New spy host of Tata's upcoming Kite hatchback has emerged online ahead of its expected launch later this year, this time showing the model with the production-spec body.
Caught on camera by the Indian Autos Blog reader Fenin Rexo, in the latest images, the Kite hatchback seemed to have ditched much of the cladding used by other test mules. From the images, what is immediately apparent is the front fascia of the new kite with the honeycomb grille and fog lamps.
Tata Kite, a model, which is touted as the possible replacement to Tata's Indica, is expected to make its India debut in the second half of this year. Designed to rival the models like Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10, Tata Kite is likely to be priced around ₹4 lakh.
Although the engine line-up of the model has been guarded closely, rumours have hit the web that the new Tata model will draw power from the company's new 1.05-litre three-cylinder common-rail diesel motor, which can churn out power of 64.1bhp and 14.27kgm of torque, and the all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine in the engine line-up.
A recent report had indicated that Tata Kite would be monikered in India as Glade and the model would also feature e-clutch system, a system similar to AMT, which allows drivers to use manual transmission for first gear without using the clutch. There have also been rumours about Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) models.