Tata Motors at the ongoing Auto Expo has finally showcased their new “sporty” compact sedan codenamed as Kite 5, their second product with new Impact Design philosophy. Essentially the sub 4 metre compact sedan version of the Zica hatch (name change pending), Kite 5 will target the younger and fast generation.
Powering Kite 5 will be the same engine family as that of the hatch which will include –
- 1.2 litre Revotron three cylinder petrol engine producing 85 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm.
- 1.05 litre Revotorq diesel mill. Tata has not confirmed the output of this mill but we expect it to be similar to the Zica (70 PS of maximum power and 140 Nm of peak torque).
Both the engines will get Multi Drive driving modes – Eco and City.
Kite 5 sedan measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,647 mm in width and 1,535 mm in terms of overall height while the wheelbase has been extended by 50 mm from the hatch to now grow to 2,450 mm. The car gets an infotainment system with a 5 inch touchscreen with support for video playback through USB. The setup is supported by a set of 8 speakers.
Assisting the car is MapMyIndia’s intelligently designed maps for Navigation. Tata has also brought in a first in segment music application called Juke app which will be available only in Android. The Juke Car App helps sync multiple phones to a host phone making sharing of music easy via a private hotspot network.
For safety the company has added dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control. We expect Tata to launch Kite 5 sometime this year.