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Tata Kite 5 Sedan To Be Launched In March, 2017

Estimated to be priced between Rs 4 lakh – Rs 5.5 lakh, the Tata Kite 5 could be the most affordable sub-compact sedan in India.

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Tata Kite 5 India launch

To be positioned below the Zest, Tata Kite 5 will be an entry-level compact sedan from the home-grown carmaker.

After launching the much-awaited Hexa 7-seater SUV, Tata Motors is ready to launch two all-new products – Kite 5 sub-compact sedan and Nexon compact SUV. Both the vehicles were previewed at the Delhi Auto Expo last year alongside the recently-launched Hexa. To be positioned above below the Zest, the Tata Kite 5 will target buyers looking for an affordable subcompact sedan. It was speculated to be launched towards the end of this year; however, recent reports suggest that the launch could take place in March 2017.

Likely to be the cheapest sedan in the country, the Kite 5 could be named Viago/ Altigo or Sway. Similar to the Tiago and Hexa, the sedan has been jointly designed by Tata’s Pune design studion, European Technical Centre (TMETC) in UK and the Italian design centre. The new model is based on Tata’s new “IMPACT” design philosophy, which was first introduced in Tiago. It is expected to come as a replacement to the ageing Indigo eCS. With all-new engine lineup, the Tata Kite 5 sedan (Sway) will be more powerful and fuel efficient that in its replacement. Developed on the thoroughly modified X0 platform, the sub-compact sedan will share some of its design bits from the Tiago hatchback. Read More – Upcoming Tata Cars In India

Here’s Everything You Want to Know About Tata Kite 5 Sedan – 

Tata Kite 5 Price in India

VariantExpected Price
Base ModelRs 4 lakh
Top ModelRs 5.5 lakh

Tata Motors is aiming to price the sub-compact sedan aggressively, undercutting most of its rivals in the market. The entry-level model could be priced as low as Rs 4.0 lakh, and the range-topping model might cost around Rs 5.5 lakh.

Tata Kite 5 Sedan Launch Date

The exact launch date of the Kite 5 is yet to be announced, but media reports suggest that the vehicle could be introduced in March-April 2017. We will update you as soon as Tata announces its launch date.

Tata Kite sedan front side

Tata Kite 5 Specifications

Engine1.2-litre Revotron Petrol
Max Power83.8bhp @ 6,000rpm
Max Torque114Nm @ 3,500rpm
Engine 1.05 Revotorq Diesel
Max Power69.04bhp @ 4,000rpm
Max Torque140Nm @ 1,800rpm – 3,000rpm
Transmission Options5-speed Manual & AMT

The Tata Kite sedan will share its engine lineup with the Tiago hatchback. The petrol version will be powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron-derived unit that churns out a maximum power output of 83.8bhp at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. On the other hand, the oil burner will be a 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged unit that is good for 69.04bhp at 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,8000rpm.

In order to reduce vibrations and noise, the company is likely to make some changes to its engines. Unveiled on the Manza Hybrid concept at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, the turbocharged diesel motor is a downsized version of the 1.4-litre DiCOR unit. The new engine gets a stiffer block and counter balancing shafts. The new Tata sedan will come with a choice of a 5-speed manual and AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox.

Tata Kite 5 Mileage 

ModelExpected Mileage

The sub-compact sedan will be highly fuel efficient car. While the petrol version is expected to deliver around 20-22kmpl, the oil burner could return over 25kmpl of mileage.

Tata Kite Sedan (Sway) Features

–  Zest-inspired headlights, bumpers and grille
– Large air intakes
– New tapering roof-lines
– Prominent window lines
– New electric power steering
– Spacious cabin
– Driver & front co-passenger airabgs
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Tata Kite 5 Video – Preview

Tata Kite 5 Sedan (Sway) Competition

Once launched, the Tata Kite 5 sedan will lock horns with products like Ford Figo Aspire, Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Hyundai Xcent.

Tata Kite 5 Sedan (Sway) Exterior

Tata’s upcoming budget sedan shares its platform with the Indigo eCS’s XO. Though, the carmaker has modified this architecture for achieving better rigidity and stability. Design of the Tata Kite sedan is quite contemporary and a lot more premium than the Indigo eCS. The car wears bold stance and aggressive styling.

Tata Kite 5 sedafront grille

As mentioned above, some of its design elements have been carried forward for the Tiago including headlights, bumpers, large air intakes, front grille, taillights, and spoilers. Furthermore, the sedan gets all-new tapering roof-lines and prominent window lines. Features such as fog lamps, alloy wheels and a high-mounted LED stop lamp are restricted to the top-spec model.

Tata Kite 5 Sedan (Sway) Interior 

Step inside and the Kite sedan will greet you with a spacious and feature-loaded cabin. There is a Zest-inspired dashboard and instrument panel along with a pack of safety & comfort fitments. Though, these are presumed to be carrying impact of cost cutting measures. The interior will have various familiar bits of Tiago such as an 8-speaker 2-DIN audio system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity, three spoke multi-function steering wheel, dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Tata Kite 5 sedan rear side

Some features will be reserved for the top-spec model such as a reverse parking camera, climate control, a rear centre armrest, USB, Aux and Bluetooth connectivity, dual front airbags and ABS. Just like the Tiago, the Tata Kite 5 sedan will have a new electric power steering. Compared to its replacement, it will be as spacious and comfortable. The sedan will offer a class-leading boot space of 420-litres. The suspension setup, too, will be tweaked for better handling and ride quality.


  1. Sayed Parwez Kazmi
    February 15, 2016

    Tata kite 4 & kite 5 are most beautiful cars, perticularly kite 5. I love them, hope new engines would be as smart.

  2. Vijay batra
    February 18, 2016

    launch date..?
    car full detail..?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 23, 2016

      All the details are given in the article above. It will be launched by the end of 2016.

  3. Ameer Basha
    February 20, 2016

    I like so much. Tata zica n kite. Exterior,interior,engine n finally price.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 23, 2016

      HI Ameer,

      All these details are given in the article above.

  4. bshu
    February 23, 2016

    When it’ll come to market

  5. Sorwar Khan
    March 9, 2016

    in which month can expect this car in market.. wating … want to buy but if it is within 2016.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 10, 2016

      We expect this one to be launched by the end of this calendar year. We’ll update you on this as soon as there’s an official confirmation.

        June 15, 2016


  6. Ranjit Dev Choudhury
    March 13, 2016

    Can we have the specifications, features and engine performance?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 13, 2016

      Hi Ranjit

      The Kite 5 compact sedan will share engine lineup with the Tiago hatchback. It will be offered with two engine options- 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and 1.05-litre 3-cylinder diesel – paired to a five-speed manual and an AMT gearbox. While former is good for 83.8bhp and 114Nm of torque, the oil burner produces 69.04bhp of power and 140Nm of torque.

  7. chaitanya
    March 24, 2016

    Its very disappointing as AMT not available in petrol. Tata motets introducing AMT only in diesel version.
    Due to this Many of the byers are interested to go for petrol version like celerio, K 10, i10.

  8. ankababu
    March 24, 2016

    Looks very nice and its over rule desire and other competetors. From back position some how Its imitating verna, aadi and BMW.
    Is AMT available in petrol version also..?
    Is Safety measures are standered across all variants..?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 2, 2016

      Hi Ankababu

      The AMT version is likely to be offered in the diesel version of the Kite 5 compact sedan. The safety features are likely to be offered as an optional safety pack.

  9. Suresh awari
    March 25, 2016

    perfect launch date n tata kite features

  10. sathish
    March 31, 2016

    I own TATA Indica Vista for the past 5 years and happy with its performance except few things viz., absence of rear aircondition vent, considerable drop of power while driving uphill with AC on, brake issue while negotiating city traffic. Hope these issues were addressed or could be customised as per individual personal needs in Kite 4 and five. I am very much impressed by the look of Kite-5 and looking forward to its release in market. TATA is Indian make indian car.

    April 8, 2016

    Please give me alert for when it is launched.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 29, 2016

      Hi Vineesh

      The Kite 5 compact sedan is likely to be launched in India during festive season, around October, November.

  12. Jayant
    April 17, 2016

    i love this Car,i m waiting for this..it will be my first car…nice work done by Tata Motors…

  13. Dr. sudarshan
    April 20, 2016


    what a concept car

    hats off to Cyrus Mistry.

    How and when to book the beuty

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 20, 2016


      The Kite 5 compact sedan will be launched during the festive season (Diwali) 2016. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews.com for latest update on the same.

  14. Manjeet
    April 24, 2016

    When will be the tata kite 5 launch

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 24, 2016

      Hi Manjeet

      The Tata Kite 5 based compact sedan is likely to be launched during festive season 2016 (around Diwali).

  15. Fairu
    May 9, 2016

    I m very much impressed. In what all colours its available ? Can i book it beforehand..please let me know.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 10, 2016

      Hi Fairu

      The Kite 5 sedan is likely to be launched towards the festive season (Diwali), and the bookings for the car will only commence by around September/October. Stay tuned to ICN for more updates on the same.

  16. Rahul Solanki
    May 14, 2016

    I m still waiting ths carrrr…. looking superb

  17. AK Pandey
    May 17, 2016

    i am waiting tata kite. i like this

  18. Thiagarajan
    June 5, 2016

    super good looking car very nice tata kite 5 thanks to tata moters

  19. anoop yadav
    June 10, 2016

    I will take it. when will the kite 5 launch?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 10, 2016

      Hi Anoop,

      The Kite 5 is expected to be launched in the last quarter of the calendar year 2016.

  20. chitta
    June 10, 2016

    Please tell me the Hight,width,length of kite 5

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 11, 2016

      The Kite 5 measure 3995mm in length, 1535mm in height and 1647mm in width.

  21. pankaj kumar singh
    June 11, 2016

    Tata kite! Nice car. Please lell me about cylinder

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 11, 2016

      Both of its engine 1.2-litre petrol and 1.05-litre diesel have 3-cylinder.

  22. Thangaraju
    June 13, 2016

    Good design and futures. Tata should be fix the engine vibration problem. And also need to fix the price lesser then the other manufacturers. We should support Indian car makers.

  23. gopi debnath
    June 15, 2016

    The search ends ,finally the most valued and affordable sedan from the most trusted Indian car maker

  24. kaaml bhagat
    June 19, 2016

    nice car.
    I like it

  25. panachanan Pradhan
    June 22, 2016

    Want to buy this car

  26. Kumar
    June 24, 2016

    How much it cost for the automatic petrol and automatic diesel version in chennai showroom?which one is better petrol or diesel for this model …

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 26, 2016

      In terms of engine refinement level, the petrol will surely be a lot better. There’s no automatic variant on sale as of now, but we expect an AMT version to launch later this year.

    June 24, 2016

    good looking car very nice tata kite 5 thanks to tata moters, i want to purches it..

  28. Vinod
    June 26, 2016

    Best looking sub Rs 6 lakh (hopefully) car in India. Period.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 27, 2016

      We second you on that. 🙂

  29. Rajesh
    June 27, 2016

    i have booked i20 Elite , but after i came to know about KITE 5 , i have withdraw the amount from Hyundai . I am waiting deadly for this car .. I also know that this car will turn TATA car image….as compare to other fast growing labels…..

  30. Rajkumar
    July 2, 2016

    What is the ground clearance of this car?. Is it more than that of Huyndai Santro and Tata Zest?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 14, 2016

      Its ground clearance will be around 175mm.

  31. MAHESH
    July 3, 2016

    sir, 7th pay commission ready for implementation. R U not loosing market during this very good opportunity. why U can n not start bookings during arrears releasing time, there u my grab good market. of course u have to release full specifications of car before that. plane it sir, u may get good success.

  32. Tapan Kumar Ghosh
    July 4, 2016

    I was finalized to book ford figo Aspire ,but being seen Tata kite 5 I have have fall in love with this car.I want to book this car.plz let me know on which date I can book it.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 4, 2016

      The Kite 5 is likely to be launched towards the end of this year. The bookings too will commence closer to its launch.

    July 7, 2016

    Tata ought to start its booking earliest so that customer cab booked their car on urgent basis, so that they can get delivery their car on this coming festive season 2016. i also waiting for book my new kite 5. ‘

    Please take steps on urgent basis.

  34. sunny
    July 7, 2016

    I like this car tata kite 5

  35. KAMAL
    July 21, 2016


  36. KAMAL
    July 21, 2016

    What will be cost of tata kite 5 xt petrol mod.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 21, 2016

      Since the vehicle hasn’t been launched yet, it will be too early to comment on a specific variant.

  37. Ravinder Singh
    July 27, 2016

    There’s news that it woulld.cost around Rs. 5.50 lakhs (Ex-Showroom price). Will the price go up by the time it’s launched. By when will the bookings are likely to start. Tiago bookings are still in the process. Will there be any conflict in sales of Tiago & Kite 5? We are eagerly waiting for it. In fact we have already made our mind to go for Tiago diesel before reading the review of Kiye 5. Expected onroad price?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 27, 2016

      The Kite 5 is expected to arrive towards the end of this year. Its prices will be quite competitive.

  38. Ravinder Singh Lakavath
    July 27, 2016

    Desparate to hear the launch & booking dates. Upate us with the details . Thank you

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 27, 2016

      Sure, we’ll update you on this.

  39. Sandy
    July 27, 2016

    Superb car in sedan, Rich look ………..please tell me advance booking start date of KITE5

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 27, 2016

      We’ll update as soon as the official bookings start.

  40. Leroy Sam
    August 26, 2016

    the headlight assembly in the Kite is different from the Tiago’ headlights. As I presume from this, the Tiago & Kite have been worked on from scratch together which is a good thought. Why I say this is because, there is more space and lines inside the Tiago headlights and that is because, it is missing out on the projector lamps as shown in the Kite and also the lower line Indicator which is missing in the Tiago.
    Both look fine, however, Kite’s headlight has a premium finish which should also have been retained in the Tiago too (which would have been a first in the lower segment cars or atleast an option in the high end variants of Tiago- projector headlights)…
    Kite 5 nevertheless (should have a new name though) has got what it takes to go against its rivals in today’s market provided its priced well like the Tiago!

    Well Done Tata! (Just that the upgrade needs to happen in the customer response/service dept)

  41. S kumar
    August 27, 2016

    Looks good & I am looking to buy Sedan, if u tell exact data of launching,

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      August 29, 2016

      Hi S Kumar

      The Kite 5 sedan is expected to be launched by early 2017.

  42. Alpesh Patel
    August 29, 2016

    I feel, the Kite 5 is the best car in low price with high features.

    Can we know the safety features of this model?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      August 29, 2016

      Hi Alpesh

      The top-end model will be equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, while the entry level variants come with dual airbags & ABS as an optional safety pack.

  43. Bunty Sharma
    September 14, 2016

    Hi I am booking to kite 5 please tell me start the booking

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      September 14, 2016

      Hi Bunty

      The new Kite 5 sedan launch has been pushed to 2017. Stay tuned to ICN for more updates on the same.

  44. Shiljo Jose
    October 22, 2016

    Year is about to finish. Again Tata repeating the same production failure!

  45. Miral Bhatt
    October 23, 2016

    Safety , average 25 kmpl is best for coman middle class family afford this car thanks for the tata

  46. Kuldeep yadav
    December 30, 2016

    When will it come in market.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      December 31, 2016

      Hi Kuldeep

      The new Kite 5 is expected to be launched in the first half of 2017.

  47. Manoj prajapati
    December 31, 2016

    Best futures in sedan car segment low price car.
    Thank indian car company TATA

  48. Menino Cota
    February 14, 2017

    Kite 5 is a refine model. Looks fantastic…… TATA is pacing with the need of the hour. R & D please focus on vibration, reduce that factor which is usually noticed in the products. All the best Kite 5.

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