This new Tata vehicle has got a huge responsibility up its strong shoulders of that to replace Tata’s original passenger car, the Indica. And from the way it looks in pictures, the Zica seems to be taking off on a good note. Sure it carries a heavily modified version of the Bolt’s front grille with Tata’s omnipresent ‘Humanity Line’, but apart from that, it’s all very new and extremely likeable.
More importantly, with the Zica, those working at Tata’s design houses have ditched the Indica design template that was carried over from the original hatchback to the Bolt of today. The wide smiling grille, strong shoulder lines, large head and tail lamps, and the stylish rear-end makes the Zica look very proportionate. And going by the pictures doing the rounds on the web, the dual tone interior scheme and the overall dashboard design looks quite refreshing, too.
No official word from Tata yet, but of what we know, the 1.2 litre Revotron from the Bolt will surely find it’s way in the Zica, as well as the new 3cyl, 1.05 litre diesel that Tata has been developing for some time now. At the launch, both engines will be available with a 5-speed manual transmissionto begin with. Expect an AMT version, too, few months down the line.
The new Ford Figo and the Hyundai Grand i10, both which seem to have a similar design template as the Zica. Tata will price the Zica competitively, the way it has done with most of its small cars. Tata will launch the Zica in January 2016 and is expected to be priced around Rs 4 lakh. On its launch, the Zica will go against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Hyundai i10 and the Chevrolet Beat.
Slated for an early-2016 launch, from blurry images now there’s an official look of the vehicle.
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