Tata Motors has postponed the launch of their upcoming hatchback on several occasions. Previously, the Indian manufacturer had showcased the model as the Zica. Owing to a recent outbreak of a virus called Zika, Tata Motors decided to rename their vehicle to Tiago.
Earlier the plan was to launch the Tiago in India sometime during January 2016. Now Tata Motors seems to have postponed the launch back to April. Bookings have commenced across dealerships within the country.
Bookings for Tiago are being accepted for Rs. 10,000, which is refundable. Customers can continue with their booking or decide to cancel once they see the vehicle in person. Tata Motors has also organised a 'Geared for Great' endurance run, which will lead to Tiago's launch.
Petrol and diesel engines will be offered under the hood of the Tiago. Tata offers an all-new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine producing 83.84bhp and 114Nm of torque. On the other hand, a 1.04-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine will develop 69.04bhp and 140Nm of torque. Both engines will be equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission.
At the recently concluded 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi, Tata Motors showcased the Kite 5 compact sedan. The Kite 5 is based on Tata's Tiago model and is expected to launch soon after the hatchback. Stay tuned for more updates and alerts from Tata Motors and its upcoming products.