Tata Motor’s upcoming hatchback Zica gets an all new exterior design, new platform and a new engine. The Zicais built on a completely new Platform, ‘XO’ and will be manufactured at Tata’s plant in Sanand. Global design inputs from Pune, UK and Italy studios have contributed to the design language of Zica which is the third product under Tata Motor’s HorizonNext initiative after Tata Zest and Tata Bolt.

Zica

Name

The car’s name has been derived from the word ‘Zippy Car’.

Interiors

The interiors are complemented by a layered design theme, coupled with dual tone colour scheme. An intelligent Next Gen Connectnext Infotainment system, exclusively developed by HARMAN for an engaging audio experience is available. There is also a first in class smart phone enabled Turn-By-Turn Navigation app and a first in segment Juke Car app

Engine and variants

Tata Zica will come in two variants – a 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE, REVOTRON 1.2L petrol engine and a 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE, REVOTORQ 1.05L diesel engine. The petrol engine will have maximum power at 85 PS @ 6000 RPM, and torque at 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM, while the diesel one will give maximum power of 70 PS @ 4000 RPM, and torque at 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM.


Dimension

The Zica measures 3746 mm in length, 1647 mm in width and 1535 mm in overall height. It has a ground clearance of 170 mm with 14″ alloy wheels. The capacity of the fuel tank is 35 litres.

Safety features

It has 3-point front seat belt, 3-point rear outer seat belt, and center lap belt. It also features driver and front passenger airbags. Tata Zica comes equipped with central locking (with remote) system, speed sensing auto door lock, clutch lock, inside rear view day and night mirror, and immobilizer. For driver assistance, it has remote key operated head-lamps, fog lamps, turning indicators on ORVM, and rear defogger.

Drivenext features

  • First in segment Multi drive modes – city and Eco.
  • Advanced Dual Path Suspension and 9th generation ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control for a safe and smooth ride.
  • EPAS with Active Return Function ensures 95% return ability for easy driving.
  • Gear shift Indicator for comfortable driving.

Storage

It has designed to provide 22 utility spaces and a boot space of 240 litres which has a separate partition for the tool kit and shopping bag hooks with weight markings.

Price

The Zica will be priced in between the Nano and Bolt in the compact segment and will rival the likes of the Maruti Celerio, Chevrolet Beat and the Hyundai i10 when launched. Tata Motors is gearing up to launch the Zica hatchback, in January 2016

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