The beauty, out of the wraps now, is ready to woo(osh) the Indian car drivers and is sure to add an all new group to the existing audience. What’s more? She’s the #Fantastico who ‘walks’ the ‘red’ carpet in India, on the arm of none else, but the legendary Lionel Messi!
Zica looks entirely different from the entire range of Tata Motors models, and comes with “a cabin that could very well belong to a more expensive car.”
The easy to handle, Zica is designed as to glide India’s imperfect roads with ease. Yes, she’s here to carve her niche with the edgy look and more!
It has quite some show-stealer features and plenty of equipment to complement her. The radiator grille with honeycomb mesh on her sharp nose, makes a lovely bonnet for the beauty, adding to it, the large, swept back headlamps ; The rear-end of the vehicle is seen to have a conventionally styled wrap around unit as her set of well proportioned tail lamps. A silhouette modern and contemporary, a dashboard elaborately laid out, provision of a turn-by-turn navigation app that you need to purchase and download on your smartphone and use, a tiny multimedia display that also works for this basic nav system, sporty steering wheel with buttons for music and telephone (on the upper models of course)…and all!
Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and Zica isn’t either. There is bound to be a trade-off in terms of making a compromise on the driving experience given her not so lustrous engines that “take much away from what is otherwise a well-rounded package”, “in return for good fuel efficiency”. However, Indian buyers may prove willing to make this compromise, given her fuel-efficiency — petrol Zica (in Eco mode) gives an impressive 23.5kpl and the diesel is even more fuel-efficient.
Tata Zica, expected to be priced at Rs. 4 lakh (base petrol model, ex-showroom, Delhi), and diesel not far off that mark, is expected to hold her own and even give others in the segment, (the likes of Celerio from Maruti, Grand i10 from Hyundai and Renault Kwid) quite a lead in the run. Zica will well bridge the wide gap between the cheaper Nano and bigger Bolt. Zica, comes as a breath of fresh air, as much as in the world of Tata motors, as to the segment she belongs in.
Expecting a launch in the first quarter of 2016 (February, perhaps), the edgy Zica that made its public debut at the Auto Expo, Delhi, may replace the Indica hatchback in the Indian market.
See how flies Tata’s new kite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0MOySRUdFw
PS: I hereby acknowledge that the article above, has inputs from AUTOCAR and ZIGWHEELS, and thank them for the same.