The Tata Tiago hatchback which was previously known as Zica (the company chose to rechristen the car post the outbreak of Zika virus) is all set to be launched in India on April 6. The Maruti Celerio rival is the first car to be launched as a part of the automaker’s “Geared for Great” campaign. It is also the first car to be launched under the leadership of the new CEO and MD Guenter Butschek.
Underpinned by an extensively refurbished Indica platform, the Tiago adopts a fresh design language inside out. The city car targets young value-conscious families. In Tata’s portfolio, the new car will slot between the Nano GenX and Tata Bolt.
The Tiago is powered by new petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron naturally aspirated petrol engine is tuned to produce 85 PS and 114 Nm of torque while the 1.05-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel engine dishes out 70 PS and 140 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard across the range. The company has confirmed that an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) would be offered at a later stage.
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The Tata Tiago is expected to have a starting price in the vicinity of INR 4 lakhs (ex-showroom). It would be relying on its fresh appeal and rich equipment list to make inroads in an unforgiving environment.