Tata Motors continues to test its upcoming models on the Indian roads. A new set of spy shots shows the test mules of the Nexon compact SUV and the Kite 5 compact sedan together on the road.
Tata has been putting its Nexon and the Kite 5 through testing for quite sometime now. Both the models were part of the company's pavilion at the Auto Expo 2016, along with the Hexa MPV and the Tiago hatchback.
The latest images come from IndianAutosBlog. While there is nothing new one can pull out from these since the test mules are seen fully covered, the repeated sighting tell us that the wok on them is progressing rapidly. Tata is said to have pushed the launch of both the Nexon and the Kite 5 to 2017 as the company is looking at new marketing strategies for the models.
Under the hood, the compact SUV of Tata is likely to get a1.2-litre turbo-charged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The transmission in the model is likely to be taken care of by six-speed AMT box.
Built on the heavily-modified Tata X1 platform of the Indica, the Nexon SUV features the next generation Impact design philosophy of Tata. The front fascia of the Nexon flaunts the chrome Humanity Line on the upper grille, featuring stylish projector headlamps with daytime running lamps (DRLs). At the rear, the Nexon is expected to get LED tail-lamps with chrome accents, arising beltline and a floating roof uplifts the rear of the car. The SUV rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
Tata Kite 5
Tata Kite 5 will be powered by 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 â€” Eco and City.
When launched, the sedan will take on the likes of Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Figo Aspire.