While the Hexa is all set to arrive in January next year, Tata Motors will also introduce the Kite5 (codename) subcompact sedan in 2017. The Kite 5 was one of the showstoppers at the Tata pavilion during the 2016 Auto Expo and received positive reviews for its refreshing design. Essentially, a booted version of the Tiago, the Kite 5 is expected to get a new nameplate at the time of its launch, but specifications and features will be shared with the Tata’s popular new hatchback.
Power on the Kite 5 will come from the same 1.05-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol three-cylinder engines. Both motors come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is likely that the subcompact sedan will get an AMT unit as well, later in the timeline. That said, the Tiago is expected to get an AMT unit next year as well.
Expected Launch: Mid-2017
Expected Price: ₹ 4.5 lakh to ₹ 6 lakh