Tata Kite launch by end 2015: Zest spied again
Tata Motors is working on a new car, codenamed Kite as on date. Slated for launch by the end of 2015, the new Kite will make its entry into the highly competitive entry level car segment in domestic markets where it will compete against both Maruti Celerio and the new Ford Figo.
Aiming at regaining lost turf, Tata Motors will be introducing Kite positioned between Nano and Indica. Kite will be produced from the company plant in Sanand, Gujarat, which has a manufacturing capacity of 250,000 units per annum while the new Kite is expected to consume 1,50,000 units a year.
Tata Kite will be based on Tata XO platform. Specifications of this upcoming model are sketchy but reports suggest that a 3 cylinder 800cc engine, 4 cylinder 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine along with a 1.05 liter 3 cylinder diesel engine could be offered on board the new Kite.
Tata Motors is going through a spate of lack-lustre sales. The company has performed poorly in the market and is trying to bring in new products to stabilize its position. Launch of the new Bolt hatchback and Zest sedan are on the cards slated to make their presence felt around the festive season.
Tata Bolt will receive both petrol and diesel engine options which will include a 1.2 liter Revotron turbo petrol engine offering 84 bhp peak power at 5,000 rpm and 140 Nm torque at 1,750-3,500 rpm.
The diesel variant will receive a 1.3 liter MultiJet diesel engine. Zest on the other hand will have Automated Manual Transmission and will be the first sedan in the country with the same. Zest will also receive both petrol and diesel engine options, powered by a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine with power of 85 PS at 5000 rpm and peak torque of 140 Nm at 1750-3000 rpm.
via Economic Times