Finally, the name of the much-anticipated hatchback from the house of Tata has been revealed. The next big offering of Tata codenamed Kite has been christened as Zica.
Tata Zica, the company's answer to Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10, is speculated to make its grand entry into the Indian auto market sometime in January 2016. The Zica, a global hatchback is likely to be unveilied in India in the first week of December. The launch of Tata Zica will be followed by the Kite compact sedan in the country.
Underpinning Indica's X0 platform, Tata Zica is expected to replace Tata's ageing Indica and in India, the model will sit below Tata Bolt.
For the uninitiated, the power line-up of Tata Zica is expected to include a new 1.05-litre three-cylinder common-rail diesel motor that can churn out 64.1bhp and 140Nm of torque, and an all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine. The transmission duty in Zica is likely to be handled by five speed gearbox and we also hear there could be an AMT variant on offer.
As for features, Tata Zica is expected to house electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear defogger and company's signature steering wheel with controls. As far as the pricing is concerned, the rumours swirling on the web indicate that Tata is likely to price its new Zica hatchback starting at Rs 3.6 lakh( ex-showroom).