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
|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
|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|
The 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 (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
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
- 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 Ameo, Honda Amaze, Ford Figo Aspire, and most importantly, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.
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.
Tata Kite 5 (Sway) Review – Walkaround Video
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