Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch by Q2, 2017


Joining the Tiago hatchback in Tata‘s product portfolio will be a new compact sedan, which, could go on sale as the “Tata Sway”. Internally, however, it has been named as the “Kite 5”. The upcoming Tata Kite 5 compact sedan will be a logical replacement for the very successful Indigo eCS. Basically, the Kite 5 is the sedan derivative of the Tiago hatchback. The Tiago-derived sedan, which made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, should be out by April, 2017. Prices will start at around Rs. 4 lakhs for the base petrol variant. While you can safely expect us to come up with a detailed Tata Kite 5 review and test drive report at the earliest, here, on this page, we have all the Tata Kite 5 launch date, along with the available information on its price, features, specifications and variants.tata kite 5 launch date front image

Also See- Tata Tiago AMT | Tata Tiago Details

Tata Kite 5 Launch Date

Tata Kite 5 Launch Date March-April, 2017
Tata Kite 5 Bookings Open From March, 2017

Like we said, the Tata Kite 5 compact sedan launch is still some time away from us and while this car’s debut took place at the Auto Expo 2016, our guess is that the Tata Kite 5 launch date will fall only around March-April 2017. Production of the Kite 5 compact sedan (aka Tata Sway) will take place at the manufacturer’s Sanand facility in Gujarat. Pictures of the Kite 5 in production-ready guise surfaced online recently indicating the launch is not too far away. The model you see in the images below seems to be the top end XZ trim. As evident, the design identical to the pre-production model that was present at the Auto Expo.

Tata Kite 5 Spy Shots


Tata Kite 5 Price in India

Tata Kite5 XB Petrol Rs. 3.80 lakh
Tata Kite5 XE Petrol Rs. 4.19 lakh
Tata Kite5 XM Petrol Rs. 4.79 lakh
Tata Kite5 XT Petrol Rs. 5.00 lakh
Tata Kite5 XZ Petrol Rs. 5.49 lakh
Tata Kite5 XB Diesel Rs. 4.59 lakh
Tata Kite5 XE Diesel Rs. 4.89 lakh
Tata Kite5 XM Diesel Rs. 5.19 lakh
Tata Kite5 XT Diesel Rs. 5.59 lakh
Tata Kite5 XZ Diesel Rs. 5.99 lakh

While the Tata Kite 5 price will be made public only at the time of its official launch, our guess is that the upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan/ Sway will go on sale for roughly Rs. 3.8 lakh (ex-showroom). Like Tiago, Tata will adopt a very aggressive pricing strategy for the Kite 5 as well. This will make it the cheapest compact sedan on sale in the country. It will be positioned below the Tata Zest.

Also See – Tata Tiago Review

Tata Kite 5 Specifications

Fuel type Petrol;Diesel
Type Revotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE;

Revotorq; 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE

Cubic capacity 1199 cc; 1057 cc
Made of All-Aluminum; Head: Aluminum, Block: Cast Iron
Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive
Max power 85 PS at 6000 RPM; 70 PS at 4000 RPM
Max torque 114 Nm at 3500 RPM; 140 Nm at 1800-3000 RPM
Bore/stroke 77 mm x 85.8 mm; 75 mm x 79 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1; 16:1
Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder
Engine management ECU controlled

tata kite 5 price in india - tiago compact sedanThe Tata Tiago sedan will be available with the same engines that power its hatchback siblings. This means that the car will go on sale with a set of all-new petrol and diesel engines that are high on both power and fuel mileage. Powering the petrol variant will be a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron engine with a max. power of 84 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm. Claimed fuel mileage could be around 20 km/l. The diesel variant will be powered by a new 1.05-litre, three-pot Revotorq engine with a max. power of 69 bhp and peak torque of 140 Nm. Both the models could get an AMT later on, but at the time of launch will come with a 5-speed Manual.

Tata Kite 5 Mileage

Expected Tata Kite5 Mileage 
Tata Kite5 Petrol Mileage 23.84 KMPL Tata Kite5 Diesel Mileage 27.28 KMPL

The Kite5 will share its engines with the Tiago. Hence, it is likely to become one of the most fuel efficient cars in India. As the engines will come from the Tiago, even the mileage figures should be almost the same. With a mileage figure of 23.84 KMPL for the Petrol model and 27.28 KMPL for the Diesel variant, the Tiago scores highly in terms of fuel efficiency.

Tata Kite 5 Price, Mileage, Specifications, Features, Review official images

Tata Kite 5 (Sway) Dimensions

Overall Length 3946 mm*
Overall Width 1647 mm
Overall Height 1535 mm
Wheel Base 2400 mm
Track Front 1400 mm
Track Rear 1420 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres
Boot Space 290 litres*


Tata Kite 5 (Sway) Exterior Design

As has always been the case with compact sedans in India, the upcoming Tiago-based sedan will share most of its design with the donor hatchback. This means that its front-end of the Kite sedan will be characterised by wraparound headlamps and a wide honeycomb radiator grille. The design of the upcoming Tata sedan is expected to bog similar to that of the Tiago till around the C-pillar, with the major difference arising out of the longer rear overhang on the sedan sibling. The pre-production model shown at the Auto Expo was seen flaunting smoked headlamps, a feature that has been retained. However, it gets a different set of alloy wheels.

As evident from the pictures above, the rear of the Kite 5 features notchback styling. It gets split tail lamps that get LED detailing. The bumpers get black inserts with chrome detailing. This recessed black element also houses the reflector units and reverse lamp. There’s also a roof-mounted rear spoiler featuring the secondary stop lamp. The final production form gets a different set of allow wheels.


Yet another spy shot of the upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan reveals it stays true to the model that was on display at the Auto Expo in February 2016.

Tata Kite 5 Colours

  • Sunburst Orange
  • Platinum Silver
  • Striker Blue
  • Pearlescent White
  • Espresso Brown
  • Berry Red

Tata Kite 5 Interior

tata kite 5 launch date interior photos

Akin to the exterior, the interior of the upcoming Tata compact sedan will mimic the Tiago’s cabin. It will boast same all-black interior scheme with glossy black highlights. However, it will feature additional equipment. On higher variants, the manual aircon controls will be replaced by controls for an automatic climate control. This car too will get a short-diameter three-spoke steering wheel that will boast of audio/telephony controls on the higher variants. Other highlights of the cabin will be – rectangular aircon vents, a 2-DIN audio system, rear wash/wipe, rear defogger, rear defogger and electrically adjustable ORVMs.

Tata Kite 5 Features

  • Automatic Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • MID
  • Eco and City mode
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Remote tailgate opening
  • 12V front Power Outlet
  • Power Windows
  • Follow-me-home lamps
  • Speed-sensing door locks
  • Central Locking with Remote
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Harman Infotainment System with touchscreen
  • Driver’s seatbelt reminder
  • Rear Defogger
  • Steering-mounted audio controls
  • Driver’s seat height adjustment
  • Cooled glove compartment
  • ABS with EBD
  • Corner stability control
  • Dual front airbags
  • Reversing Camera
  • Rear centre armrest

Tata Kite 5 Sedan (Sway) Competition

Majorly, the Kite 5 will rival the Chevrolet Essentia Compact Sedan that was also showcased at the Expo 2016. Also, the upcoming Tiago-based sedan will indirectly rival the likes of Hyundai Xcent, Volkswagen AmeoHonda Amaze, Ford Figo Aspire, and most importantly, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.

Also See- Tata Tiago Price | Tata Tiago Review | Tata Tiago vs Rivals

Tata Kite 5 Engine and Transmission

As is the case with most compact sedan derivatives, the Kite 5 will also borrow the Tiago’s engine and transmission options. Kite 5 petrol will get a 1.2 L engine with 84 bhp of power and 114 Nm of torque on tap. Diesel variants will get the new 1.05 L unit that makes 69 bhp of max power and 140 Nm of peak torque. Both engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Tata will soon launch the Tiago with an optional 5-speed AMT. This automatic transmission option will also be made available for the Kite 5. However, we’re not sure if it will be offered at the time of launch or added to the lineup at a later stage.

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  1. […] Much like its predecessor, the Tata Indica, the Kite hatchback will also spawn a compact sedan which will be the replacement for the Indigo eCS. The sedan has also been spotted testing with heavy camouflage on numerous occasions.Front end styling and interiors will be similar to the Kite hatchback while the rear might borrow design cues from the Zest sedan. Expect the Tata Kite sedan to be aggressively priced. (Read More. . .) […]

  2. […] Another eagerly awaited vehicle in the list of Upcoming Cars in India Under 4 lakhs is the Tiago based compact sedan. The newly launched Tata Tiago will be joined by its hatchback sibling by the end of this year. Known only by its ‘Kite 5’ codename, the compact sedan will be nearly identical to the concept that was recently showcased at the Auto Expo. It will be positioned below the Zest and will, in all probability, become the cheapest compact sedan on sale in India. Expect Tata to launch the car during the festive season this year at a starting price of just under 4 lacs. (Read more . . .) […]

  3. Does it have touchscreen Infotainment system? I have read in some other reports that it is likely to have it

  4. People prefers to drive vehicle 1) Maximum Milage 2) Low Cost < 3.5 lacs like tata nano 3) Due to compact shape Easy to Drive in City. 4) Rear Engine is the only alternative to make car compact shaped & to acquire more market share as Tata Nano has acquired.

  5. Priority for buying a car 1) Mileage 2) Price > 4 Lacs 3) Compact to drive in city 4) Seating/Leg/Boot Space Comfort

  6. Priority for buying a car 1) Mileage 2) Max.Price < 4 Lacs like Tata Nano 3) Compact to drive in city 4) Seating/Leg/Boot Space Comfort.

  7. Considering mileage/price/comfort of Tata Nano, Tata Nano will be the leader Car in the future market for longer time. Thanks to TATA motors for introducing Nano will be in market for long time

  8. The Tata is the first home brand of our country and as far as my knowledge is concern,Tata is only to serve the people of this country.So I believe Tata kite could be a best compact sedan as price should be effordable to middle class family. So please don’t delay on launching.

  9. For tourist cost is not issue. But car for personal use is dead investment. It’s better to deliver better at lower cost like nano delivers

  10. Need a launch date or Booking date of KITE 5
    Is it open for commercial purpose also or else only for self