The upcoming Zica hatchback from Tata Motors has been undergoing test runs on Indian roads for quite some time now, but the test mules we have seen so far were camouflaged. Now, a new set of spy shots of the Zica has hit the web and probably for the first time, the Zica is caught on camera in its completely revealed avatar.
AutosArena has captured the Zica in its undisguised form. In the images, the Tata Zica, which is seen donned in light chocolate brown colour, looks dispatch-ready.
From a visual standpoint, the Tata Zica looks appealing with its new front styling. The front end of Zica gets Tata's new signature honeycomb-grille with chrome touch and smoked headlamps. The side profile of the new Zica looks lot more like Ford's new Figo hatchback. At the back, the newly styled tail lamp looks clean. Overall, Tata has managed to give its new Zica, which is based on Indica platform, a completely new and refreshing style.
Coming to the cabin, the previous pictures had shown a cabin similar to Bolt and Zest and it appears that it has the same steering wheel as Bolt. The top-end variant of Tata Kite is expected to get Harman infotainment system with a touchscreen display and steering mounted audio and call controls. The hatchback is also expected to get height-adjustable driver seat, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD. The Zica's features list is also expected to include electrically adjustable ORVMs and rear defogger.
To be offered in both petrol and diesel engines, the power line-up of 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.
Tata Motors is expected to break the cover of the new Zica aka Kite in India in the first week of December. The model is likely to be available at dealer showrooms from early January.