Tata Cars at Auto Expo 2016

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List of Tata Cars at Auto Expo 2016 – Zica, Zica-based compact sedan aka Kite 5, Hexa crossover, Bolt Sport among Tata cars for Auto Expo 2016

Tata Motors is betting big on a whole host of new models to claw back the market it has lost over the past few years. With the Zest and Bolt tasting only moderate success, these new products will have a much greater responsibility on their shoulders. This onslaught will be spearheaded by the Zica, which will be launched soon after the Auto Expo, andf  joining the upcoming Tata small car will be a range of new products that will be also showcased at the fast-approaching motor show, and are expected to hit the market in near future. Among the Tata cars at Auto Expo 2016 is the Zica-based compact sedan, a crossover, a compact SUV and some interesting concepts. Check out our list of Upcoming Tata cars at Auto Expo 2016 to find out more about these cars.

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Tata Zica Sedan aka Kite 5 India Debut

Tata Motors has showcased the soon-to-be-launched Zica‘s sedan derivative, which has been christened the Kite 5. Set to replace the ageing Indigo, the Zica sedan will share most its components, as well as the drivetrains with the hatchback.

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Tata Zica Sedan Price in India

Prices are expected to be the lowest among compact sedans with an expected starting price of around INR 4.4 lacs. It will be interesting to see how Tata positions the Zica sedan in order to avoid cannibalization within its own ranks considering the Zest is already on sale in the market.

Tata Zica Sedan – Specifications

The sedan will share the engines with its hatchback sibling without any change in specifications. The petrol variants will be powered by an 85 bhp 1.2 litre 3 cylinder Revotron motor while the diesel will be powered by a 69 bhp 1.05 litre Revotorq engine.

Tata Kite 5 Walk-around Video Review

Also SeeNew Tata Zica Review

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Tata Hexa India Debut

On paper, the Aria looked like a very promising product but somehow failed to capture the India car buyer’s imagination. Tata Motors has brought a thoroughly reworked version of their crossover among other Tata cars to Auto Expo 2016. This model is based on the Hexa concept that was showcased last year. Will the SUV + MPV, all rolled into one package, strike a chord with the audience this time around?

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Tata Hexa Price

We expect prices to start at around INR 10 lacs for the base variant going all the way up to 15 lacs for the top of the line trims.

Tata Hexa – Specifications

Powering the Tata Hexa will be the same Varicor 400 diesel that recently debuted under the hood of the Tata Safari Strome. This 2.2-litre motor produces a peak power of 156 PS and a max. torque of 400 Nm. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Tata Hexa Walk-around Video Review

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Tata Zica Aktiv India Debut

It is not just the Zica sedan that is a part of new Tata cars at Auto Expo 2016. Also in the pipeline is a crossover-styled variant of Tata’s latest hatchback. Called the Tata Zica Aktiv, the upcoming model will be, in all probability, an i20 Active-like 5-door based on the Zica hatchback. Expect this new model to carry many new styling elements that will work to infuse some ruggedness to the Zica‘s suave exterior.

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Tata Zica Aktiv Price in India

Safely expect the upcoming model to be priced close to its compact sedan cousin when it goes on sale later this year. The Zica Aktiv prices could start around the INR 4.5 lakhs mark and it will be interesting to see the price positioning of the Zica Aktiv and the Zica Compact Sedan with respect to the Zica hathback.

Tata Zica Aktiv Specifications

Much like the upcoming sedan variant, the Zica Aktiv will share its engines with the hatchback version. This means that the Aktiv will have a 85 bhp 1.2 litre 3 cylinder Revotron petrol engine and a 69 bhp 1.05 litre Revotorq Diesel motor when it goes on sale in near future.

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Tata Nexon Compact SUV Debut

Tata will step into the highly lucrative compact SUV space with a  compact SUV based on the Nexon concept, known internally by its codename – X104. The manufacturer has adopted a slightly different approach with the SUV as their major focus has been on styling, even if it’s at the expense of interior space. This vehicle is among the most promising Tata cars at Auto Expo 2016.

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Tata Compact SUV Price

We expect Tata to price the Nexon concept based compact SUV competitively in the INR 7-10 lacs region.

Tata Compact SUV Specifications

The Tata Zest’s engine lineup, which includes an 89 bhp 1.2-litre petrol and a 74 bhp 1.3-litre diesel, could find its place under the hood of the Osprey.

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Tata Bolt Sport India Debut

First unveiled at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Tata Bolt Sport, a souped-up variant of the India-spec Bolt hatchback, makes its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016. It is being said that the Bolt Sport, if and when launched in the country, will be sold under a new sub-brand that will include only performance-oriented and premium vehicles from the manufacturer. We look forwad to meeting this interesting model that will be showcased among the modified Tata cars at Auto Expo 2016.

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Tata Bolt Sport Price

The Tata Bolt Sport, when it makes it to production, is likely to be priced around the INR 9 lacs mark. The Tata Bolt Sport, in all likelihood, will be the manufacturer’s answer to the very tasty Fiat Abarth Punto and the upcoming Volkswagen Polo GTi.

Tata Bolt Sport Specifications

Powering the Tata Bolt Sport is the same 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor that also powers the regular petrol variants of the Zest and the Bolt. However, for the Bolt Sport, this motor has been tinkered with to produce a max. power of 120 bhp @ 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 170 Nm between 2,000-3,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and sends power to the front wheels.

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Tata Safari Storme Tuff India Debut

Now the Tata Safari has been among the most recognized names in the Indian automotive sphere. True, the Safari is no longer perched atop the sales charts, but the manufacturer has far from given up on its fast-aging warhorse. The manufacturer now plans to showcase the Safari Storm Tuff, a modified version of the production-spec Safari Storme, at the Auto Expo 2016.

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Tata Safari Storme Tuff Price

It isn’t for sure if the Safari Storme Tuff would ever make it to the market, but expect it to cost only a little more than the VX 4×4 Varicor 400 trim (INR 14.6 lacs) if and when it goes on sale in the country.

Tata Safari Storme Tuff Specifications

The Tata Safari Storme Varicor 400. which is expected to share its engine with the upcoming Storme Tuff, is powered by a 2.2 turbo-diesel motor that churns out a peak power of 156 PS and a max. torque of 400 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed Manual

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It maybe noted that Tata Motors has been working overtime to come up with one thoroughly world-class model after another. We’ve already written a great deal about the progress that the manufacturer has made in fields of engines and exterior & interior design. The new Zica hatchback’s modern engines and aesthetics go on to showcase Tata’s newly attained prowess and apart from these aforementioned big reveals, we hope to see some really interesting concepts from the manufacturer. We also have good reasons to believe that Tata will also put on display some tastefully modified variants of its existing lineup of cars.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the upcoming Tata Cars at Auto Expo 2016 and the latest news and reviews. Also, watch this space for more on Tata cars at Auto Expo 2016.

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