Tata Motors' upcoming hatchback, the Kite, is expected to hit Indian roads later this year. The model, which is being rigorously tested in the country, has been caught on camera once again, this time giving a close-up shot of the rear end of the model.
The latest spy shots come from Indian Autos Blog. The test mule of the Kite was camouflaged completely when snapped as usual; however, the spy shots give a fair idea of the overall body proportion of the model. The Tata Kite, which will sit above the Nano when launched, is said to be the replacement for Tata Indica.
It was reported recently that the Kite has entered its pre-production stage in the country. Under the hood, the Tata Kite hatchback is likely to get the company's new 1.05-litre three-cylinder common-rail diesel motor that can churn out a power of 64.1bhp and 14.27kgm of torque and an all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine. The Kite is speculated to get e-clutch system similar to AMT which allows drivers to use manual transmission for the first gear without using the clutch.
The Kite is expected to include features such as triple-arm steering wheel and Harman music system and OVRMs with integrated turn indicators. The Kite will take on the likes of Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10 in India when launched later this year and is expected to be priced at around Rs 4 lakh.