Tata Kite hatchback prices to start from Rs 3.6 lakhs
A few days ago Tata Motors teased the Kite Hatchback through a video featuring Lionel Messi. The car is expected to be revealed next month and as per the latest report on Autocar India, the Tata Kite will be priced from Rs. 3.6 lakhs.
The Tata Kite compact sedan and hatchback share some of their components with the Tata Indica. Both the cars will get power from an all-new petrol and diesel engine. The gasoline motor is a brand new 1.2 litre unit which has been developed by Tata engineers. Technologies like hydraulic lash adjusters and roller finger followers have been used in the engine to keep the vibrations and harshness at a minimum. Reports also claim the petrol unit will be low on maintenance due to the use of the above mentioned technologies. The motor is expected to fork out 84 bhp of power and 108 Nm of twisting force.
The oil burner on the other hand is a 1.05 litre, 3-cylinder unit which is capable of producing 67 bhp and 137 Nm of torque with a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 25 kmpl. The engine is a toned down version of the 1405cc diesel motor, equipped with counterbalancing shafts and friction reducing technologies.
The Kite is a hugely anticipated product from Tata, and will rival the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Celerio when it is launched in the country.
Source – Autocarindia