Prior to its official launch, Tata Motors christened its Zica hatchback as Tiago. Tata was forced to rename their latest hatchback as coincidentally it shared the name with a virus that has affected million of people in South America. Soon after, the car maker decided to rename the Zica, they launched a website where the public was asked to vote for the name they like. With the contest, Tata was able to narrow down to three names – Civet, Adore and Tiago. Of these three, Tiago was finally chosen.
The hatchback was unveiled at a media event in Goa on December 4th. The event was held after several reports which confirmed the fact that the all new Tata Tiago (Zica) was spotted undergoing real-world road tests in Pune, India. Reports also suggested that a test mule crashed somewhere at the Pune-Bangalore highway but both the car and driver survived.
Tiago (Zica) has been introduced as a replacement of their bestseller the Tata Indica and also as a part of Tata’s Kite Project. The car is being produced at the company’s Sanand manufacturing facility in Gujarat. Codenamed Kite, the compact hatchback got renamed as Tata Zica (and now Tiago) before the media event held in Goa, at which the hatchback was unveiled.
Inside, the new Tata Tiago comes equipped with improved interiors with premium quality materials. The dual tone dashboard looks well equipped and comes with body coloured panels around the AC vents. The Tiago gets comfortable seats along with Tata’s signature three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel that coupled with the predominant black interiors make it all the more appealing.
In terms of safety, the upcoming Tata Tiago gets ABS and dual front airbags in the top of the line trims. It also gets a Harman-sourced audio system with AUX, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and android powered smartphone navigation system.
Tata Tiago ex-showroom Mumbai price:
Tata Tiago XB – Rs 3.2 lakh
Tata Tiago XE – Rs 3.59 lakh
Tata Tiago XM – Rs 3.89 lakh
Tata Tiago XT – Rs 4.19 lakh
Tata Tiago XZ – Rs 4.75 lakh
Tata Tiago XB – Rs 3.94 lakh
Tata Tiago XE – Rs 4.29 lakh
Tata Tiago XM – Rs 4.69 lakh
Tata Tiago XT – Rs 4.99 lakh
Tata Tiago XZ – Rs 5.84 lakh
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