Tata released all the information regarding the Zica hatchback in December except the pricing, which is reserved for its launch in January. The company's biggest launch after Zica in 2016 will be its compact sedan sibling, which is expected in the second quarter of 2016.
The report in Oncars indicates Tata Motors will unveil the compact sedan at the Auto Expo 2016, to be held at Greater Noida, in February. The compact sedan is expected to get the name Sway, which Tata Motors have registered along with Zica.
The Tata Zica and Sway are based on the copiously tweaked Xo platform. The compact sedan likely to use the same powertrains of the Zica that 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 1800â€“3000 rpm. The engine will be mated to a five speed manual gearbox as well as an AMT gearbox. Like the Zica, the Sway also expected to come with three drive modes- Eco, City and Sport.
The sway will be premium on par with the Hyundai Xcent. The features expected to be included in the car are integrated Harman infotainment system with 8 speakers, bluetooth connectivity, navigation, dual airbags, ABS, steering mounted audio controls, electrically adjustable ORVMs and voice command.
On design, the face of the Sway is expected to look similar to the hatchback, the Zica. The side profile will be tweaked slightly the same way Hyundai designed the Grand i10 and the Xcent. The boot is expected to be larger than the Tata Zest and will feature a distinctive styling.