As against the earlier prediction that Tata Motors will launch Tata Zica on January 20, it is learnt that this car will probably be launched sometime in mid-February. The company said that the car’s bookings might commence during the 2016 Indian Auto Expo, which will be held from 5th to 9th of February 2016.
Zica is entirely different from the existing Tata cars
The first think you will note in Tata Zica is that it is entirely different from the existing Tata cars, both look-wide and comfort-wise and deserves a fresh identity which proves that Tata’s design team has done a reasonably decent job with the Zica.
The Tata Zica has been designed keeping the younger costumers in mind with the impressive front end and the way it protrudes outwards in this slight elliptical shape to provide this visual impression that the hood is longer than it actually is. The front grille of Tata Zica has a piano black mirror finish which gives it a very premium feel.
Zica provides enough space inside
With a 2,400mm wheelbase, the wheels are pushed to the most extreme ends of the Zica to provide enough space inside so that four average sized adults can sit without any difficulty as it has lot of leg room and enough head room as well. The materials used inside the car are also of appreciable quality.
Tata has provided a 242-litre boot which is big enough for a long weekend outing with family.
The shapes on the dashboard is attractive, especially the centre console, which once again bring out the hexagonal effect. To make gear shift easy, the information display on the screen in the instrument cluster features a gear indicator that flashes the gear you’re driving in.
Powerful engine makes driving a real pleasure
Tata Motor has provided new engines powering for this car. Both the 1,047cc turbocharged diesel and the 1,199cc Revotron petrol engines are three-cylinder engines that use a DOHC four-valve per cylinder valvetrain and variable valve intake cam timing. The petrol makes 85Ps of max power with 114Nm of max torque. The diesel produces 70Ps of max power with a 140Nm of max torque.
Tata Zica returns decent mileage making if fuel efficient
The diesel in Tata Zica Mileage of around 25kmpl, while, the petrol gives around 18-20 kilometers to a liter of fuel.
Superb suspension provides impressive riding quality
The suspension is tuned keeping in mind comfort with impressive riding quality sufficiently damps out any surface roughness.
Safety is also high on the cards. Tata Motors have also provided the top end Tata Zica variant we drove with airbags for both driver and co-driver.
The new hatchback from Tata Motors, the Tata Zica to be launched in the first week of this month, will be a delight to your eyes with its amazing features and stylish look. You will be thrilled to know that Tata Zica Price is between Rs 3.59 lakhs and Rs 5.59 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Car with impressive look and amazing features
With the launch of Zica, Tata motors will proved that its designing studio and the R&D department can produced a car with impressive and amazing features to compete with any Japanese or Korean cars in the country.
Tata has brought out Zica after extensive customer research by experts from both India as well as from the UK to compete with the likes of Hyundai i10 Grand and Maruti Celerio.
One will be very much impressed by its agile stance and very sharp looks. The front has trapezoidal headlamps that houses a hexagonal grille in between with a chrome strip running underneath and also a three dimensional Tata logo on it. There are chrome bezels for the fog lamps which are integrated into the front bumper.
The 14-inch alloy wheels also go with the sculpted look of the Zica. The shoulder line running across the side gives the car an aristocratic look. The rear part is handsome too with protruding tail lamps and a well-integrated sporty spoiler on the hatch.
Entirely different interior from other Tata products
Just peep into the car and you will find a fresh and entirely different interior from other Tata products with a layered design dashboard in grey color, a hexagonal centre console in piano black color, housing the audio system and the AC controls below it.
The instrument cluster in the Tata Zica has new sporty look with the speedometer, tachometer, tripmeetr, distance to empty indicator and also has a gear indicator with an upshift prompter. Tata has provided space for placing mobile phones and other stuff.
The manufacturer has provided enough space for the driver, front passenger and passengers at the rear. This car has a big 272-liter boot quite adequate for weekend outings.
Impressive riding quality
Tata Zica will impress everyone with its unexpected ride quality. The suspension is set on the softer side and works well in the city.
The Zica’s engines have been developed by AVL of Austria, along with Tata Motor’s team.
The 1199cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine will develop 84 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 114 Nm at 3,500 rpm, while the 1047cc, 3-cylinder diesel engine will develop a maximum power of 69 bhp at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm at 1,800–3,000 rpm.
Tata Zica Launch, Price, Specifications, Interior, Features – AutoPortal gets ahead with information
In December 2015, Tata Motors officially unveiled the Zica hatchback as its next big product for the Indian car market. All set to go on sale in January 2016 – to be precise the all-new Tata Zica launch date on 20th January, 2016, ahead of the Auto Expo 2016 that will be held in New Delhi.
The Zica will be the first of the two new cars that is set to be launched in India as a part of Tata’s Kite project. The Zica will soon be followed by a sub-compact sedan version.
Zippy name, Zippy car
Tata Motors have named the new car as Zica – a word play from the word ZIppy Car.
The Tata Zica is based on the same XO platform as company’s very popular hatchback, Tata Indica. The third vehicle under Tata’s HorizoNext strategy, after the Bolt and Zest, the upcoming Tata hatchback is an all-new car with new style cues and sharper design language.
The front fascia of the car is well-designed and comes with Tata’s signature honey-comb pattern grille, large sweptback headlamps with projector units and a muscular front bumper. The car also features a wide grin-like air dam that flanks big circular fog lamps with chrome bezels. The side profile shows some sharp character lines, dual tone ORVMs with turn indicators and a set of neatly designed 10-spoke alloy wheels. The rear has a muscular bumper and wraparound tail lamps with combination lights.
Inside the cabin, the all-new Tata Zica looks premium with its quality fit and finish. The dual tone dashboard looks well equipped and comes with body coloured panels around the AC vents. The Zica gets some decently comfortable contoured seats along with Tata’s signature three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel that coupled with the predominant black interiors make it all the more appealing. Customers will be able to opt for the customization packages at their local dealership.
Under the hood the Tata Zica will come with two engine options, an all-new 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder Revotorq diesel motor and the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Revotron petrol unit that does duty in the Zest and the Bolt. While the new oil burner is good for 67bhp and 140Nm of torque, the petrol engine develops 83bhp and 114Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, the possibility of the introduction of an AMT variant in the Tata Zica line-up has been reserved for the future.
With a fresh look and well equipped kitty is the Zica enough to compete in this highly competitive market of compact hatchback cars? We will have to wait and watch.
Tata Motors, which had brought out many successful sedans such as Tata Indigo, Tata Manza and Tata Zest, is going to launch yet another revolutionary sedan, the much awaited, Tata Zica, which is a short form of ‘Zippy’ and ‘Car’ in January first week. Tata Zica Price ranging between Rs 3.59 lakh and Rs 5.59 lakh. The Zica offers Fantastico features that are designed to fit your dynamic lifestyle.
Unique design entirely different from its existing models
Tata Zica is a new budget sedan with a unique design entirely different from its existing models under ‘Project Kite’. Tata Zica incorporates Tata’s HorizonNext design language with a bold and sculpted look. This car has a unique wide mesh grille and swept back headlamps. The tail is redesigned for modern and fresh looks with horizontal tail lamps. The bumper also gets the mesh treatment with a horizontal bar and chrome surround for fog lamps. The rear meanwhile, looks thoroughly modern with striking albeit slightly small tail lamps and a discreet spoiler.
Roomy cabin with enough leg and head room
This time Tata Motors, as usual has made the cabin roomy with enough leg and head room. The base variant will come with a piano-black finish on the center console, seat covers with back pockets and a few more switchable options. The vehicle might also get an orange or red color finish on certain parts such as steering wheel, center console, interior door handles and gear lever. The top end car will come with the ConnectNext infotainment system with Bluetooth compatibility.
Tata Zica Engine specifications:
Tata Zica will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. The 1199cc, 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine will develop a maximum power of 84 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a zenith torque of 114 Nm at 3,500 rpm, while the 1047cc, 3-cylinder ‘Revotorq’ diesel engine will develop a maximum power of 69 bhp at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm at 1,800 – 3,000 rpm. With some of its compotators are coming out with Auto-Manual transmission (AMT), Tata Motors may also come out with an ATM version as it gains popularity, the company said.
One of the safest cars in its class
With safety features such as dual airbags, 9th generation ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), corner stability control, rear parking sensors with display on infotainment screen and energy absorbing body structure, the Tata Zica will be one of the safest cars in its class.
Other features include, power windows, Power steering, AC with heater, Steering mounted controls, ABS, Alloy wheels, 22 Utility Spaces, first-in-segment multi-drive modes – City and Eco, dual path suspension and a large 240-litres boot space.
Tata Zica, the new hatchback car from the well-known local car manufacturer Tata motors is set for its big launch early next year, with its customer attractive features. Tata motors are in the field of automobile manufacturing ever since 1961 and it is a well known brand for providing a middle- income sedan and utility cars like the Tata Nano, Tata Indica and Indigo, Tata Zest and Safari Storme. Tata’s cars are known for its affordability and good mileage figures. Tata has not tasted the fruit of success with its recent launches and hopefully the Zica will provide them the much needed break through with its upcoming launch.
Exterior Specifications of the Zica
The all new Tata Zica, from the Tata motors has a hexagonal outer design with a much appealing and compact outer finish when compared to its previous launches. Tata Zica is designed mainly to attract the youngsters with its simple design and clean finish. The presence of the shoulder line and the belt line makes no difference to the outer appearance and the front portion looks protruding, making the car a bit larger. The other expectations are the presence of the modified full front grille, inclusive headlamps, chrome finish and 14-inch spoke wheel with good luminaries that complements the outer appearance.
Interior Specifications of the Zica
The interior looks much wider with much needed space in the head room and the leg room. The seating arrangements suitably carry 4 passengers and the top portion gets much better and quality with piano finish on the gear knob and the steering wheel when compared to its lower portion. The instrument cluster looks rather oddly placed with less cost plastic material. The interior gives a mixed expression in terms of quality offerings. The presence of the driver centric control meters and the juke infotainment meter are the expected hit features from this all new Tata Zica.
Will the engine roar?
The Tata Zica gets powered by its 1.2 litre 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engine giving an 85 PS of power and 114Nm of torque. The transmission system is expected to be automatic with an independent Macpherson strut setup in the front and a twisted beam at the rear side. Tata Zica is more suitable for driving in the bad road condition as it gets good suspension features that make the car stable even after hitting a top speed. One can buy Tata Zica after ascertaining its quality and product durability as Tata’s previous launches faced the issue of quality finish. We can bring back Tata Zica home at a cost of Rs. 4-6 lakhs and it is expected stopper for the Tata Motors next year.
The latest news about Tata Zica
Right on the heels of the launch of the Zest and Bolt, Tata Motors is ready for its next launch. Tata Motors long-awaited small hatchback – the Zica – is in news for the right reasons. Zica was known earlier by its internal codename ‘Kite’. However, the new Zica follows Tata’s new family design language which makes it look different from its predecessors – the Zest and the Bolt.
And what’s special about the Zica?
All new engines: The hatch is powered by all new 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Tata Zica is expected to have two new engines. A new 1047cc, ‘Revotorq’ 1.05 L three-cylinder diesel motor is likely. This is expected to produce 70 PS of power at 4,000 rpm, a maximum torque of 140 Nm at 1,800-3,000 rpm and will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional AMT as well. Tata Zica is also expected to have a 1.2-litre 1199cc, 3-cylinder Revotron petrol motor which will churn out a power of 80 PS at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 114 Nm at 3,500 rpm.
Design language: Based on the Tata’s DesignNext design language, the vehicle has been designed from Tata’s design studios based out in Pune, UK and Italy.
New platform: Zica is based on the tweaked Xo platform.
All-new suspension: The Tata Zica will get a new rear suspension system – non-independent, twist beam axle.
Exterior: Zica gets a vertically aligned honeycomb grille at the rounded front end with sharp-looking headlamps and black inserts. There are lines that run along the beltline of the car which are well supported by the sharp crease lines on the flanks. The tail lamps are large wraparound and petal-shaped. Tata has provided quite a prominent rear spoiler above the hatch. It gets alloy wheels, a few classy chrome bits on the grille and around the fog lamps as well. There are parking sensors at the rear and the hatch gets a rear wiper too.
Interior: The interiors have dual-tone colours. The dashboard carries all-new design. The instrument cluster is divided into two separate round units and a small multi-function display will be placed between them. The other features are split folding rear seats and a lower-spec Harman ConnectNext infotainment system. It will also get the latest-generation Electric Power Steering (EPS) unit.
Safety: Features such as ABS, EBD and dual front airbags are expected to be a part of the top-spec trim.
Competition: The Zica hatchback will be positioned at the lower end of the B-segment and will compete with the likes of the Maruti Celerio.
Tata Zica Launch: Tata Motors is expected to officially unveil the Zica hatchback in few days and launch the car early next year.
The Tata Zica is the latest hatchback getting readied for an early launch in 2016. The Tata Motors India Limited wants to replace their aging hatchback the Indica eV2 with it. The name Zica is derived from the word ‘Zippy Car’. The Zica when launched will have to compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, the Chevrolet Beat and the Hyundai i10. The hatchback being developed under the code name Kite will be placed between the Nano and the Bolt.
Variants and prices
The Tata Zica is expected to have petrol and diesel variants. The transmission will be 5-speed manual. Automatic versions with AMT gear box are expected at a later stage. The Zica is expected to be priced Rupees 4.0 to 6.0 lakh.
On 5th December 2015 the TML has revealed the details of the Zica. The hatchback based on the Indica’s XO platform will be entirely different to the Indica in looks. The basic profile remaining the same the Zica will be the third Tata vehicle with the HORIZONEXT design language. The front fascia has the smiling honeycomb grille with hexagonal elements, curvy head lamps, and large rounded rear bumper with fog lamps having chrome surrounds and a character chrome line between the head lights. The prominent creases across the shoulder, mildly flared wheel arches and wraparound tail lamps are the other features of the body.
The elegant cabin of the Zica based on the Tata Indica has a smart dash, a 3-spoke steering wheel and a neat instrument cluster. There are 22 storage elements in the cabin and the boot size is 242 litres. The comfort features include a manual AC, power windows, electronic power steering, electrical ORVMs, rear defogger, rear wiper and washer and a Herman 8 speaker music system with 8 speakers with Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary-in and USB connectivity. The safety features include 2 air bags, ABS and EBD.
The Zica is expected to be powered by 1.2 Revotron 3 cylinder petrol engines with 84 bhp and 114 NM torque ratings. The diesel variants have 3 cylinder turbocharged 1.05 litre, 64 bhp and 140 NM torque Revotorq engines. The aluminium cast engines will give improved fuel efficiencies to the car. The hatchback is expected to have top mileages of 16 to 18 kmpl in petrol and 25.0 kmpl in diesel.
The Zica is expected to be 56 mm longer and 50 mm taller than the Tata Indica. The wheel base is expected to be 2400 mm.
The Zica has all the attributes of a winner. With its competitive price, stylish body and good mileages the Zica is going to make ripples in the market.