Tata Motors' upcoming hatchback Kite was spotted testing once again, giving us another set of spy shots before its launch.
The folks at MotorBeam caught the car on camera during its usual test trials in Maharashtra. Kite is seen hiding under heavy camouflage; thus, not revealing any key detail of the model. However, the repeated sightings of the model on Indian roads have painted a clear picture of what to expect from Tata's next model.
Kite hatchback, a model which is likely to replace Tata's Indica, is expected to make its debut in India around mid-2015. From what we have seen so far, Tata Kite is likely to take design cues from the Zest sedan and Bolt hatchback. The interior of the model is in line with Bolt, but misses out on features like touch-screen system and automatic climate control.
Although the engine specifications are closely guarded, speculations are rife that underneath the skin Kite will get 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. Rumours also indicate five speed manual gearboxes and an automated manual transmission (AMT).
Kite will be rivalling the segment's frontrunners, like Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10, in the domestic market and is likely to fall in the price bracket of ₹4 lakh. It is expected to include features like body-coloured rear-view mirrors and diamond-cut eight-wheel alloy wheels.