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Old 27th December 2016, 17:45   #286
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A Kite5 test mule was snapped on the Mumbai-Pune highway by TAI member Autospy.

The brake lights and the high-mounted elongated stop lamp can be seen in action.

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I spotted this rather curious looking Nano in your awesome scoop photos, RavenAvi.

It looks like Tata was/is experimenting with a Nano that has a fixed rear glass, but an openable metal hatch for its small boot!

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Now that the Nano's doubters have left / been driven out of Tata Motors (& other Tata group companies), could the Nano possibly receive a fresh lease of life as the Pelican - with this kind of fixed rear glass & openable metal hatch???

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I am not commenting whether the design is good or bad. What I noticed it is exactly same as it was showcased earlier except the alloys. Here is the reference image:
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I spotted this rather curious looking Nano in your awesome scoop photos, RavenAvi.

It looks like Tata was/is experimenting with a Nano that has a fixed rear glass, but an openable metal hatch for its small boot!

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Now that the Nano's doubters have left / been driven out of Tata Motors (& other Tata group companies), could the Nano possibly receive a fresh lease of life as the Pelican - with this kind of fixed rear glass & openable metal hatch???
This is the standard Nano without a hatch. The rear panel is actually bolted to close the opening.
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TATA Tiago's strected version - the subcompact sedan spied. Top end variant to get LED Projector headlights.

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along with a lip spoiler which houses a LED brake light on the roof.The OVRM also feature an integrated indicator lamp.As seen in the pics, the sedan will be getting body coloured bumpers in the rear and the front
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How is this car going to be different from Zest in terms of positioning? Even Zest is a sub 4M car. Would not Kite cannibalise sales of Zest? or is Kite supposed to be a replacement for Zest?
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How is this car going to be different from Zest in terms of positioning? Even Zest is a sub 4M car. Would not Kite cannibalise sales of Zest? or is Kite supposed to be a replacement for Zest?
Zest is built on different platform all together with different proportions.

It will logically and physically replace the TATA Indigo CS (Compact Sedan) for private customer.
TATA Indigo CS most probably will continue in TAXI Segment.
Has 3 cylinder engine instead of 4 cylinder engine. (Both Petrol and Diesel) of Zest.
Has 420 Liter boot (Segment Topper)
Better Fit and Finish in both exterior and interior than TATA Indigo and all other previous TATA Cars.
Better Handler than TATA Indigo CS.
Better Fuel Economy than TATA Indigo CS.
It will be placed below TATA Zest segment on price (On Road Price) as TATA Indigo as baseline.
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Does not look very good and its hard to not notice the thin tyres! Look like stilts from the back rather than tyres.
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Default Re: Tata Tiago-based compact sedan. EDIT: Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016!

So many people passing judgements about the car before even seeing it in the flesh. Most of the pictures shared here are those shot in a hurry. Don't expect them to flatter or show the real thing.

What you can take away is a bit of the design language, the extensive tests being conducted prior to launch and some body colour choices.

Wait for the actual media launch before jumping the gun and calling it a design bomb or a failure. As mentioned earlier, the launch is near, so let's hold our horses.
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One needs to understand that nothing much has changed from the Concept Version (Design wise) shown at Auto Expo 2016.

Some things, like Alloys, Chrome bits have been changed.

So, it's the same car, but I don't know why so many who prasied the design when it was unveiled have started to hate/dislike it !! It's the same car, maybe this Bronze/Copper color might not be to everyone's taste.

But, we didn't see similar reaction when Ford had Unveiled & launched the Ecosport. Where both Concept & Production version were almost same barring some elements like Headlamps, Alloys, etc.

If the Tiago was praised for its design, I am sure many will like this KITE 5 when one sees it in real.
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One needs to understand that nothing much has changed from the Concept Version (Design wise) shown at Auto Expo 2016.
Yes. In the poll that was conducted to find out the car that vowed BHPians in the auto expo 2016 (see link below), this very same car was rated second best (The Nexon was rated first).
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...po-2016-a.html (Which car wowed you at the Auto Expo 2016?)
To quote GTO on the Kite 5: "You'll have to agree that is a superbly integrated boot:"
Considering all this, I too am surprised with this negative reaction.

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Top end variant to get LED Projector headlights.
Bad reporting by the concerned website.

The Kite5 will sport normal halogen projectors, as can be seen from the pics. Foglamps will carry normal bulbs too.

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How is this car going to be different from Zest in terms of positioning? Even Zest is a sub 4M car. Would not Kite cannibalise sales of Zest? or is Kite supposed to be a replacement for Zest?
It is to be placed below the Zest, in terms of product positioning.

As such, the Kite5 doesn't have a proper contender to deal with, except possibly the upcoming Chevrolet Essentia.

As for the Zest, it will continue to be offered. A facelift is being put through the paces as we speak.

There's also a 4m+ premium sedan being tested right now, which would take on the Honda City/Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz. Prototypes of the same should be seen on the roads soon. It's a fantastic looker inside out.

So, there will be 3 sedan offerings by Tata, with the Kite5 being the entry-level one.

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I am not commenting whether the design is good or bad. What I noticed it is exactly same as it was showcased earlier except the alloys. Here is the reference image:
For a compact sedan design derived out of a regular version, I would say, this is among the best looks. Rather neatly done, than just sawing off the extra length.

That said, still the sore thumb sticking out it the disproportionately small wheels for the car.

Disclaimer: looks are subjective, but I can say what I think!
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I am not commenting whether the design is good or bad.
I did not comment on the design to see the repercussion of the critics after knowing that the production version is exactly same as it was in concept; and most of the people/reviewers/reporters appreciated the design at that time. An Internet search will tell you how it was appreciated.

It is actually, in my opinion, well proportioned and well designed. It shows how the sub 4-meter sedan could be a relatively pretty car rather than just adding a trunk behind a hatchback. And although we initially expected the car to be quite different in its production form, Tata Motor's design-chief Pratap Bose insisted that this is exactly what the production version would look like (sorry I could not find the link of that video interview). And now, first pictures of a production version car have finally leaked in Team BHP. The colour it shows is a deep shade of gold. I disliked the colour (the picture is although not very clear). The showcased car was in white and attractive.

The only change we can spot on this car as compared to the concept car is a set of alloy wheels that actually look as good if not better than the one that the concept came with. The car still sports a sleek notchback design with a lip spoiler on the roof that also houses the third brake light that runs across the top of the rear windscreen. Interestingly, the rear door of Kite 5 does appear to be a hatch where the rear glass also opens (however, it is indeed a normal 3-box sedan design). It is, perhaps, a new concept in compact sedans . This concept has made the car well proportioned having integrated boot rather than afterthought introduction of a trunk that can be found in most of the other cars. Who knows, people may think the existing designs as ‘disproportioned’ and accept this new design. Everything changes with time. I personally liked it (yet to judge the boot space); it may make the access to the boot easier.

The front end is pretty similar to the Tiago but gets a set of different headlamps perhaps. The rear bumper design with the large blacked out plastic area gives the car slightly lower stance. The rear chrome strip I found excessive but it has been kept exactly same as with the concept car. Kite 5 most probably gets an interior similar to the Tiago but with the possibility of a colour touchscreen display with Tata’s ConnectNext tech (just assumption).

Engines on the Kite 5 is expected to be similar to that on the Tiago. Prices are expected to be about Rs 60,000-70,000 more than the Tiago (within the range of Rs 4.5-6.0 lakh). If everything goes as expected, I do not find anything as major deal breaker. Many sedan lovers will find this car real VFM.

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There's also a 4m+ premium sedan being tested right now, which would take on the Honda City/Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz. Prototypes of the same should be seen on the roads soon. It's a fantastic looker inside out.
Ant more information on this one? Like code name, possible launch etc.
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