Tata Kite's pre-production starts in India; Launch in October

Tata Kite's pre-production starts in India; Launch in October New Tata
author image Aditya Chatterjee
Wednesday 19 August 2015, 13:30 PM

According to a report, Tata Motors will launch the much-awaited Kite (code-name) hatchback in India in October, 2015. In fact, the pre-production of the vehicle has been commenced at Tata’s Gujarat-based manufacturing facility. The Tata Kite, likely to be named ‘Glade’ or Tata Tiago, will be introduced as a replacement for the Indica eV2.

The Tata Kite hatchback will be available with two engine options – the Bolt’s 1.2-liter Revotron petrol and an all-new 1.05-litre, three-cylinder diesel. While the former churns out a maximum power of 88.8bhp and 140Nm of torque, the latter one will offer an estimated power of 70bhp and 140Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual and an AMT (automated manual transmission) gearboxes will be on offer. The hatchback might also get an electronic clutch module (ESC).

2016 Tata Kite Hatchback

Based on Tata’s new HorizonNext philosophy, the Kite will feature Tata's new signature grille with the ‘Humanity Line’, defogger in circular pattern, headlights, sloping rear windshield and an integrated rear spoiler. As far as the features are concerned, the hatchback will get a 2-DIN music system, A-Pillars integrated tweeters, glovebox and door with beige inserts, a short-diameter 3-spoke steering wheel, the Bolt/ Zest – inspired gearlever and a well-designed instrument dial.

The Tata Kite hatchback, that will take on the Chevrolet Beat, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10, is expected to be offered within the price range Rs. 3.50 lakh – Rs. 5 lakh (ex-showroom).

Source - MB

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