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Old 30th June 2016, 13:08   #136
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Kite compact Sedan spied with full load of passengers.
Good to see that she's not dragging her tail on the road despite being fully loaded with passengers. Says good things about the suspension - not being overly compliant like the Manza for example.
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Old 30th June 2016, 13:31   #137
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Default Re: Tata Tiago (aka Zica) : Official Review

Was browsing through the below video and noticed that the car uses gas struts for the boot! Hope this makes into production version too (unlike Aspire).



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Kite5 has been spotted with touchscreen unit of Zest. Also, the dashboard did appear to be same as that of Tiago. In that case, it might still be possible to install the touchscreen unit in Tiago.
I doubt! For the guys who have snapped prototypes, they would still see the screen and may misunderstand for the Zest unit. The below piece clearly shows the same unit as Tiago and with the shape, I still can't believe a Zest unit could be fit in a Tiago!

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This must be the best looking rear of any sub 4m sedans. Hope it doesn't become another Zest, saleswise.

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Renderings from tata design studios for kite lineup.
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This must be the best looking rear of any sub 4m sedans.
Going by the pics posted by jeepster, I don't think it is proportionate by any means.

Tata, make it a 4.5m long sedan. We will get a better-looking sedan.
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Kite in production guise,

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The car looks chic. It is interesting to see that it is being bench marked against the Kwid to Xcent, as both cars appear to be parked side by side to it.
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It is very rare for Indians to get a car that makes them look at it twice. I really like the aggressive stance of the Kite. It is so sleek, confident and aggressive! In a way it reflects how far Tata has come in just a decade.
When you compare it to what's available in the market today, this looks like it came from the future.
I doubt if this will be a sales dud. It is too beautiful to not appeal to even the most vociferous skeptics.
The only thing that might go against it is FE, because unlike the competition, Tata petrol cars are still not known for stellar FE figures. Maybe they'd be wise enough to launch a CNG variant right from the start-will enable them to compete head on with the mightiest competitors.
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That stretched LED high-mounted stop lamp looks nice in my opinion. It will provide a unique derriere to the Kite5.

So following are the major add-ons on the Kite5, as compared to the Tiago:
1. Rear Armrest
2. Automatic Climate Control
3. Reverse parking camera

Now it again comes down to the price! If Tata manages to continue the mouth-watering pricing philosophy of the Tiago, this one could turn the tables in the compact sedan segment.

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That stretched LED high-mounted stop lamp looks nice in my opinion. It will provide a unique derriere to the Kite5.

So following are the major add-ons on the Kite5, as compared to the Tiago:
1. Rear Armrest
2. Automatic Climate Control
3. Reverse parking camera

Now it again comes down to the price! If Tata manages to continue the mouth-watering pricing philosophy of the Tiago, this one could turn the tables in the compact sedan segment.
Bang on.
That's the list I am looking for.
I think Projector headlamps too.

And ofcourse there's that 'one class breaking feature' kept secret.

Zest and Bolt barely had a difference of 30k between them.

With Tiago already doing 'decent' numbers I would be willing to pay 30 to 40k more for this beauty.
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Boot capacity sounds too good to be true. Not sure where they'd eke that extra space.

Is it just me, the appearance of the boot looks a bit like a notchback ?!

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With Tiago already doing 'decent' numbers I would be willing to pay 30 to 40k more for this beauty.
Am not sure they'd price this Tiago+30/40 K. My guess is it'll be Tiago+1L. Tata won't do the Bolt mistake here (I hope).
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The car looks chic. It is interesting to see that it is being bench marked against the Kwid to Xcent, as both cars appear to be parked side by side to it.
May be Kwid in the background of Kite 5 is just a coincidence. They may have almost all cars available in India and many from abroad inside TATA's Engineering and Research Center in Pune.

Car is a beauty!

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And the much-elusive front of the production-ready Kite 5 sedan is revealed as well, possibly from the same source and shared by TAI.

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In addition, a larger shot of the interiors up front reveals a cup-holder section in the middle capable of holding 3 cups/two 1L water bottles + a 500 ml bottle (possibly).

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No front armrest, though.

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Might sound like a stupid question, but wouldn't it be possible to fix the sedan headlamps and reverse camera on the Tiago?

There are not sheet metal changes right?
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Default re: Tata Tiago-based compact sedan. EDIT: Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016!

Thanks for all the pics posted. Is this up for a crash testing or so? I see quite a few yellow stickers all around?

I have a hunch that this is gonna be a smash hit. This has all the ingredients for a chauffeur driven car in the rural areas (features / status) for an affordable budget (expecting TATA to continue the price strategy)!
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The title of the thread is a bit misleading.

Is it "kite" based compact sedan or "Tiago" based?

If former, then which model is exactly "Kite"?
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