We’ve seen the handsome Tata Zica before, both inside and out, but what we didn’t know was what’s underneath the taut skin. Thankfully, Tata Motors has revealed the specifications of the upcoming hatchback at the media event in Goa.
Measuring 3,746 mm long, 1,647 mm wide and 1,535 mm high, the car has a wheelbase of 2,400 mm and a ground clearance of 170 mm. The Zica is larger than its rivals like the Maruti Celerio, Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai i10, and hence one could expect a roomier cabin. It has a fuel tank capacity of 35-litres and rides on 14-inch alloy wheels shod with 175/65 R14 section tubeless tyres.
Powering the Zica is two all-new engines – an 84 hp 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and a 67 hp 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel. The petrol is powered by a 1,199cc, 3-cylinder petrol unit from the Revotron family of engines. The aluminium engine can produce 84 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque @ 3,500 rpm and comes with two driving modes – City and Eco. The Zica petrol weighs 1,012 kg.
The second engine used is the company’s new Revotorq family of engines and like the petrol, features first-in-segment Multi-Drive modes. It is powered by a new 1,047, 3-cylinder diesel unit that puts out 69 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque @ 1,800-3,000 rpm and comes with two driving modes – City and Eco. The kerb weight of the Zica diesel is rated at 1,080 kg.
Using these modes, Tata claims that the throttle map is altered for better power delivery or fuel efficiency. No further performance and mileage details have been provided as of now. Initially, the Zica will be launched only with a 5-speed manual gearbox in both petrol and diesel engines, but an AMT or e-clutch equipped variants are likely to follow soon to appeal the urban buyers.
The rest of the technology has been lifted from the Bolt/Zest, like the Harman supplied ConnectNext infotainment system equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, Tuner, USB, Aux-in and a small screen display. It also shows input from the rear parking sensors. The system offers smartphone integration with two apps – Navigation app and Juke app.
The Zica gets segment first 8 speakers system – 4 speakers and 4 tweeters. Below the infotainment system rests buttons for the front and rear foglights, and City and Eco driving modes. The 3-spoke, short-diameter multifunction steering wheel features the voice command request button. While the Bolt and the Zest lacked bottle holder and storage space, Tata has put in a lot of effort and have claimed to have 22 stowage bins in the cabin and the boot is also sizeable at 242 litres.
The Zica top-of-the-line variant will be badged ‘XZ’, and not ‘XT’ as in the case of Bolt/Zest. It will feature dual-front airbags, electric power steering, ABS with EBD braking, CSC (Corner Stability Control), rear parking sensors and wing mirrors with integrated turn signals. The market launch of the Zica is expected to take place only in the first week of January-2016.
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