2016 Tata Tiago
Hatchbacks have always been a popular car architecture, especially in the Indian market. Being affordable to buy, cheap to maintain, and easy to drive around, hatchbacks are the most preferred medium of transport for small families. The Indian market has already been flooded with plenty of cars in this particular segment, coming from different auto manufacturers around the world. But our homegrown car maker Tata Motors has gone under the dust in the past few years. The hatchback segment was once stirred by Tata when it launched the original Indica, back in 1998. But with increasing competition, the company just couldn’t keep up to satisfy the customer’s changing needs and priorities.
Come year 2014, and we saw an aggressive marketing strategy from Tata when they launched the Bolt hatch, which was a significantly improved product in almost all fields. The Bolt was developed with cumulative inputs from Tata’s Research and Design centres located in UK, Italy and Pune. But owing to its egg-like structure, the Bolt was perceived to be a redressed Indica. This, along with the fact that Tata bluntly priced it too close to the Maruti Swift, was the primary reason behind the Tata Bolt’s limited sales run.
But when Tata took the veils off their all-new hatch in late 2015, we Indians were in for a surprise. Yes, there was already news of Tata developing an all-new product, but none of us knew that the Indian manufacturer would finally say goodbye to its favorite Indica-like design philosophy. And farewell is what Tata actually did! The Tiago surprised everyone with its fresh new looks, and people started waiting for this new Tata hatchback with baited breath.
Initially called the Zica, this new hatchback was soon renamed to Tiago, after the infamous deadly Zika virus breakout. Just like its name, the Tiago hatchback definitely has a sporty and dynamic appearance. What is even more interesting is the fact that Tata used its new ‘IMPACT’ design language to design and fabricate the Tiago. In addition to a refreshing design theme, the Tiago also promises to deliver enhanced driving dynamics along with new innovative features.
The Tiago not only excels in styling and dynamics in this particular segment but also brings with it satisfying performance. The new hatchback is offered with a newly developed Revotron 1.2 Litre petrol and an all-new Revotorq 1.05 Litre diesel unit. Both these engines are paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox, while an AMT (automated manual transmission) option will likely be introduced in the near future. What is even more interesting is the fact that the Tiago comes with Multi Drive modes which are the first in its segment. This will help the driver to optimize the engine’s behavioral characteristics as per his/her driving requirements, in order to deliver optimum fuel economy along with a peppy and high spirited driving experience.
Update 06.04.2016:- Tata launched the Tiago hatchback in India today, the prices and variant-wise feature details have been updated
2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Pratap Bose, Head of Design, Tata Motors explains everything about Tata Zica
Tata Zica was the most loved car at the Tata Motors pavilion at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. We all loved how Tata Motors has designed this sporty compact hatchback. It is built with a completely fresh and new design language, which looks extra ordinary and way different than the previous Tata models. The Zica will be replacing the Tata Indica, which has been a pretty popular model in India for nearly two decades. In this video Mr. Pratap Bose, who is the head of design of Tata Motors, describes the design of Tata Zica. This blue beautiful car in the video is a personalized Tata Zica with lot of personalization stuffs. Let’s check out, what we get with the Tata Zica.
Tata Motors has finally shortlisted the three probable names for Tata Zica, the new Zippy car from the Indian origin automaker. Adore, Civet and Tiago, these three are the shortlisted names Tata Motors has chosen. They are all set to choose the final name for Zica in a few days through an online voting system. What would you like to call the car? You can vote and choose your favourite name among these three.
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Why Tata Motors need to change the name it already announced few months back? In the event of outbreak of ZIKA virus in Brazil Tata Motors has decided to change the name “Zica” which sounds similar to “ZIKA”. They made an announcement regarding this right after the public showcasing of the car before 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.
Tata Zica is not only another compact hatchback from Tata Motors, but this car brings lots of things which are new from the homegrown automaker. Yes, it is very stylish, the design is completely fresh and very appealing unlike the older Tata small cars.
Now that the Auto Show 2016 is over its time for us to actually stand back and pay attention to all the new cars that will be launching in our market from the Auto show floor. There will be plenty of new cars launching this year for sure from different auto manufacturers but we thought let us provide you the list of cars which are launching in the month of March 2016.
Now all the auto manufacturers surely put a great show at the Auto expo 2016 but three auto manufacturers who surely draw most of attention. Amongst the top of the list was Maruti Suzuki who introduced the Vitara Brezza sub-4m SUV they even showcased the Baleno RS along with the Ignis compact SUV for which we will have to wait a little longer.
On the other hand the Tata who also does not wanted to be left behind showcased number of new and interesting products including the Hexa and the Nexon compact SUV but one thing which attracted most of the attention is definitely was the Zica hatchback (which will get a different name soon). The other auto manufacturer which too was a hit amongst the crowd was the French auto maker Renault who actually unveiled the new facelift Duster along with few other exciting hatchbacks and concept cars.
However amongst all these cars showcased three cars from these different auto manufacturers will be launching here in India in the month of March 2016. Below provided is the list of all these cars along with their expected prices.
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