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Tata Motor's new hatchback Kite was snapped testing again in Pune, this time revealing more details about the model.

The prototype was caught on camera by Motoroids reader Bhupendra Bhavsar and as always this time too, the company has managed to conceal the key details of Kite from the eagle-eyed photographers.

Nevertheless, the original publisher of the images has spat a few details. Going by this, the upcoming Tata Kite will not have a body-coloured rear-view mirrors and the car is likely to get diamond-cut eight-wheel alloy wheels.

Tata Kite has made numerous appearances on the web in recent times through spy shots and leaked reports. For the uninitiated, Kite is based on the new Indica platform and is expected to replace the company's fleet car Indica when launched.

Though based on Indica platform, the model is likely to take a different shape altogether. From what we have seen so far, the Kite is likely to borrow design cues from Tata's Zest and upcoming Bolt and the same with interiors too.

As for the features, the new Tata Kite is rumoured to get company's new 1.05-litre three-cylinder common-rail diesel motor, which can churn out a power of 64.1bhp and 14.27kgm of torque and all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine. For transmission, Tata Kite is likely to have five speed manual gearboxes and we also hear that the Kite could also get automated manual transmission (AMT).

Slated to make its debut in India in 2015, Tata Kite will take on the likes of Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10 in the domestic market once launched. The model is speculated to get a price tag in the ₹4 lakh brackets.

Meanwhile, Tata has reportedly started shipping its soon-to-be-launched Bolt hatchback to its dealerships across the country.

The booking for Bolt is underway in India and the model is expecteded to be presented to its fans in the country on 20 January.

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