Need Tires?-Finding Discount And Discontinued Tires Just Got Easier!

Tires. If you own a car, you have probably bought a set of tires at some point in your life. You may have opted for the cheapest brand you could find, or selected an ultra high-performance tire to suit your cars‘ needs.

Now, there are many different sources for consumers these days.  Whether they take a trip to their local repair shop to pick a tire, or search the many websites that offer discount tires, you really can’t go wrong.  While a repair shop can provide you with information about the correct fitments for your vehicle and what tire would be best for your uses, they often are forced to charge a premium of their tire prices.  On the other hand, many people have opted for buying tires online.  This is another great way to fulfill your tire needs.  You can research, shop, and then buy at usually a cheaper price then the store.  However, you often lose some of those savings on shipping charges.  But, what if you are looking for those “hard to find” tires.  What options do you have?

With the proliferation of tire brands numbering almost 500, the search for tires has become a tremendous drain on the limited resources of tire wholesalers and retailers.   It has become increasingly difficult for “brick and mortar” retailers and online retailers alike to stock all brands and sizes. But recently tire wholesaler, Network Tire Inc., is offering a new free service.  It is called TireHunter ( They will locate that “hard to find” tire – whether it’s one tire or a container, and arrange to ship it directly to the customers’ location, at unbeatable prices. takes the place of hundreds of phone calls to find that elusive tire or brand.  No brand is too small. will scour the world to find the best deal.  I recently got a chance to speak with one of the owners, Andy Chalofsky, and he offered some input on the subject. “We believe that will provide an invaluable service to wholesalers, retailers and consumers by taking the search effort off of their shoulders.”  Given the proliferation of tire brands from all over the world, it is difficult for most tire wholesalers and retailers to keep up with inventory, particularly if they only need a limited quantity, “ was established to fill a unique niche,” says Chalofsky, “by providing search capability for all brands.” With all this snow we have been having, it seems potholes were showing up everywhere.  Of course, on my way to work, I run into one, and low and behold, I come up with not one, but two flat tires.  I went searching for a replacement for my tires, when I realized that they have been discontinued 8 months earlier.   I called around on my own and searched the online tires stores just to see if I could find it, but to no avail.  I then came across TireHunter’s site and within 2 days they were able to find the tire I was looking for and offered it to me at a price that beat any posted price I have seen for the tire in the past. Thanks TireHunter!

Differences Between Monoblock & 3-Piece Forged Wheels

In the wheel market, forged wheels are considered as being the finest rim kind as they provide a lot of styling, strength and performance benefits. There’re 2 main variations of custom forged wheels; 3-piece wheels and monoblock wheels. The basis dissimilarities between 3-piece and monoblock units are the total of parts that make up every rim. This also guides to unique performance and styling benefits for each kind.

The manufacturing procedure for both forged 3-piece and monoblock rim is very similar. Both kind of forged wheels start as blocks of wholesome aerospace-grade T6-6061 aluminum. The aluminum blocks are positioned within a forging device where it’s condensed under vast amount of force to make the shape of a wheel. The huge force formulates a solid grain formation without any small imperfection, offering the wheel an unbelievably high strength. This powerful composition enables manufacturers to employ less metal than other wheel kinds, leading to a lighter standard weight.

Monoblock rims are often called as “one-piece” wheels since they’re composed of an individual piece of T6-6061 aluminum. Following the unit of metal is forged, it’s putted into a CNC milling device where the metal is shaved off and the design is slice into the wheel. Because of their 1-piece construction and forged aluminum makeup, forged monoblock rims are the lightest of any custom forged rims. The little weight assists to decrease load at the centre of the wheel of car, hence guiding to quicker acceleration, superior lateral grip, faster braking and enhanced fuel efficiency. Their forged structure also makes them reliable and durable, which’s why they’re often employed as racing forged wheels in performance vehicles at racing events.

The other well-known kind of wheel is the forged 3-piece wheels. The procedure of making this kind of wheels is very identical to a forged monoblock wheel besides a 3-piece forged wheels starts as 3 detach units of T6-6061 aluminum blocks. The structure of 3-piece wheels makes them the most pricey forged wheels, but oftentimes they’re the most economical to repair because of the fact that only the dented units requires to by substituted. Their 3-piece structure does enable them for a wide array of widths, finishes and color combinations to be employed to produce a truly perfect fitment.

Monoblock wheels provide great strength, weight and performance benefits over the rim kinds, whereas 3-piece wheels offer superior customization options. Now it is on to you which kind of wheel you choose for your car!

Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Highline With LED Lights

The compact SUV segment is one of the fastest growing vehicle segments in Canada, with 2011 sales up by 7.1 per cent, according to Desrosiers Reports. Sales of luxury compact SUVs, though much lower overall, are growing at an even faster rate, up 31.1 per cent in 2011. This trend hasn’t gone unnoticed by vehicle manufacturers which continue to introduce new and revamped models such as the redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V, the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 and the completely redesigned 2013 Ford Escape. In the luxury segment, there’s plenty of action too with the recent redesign of the BMW X3, the new Mini Cooper Countryman, and the upcoming 2013 Acura RDX and 2013 Buick Encore.

The Volkswagen Tiguan, first introduced in mid-2008, is viewed as a “premium” compact SUV, fitting in somewhere between regular compact SUVs and luxury SUVs. Ranging in price between $27,875 and $38,375, the 2012 Tiguan is priced on the high side of normal in its class, and can go for as much as $42,575 for a top-of-the-line Highline model with all the options – just like this week’s test vehicle.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Highline. Click image to enlarge
Our Tiguan Highline included the optional Technology Package which includes a navigation system with touch-screen and 30-GB hard drive, a Dynaudio 300-watt digital audio system, rear park distance control, and Sirius satellite radio ($2,300); and the newly available Sport Package which includes 19-inch alloy wheels and all-season tires, Bi-xenon headlights with LED DRL and AFS, flared wheel arches, and sport suspension ($1,900).

The total price of $42,575 (plus $1,580 Freight and PDI) puts the Tiguan Highline squarely into luxury SUV territory. For comparison, a 2012 Audi Q5 2.0 Premium is priced at $41,200; a 2012 Acura RDX with the Technology Package is $42,490; and a Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 4Matic is $43,800.
Hm..would you rather have a VW or an Audi for your $43,000?

It doesn’t help that the Tiguan hasn’t changed much since 2008. For 2012, changes are mostly cosmetic: a new front end to make it resemble the current line-up of Volkswagen cars and SUVs, revised tail lights and liftgate, and new style alloy wheels. As well, there are some trim upgrades to the three Tiguan trim levels, Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. For example, Comfortline models add standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system and leatherette upholstery, and the Highline receives new 18-inch alloy wheels and roof rails, and a new optional Sport Package that includes low-profile 19-inch all-season tires and alloys, sport suspension, flared wheel arches, and xenon head lights that swivel.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Highline. Click image to enlarge
Inside, the centre screen and rear-view camera that comes with the optional Technology Package ($2,300) now displays a graphic of the rear parking sensors that beep loudly as you approach objects behind the vehicle.

Perhaps the most useful change for 2012 is an improvement in fuel economy, thanks to a revised six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive Tiguans show an eight per cent improvement in average fuel economy (9.7/7.6 city/hwy vs 10.7/8.0 city/hwy L/100 km) while 4Motion (all-wheel drive) Tiguans demonstrate a nine per cent improvement (9.8/7.4 city/hwy vs 10.9/7.9 city/hwy). However, the Tiguan’s turbocharged engine still uses Premium gas.

While 4Motion (all-wheel drive) is optional on Tiguan Trendline and Comfortline models, it is standard on the Highline. Other standard Highline features are the six-speed automatic transmission with ‘Tiptronic’ manual shift mode, leather seat upholstery, 12-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and iPod connectivity, panoramic sunroof, and 60/40 folding rear seatbacks with centre pass-through.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Highline. Click image to enlarge
The Tiguan’s 200-hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes maximum torque at just 1,700 rpm, so you can feel the power almost immediately – it’s surprisingly similar to VW’s torquey 1.9-litre TDI diesel engine. The Tiguan’s 2.0-litre turbo even sounds a bit like the diesel at low revs with a low rumbling sound that seems to fade away when the car reaches highway speeds. Cruising on the freeway at a steady 100 km/h in sixth gear, the engine turns over just 1,800 rpm.

The six-speed automatic transmission changes so smoothly that you won’t notice it until you need to accelerate quickly. The transmission is generally lazy, preferring to stay in a higher gear to save fuel, but a firm push on the accelerator produces a sudden drop down one or two gears unleashing the strong torque and horsepower of the turbocharged motor.
If you feel like picking up the pace, you can move the gear lever back into “S” mode (Sport mode), and the transmission will change automatically at higher revs, providing faster acceleration but worse gas mileage. We found Sport mode to be noisier and unnecessary in typical suburban/urban driving. You can also change gears manually by slapping the lever over to the right and pushing forwards to change up and pulling back to change down. It’s nice to have the option, even if you don’t use it very often.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Highline. Click image to enlarge
We found the Tiguan’s highway ride stable and comfortable over smooth pavement, but the optional sport suspension produces a hard ride when travelling over broken pavement and road cracks. With the Sport suspension, high-speed handling is flat and stable with a high level of grip from the 19-inch Continental ContiWinter Contact tires on our vehicle, but with its tall ground clearance and heavier curb weight, the Tiguan is no GTI. Steering weight is medium effort but response is not particularly sharp.

The Tiguan’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system is the fourth-generation Haldex system, which is also used in other VW and Audi vehicles. On dry pavement, one-hundred per cent of the power goes to the front wheels, but it can send all the power to the rear wheels if necessary. As well, if the 4Motion system senses that the road is icy when starting off, it allocates power evenly to the front and rear. Together with its winter tires, 200 mm (7.9 in.) ground clearance and higher frontal clearance, the Tiguan is well-equipped for winter driving.

Other winter-friendly features of the Tiguan include heated mirrors, heated windshield washer nozzles, windshield washer level sensor, heated front seats, variable intermittent rain-sensing front wipers, intermittent rear wiper/washer/defroster, keyless entry, outside temperature gauge, fog lights, and puddle lamps.
The driver sits up high and has good visibility. The optional rear parking sensors are very useful when backing into a parking space – a graphic of the rear bumper appears in the centre screen and flashing lines turn from yellow to red as you approach an obstacle, accompanied by warning tones.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Highline. Click image to enlarge
The Tiguan’s interior is attractive and well-finished with soft-touch plastic dash materials, titanium-coloured trim around the radio, and aluminum trim around the shift lever and door handles. The bright, white-on-black speedo and tach are easy to read, and using buttons on the steering wheel, the information display between the gauges can be scrolled between useful info such as average fuel economy, compass, telephone, bluetooth audio, servicing information, digital speedometer, outside temperature and odometer.

Sound from the optional 300-watt DynAudio sound system is full and rich with deep base tones and plenty of scope for loud tunes. Sirius satellite radio with its 100-plus channels is included in the Tiguan Comfortline and Highline (limited subscription).

The colour touch-screen in the centre dash can be used for navigation, audio functions, settings, and phone. It will also display climate functions operated by the manual controls below. The illuminated screen is easy to read except when the sun shines on it at certain angles, and operating it doesn’t require reading a manual first. But you won’t find the screen as touch-friendly as an iPhone.

Below it, the automatic climate control features driver and front passenger temperature adjustments but only a single fan speed. We did like the fact that it offers a choice of any or all vent openings rather than the preselected combinations found in most vehicle heaters.

Are Alloy Rims The Right Choice for You?

Car enthusiasts might look into alloy rims, which are made of an alloy of magnesium and aluminum rather than steel. If you are looking to improve the performance of your vehicle, you might have decided to see about alloy rims because they are lighter than steel. Because of this, they can improve your control and steering in your car, truck or van. They also provide a slick, sporty look, which causes many drivers to turn to alloy rims to improve the overall appearance of a car. Alloy rims can be high in price, which makes them out of reach for many drivers. Although there are benefits, there are also drawbacks.

Many drivers choose alloy rims because they are generally lighter and make your car, truck or van more responsive. They allow you to take corners and brake with more sensitivity, which is attractive to someone who is looking to improve the performance of your car. However, sometimes alloy rims are even heavier than a steel wheel of the same size. Because of this, you should make sure you know what you are getting when you purchase your alloy rims. Another attractive feature of alloy rims is that they conduct heat better than their steel counterparts. Because of this, they tend to improve the heat dissipation from the brakes. That means that your brakes are less likely to fail when you are in tough driving conditions. Of course, this is an excellent safety feature for someone who enjoys driving recreationally. Alloy rims can make your car, truck or van a little safer when you are dealing with difficult braking situations. But they also require extra care and are extremely expensive to replace.

Alloy rims have a tendency towards Galvanic corrosion if you do not take the proper measures to prevent it. This corrosion can lead to air leakage from tires, which is certainly an undesirable effect and can be very dangerous for the driver. Also, when alloy rims are damaged, they are not as easy to fix as steel wheels. Of course, when you have spent a large amount of money on your alloy rims, it is generally cheaper to repair them than to replace them. This, of course, varies by situation and driver. But if your mag wheels are damaged, you will generally find that they are highly expensive to replace.

Alloy rims are standard equipment on many high end sports and luxury vehicles, but generally not on the lower priced cars and trucks. Many drivers choose to add alloy rims as they customize their vehicles themselves. However, because they are so expensive, alloy rims can catch the eye of thieves very easily. Because of this, you as the driver and owner have to be even more careful when taking care of your vehicle and alloy rims. You will have to be careful about parking in rougher areas, as these are often stolen. If you routinely park in difficult neighborhoods, you may not want to risk having your alloy rims stolen. Or, you may want to look into insurance to protect them from theft.

Beginners Guide: Car Audio Systems

The first step is to determine what your needs are. If you’re unsure, we will first look at the individual components that make up a complete system.
The Head Unit

AKA Source Unite. This is the most important part of your audio system. The decision you make here will either make or break your system, never mind you hearing.

What to look for in a head unit:

Manufacturer: Look for a well know manufacturer i.e. Sony, Alpine, Clarion, Blaupunkt, JVC etc.

Sound Re-production: Accurate sound re-production is a must, forget looks.

Warranty: Good warranty is also a must, avoid Grey-Market units.

Build Quality: Make sure its robust.

Low budget features:

Forget Fascination: Forget colorful displays, flip down panels, inbuilt equalizers, bass boost etc.

Higher budget features:

CD: If your music collection is on CD, then consider a CD head unit or one with a CD changer.

MP3 & WMA: If you have a vast music library then you may want to look for units that can read MP3 and/or WMA music formats.

VCD & DVD: Long journeys will benefit from this feature and keep the kids out of trouble too.

Amplifier: If you planning to add an amp to your car choose a head unit with RCA outputs.


This is the second most important part of your audio system. Speakers convert electronic signals into sound waves.

What to look for in speakers:

Spending: Speakers come in several types, sizes and power ratings. Be careful before spending more money then you need to.

Power: Speaker power is one of the most over-rated features in head units and speakers.

Numbers: Don’t get pulled in by numbers like 300Watts or 450Watts etc. Even the big company’s use this.

Ratings: Don’t buy speakers based upon the company’s ratings like PMPO, Peak Power, Max Power etc.

RMS: Root Mean Square ratings are equivalent of the actual power rating delivered.

Installation: This is one of the most important points of the speaker, “proper installation”. Direction, Height and Placement is key to the sound and if not installed properly can make the sound feel lifeless.

Manufacturer Locations: Usually speaker locations provided by the car manufacturer are not the best, but you can install the speakers in the provided spaces.

Speaker Types:

Coaxial: They are two (or more) speakers’ built-in the same unit. They usually consist of a mid-bass and tweeters. They are cheaper than separate component speakers and easier to install.
Component 2-Way: They consist of a mid-bass and tweeter. They are harder to install then coaxial.

Component 3-Way: They consist of a separate woofer, mid-bass or mid-range and tweeters. They are harder to install then coaxial.

Mid-Bases: Usually 5″ to 8″ speakers that are designed for low frequency sound and fill the frequency gap between the woofer and the tweeter. Because of there size they are hard to fit but do make the sound more lifelike.

Horns: These are funnel shaped speakers that are for staging, they are particularly good for vocal frequencies but are the hardest to install.

Tweeters: Usually 1″ to 3″ in size and great for high frequency sounds. They can be hard to install in some cars as there mounting is usually done around or in the dashboard.

Sub-Woofers: The largest speakers raging in size from 8″ to 24″ and sometimes bigger. They are the most important if you want to feel the beats and not just hear them. The woofer is usually found in the trunk in an enclosure but installations may vary.

Speaker Locations:

Front Speakers: Commonly located in or under the dashboard or in door panels.

Rear Speakers: Located behind the rear seats or in door panels.

Woofer: Depending on size, behind the rear seats or in the trunk.

Tweeters: Usually on the front pillars, front doors or dashboard.

Note: Try out your speaker positions before installing them so that you get the best sound.


Amps amplify or multiply the input signals from the head unit to the speakers. The Amp not only make the sound louder they also make it clearer.

What to look for:

Class: Amps are classified according to their amplification, Class-A, B, AB, and D.

Channel: They can also be classified by their channel, Monobloc 1-Channel, 2-Channel, 4-Channel etc.


They are a combination of series and parallel placed induction coils and capacitors, or either of them. They are given the job of frequency distribution among different types of speaker for distortion free sound reproduction. Inductors stop the high frequencies from passing through.

A combination of these together make a band pass which cut through a certain portion of both the high as well as the low frequencies and are rightly called band-pass crossovers.

10 Tips for Buying a Used Car Online

Today people more and more consider Internet as means for purchasing things, and not only headbands or clothes, but also cars. This is exactly what we want to talk about today, because purchasing a car online is extremely important and complicate thing to do. Below you can find 10 tips that will help you choose and buy a good used car online.

1. Never get into an auction fever, it means that you should weight the price and never to accept the first offer you get.
2. Always remain skeptical. If you see a crazy deal for Nissan Maxima for, let’s say, $3000 it is too good to be true. Keep in mind middle prices not to get hooked up.
3. Try to deal with in-town offers only. It means that you need to look for vehicles in your area, within a couple of miles drive and not further.
4. Know your car. This is the most important tip for newbies in online buying option. Experts advise to look for a car, that you know or at least familiar with. For example, if you have always had BMWs then it is more logical to look for BMW X5 than for Lamborghini, for instance. Make sure that you know everything about a car you plan to purchase before you meet with a seller.
5. Never even look at a vehicle market ‘salvage’ not even mentioning here to buy one. We hope, that his point does not require any clarification.
6. Clean title. Keep this point in mind, because when you buy a car it should has no liens, any notarized signatures should be present, and in general whatever legal hurdles your local area needs hopped.
7. Get your own independent mechanical report. This is important to purchase a car that matches the description you see online. You simply need to arrange a meeting with a trustworthy local mechanic or just you friend – a knowledgeable car guy who will inspect the vehicle you are planning to buy. In case the seller refuses to give you such possibility, it is not only better it is essential to cancel the deal. No mechanical issue will be a problem for a dealer who has nothing to hide. If you do not have a person to come with you, ask your local mechanic for any recommendations about the people in the area where the vehicle will be purchased.
8. Personal inspection is one more important thing to do. There is nothing wrong in your desire to look at the prospective purchase. Bring some old clothes to have a look at the car without any problems of getting dirty. And at this point be ready to go home with nothing in case something disturbs you in the car, especially if you want to buy online BMW X5 which is not a cheap purchase even is used one.
9. Be ready to trailer the vehicle home yourself.
10. Keep in mind insurance issue and make sure to discuss it with your agent ahead of time.

Just how to Purchase Auto Parts Online

Auto-parts that are purchasing skip and can be hugely struck. You will find a lot of factors that are unclear should you choose not understand precisely what you’ll need. Choosing the auto-parts that are right online shop could possibly be the distinction between discovering oneself pursuing the common bunny down the pit or obtaining the correct component in the correct cost. Methods and the guidelines offered below can help you possess a buying experience that is enjoyable online.

That You DoN’t Need to Be A Specialist

It comes the past many years have not been economically light in the united states here for many people. Whenever you take the time to concentrate on our spending practices this financial battle is everywhere. While repair of current cars have increased tremendously for example, new-vehicle revenue have been down significantly previously 5 years. We’re getting DIY technicians, changing defective auto-parts with fresh types as required nowadays. Nevertheless, many people are unaware by purchasing auto-parts online their shop that they’ll save much more cash.

That You DoN’t Need To Be A Specialist!

In decades previous, visiting having an expert before purchasing alternative auto-parts was the path togo. We’d to trust what our technician said as gospel. Today, with use of an environment of info using the internet’s beginning, provided you realize a bit about your vehicle, it’s truly unnecessary to begin your research together with your technician. If you like to purchase auto-parts online you certainly can do it provided you realize year, the produce of your automobile. Should you occur to understand the part number purchasing replacement parts is actually simpler.

Save Time Whenever You Buy Online

Should you look for new-car components locally your choices are restricted when it comes to quality and cost. What is not less, you’re not guaranteed to obtain the precise component you’ll need. This really is painfully accurate if you should be searching for a car component that is unusual. Shopping on the net for auto-parts could be much less inefficient when it comes to obtaining correct and quality results. Since you will find a large number of online car parts shops that offer within the purchase of autoparts that is. This implies you’re prone to discover the exact component you’ll need when it’s an unique one.

Saving Time

Should you store at conventional locations for auto-parts you may have to generate to many distinct locations before you discover the component you’re currently searching for. Operating to another in one spot does take time. Hours or even times could be achieved in 30 mins or less should you store online what might have obtained. Consequently, when you have a hectic existence since many people do, shopping on the internet for brand new components absolutely opens up your own time to complete the thing you need to become performing around town in the place of searching for your components.

Spend Less Buying Online

Let’s guess that you choose to purchase 2001 Ford Mustang, however it requires a suspension. Should you store locally for struts and that bumps, it’ll set you back $400 or more. You will get them for less than $200 should you store online for that identical suspension components. That’s half the price, and often delivery is not blame. The center person reduces out whenever you purchase new components online. That is why is it much cheaper.

Warning – Do Be Cautious

You then can pay for that point need in case your vehicle is in need of the substitute vehicle component instantly. It’s a far greater concept to look online than it’s to purchase locally when you have each day to sacrifice to permit for the purchase to reach. Nevertheless, you should be cautious to-order the very first time to precisely the correct component. It might result in a substantial delay when you have to deliver a component back since you requested the incorrect one. It’s also advisable to make sure that any site you think about purchasing auto-parts from is prior to making any type of purchase genuine.

Rely upon methods and these guidelines when searching for auto-parts online and you’ll save cash, time, and certainly will appreciate higher fulfillment in understanding you achieved your objective of having back your vehicle on the highway for less.

2006 Pontiac Solstice Muscle Car

Presented at the actual 2004 North Western International Auto Show, the Solstice roadster began production carrying Wilmington, Delaware, beginning to the 2006 merchandise year in mid-2005 with regard. The discharge Solstice’s outside design is akin to that regarding the 2002 Solstice a887 dark concept that beat on it. Creation of the actual Solstice was to not be unable summer to become managing beforehand 2005, however sadly delays at typically Wilmington place pushed quantity output within order towards the next three quarter.
The 2008 downturn triggered accident revenue to drop and, under amount of tension from your government, Game grasp consented to finish the Pontiac Segment. Output ceased with the closing from the Wilmington Construction.
The newest hardtop targa-top this this past year alone design was declared in middle- GM Kappa software, which also supports Daewoo G2X, together with the Saturn Air, Opel GT is used typically by 2008.Generally Solstice. The Solstice were selected for the unique United States Vehicle of the The four times prize and Strategy of the Calendar months prize in the actual Car Journalists Home owners organization of Europe (AJAC) for 2006. It had been the specific runaway hit with the aim of Pontiac, with 7, 6 and moreover 000 instructions in its 10 days of the week of availability works before winter. Though first-year formulating was prepared throughout 7,000, General Electric engines apologized to enhanced generation as well as customers for setbacks, causing 10.

Tata Zica: a pre-launch revelation by


Tata Motors, the Indian automobile company has been very popular with its cars, starting with the Indica, which was brought out in the 1990s, basically because the cost of Tata ehicles is reasonable and because the performance level is good. Zica is the hatchback from Tata, set to be launched in January-February 2016.


It is expected that the Zica will replace the ancient Indica eV2 and is definitely made to look classier than usual Tata cars, with its new honey-combed radiator grille, which would have the ‘Humanity Line’, with chrome surround. The headlights in the front, on either side of the ‘Humanity Line’, the trademark smile from the Tatas, are of a smoked design and have a swept-back feel, looking very modern. The side profile, though resembling the Indica’s, looks more attractive, with the body-colored door handles and 10-spoke, smart alloy wheels. The rear fascia is redesigned and looks new, with the main aspect being the horizontal tail-light cluster. The ‘HorizonNext’ technology used for designing, makes the car look impressive.

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Though an official statement has not yet been issued, it is thought that the accessories and fittings, present in most of the other hatchbacks, like a 2-DIN audio system, Bluetooth, AUX-In and USB connectivity, power windows, power-adjustable outside rear view mirrors, power steering, steering mounted audio and telephone controls, will be incorporated in the Zica, as well. Tata has put in a lot of effort towards improving the cabin ambience, and the efforts seem to have paid off, as the space, when seated inside feels more, than when it is seen from the outside. The quality of the plastic on the dashboard is top-notch. Unlike the cabins of the earlier Tata cars, which had a crude and rugged feel, the cabin of the Zica has a stylish look, which would help in increased sales, with the style-conscious Indians.


The Zica is expected to be launched in petrol and diesel variants and the mileage of the former is expected to be between 18-20 km/l, while that of the latter is thought to be at an impressive 25 km/l. The petrol Zica will be powered with Tata’s 1.2 litre, Revotron petrol engine, which would churn out power and torque at 80-85 bhp respectively. The diesel Zica will house a 1.05 litre, three-cylinder motor, delivering power and torque at 64 bhp and 140 Nm respectively. The petrol and diesel variants will be sold, with 5-speed manual transmission system, linked to their engines.

Price, Color

The cost of the Zica is expected to fall between a reasonable 4-6 lakhs and there are reports that it would be sold in 6 shades- Pearlescent White, Sunburst Orange, Striker Blue, Platinum Silver, Berry red and Espresso Brown.

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