Tata Kite compact sedan spotted testing, will replace Indigo eCS

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Soaring high on the success of their zesty sedan, homegrown car maker Tata plans to reach higher heights with a new product. The Tata Kite compact sedan was spotted testing outside their manufacturing facility near Pune. It will replace their current entry-level sedan, the Indigo eCS  and will be their second sub-4 meter offering in addition to the Zest. Based on the Kite hatchback which will replace the Indica and will be launched next year, the sedan will be introduced sometime in late 2015.

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According to the folks at Cartoq, the Kite will look rather European, following Tata’s new aggressive design language. The car could be powered by both Petrol and Diesel engines, where both the motors could be turbocharged. According to the report, a 1.05 liter-3 cylinder turbo diesel motor featured on the Tata Manza Hybrid is likely to make its way into the Kite hatchback and compact sedan cars. Pricing wise, the Kite sedan will be positioned below the Zest and when introduced, could turn out to be an excellent value-for-money proposition providing a sedan alternative to entry-level hatchback buyers. If the Zest is a benchmark, quality wise, expect this new offering to be as good or even better.

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