TATA RECENTLY RENAMED IT FROM ZICA TO TIAGO
Tata Zica which has been renamed as Tiago, was showcased at the on-going 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Indian automaker has rebadged it, courtesy the resemblance of its previous name ‘Zica’ to that of the ‘Zika’ virus. Tata has showcased the personalised version of its hatch at Geneva, which was recently displayed at Tata’s pavilion during the 2016 Indian Auto Expo.
Speaking of its name, Tata had shortlisted three names for this entry level hatchback, namely - Civet, Tiago and Adore. Though, the manufacturer finally narrowed it down to Tiago. Speaking of its launch, the hatch will forge its way into the Indian market within a month's duration. It will be an entry-level offering, sitting between the Nano and the Bolt. A recent report also stated that Tata has kick-started the production of Tiago at their Sanand’s plant. It is the same unit which also manufactures the Nano.
Besides the name, nothings have been altered in this hatch. We drove it in December last year. This vehicle has been loaded to the brim relatively compared with the segment and is coming with brand new petrol and diesel engines from Tata Motors. Moreover, Tiago will soon be followed by its twin compact sedan - kite 5 (codename), which is yet to get a name. The compact sedan was also showcased at the Indian Auto Expo and is even present at the Geneva Motor Show. Both the vehicle will share mechanicals and features with each other.
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