Zika gives Zica a bad name

India's flagship automobile show - the Indian Auto Expo 2016 - opened its doors in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Wednesday, with a new batch of diesel-guzzling sport utility vehicles on display despite uncertainty over a pollution
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India's flagship automobile show - the Indian Auto Expo 2016 - opened its doors in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Wednesday, with a new batch of diesel-guzzling sport utility vehicles on display despite uncertainty over a pollution crackdown targeting motorists in the capital.

Of particular interest was Tata Motors' new hatchback, Zica. India's biggest carmaker says it will rename the car as global alarm grows over an outbreak of the similar-sounding Zika virus.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2016, with the headline 'Zika gives Zica a bad name'. Print Edition | Subscribe