Tata Motors has turned attention to design and its upcoming Kite siblings, the Glade and Boom will feature all new styling with nothing in common to previous Tata cars.
Tata Motors is betting big on new products and has a slew of them lined up for launch in the next couple of years. While the Bolt and Zest haven’t ignited the company’s sales as expected, the Kite siblings will definitely change things for the better. The Indian automaker is likely to call the Kite 4 as Glade while the Kite 5 could use the Boom nameplate. After getting some details about the vehicle, we have rendered the Kite 5 compact sedan which has taken inspiration from the BMW X6 for the rear, it gets a split tail light just like the German SAV.
The Tata Kite 5 gets a rising window line while the roof tapers to give it a very attractive appearance. To boost the premium-ness of the vehicle, the company will use some amount of chrome, including around the windows and on the grille. The headlight gets twin housings while the rearview mirrors are similar to the Bolt and Zest. The Kite 5 sedan will slot in below the Zest, replacing the Indigo eCS in the long run. It is underpinned by the Indica’s X0 platform but with heavy revisions to ensure better driving dynamics and lower NVH.
The Tata Boom will draw power from a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine which will get a lower state of tune when compared to the Falcon twins. Diesel power will come courtesy of a new 1.05-litre, DICOR mill which is a 3-cylinder unit. The Zest’s EPAS will also make its way to the Kite while a host of equipment will also be on offer. The Harman sourced audio system won’t feature on the Kite siblings due to cost reasons but a loaded infotainment system will be offered with all the connectivity options. Tata Motors is also working on the next generation Nano (codenamed Pelican) which will feature an all new dashboard while the bonnet will feature a power bulge. The vehicle will be powered by a new and higher displacement petrol engine.