Followed by the showcasing at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 last month, Tata Motors’ upcoming products the Tiago hatchback, the Kite 5 compact sedan and the Hexa Tuff SUV made their international debut at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2016. The Tiago hatchback will be the first among the new launches, which will go on sale most likely this month. The company has displayed a bit customized version of the Tiago at Geneva.
Dubbed as the successor to the Indica, that was earlier christened as the Zica, was accompanied by its sedan form, the Kite 5 and will be positioned between the Bolt and the Nano in the toughly contested hatchback segment.
Under the hood, the Tiago hatchback will be powered by an all-new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol motor with excellent fuel efficiency. The diesel variant will be powered by an all-new 1.05-litre 3-cylinder engine which is said to be a downsized version of Tata Motors' 1.4-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine. While a 5-speed manual gearbox is standard across variants, while an AMT can also be introduced later this year.
The Kite 5 is a compact sedan is built on the same platform that of the Tiago hatchback and is likely to be slotted below the Zest. The Kite 5 draws its power from the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine and the 1.05-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine offered on the hatchback. Both engines come mated to a five-speed manual transmission, he possibility of an AMT gearbox can not be ruled out.
The Tata Hexa Tuff is a customised version of the upcoming Hexa crossover SUV, created by Tata Motors’ Personalisation Studio. With a dark blacked exterior, the Hexa Tuff is powered by the same 2.2-litre Varicor 400 turbo-diesel engine that is capable to dish out 154 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed automatic gearbox. The Hexa Tuff sports four driving modes Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road and also gets an AWD system.