As Tata Motors gets ready for the launch of its compact sedan Kite 5, which is based on the popular hatchback Tiago, the model has made yet another appearance online, this time through fresh spy shots from Coimbatore.
Kite 5 has become a common sighting on Indian roads and the company is believed to be putting it through final testing before its launch in the country. The latest set of images of Kite 5 comes from IndianAutosBlog.
The compact sedan is expected to go on sale in the country during the festive season this year. The official name of Kite 5 is yet to be made public, but rumours on the web suggest that the Tiago-based sedan could be named as Canvas, Dribble or Ingrid. Kite 5 is expected to enter production soon at the company's Sanand plant in Gujarat.
When launched, the sedan will take on the likes of Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Figo Aspire. Powering Kite 5 will be a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol and 1.05-litre three-cylinder diesel motors.
While the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine will churn out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, the all-new 1.05-litre, three-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine will develop 69bhp of power and 140Nm of torque. Both engines will be available with multi-drive modes — Eco and City. In terms of dimensions, the Kite 5 measures 3,995mm in length, 1,647mm in width and 1,535mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450mm.