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Tata Tiago sedan (Kite 5) launch planned for February 2017?

Tata Kite 5 at 2016 GEneva Motor SHow

Tata Tiago sedan will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Sanand.

Tata Tiago hatchback, launched in India in April 2016 at a starting price of INR 3.2 lakhs, has already become one of the best selling cars in the country. Now, fans are eagerly waiting for the launch of next car based on the Tiago, a sedan.

Showcased as Tata Kite 5 concept at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the new Tata Tiago sedan is expected to be launched by February 2017.

Tata Kite 5 at 2016 GEneva Motor SHow

Spied testing on a number of occasions across India, Tata Tiago sedan features same exterior styling as the Taigo hatchback. What differentiates the two is the rear. Tiago sedan gets a sportback styled rear design, a first for an entry level sedan in the country.

On features front, Tiago sedan gets automatic climate control, an infotainment system and reverse camera. It is also seen with revised interiors to include rear central arm rest and a larger screen as compared to that seen on the Tiago hatchback. The sedan will borrow a number of features from the Tiago hatchback to include an 8 speaker Harman audio system and multi-drive modes among others.

Tata Kite 5 sedan undisguised

Expected to be launched at a price starting from INR 4 to 4.5 lakhs, Tata Tiago sedan will be powered by engines from the company’s Revotron and Revotorq family. The 1.2 liter three cylinder petrol engine will offer 85 PS power and 114 Nm torque while the 1.05 liter 3 cylinder diesel engine will be capable of 70 PS power and 140 Nm torque. Both engines will be mated to 5 speed manual transmission while AMT options are also expected.

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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