Tata Zica (Kite)
Tata Zica (Kite)Tata Motors

Tata Motors' new hatchback, the Zica, is slated to enter the market in January 2016. The vehicle has already made headlines for being the first car to feature Tata's new design language. The company is reportedly open for customisation options and the Zica will be available with a range of customisations.

The customisation options will be at the dealer level and will focus on the interior of the small car. "Parts like the surrounds for the AC vents, center console, gear lever, steering wheel and interior door handles will be open for customization. You see that some of the test drive cars feature these parts in a piano-black finish or in an Orange color, additionally there's also a Red color that will be available for customers. They can choose these customizations at the dealerships itself," Pratap Bose, Head of design for Tata Motors, told Indian Autos Blog.

Right from the base model, Zica will get a piano-black finished center console that can be replaced according to the buyer's choice. The Zica will not come with front seat-back pockets as most of the customers generally opt for aftermarket seat covers in which pockets are built in.

To be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, the powertrain of Tata Zica will include 1.2-litre three-cylinder DOHC aluminum motor and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder diesel engine. While the petrol engine tuned to dish out 83.8bhp of power at 6000 rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3500 rpm, the diesel mill is capable of putting out 69bhp of power 4000 rpm and 140Nm of torque between 1800–3000 rpm. In both variants of Tata Zica, the transmission will be taken care of by a five speed manual gearbox.

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