Festive season is just around the corner and the auto-makers in India are busy putting their upcoming models through its final testing before its take off in the market. While some of the models, which are already on the roads will go under the knife for a makeover, there are also exotic and brand new models shaping up to excite the crowd. Tata Motors is also readying a slew of models for the Indian market, which would break its cover during the festive season. As automotive landscape gets ready to welcome the new offerings, International Business Times India brings a list of cars coming out of Tata's stable.
Tata Kite 5
Tata Kite 5, the compact sedan, which is also known as Tiago sedan is based on Tiago hatchback. Tata had showcased Kite 5 in its production-spec at the Auto Expo 2016 earlier in February. The compact sedan is believed to be nearing its production stage and is expected to see the light of the day during the festive season this year.
The Kite 5 measures 3,995mm in length, 1,647mm in width and 1,535mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450mm. Under the hood, the Kite 5 will come packed with 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.
The Kite 5 will be pitched against Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Figo Aspire.
Tata is expected to bring Hexa to the Indian market in October. Hexa has been caught on camera while undergoing testing in the country since its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016.
Under the hood, Hexa will be launched with a 2.2-litre engine that is tuned to generate 154bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque at 1,700 to 2,700rpm. The engine will come mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission.
Hexa, what is known as the copiously tweaked Aria, is expected to come with wrap-around LED tail lamps, door claddings, dual-coloured wheel arches, integrated spoiler and roof rails. Other features expected include dual hexagonal-patterned front grille with chrome accents on the front and smoked projector headlamps, fog lamps and daytime running lamps.
Hexa is expected to be priced in the range of Rs.10 lakh to Rs.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Tata Tiago AMT
Buoyed by the success of Tiago hatchback in India, Tata Motors is gearing up to offer the automated manual transmission (AMT) in its new offering. Tiago AMT is likely to make its entry into the market around Diwali. The development of the AMT avatar of Tiago was confirmed recently through a spy shot that showed it being tested on Indian roads.
Tata, which has two AMT models in its line-up — the GenX Nano and Zest — is expected to offer the AMT box in Tiago petrol models. In the AMT model, the design and style will remain untouched and the only change will be the addition of the AMT box.
Tiago, Tata's first offering to be based on its Impact design language, is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. It comes powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel mills. While the petrol mill churns out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, the 1.05- diesel engine produces 69bhp of power 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,800-3,000rpm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Tiago claims to deliver a mileage of 23.84 kmpl for petrol and 27.28 kmpl for diesel.
Tiago is also expected to get a sporty powerful avatar and a crossover in India.