Sedans To Be Launched In India In 2017 - Overdrive
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Sedans to be launched in India in 2017

05 Dec 2016 / 6

Planning to buy a new sedan, there are a host of new launches planned for 2017. Tata Motors might bring in its Zica based sedan to take on the like of the Hyundai Xcent and the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire. Both the latter sedans too are up for a makeover. Hyundai will launch the updated Xcent while the Swift DZire will get a new-generation transformation. In the premium segment, Volkswagen will relaunch the Passat with a plug-in hybrid while BMW will launch the new 5-series by mid-2017. Here is a list of sedans that you can look forward to next year

Tata Kite 5

Expected price: Rs 3.7-6.5 lakh

Tata Kite5 sedan preview (3)

The Tata Kite 5 concept shares its underpinnings with the Zica hatchback, debuted at the 2016 Auto Expo. The engine options that will be offered in the Tata Kite 5 include the 1.2L Revotron petrol and Revotorq diesel motor. While these units put out 85PS/114Nm and 70PS/140Nm respectively, expect the Kite 5 to get increased power as sources tell us that the engines will be updated. One of these updates includes a larger turbocharger. These engines will be paired to the same 5-speed manual transmission. In terms of design, the front profile of the Tata Kite 5 looks similar to the Zica. It is the side which gives it a distinct appeal. The sloping coupéish roofline, strong shoulder line and 15-inch sporty alloys make it look impressive. Upon its launch in India, the Tata Kite 5 sedan will compete with the Hyundai Xcent, Volkswagen Ameo and the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.

Tata Kite 5 preview



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