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Tata Kite 5 – this is an all new compact sedan that shall be making its way into production. This is an all new sedan that will be based on the Tiago platform. This will be the third compact sedan from the company and it will boast a lot of new features for this segment. At the moment, Kite 5 is just a codename for this sedan, the production name is likely to be Viago or Altigo. The design, specifications and all other details have been shared. Read further to know more.

Tata Kite 5 Price in India

Variant Expected Price (on-road)
Petrol XE INR 4.5 lakhs
Petrol XM INR 4.9 lakhs
Petrol XT INR 5.3 lakhs
Petrol XZ INR 5.6 lakhs
Petrol XZ AMT INR 6.1 lakhs
Diesel XE INR 5.5 lakhs
Diesel XM INR 5.9 lakhs
Diesel XT INR 6.3 lakhs
Diesel XZ INR 6.6 lakhs
Diesel XZ AMT INR 7.0 lakhs

The Tata Kite 5 will be priced at INR 4.5 lakhs to INR 7 lakhs (on-road). This is expected to be the pricing of the new sedan. The increase in the pricing should be about INR 50,000-60,000 over the Tiago. It doesn’t just get a boot but some additional features too.

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Tata Kite 5 Design

Based on the Tiago platform, the Tata Kite 5 is one of the most stylish looking compact sedans around. With a fastback, it looks sporty and a lot more appealing than all its competitors. The front of the Tata Kite 5 is the same like the Tiago however it looks a lot more appealing. The door pillar at the centre (B-pillar) is blacked out. Expect the roof colour to be a contrasting colour. The design is similar to the C-pillar. Post that, there is the new sloping roof, which gives it a sport look. This is the most coolest looking compact sedan.

Tata Kite 5 front

What makes the Kite 5 stand out is the way it will be positioned. It will be more sporty that premium, as compared to other compact sedans. The fastback kind of styling and the contrast roof colour makes it look premium. There is neatly integrated spoiler at the rear and a high mount brake lamp.

Also Read: Ford Figo Aspire

Tata Kite 5 Colours

The Kite 5 is expected to be made available in white, silver, black and three more trendy colours as well. However, there will be some Kite 5 variants that will come with dual colour option. With the roof getting a different colour to make it look sporty. Tata Kite 5 is likely to be priced somewhere in between INR 4.5 lakhs to INR 7 lakhs (on-road price). The Kite 5 will be priced less than the Zest and even the Bolt. This will be a new compact sedan segment that Tata will be targeting with the Kite 5.

Tata Kite 5 Interiors

The interiors will be same as the Tiago. All black interiors will mark the difference, while the Tiago has a two tone one . The Kite 5 has the same signature three spoke steering wheel with controls for music and voice command. This compact sedan has a new instrument cluster with driver information system as well. This displays average speed, distance to empty, fuel efficiency and instant fuel efficiency as well.

The Kite 5 comes with an integrated music system on the top-of-the-line variant. This has an Harman music system with bluetooth connectivity, USB and even aux. It plays music through eight speakers. The five-inch screen has reverse parking display, SMS display and readout, step-by-step navigation for Android phones and Juke-car app. This app allows to connect multiple smartphones to the music system at the same time. There is even JukeCar app that has been built only for Tata vehicles. The touchscreen system will be there and this will even get reverse parking camera. The Kite 5 will even have Harman speakers too. There will even be climate control, which isn’t offered on the Tiago. The rear seat on the Tata Kite 5 has centre armrest too.

Tata Kite 5 interiors

Also Read: Tata Kite vs Maruti Dzire 

Tata Kite 5 space

The Kite 5 will have good interior space. The headroom and legroom will be one of the best in class. There is no rear AC vent but the Kite 5 will have a powerful Air-con, just like the Tiago. It has a boot size in excess of 430 litres. Now this is as much as a fully grown sedan! This compact sedan has stylish interiors. With regards to storage it has cupholders at the centre, 500ml bottle holder in the door pockets and a lot more storage places on the inside.

Tata Kite 5 steering

The air-vent colours could be customised as well. The panel that surrounds the AC vents and the centre console can be interchanged with any colour option the buyer picks. The body colour of the Kite 5 could be chosen.

Also Read: New Maruti Suzuki DZire in the making 

Tata Kite 5 Engine

Kite 5 will be coming with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.05-litre diesel engine. Both these engines will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Expect the diesel to get an AMT too. The Kite 5 has the same engines like that of the Tiago. The Kite 5 is based on the same platform and the same engines too. There won’t be a major difference in the power rating of the Kite 5 and the Tiago.

The Tata Kite 5 has an electronically assisted power steering. This makes it a lot easier to drive in city, as the light weight is convenient. The feedback from this steering wheel is and that makes it another point for advantage. The suspension set-up is the same like the Tiago. The fuel tank capacity of the Kite 5 is 35 litres, which will be sufficient for long road trips as well. The ride quality of this vehicle is good and what stands is its handling. It is a good mix of ride quality and handling characteristics. The ABS on offer comes with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), corner stability control (CSC) for enhanced braking efficiency.

Tata Kite 5 storage space

Tata Kite 5 Mileage

 Tata Kite 5 Mileage

Engine Mileage
Petrol 16 km/l
Diesel 22 km/l
Diesel AMT 20 km/l

Tata Kite 5’s petrol engine should return about 12km/l in the city, while on the highway it will be about 16km/l. The diesel engine on the other hand will have an efficiency of about 17km/l in the city, while on the highway it should be about 20km/l.

Also Read: Hyundai XCent facelift in the making

Tata Kite 5 Competiton

Kite 5 will be competing with the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Hyundai XCent, Chevrolet Essentia, Honda Amaze facelift and the Ford Figo Aspire. The Tata Zest will be another competition product as well. However, the Zest will be a tad more expensive than the Kite 5.


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Being born and brought up in a family that has been a part of the Automotive industry for over seven decades, Rachit has cars in his blood. Four wheelers are his childhood love, and he has grown up playing with bolts and spanners. Soon after that, he got into motoring journalism- where began the process of testing and evaluating cars. He has driven a wide range of cars beginning from Tata Nano to the Aston Martins.

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January 8, 2017

In which month tata kite 5 will launch .

January 1, 2017

Why company is doing late in launching of kite 5. I decided to buy but getting late.

December 28, 2016

What about launching date

December 15, 2016

Hello Viswakanth, it will be 15-inch on the top variant.

December 15, 2016

what is the wheel size in this tiago based sedan?
is it a similar 14 inch that is present in tiago or a 15 inch one?

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