Tata Motors' upcoming hatchback Kite has returned in fresh batch spy shots while the test mule was undergoing testing in the country.
Built on a new Indica platform, Tata Kite has been designed as a rival to Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10 in India. The latest batch spy shots of Tata Kite came from Indianautos Blog and from the images, it looks like Kite is still at early stages of production in the country.
Like previous ones, the latest prototype is seen hidden under heavy camouflage. Even then, it is not difficult to figure out the body structure of the new Kite.
Tata Kite, a car to replace the current Indica, will be taking design cues from Tata Zest and Bolt and is likely to reach the market by the end of 2015.
Previous images of the car suggested that Kite will host features like new music system with USB and AUX connectivity inside the cabin. Under the hood, Kite is likely to pack the 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.
The car is likely to get a price tag around of ₹₹4 lakh.
Meanwhile, Tata has started accepting booking for its upcoming new Bolt in India with a down payment of ₹11,000. Bolt is expected to make its India entry in early 2015 and will be pitched against Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i10 and i20. Under the hood, the petrol variant of the car packs 1.2-litre Revotron turbo-charged engine, which is tuned to generate 84bhp at 5,000rpm and a torque of 140Nm of 1,750-3,500rpm.