Mumbai - Tata Motors has rechristened its new hatchback Tiago, changing it from the initial 'Zica' after an outbreak of the identical-sounding Zika virus.
Tata Motors had earlier this month said it would rename its new car, which replaces the Indica, after the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread rapidly through Latin America, where it has been blamed for a surge in brain-damaged babies.
“After an exhilarating #FantasticoNameHunt, we are proud to present the rechristened Tiago from Tata Motors!,” the company said on Twitter.
It said more than 37 000 suggestions had been submitted for a new name in a global crowd-sourcing campaign.
“Tiago became the chosen name from the final three entries - Tiago, Civet and Adore that were opened up for the audience voting,” it said in a statement, according to the Press Trust of India.