We’ve just sampled the new hatchback from Tata, the Tata Zica (now known as the Tata Tiago) and the juicy details of the drive will be out only on December 5, 2015. For now though, we can tell you that the Tata Zica looks smart and fresh compared to its siblings, the Bolt and the Zest. Scroll down our image gallery below to get a closer look.
The face features a honeycomb grille which has now become a Tata signature
The Tata Zica has got a prominent shoulder line while the window profile is almost like the Ford Figo
The inverted design headlamp blends well with the grille
Tata could have capped the features list by adding projector headlamps, however the Zica gets halogen lamps
At the rear, the Tata Zica has a similar profile to the Hyundai Grand i10 complete with reverse parking sensors
Inside the Tata Zica, there is a two-tone dashboard that follows the same theme seen in the Zest and the Bolt
Expect the same spacious interior that Tata cars are known for. The boot space should be the same as the other cars in its category if not slightly more
The petrol motor in the Tata Zica is expected to be a 1.2-litre Revotron motor sans the turbocharger, with peak power upwards of 80PS, mated to a manual transmission
The higher end variant of the Tata Zica will feature chrome and silver detailing along with alloy wheels
The highlight in the interior is Tata’s ConnectNext infotainment system, developed specially for the Zica. It also gets first in segment smartphone enabled navigation and bluetooth connectivity
The other engine option for the Zica will most likely be a new 1.05l three-cylinder diesel motor expected to produce 70PS. Tata Motors will be pricing the Zica hatchback at a very competitive rate. Expect prices to start from around Rs 3.5 lakh for this entry level hatchback. The Tata Zica will be launched in India in 2016, most likely before the Auto Expo 2016.
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