Tata Zica revealed: Full specifications, features, launch – AutoPortal.com has more facts

Overview

The Tata Zica hatchback is an all new car which is based on an all new platform with new engines. The Tata Zica hatchback will be available with both a petrol and diesel engines and will be priced at Rs. 4 lakhs.

Competition

The Zica will go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, the Hyundai i10 and the Chevrolet Beat.

Design

The fresh design comprises of large swept back headlamps and oversize mesh-type grille. The midline has a few prominent creases. The rear has large tail lamps. The top of the line variant gets 14-inch alloy wheels. Tiny aero spoilers at the rear add to the sporty touch.

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Features

The cabin gets a short-diameter, three-spoke steering wheel with integrated music controls. The instrument cluster features a digital display, sandwiched between the tachometer and the speedometer, to indicate the driving mode, trip length and mileage among other details. The panel also sports different indicators for the ABS, SRS, and servicing alert. The dashboard further extends into a 2-DIN music system mounted below chrome-lined AC vents to complement the dual tone (black and white) interior with piano black, silver and chrome inserts at various places. The car comes with a Harman Kardon eight speaker music system and navigation.

The Zica looks heavily also gets alloy wheels, fog lights with a chrome bezel, angular headlamps, sharp tail lamps, two-tone bumper and inbuilt spoiler. Seats are large and well bolstered. The presence of 22 storage points that include bottle holders, deep pockets and even hooks within the cabin to hang shopping bags, makes it a practical car. It also has a 240 litre boot.

Engine

On the engine front, the Tata Zica will get both petrol and diesel motors. The petrol engine will be a 1.2-litre mill that is expected to make 85 PS of peak power and 110 Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor in the other hand will be a new 1.0-litre mill that will make 70 PS of peak power and 140 Nm of peak torque. The new engines will also be extremely fuel efficient with the diesel expected to return over 25 kmpl.

Multidrive
Multidrive feature is a highlight of Zica. One can drive the car in the Eco mode to achieve higher fuel efficiency and can switch on the go to the other mode for sportier response. In city mode one can manage with few gear changes.

 

The Tata Zica is a great product not because it looks good, handles well or has well made interiors. It is a good product as it might finally change the perception of the Tata brand in the eyes of the public.

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Tata Kite to launch in December

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If reports are true, then Tata Motors will start rolling out the latest compact sedan next month and could be priced between Rs 4.3 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh and will compete against the Hyundai i10 and Maruti Suzuki Celerio in India.

Tata Motors have gone all out with the promotion of their new compact sedan, with the car making an appearance with Argentina and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi. Tata Motors, had recently signed the star footballer as the global ambassador of the company on a two-year deal.

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Sporty micro SUVs like Redi GO and Ignis set to rule Indian roads in 2016

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MUMBAI: SUVs in India are shrinking. If compact sports utility vehicles and crossovers made waves in 2014-15, gear up for a spate of ‘micro SUVs’ to be launched next year by carmakers wooing entry-level buyers in the Rs 3-6 lakh bracket.

After Renault’s Kwid compact car caught the market’s attention with its SUV-ish design, 2016 will see the entry of more micro SUVS – Mahindra & Mahindra’s XUV100 (also called S101), Datsun’s Redi GO and leader Maruti Suzuki’s Ignis, which is expec ..

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JLR plans more locally-built models to take on Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW

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MUMBAI: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is aiming to increase its India presence with more locally-built models as well as the introduction of the entry level XE to challenge the grip of Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW on the country’s luxury car market. JLR wants to double its India market share to over 20 per cent in three years.

The company is examining which models can be made at its plant ..

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Super sports cars back in vogue, expected to grow for the 1st time in last four years

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After over three consecutive years of decline in sales of the super sports car market, the year 2015 is expected to see the return of high single digit growth on the back of an improving economic sentiment, new launches and return of marquee brands like Ferrari and Maserati to India.

A sign of the changing sentiment in India and the perception of the market by makers of luxury car makers can be gauged by the fact that within three days of its global launch, the Italian super sports c ..

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Datsun Go-Cross concept revealed

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Datsun has taken the wraps off the Go-Cross concept at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. The Go-Cross is based on the Go+ MPV but looks a lot more premium than current Datsun offerings. Styling will most likely be toned down a fair bit when the crossover comes into production.

The Go-Cross sports typical crossover styling elements like chunky wheel arches, body cladding all along, large rounded fog lamps that are high set and roof rails. No details have been mentioned in the release from the company but going by the pictures, and the ‘Cross’ tag, expect higher ground clearance, and protection under the front and rear bumpers.
source:- http://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/datsun-gocross-concept-revealed/23490/

Volkswagen India to submit emissions scandal report by November end

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It’s tough times for Volkswagen due to the emissions scandal that has impacted the brand the world over. In India, the company came under the scanner last month to check if the Indian arm has been flouting any laws and so to clear the air, literally, Volkswagen India met the Heavy Industries Ministry and the ARAI.

Volkswagen Group India representatives have met Government of India – Ministry of Heavy Industries and ARAI yesterday and have updated them on the evaluations so far on the ongoing emissions issue with reference to India.

The company says that since there is a complex combination of several brands, various models, different engine variants and gearboxes as well as different model years that need to be analysed, establishing detailed facts is taking a longer time.
Source:- http://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/volkswagen-india-to-submit-emissions-scandal-report-by-november-end/23489/

WRC 2015: Andreas Mikkelsen takes maiden victory with first place in Spain

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Same team, a different driver. Andreas Mikkelsen gained his debut WRC victory in Spain when the Volkswagen team leader Sebastien Ogier crashed on the final stage, causing the stage, to be stopped and interruption times applied for the support series and remaining competitors bringing an unexpectedly early conclusion to the WRC2 title race, won by Nasser Al Attiyah. For Al Attiyah his third place in the category in Spain clinched his third major FIA title in three weekends, after winning first the FIA Cross Country series and then the Middle East Rally Championship. Pontus Tidemand …

Source:- http://www.firstpost.com/auto/wrc-2015-andreas-mikkelsen-takes-maiden-victory-with-first-place-in-spain-2483432.html

SEMA 2015: Honda to reveal the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck concept

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Honda will showcase the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck concept at the SEMA, Las Vegas, commencing on November 3, 2015. This four-door pick-up truck is expected to launch in the market by the next year. While the spy pictures and the sketch suggest that the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck retains resemblance to a pick-up, the new design is expected to be based on the 2016 Honda Pilot SUV.
Apart from the design, the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck concept is also expected to share its engine with the 2016 Honda Pilot. The SUV will get an all new 3.5-litre V6 i-VTEC which produces 284PS of power and 355Nm of …

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2015 Frankfurt Motor Show: Jaguar F-Pace SUV unveiled

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The CX-17 Crossover Concept from Jaguar was unveiled two years ago on this very day and it took the world by storm, and not just because it was the company’s first attempt at a body type which its sister company Land Rover has mastered over decades. Now the production ready version of the crossover concept has been unveiled right before the Frankfurt Motorshow and in flesh it seems the wait has been worth it. You can at once tell that its got the soul of the F-Type sports car and hence the name ‘F-Pace’. But really, a Jaguar crossover? Well, why not? Porsche did it and succeeded, Bentley is about to do it in a few hours, and even Rolls Royce will do it in the near future. The crossover and SUV body forms are but an eventuality for luxury car makers. Having gotten that out of the way, here’s what the F-Pace is like in flesh.

Source:- http://www.firstpost.com/auto/2015-frankfurt-motor-show-jaguar-f-pace-suv-unveiled-2433796.html