Tata Zica: An Autoportal’s Review

Tata Motors is now ready to launch its new car Tata Zica.The launch may be in February 2016.Consumer is waiting to know how Tata Zica may be different from Tata Indica ev2.Certainly from first test drive one can be positive about the car. The effort of Tata motors to build an alternative to Indica is appreciable. Tata Zica with a fresh design is a small but smart looking car. This new Tata car makes a place for itself under the Bolt hatchback and Zest compact sedan.


Petrol variants have Tata’s 1.2 litre, Revotron petrol engine with power output of 80 to 85 Bhp and with a torque of 110 to 120 Nm. Petrol engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission. Diesel variants will come equipped with a 1.05 litre with a power output of 64 Bhp and a torque of 140 Nm. Diesel engine is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. Tata also may have plans to come up with an automated manual transmission. Looking at Tata Zica specifications the top variant would likely give a healthy competition to its rivals.

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Tata Zica


The Zica hatchback has a wide mesh grille and swept back headlamps as seen in the Bolt and the Zest. Though the side profile looks similar to that of the Indica, the tail has a fresh look with horizontal tail lamps. One can also make a note of the new multifaceted Tata emblem and signature hexagon grille.


Tata Zica car interiors look no less compared to Zest and Bolt. Tata always tries to keep its cabins spacious but for this new car along with that one can see good quality seating along with equipment. The top end car is expected to come with the Bluetooth compatibility and the touch-screen unit from the Bolt. Interior is having layered design theme. It is having premium graphics on fabric, good storage space designed for easy access, all controls are placed within reach and has a customized air vents.


Tata Zica comes in following colors: Platinum Silver, Pearlescent White, Espresso Brown, Sunburst Orange, Berry Red and Striker Blue.

Tata Zica features:

Power windows, power adjusting outside rear view mirrors, rear defogger, a 2 DIN audio system, Bluetooth, AUX-In and USB connectivity, steering mounted audio controls & telephone controls.

Safety features:

The vehicle may also include electronic power steering, anti-lock-braking system and dual front airbags for driver and co-passenger.


Tata Zica’s price range in India is expected to be around 4 – 6 lakh.

Tata Zica Expected Mileage:

The mileage of Tata Zica petrol car is expected to be something around 18 to 19 kms per litre and that of diesel cars are expected to be 25 kms per litre.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: November 2015

At first blush, November’s sales totals may not look too rosy. With the top seven automakers reporting numbers, sales increased just 1.8 percent over November 2014. But November 2014 was a tough act to follow: The industry landed its second best sales month of 2014 in annualized terms, according to Autodata Corp.

News from:- https://www.cars.com/articles/top-10-best-selling-cars-november-2015-1420682846814/


Best 7-seater cars to buy in 2015/16

Here is our list of the top 10 best 7-seater cars to buy, from MPVs to large SUVs and off-roaders

If you’re looking for a 7-seater car to buy, you’ll be pleased to know the days of boring MPVs are long-gone as there is now a range of exciting SUVs and off-roaders on the market with seating for seven occupants.

We have compiled a list of the top 10 best 7-seater cars to buy right now and it just highlights the wide choice available within the sector. All these cars have 7 seats, from the superb Volvo XC90 luxury SUV to the versatile Ford Galaxy MPV, so browse through the list and see which one is the right option for you.

Some of today’s MPVs and SUVs also have the looks and performance to back-up their people-carrying ability. Now you can get that touch of class and speed that used to be the domain of higher-spec saloons.

Readmore:- http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/best-cars/64135/best-7-seater-cars-to-buy-in-201516


Luxury cars get cheaper as makers line up models

India has become a top-rated destination for luxury car production, as it plays host to Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. All of these added a string of models to their production lines.

About two dozen luxury car lines get assembled in India of the marquee German and British brands, some of which are not produced anywhere else but in their home country.

The increased localisation has led to a reduction of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 90 lakh in their sticker price, due to lower taxes. Most of these products were brought to India as a completely built unit (CBU) from their home country, Germany or the UK, which led to doubling of their rates.

News from:- http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/luxury-cars-get-cheaper-as-makers-line-up-models-115113000780_1.html


911 Turbo now even more potent

By: IOL Motoring Staff

Stuttgart – Although the 911 Turbo models are no longer the only ones in the range to have turbo power, thanks to the new Carreras being force fed, the Turbo badge still carries top dog status and that applies even more so to the refreshed versions.

Revealed on the web ahead of their debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the facelifted 911 Turbo and Turbo S both receive a 15kW power boost to their respective 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engines.

Thanks to modified inlet ports, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure the Turbo is now good for 397kW while the Turbo S gains new turbochargers with larger compressors to push 427kW.

What does this mean on the street? According to Porsche the Turbo will now run from 0-100km/h in three seconds flat and reach a top speed of 319km/h. The Turbo S runs to 100 in 2.9s and reaches 330km/h. Porsche also claims slight improvements to fuel consumption but let’s not open that can of worms.
News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/porsche/911-turbo-now-even-more-potent-1953376


New Mustang is torque of the town

Cape Town – Easily the most eagerly anticipated launch of the year is underway this week as Ford unleashes its pony car in South Africa after depriving us of it for decades.

The all-new muscle car that you see here has morphed into a global product and local models, available in right hand-drive for the first time, will be offered with a potent 306kW/530Nm 5-litre V8 engine that makes it the most powerful Ford ever to be sold in SA.

While we can’t picture anyone wanting a Mustang without a V8, local buyers can also opt for a more economical 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbopetrol engine, rated at a still-pretty-decent 223kW and 430Nm.

News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/ford/new-mustang-is-torque-of-the-town-1953409


Custom Colors Are Now Available For Your Sportscar’s…Tires

Clients of Lapo Elkan’s uber-hip yacht and auto custom shop, Garage Italia Customs, will soon be some of the first drivers in the world to have tailor-made tires that are being created exclusively by Pirelli in a variety of colors.

It makes perfect sense as these two hyper-Italian companies collaborate to take customization to the extreme. Pirelli as the only supplier for Formula 1 has always been at the forefront of tire technology. And their design engineers are running with Garage Italia Customs’ idea to develop an exclusive new range of tires that would make the italian custom shop’s creations even more unique.

News from:- http://www.forbes.com/sites/billspringer/2015/11/30/custom-colors-are-now-available-for-your-sportscars-tires/


Best of the Best: Luxury Cars

By: Star Motoring Staff

Johannesburg – As the countdown continues to our Best of the Best awards ceremony on December 7, our judges have been hard at work sorting through the lengthy list of cars launched in South Africa in 2015.

At the end of each year our publication’s team of motoring journalists selects an overall winning Best of the Best vehicle as well as victors in the categories of Small/Budget Car, Family Car, Performance Car, Luxury Car, and Adventure Vehicle. There is also a Best-Styled Vehicle voted for by readers.

From the more than 70 all-new or upgraded vehicles that have been launched in SA this year, we’ve come up with a shortlist across numerous categories.

These are the luxury cars, use the links at the bottom of the story to see our finalists in other categories.

More here:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/special-features/best-of-the-best-luxury-cars-1951890


EXCLUSIVE: New York state to auction luxury cars seized in Medicaid scam

ALBANY – The State of New York is getting into the luxury car business courtesy of a pair of Medicaid scammers who were busted in Brooklyn.

Officials are preparing to auction off two high-priced cars – including a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class sport utility vehicle – seized from the fraudsters and will return the proceeds to the state’s Medicaid system.

“Medicaid fraud is a fraud on all taxpayers and a particularly egregious theft from our most vulnerable New Yorkers,” Gov. Cuomo told the Daily News.

“With this action, we are sending a clear message that we will not allow anyone to profit in any way from these crimes against those in need,” Cuomo said.

News from:- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-ny-auction-luxury-cars-seized-medicaid-scam-article-1.2444763


The Week in Luxury Cars: The Los Angeles Auto Show, 2017 Range Rover Evoque, Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2, and More

This week’s automotive news focused largely on the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center now through November 29.

The 2015 edition of the event—which kicks off the motor showcase season in the United States each year—is featuring roughly 50 introductions from brands including Buick, Mazda, Fiat, Jaguar, Lincoln, Cadillac, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

Land Rover’s latest Evoque—the first crossover to lose its head—was among the most talked-about, with much of the buzz revolving around its unconventional physique.

“It’s interesting when automakers pull the roof off anything other than a sedan or convertible,” Stephanie Brinley wrote. “Often, however, ‘interesting’ does not translate to commercial success.”

More:- http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristintablang/2015/11/21/week-in-luxury-cars-los-angeles-auto-show-2017-range-rover-evoque-lamborghini-huracan-lp580-2-camaro-ss-mercedes-benz-metris-alfa-romeo-spider-2016-toyota-prius/

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