Tata Motors has confirmed that the Zica compact hatchback will now be known as the Tiago. The company decided to rename the ‘Zica’ name due to its resemblance with the ‘Zika’ Virus.
The company organized a name hunt contest ‘Fantastico’ for a new name of his Zica. After 37000 entries, thee names were shortlisted Adore, Civet and Tiago. Later, company settled down with name Tiago for his upcoming car.
The company also announced that it will launch the hatchback by the end of March 2016.
Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, “We are delighted with the response and support we have received from our well-wishers across the globe through the Fantastico Name Hunt campaign. We are proud to announce the new name – TIAGO for our next new hatchback. We have begun working towards launching this stylish car and are determined to place it in the market addressing all relevant needs of the target audience.”
Tata was already promoting Zica car with famous footballer Messi, but after the announcement of Zika virus by world health organization, company changed his mind.
Tata Tiago Specifications
Engine1.2-litre, three-cylinder VCTi Revotron Petrol
Power – 83.8bhp @ 6,000rpm
Torque -114Nm @ 3,500rpm
1.05-litre, three-cylinder Revotorq Diesel
Power – 69.04bhp @ 4,000rpm
Torque – 140Nm @ 1,800rom – 3,000rpm
Tata Tiago Color Options – Sunburst Orange, Platinum Silver, Striker Blue, Pearlescent White, Espresso Brown and Berry Red
Length – 3,746mm
Width – 1,647mm
Height – 1,535mm
Wheelbase – 2,400mm
Ground Clearance – 170mm
Kerb Weight – 1080kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity – 35-liters
Front – Independent; Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear – Semi-Independent, Twist beam with dual path strut
Front – Disc Brake
Rear – Drum Brake
Front – 175/65 R14 + Tubeless
Rear – 175/65 R14 + Tubeless