It seems like Tata motors is raring to regain its lost position as one of the top player in the small car segment with its new entry level hatchback model. The launch of this car, codenamed Kite or XO or Dolphin, is expected to happen in mid
2015. Tata is all set to take the competition in the entry level segment head on. This segment is currently ruled by Maruti Alto, Datsun Go, Hyundai i10 and Eon, Honda Brio etc...
It is rumoured that Kite which will run on the Tata Indica Vista platform, will eventually replace Indica model. The car which will come with a tallboy design
Tata Kite Launch
Though there is no official confirmation from the company so far, it is expected that Tata Kite will hit Indian roads by mid or late 2015. The car has been spotted road testing.
Engine and Transmission
Specifications about engine and transmission remains unknown. However, it is expected that Tata Kite will be available in 1.2 litre Revotron petrol and 1.5 litre crdi 3 cylinder diesel models. A diesel model will make Tata Kite more attractive as no other manufacturers offer a diesel model in this segment.
Both manual and automatic transmission is also expected to be made available in Tata Kite.
Tata Kite Price
Tata Kite is expected to be priced somewhere between the price of Nano and Indica models.