Tata Kite 5, the long awaited subcompact sedan from the home grown automaker will be launched in India in March 2017. Once launched, the new Kite 5 will third subcompact sedan from the company after the Indigo eCS and the Zest. In India, it will rival the likes of the Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Ford Aspire, Honda Amaze and others subcompact sedans.
Based on the same design platform that underpins the carmaker’s top-selling hatchback Tiago, the Kite 5 subcompact sedan was first publically displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo. Tata has said that the car has received design inputs from the company’s design centres in Pune, Italy, and the UK. In fact, the Kite 5 will borrow several styling cues and features from its hatchback cousin Tiago.
Coming to the car itself, the Tata Kite 5 comes with a wide honeycomb-pattern grille flanked by wraparound headlamps and a curvy bumper. It also gets a wide central airdam along with large circular chrome-tipped foglamps. From the sides, the car gives you the impression of being a notchback and we won’t shy away from saying that it is the best-looking subcompact sedan from Tata Motors yet. Other exterior features include a chrome strip on the boot-lid, high-mounted LED stop lamp and wrap-around taillamps.