer AMT on the sedan as well.
Inside, the Kite 5 compact-sedan will sport the same design and layout as the hatchback, which means it will look more upmarket and better built than the outgoing model. It will also come with a 5-inch Harman touchscreen infotainment system among other creature comforts inside the cabin.