It appears like the long-wait for the arrival of Tata's new hatchback, currently known by the name Zica, will end soon. The latest development indicates that the company is in the process of finalising the name of the car.
Tata, which decided to do away with the name Zica after the Zika virus hit several developing countries, announced the #Fantastico name hunt, a crowd-sourcing activity for netizens to suggest a new name for its hatchback.
Now the company has selected 3 names -- Adore, Civet and Tiago -- from over 37,000 names after engagement with 4.8 crore enthusiasts and 1.2 crore video views. Tata has once again invited the enthusiasts to vote for their favourite name from the three options -- Adore, Civet or Tiago. We believe this as a clear indication of the imminent launch of the new hatchback.
Tata Zica, the first product based on the company's new design language "Impact," measures 3,746mm in length, 1,647mm in width, 1535mm in height and boasts a wheelbase of 2400mm. It comes with a ground clearance of 170mm and offers a boot space of 242 litres.
The engine line-up of the Zica includes 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 6000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3500rpm, the diesel engine will produce 69bhp of power 4000rpm and 140Nm of torque between 1800rpm and 3000rpm. Both the engines will be mated to five speed manual gearbox.
Expected to carry a price tag starting at Rs 3.6 lakh, Tata Zica will take on the likes of Maruti Celerio, Hyundai i10 and the Chevrolet Beat in India.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]