NEW DELHI -- Tata Motors showcased its upcoming passenger vehicles at the ongoing Auto Expo in Delhi.
The main attractions of Tata pavilion at the Auto show is the company's new compact sedan codenamed Kite 5, Hexa SUV -- the new avatar of Aria -- and the compact SUV Nexon. Joining the line-up is also the company's soon-to-be-launched Zica hatchback. The Zica will carry the label for the duration of the Auto Expo 2016 as the company has decided to do away with the name citing the Zika virus, which has hit several developing countries.
The Zica, which is the first product of Tata Motors' Impact design language, is based on the copiously tweaked Xo platform of the Indica. The auto-maker The engine line-up of the Zica will include 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol and 1.0-litre three-cylinder diesel mills. While the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine will churn out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000 rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, the diesel engine will produce 69bhp of power 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,800-3,000rpm. Both engines will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. There is no AMT option on offer for now.
Tata Hexa, which will rival Toyota Innova and Renault Lodgy in India, packs a 2.2-litre four-cylinder VARICOR diesel engine. Re-tuned to pump out 154bhp of power and 400Nm of torque, the engine will come paired either with six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
In terms of dimensions, the Hexa crossover measures 4,764 mm in length, 1,895 mm width and 1,780 mm height with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. Other features of Tata Hexa include wider air dam, ORVM integrated with turn mirrors and LED tail lamps, body cladding and skid plates.