Tata Motors KITE 5 Sedan to be a game changer
Indian automaker Tata Motors, unveiled 4 new products at the 2016 Auto Expo. The company showcased for the first time globally, Kite 5 compact sedan a brand new product from Tata Motors.
This highly anticipated sub-four metre sedan, is set to add to the Company’s revolutionary passenger vehicle portfolio. Embodying its new IMPACT design language and with best-in-class driving pleasure and the advanced ConnectNext system, the car promises to stir up the segment in India.
The KITE 5 sedan which is most likely to be called SWAY expresses the new design langauge IMPACT. Tata Motors has worked intricately on the styling of the KITE 5. From ‘INtelligent’ use of space to ‘INviting’ interiors and Connectnext features that make you feel ‘INtouch’ with the world inside and outside.
KITE 5 flaunts a chrome Humanity Line at the front that extends into the dual chamber headlamps to create the face of the car. This emphasizes on the flowing, visual width of the front, while the chrome eyebrow adds a premium touch. The strong shoulder line (Slingshot line) executed around the car highlights the prominent LED Tail Lamps, further accentuates the length of the car.
The KITE 5 is equipped with the first in segment integrated roof spoiler housing the high mounted stop lamp LEDs, providing the car with a coupe like silhouette. The car has been intelligently designed to provide many storage spaces and has one of the largest boot in its segment with 420 litres of space.
The KITE 5 sedan will be powered by the new Revotron 1.2L Petrol and Revotorq 1.05L Diesel engines.
Watch the KITE 5 walk around video
The product on display is a petrol variant which is driven by the Revotron 1.2L – three cylinder petrol engine with max power of 85 PS @ 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 114 Nm @ 3500 rpm. Both engines will be available with multi-drive modes – Eco and City.
The KITE 5 compact sedan share many commonalities with ZICA hatchback.
In terms of safety the car will be equipped with dual airbags for maximum safety in case of a collision, advance 9th generation Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control (CSC) for improved braking efficiency. The KITE 5 also gets the latest Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) with Active Return’ feature for an effortless driving experience
Tata Motors has worked closely with HARMAN to design and engineer an acoustic audio and infotainment system, which has been certified by globally renowned Golden Ears and tuned by the seasoned Harman audio experts. The infotainment system comes with a 5” screen with video playback through USB and other features such as on screen SMS display, SMS readout and reverse parking display on the screen. With high fidelity 8 speakers designed to deliver true and natural sound, the KITE 5 also makes driving convenient with the easily accessible steering mounted controls.
Adding to its Connectnext features, the KITE 5 is equipped with the intelligently designed maps from MapMyIndia and a first in segment music app called Juke-Car App (Android OS only). The MapMyIndia feature provides visual directions for a selected route continually on the Connectnext screen along with audio whereas the Juke- Car App helps sync multiple phones to a host phone making sharing of music easy via a private hotspot network. This app allows all the occupants to share and play music from their own devices
Key Technical Specifications:
- Fuel Type Petrol
- Engine 1.2L Revotron – 3 cylinder
- Engine Output 85 PS @ 6000 rpm
- Torque 114 Nm @ 3500 rpm
- Steering Electric power assisted – Rack and Pinion steering
- Wheelbase (mm) 2450
- Length x Width x Height (mm) 3995 x 1647 x 1535
- Front: Independent Lower; Lower Wishbone, McPherson strut
- with soil spring
- Rear: Semi-independent, Twist Beam with dual path strut
- Fuel tank capacity 35L
- Tyre size 15”
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