Tata Zica-based compact sedan could debut at Auto Expo 2016 – Report

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OnCars reports that the Tata Zica-based compact sedan could debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida in February. The publication suggests that the model could be launched in the second quarter of 2016.

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The sedan will carry over its engines from the Zica hatchback.

Expected to be launched with a starting ex-showroom price close to INR 4 lakhs, the Tata Zica sedan will replace the Tata Indigo eCS in the private passenger car market. As such, the Zica sedan will have no real competition, but on price, expect it to compete with base variants of the Hyundai Xcent, the Ford Figo Aspire, the Maruti DZire and the Honda Amaze.

It would be powered by the same engines that do duty on the Tata Zica hatchback, which are the 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine and the 1.05-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel motor. The former produces 85 PS at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm at 3,500 rpm, and the latter generates 70 PS at 4,000 rpm and 140 Nm at 1,800-3,000 rpm. Both would initially be offered only with five-speed manual transmissions.

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The sedan will launch in Q2 2016 reportedly.

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The features on the Zica sedan are expected to be carried over from the hatchback, which include dual front airbags, ABS, the multifunction steering wheel and the 8-speaker 2-DIN audio system with AUX, USB, and Bluetooth.

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[Source: OnCars]

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