Tata Zica: 10 interesting facts on its features, specs, design and performance 


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  • 1. Tata Zica is the third all-new product developed under the company's 'HorizoNext' umbrella, the first two were the Zest and the Bolt. Just like its elder siblings, the Zica has also been designed with inputs from three Tata Motors studios - India, UK and Italy. Having said that, it shares very little resemblance with the other two products. It comes with an all-new design and looks lot sportier and edgier than most Tata cars on sale today.

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  • 2. Measuring 3,746mm in length, 1,674mm in width and 1,535mm in height, the Tata Zica is bigger in dimensions than the Celerio. It also offers 5mm more ground clearance at 170mm, and 5-litre more boot space at 240-litres than its arch-rival Celerio. The Celerio, however, offers 25mm more height at 1,560mm and 25mm more wheelbase at 2425mm.

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  • 3. Similar to the exterior, the Tata Zica's cabin also looks quite upmarket with the 'layered design theme'. Dual-tone colour scheme, body-coloured air-vents surroundings, good quality plastic, all-new gearbox knob, all-new seats and other design elements, the Zica feels plusher than most of its rivals. 

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  • 4. With 22 utility spaces and 240-litres of luggage capacity, the company has packaged the Zica quite intelligently. The vehicle's rear seat offers enough space for three adults with moderate thigh, back and leg space.

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    5. Tata Zica also gets two all-new powertrains - a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Revotron petrol and a 1.05-litre 3-cylinder 'Revotorq' diesel. While the petrol mill churns out 84bhp and 115Nm, the diesel engine develops 69bhp and 140Nm. 

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    6. The Zica becomes the first car to receive Tata Motors' all-new diesel engine family - 'Revotorq'. This engine has been designed in-house and might also power the upcoming sub-4 metre sedan sibling of the Zica - codenamed Kite sedan. 

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    7. In terms of performance, the Tata Zica is way ahead than most of its rivals including the Celerio. Both the engines offer a punchy mid-range performance. It's also the first car in its segment to offer multi-drive modes - City and Eco - thus giving an option to choose from peppy or frugal performance. 

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    4. Tata Zica The home-grown carmaker is also displaying the soon-to-be-launched Tata Zica hatchback at its Auto Expo 2016 pavilion. Though the company has already announced to rename the car due to its resemblance with the 'Zika' virus, the car displayed here still carries the same badge since it will take some more days for the company to finalise the new name and re-brand it.

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    10. Though the Tata Zica will take head on against the Celerio in terms of pricing, it has an ability to match the Hyundai Grand i10, a segment higher vehicle, on key product attributes. 

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