Work continues on the Tata's small car Kite as another prototype of the car spied undergoing testing in the country and this time the images reveal the interiors too.
The car was snapped by Motorbeam reader Abhinit and from the images it looks like Tata is trying to give the car a different look from its current Indica. Expected to reach the Indian market in 2015, the new Kite will be built on a new Indica platform.
From the images, it looks like Tata Kite will get a smaller steering wheel and is also likely to boast features like new music system with USB and AUX connectivity. On the exterior front, the car is likely to get a styling inspired by the new Zest and Bolt and the car also seemed to have borrowed some features of Tata Nexon Compact SUV.
Under the hood, Tata Kite will be powered by 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. There have been rumours that the new small car of Tata will also get AMT.
In India, Tata Kite will rival cars like Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10 and is expected to get a price tag around ₹4 lakh.
Tata is also gearing up to launch its Bolt hatchback in the country and the last we heard is that the launch will happen only in 2015 as the company's current focus in on the new Zest. To be offered in both petrol and diesel engines, Tata Bolt will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i10 and i20.
The petrol variant of Bolt will get its power from 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged engine, which can pump in 84bhp at 5,000rpm and a torque of 140Nm of 1,750-3,500rpm and the diesel Bolt will get 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel motor that can generate 73bhp and peak torque of 190Nm. Both the engines will come coupled to a five-speed manual transmission.