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Tata Kite 5 launch delayed due to Tiago's success

Tata Kite 5 launch delayed due to Tiago's success
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Monday 24 October 2016, 12:41 PM

The Tata Tiago proved to be a successful car for the Indian manufacturer. It has a mixture of good looks, quality interiors and respectable ride and handling, and coupled with an attractive price undercutting its rivals, the hatch was able to rack up 50,000 bookings already.

The Tiago based sedan called Kite 5 is ready to go into production and has been spotted testing multiple times. Yet, due to the good response to the Tiago, the Kite 5’s production need to be delayed. According to reports, the Kite 5 will be manufactured at the same Sanand plant where the Tiago is currently being manufactured. Of the 50,000 bookings, Tata has delivered only half of it to the customers, therefore their first priority is reducing the waiting period for the Tiago and getting the cars delivered to the customers. Consequently, the manufacturer is more focused to meet the demands of the Tiago, by increasing its production. As a result, delaying the Kite 5 launch.

The Kite 5 will be a sub-four metre compact sedan, with front-end similar to that of the Tiago. The interiors and mechanicals will be shared as well, with the option of both petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine making 84bhp and 114Nm or a 1.05-litre Revotorq turbocharged diesel churning out 69bhp and 140Nm will be offered. Both the engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a possible automatic option to follow later. The car can be expected sometime around March next year. Along with the existing competition in its segment, the Kite 5 will compete with the upcoming Chevrolet Essentia. 

 

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