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Scoop! Tata Kite5 compact sedan spotted without camouflage

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The upcoming Tata Kite5 has been spotted in its production-ready form, without any camouflage. The Kite5 will be the compact sedan sibling of the Tiago hatchback. It was showcased as a pre-production concept at this year's Auto Expo.

The model spotted appears to be the top-end XZ variant. It wears a new colour tone, that hasn't been seen on any other Tata car currently on sale. The images reveal that the Kite5 will come with 5-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels, a chrome window line, and a thick chrome bar between the two taillights. The ORVMs get integrated turn indicators, while the B-pillar is blacked out. At the rear, there is a roof-mounted black extension that houses a long bar of LEDs which act as the third brake light. The rear bumper also gets a blacked out area, above which are placed two reflecting strips. The car will likely get a single reversing lamp, placed on the bumper.

The interiors of the production-ready vehicle haven't been revealed yet, but are expected to be similar to that of the Tiago hatchback. It is being reported that the Kite5 will get automatic climate control, something that the hatchback misses out on.

The Kite5 will likely be powered by the same 1.05-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol engines that power the Tiago. While the petrol engine will likely put out similar power figures, Tata might tweak the diesel to slightly boost its power output. Transmission options will include a 5-speed MT and an AMT.

Tata Motors is expected to launch the Kite5 in India by mid-2017. Previous reports had suggested that the production model might be called Viago or Altigo.

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