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Old 7th March 2015, 22:08   #91
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Love the way TATA is redefining themselves in this space. Not sure by how much is this going to help them, but definitely helps a smal bunch of the consumers. I could ONLY hope these innovations and product becomes huge hit so the other manufacturers also dish out products with similar specifications.
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The Tata Kite could be called as the "Glade", and the Kite-based sedan could be named "Boom", as per GaadiWaadi sources.
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Latest spyshots of the Tata "Glade" (Kite) hatchback, courtesy Motorbeam. Looks production-ready, with a clear view of the headlamps and tail-light clusters.

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Earlier reported to replace the iconic Indica in Tata’s lineup, our sources say that the Glade will be sold alongside the former and the Indica will be kept on sale to cater to the commercial market while the Glade will be essentially for private car buyers.

The Tata Glade will also be less spacious than the Indica creating a more appropriate product differentiation between the two products. Tata will be positioning the new hatchback as a rival to the Maruti Alto K10, Maruti Celerio and the Hyundai Eon with power coming from the new 1.2-litre petrol engine, designed to offer higher fuel efficiency.

There will also be a 1.05-litre diesel engine on offer that has been newly developed and will take on the upcoming Maruti Celerio diesel scheduled for launch in the second half of this year as well.
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Latest spyshots of the Tata "Glade" (Kite) hatchback, courtesy Motorbeam. Looks production-ready, with a clear view of the headlamps and tail-light clusters....
Rear profile looks nearly identical to the last gen i20. Not complaining though, it wasn't bad at all.
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I'm guessing this sits above the Nano in terms of positioning and space. If the Nano gets an AMT, why does this not? Also, can't fault TATA for retaining the old Indica, that has been the cash-cow and will continue to be so possibly for the next decade. Funny how three generations of the same car will be sold in the same market!


PS: Glade? Seriously? TATA, you want to name your car after an air freshener? The boffins at TATA are probably taking a breath of fresh air a tad bit too seriously!

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I spotted one this evening on Hosur road in Bangalore. It looked good in terms of profile and when I pointed out the car to my wife and explained what it was, she too said that it looked quite good. The car seemed to have good poise on the road and looked modern. I hope that it's a good sign for Tata!

The reason it might have been testing in Bangalore is the presence of the Bosch development centre here. I know for a fact that they receive a variety of cars (e.g. Jaguar) for testing their electronics and other packages.
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Ok.....

Zest was nice.
Bolt was good too.

Nano GenX - nice.

The new variant nomenclature - XM, XMS, XT, XTA - Again Thumbs Up. Finally sensible after YEARS of confusion. And uniform too.

But Glade .... ?

Not really liking it. Kite feels better in contrast.

TML - please - not Glade!

This steed is almost guaranteed to find a place in my stable. Please not Glade.
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Spotted the Kite in Pune near wakdewadi.
Looks proportionate. Good job TML.
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I am sure that after removing all its make up that will still look like a face lifted Indica, ev2, Vista and list goes on
They are not going to sell any car unless they adopt a complete new design language
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Some people really cant differentiate a pyramid from a pillar!!
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The Tata Kite could be called as the "Glade", and the Kite-based sedan could be named "Boom".
Must be 'Glide' - the source must've spoken and not written the name out. We all know what happens when some people talk.
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I am sure that after removing all its make up that will still look like a face lifted Indica, ev2, Vista and list goes on
They are not going to sell any car unless they adopt a complete new design language
Can you please explain the possible similarities in KIte and indica, ev2, vista? Everyone on the forum sees complete new design even in the spy shots.
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Can you please explain the possible similarities in KIte and indica, ev2, vista? Everyone on the forum sees complete new design even in the spy shots.
First of all sorry for not being specific about the face. I definitely accept that rear of the car is completely non-TATA. But the front grill definitely looks very familiar.
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First of all sorry for not being specific about the face. I definitely accept that rear of the car is completely non-TATA. But the front grill definitely looks very familiar.
Front grill is their new design language and it looks good on zest and bolt. Wait and watch. This new car is a looker.
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Front grill is their new design language and it looks good on zest and bolt. Wait and watch. This new car is a looker.
I will be the happiest if the car looks good. I am one of those who wanted to see TATA doing really well and my first post was to express my disappointment that it is not completely different.
I dont really see much of a difference from Bolt vs Vista face. Again this is my opinion.

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