Tata Zica is now Tata Tiago after Zika virus outbreak

Tata Zica is now Tata Tiago

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.

Tata Zica is now Tata Tiago

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


5-speed manual

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

Suspension System

Front – Independent; Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring

Rear – Semi-Independent, Twist beam with dual path strut

Braking System

Front – Disc Brake

Rear – Drum Brake

Tyre Size

Front – 175/65 R14 + Tubeless

Rear – 175/65 R14 + Tubeless

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