Tata Zica Renamed The Tiago, Heading To Geneva

The city car launched last year and promoted by Lionel Messi will be on display at the Swiss event next week.

Coming after a name change due to the unfortunate association with the deadly Zika virus, the Tiago appears on the Geneva Motor Show debuts list, but since the Indian manufacturer hasn’t made an announcement on a possible European launch of the model, it’s really anyone’s guess whether Tata plans to offer it there.

On the Indian subcontinent, the model comes with two engines, a 1.2-liter three-cylinder DOHC petrol, producing 84 PS (83hp) and 114 Nm (84lb-ft) of torque, along with a 3-pot diesel, churning 69 PS (68hp) and 140 Nm (103lb-ft). Some of the features found on it include a Harman infotainment system, cooled glovebox and multi-function steering wheel, along with ABS, EBD and Corner Stability Control.

Joining the Tiago in Geneva will be the Hexa Tuff SUV Concept. This isn’t a premiere, as it was already brought to the same event last year, along with the Bolt city car and another study. The SUV is based on the Aria and benefits from a 2.2-liter diesel engine that makes 154 PS (152hp).