A new styling direction for Tata Motors.
Seen here are the first images of the Tata Zica, sans camouflage, ahead of its world premiere next week.
The Zica, which was earlier known by its codename, Kite, is Tata Motors' all-new offering in the compact car segment, and will rival the likes of the Hyundai i10, Maruti Celerio and Chevrolet Beat, when its launched in early-January.
Seen in these spyshots is likely the top-end variant of the Zica, as it is equipped with alloy wheels, chrome-highlights for the foglamps, grille and interior door handles, a rear wiper and rear parking sensors.
The spyshot also reveals that the Zica will get a dual-tone black-and-beige interior, individual rear headrests, and 60:40 split folding rear seats. Apart from this, turn indicators on wing mirrors, a Harman-sourced sound system, front and rear power windows, steering mounted controls, ABS, EBD and dual airbags are expected to be seen on the Tata Zica.
The Zica is underpinned by an extensively modified version of the Tata Indica platform. The highlight of the Zica, according to reports, will be its new engines. On the petrol front, a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine (an all-new engine from the ground up) will drive the Zica via a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine is reported to be a 1.05-liter three-cylinder unit, and it could receive manual and automated manual transmissions.
The Zica will be produced at Tata's Sanand plant in Gujarat. The name, according to Tata Motors, is derived from 'Zippy Car'.
[Source - AutosArena]