Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan to be Called Tigor! [Launch Soon]

Joining the Tiago hatchback in Tata‘s product portfolio will be a new compact sedan, which will go on sale as Tata Tigor. Until now, it had been referred to by its internal codename and also the name of its concept version “Kite 5”. The upcoming Tata Kite 5 compact sedan or Tigor 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. Here, on this page, we have all the Tata Tigor aka 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 Tigor aka Tata Kite 5 Launch Date

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

Like we said, the new Tata 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 Tigor aka 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.

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Tata Tigor aka Tata Kite 5 Spy Shots

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Tata Tigor aka Tata Kite 5 Price in India

Tata Tigor XB PetrolRs. 3.80 lakh
Tata Tigor XE PetrolRs. 4.19 lakh
Tata Tigor XM PetrolRs. 4.79 lakh
Tata Tigor XT PetrolRs. 5.00 lakh
Tata Tigor XZ PetrolRs. 5.49 lakh
Tata Tigor XB DieselRs. 4.59 lakh
Tata Tigor XE DieselRs. 4.89 lakh
Tata Tigor XM DieselRs. 5.19 lakh
Tata Tigor XT DieselRs. 5.59 lakh
Tata Tigor XZ DieselRs. 5.99 lakh

While the Tata Tigor aka Tata Kite 5 price will be made public only at the time of its official launch, our guess is that the upcoming Tiago compact sedan will go on sale for roughly Rs. 3.8 lakh (ex-showroom). Like Tiago, Tata will adopt a very aggressive pricing strategy for the Tigor 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 Tigor aka Tata Kite 5 Specifications

Fuel typePetrol;Diesel
TypeRevotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE;

Revotorq; 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE

Cubic capacity1199 cc; 1057 cc
Made ofAll-Aluminum; Head: Aluminum, Block: Cast Iron
InstallationTransverse, Front wheel drive
Max power85 PS at 6000 RPM; 70 PS at 4000 RPM
Max torque114 Nm at 3500 RPM; 140 Nm at 1800-3000 RPM
Bore/stroke77 mm x 85.8 mm; 75 mm x 79 mm
Compression ratio10.8:1; 16:1
Valve gearDOHC 4 valves/ cylinder
Engine managementECU 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 Tigor aka Tata Kite 5 Mileage

Expected Mileage 
Tata Tigor Petrol Mileage23.84 KMPLTata Tigor Diesel Mileage27.28 KMPL

The Tigor 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.

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Tata Tigor Dimensions

Overall Length3946 mm*
Overall Width1647 mm
Overall Height1535 mm
Wheel Base2400 mm
Track Front1400 mm
Track Rear1420 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity35 litres
Boot Space290 litres*

*Estimated

Tata Tigor 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 Tigor 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.

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

Tata Tigor Colours

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

Tata Tigor Interior

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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 Tigor 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 Tigor Compact Sedan Competition

Majorly, the Tigor 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 Tigor Engine and Transmission

As is the case with most compact sedan derivatives, the Tata Tigor aka 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 Tigor. 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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