New Tata Zica, a car which will be promoted by none other than Tata’s new global brand ambassador, Lionel Messi, will make public debut on the 1st of December in Goa. But before that happens, the first set of spy shots were leaked online on Saturday, while this morning Tata Motors officially revealed the Zica via press images.
Both these sets, showed the top-end variant of Zica. Now, thanks to Encartor-Tanay, we have the first photos of Tata Zica base variant. Compared to the top-end variant, the base variant gets black front and rear bumper, black metal lip above the front grille, no chrome rim on the fog lights, and no alloy wheels. What it does get, which is also seen on the top-end Zica, is body-colored ORVMs, rear roof spoiler, and rear wiper.
Tata Zica is expected to share its cabin components with the Bolt and the Zest. Though interior details of the base model are not yet revealed, the top spec variant could get dual tone interiors in beige and black, piano black accents, new steering wheel design, turn indicators on wing mirrors and a host of safety features that include ABS, EBD and dual airbags.
Engine specifications on the new Tata Zica hatchback which is based on the XO platform includes a 1.05 liter 3 cylinder diesel engine offering 64 bhp peak power and 142 Nm torque and 1.2 liter Revotron engine offering about 75 bhp peak power and 120 Nm torque. Engine is mated to either 5 speed manual or automated manual transmission options (estimated).
Set to rival Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Wagon R, Hyundai i10 and other entry level hatchbacks in the country once launched, pricing of the new Tata Zica hatchback could range between INR 3.8-5.5 lakh.
Images from plant – Encartor-Tanay