Tata motors announced a contest, the #FantasticoNameHunt, in which the company has shortlisted three new names for the Zica hatchback - Tata Civet, Tata Adore and Tata Tiago. And the decision making has been given to all the Tata fans to vote for the favourite name. Earlier, Tata Motors being a socially responsible company issued a statement that the company has decided to re-brand the Tata Zica, as the name sounds like the deadly Zika virus outbreak that has affected many countries recently.
Talking about the exterior, the Zica measures 3,746 mm in length, 1,647 mm width and a height of 1,535 mm, and its wheelbase is 2,400 mm long. The Zica hatchback sports a wide radiator grille that is flanked by bug-eyed headlamps, ORVM-mounted LED turn indicators, 14-inch twin five-spoke alloys, wraparound taillamps and a roof spoiler.
Under the hood, the Zica will be offered in petrol and diesel engine options. Where the petrol variant gets a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron all-aluminium engine that produces 85 PS and 114 Nm, while the diesel variant is powered by an all-new 1.05-litre three-cylinder Revotorq engine that churns out 70 PS and 140 Nm of torque. Initially, both the engine will be offered with a five-speed manual gearboxes.
Like recently launched other Tata cars, the Zica is loaded with features like Multi-Drive system offering City and Eco driving modes. Moreover, the range-topping variants of Zica hatch would boast of several premium safety features like dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). As for comfort features, Tata Zica would come loaded with keyless entry, steering mounted audio controls, Harman audio player with 8 speakers, reverse parking sensors and navigation support.
The Tata Zica hatchback is expected to go on sale with a new name before the end of March 2016.