Tata to rename Zica car over virus woes
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 12:15
Indian carmaker Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.
Tata Motors said that "as a socially responsible company", it had decided to rebrand the vehicle.
The car will go on show at a motor show in Delhi on Wednesday under its old name, but Tata will announce a new name "after a few weeks".
The Zika virus has now reached more than 20 countries and territories.
The World Health Organization declared on Monday that it posed an international health emergency requiring a united response.
The infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly, in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains.
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