The Indigo variant Tata Manza is based on the Tata X1 platform which was displayed by Tata Motors in its prototype form called Elegante Concept. It is priced between Rs 4.8 lakhs and Rs 6.75 lakhs. The Indigo Manza features a modern feature-set, including front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD; an audio system integrated into the dashboard, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, diamond-cut alloy-wheels, and a 500-litre trunk. The car is larger than the 2007 Indigo in all dimensions.
In 2011, Tata Motors launched a high-end variant called the Tata Manza Elan. This car offered Italian leather upholstery, and reversing parking sensors. Around the same time, in 2012, Tata Motors launched a design refresh across all variants, called the Tata Manza “Club-class.” It offered 2-tone body colors (with the roof color contrasting the rest of the body), updated exterior chrome inserts, newer 2-tone “Sahara Beige” or “Black Plum” interiors with black Italian leather upholstery on the high-end EXL variant.
Colors: Manza is offered in 14 colors: Dew White, Monarch Red, Siena Gold, Jet Silver, Castle Grey, Infinity Black, Laser Red, Tyrant Wine, Laser Red, Castle Grey, Infinity Black, Jet Silver and Dew White. However, some of these colors are available in specific versions.
1. Dimension & Capacity:
Tata Manza framed in a sedan class body with a 5-door style.
Length: 4413 mm Boot Space: 460 L
Width: 1703 mm Wheel Base: 2520 mm
Height: 1550 mm Kerb Weight: 1115 Kg
Gross Weight: 1585 Kg Ground clearance (Unladen): 165 mm
It is a 5 seater sedan. Manza has got BS III Emission with a 44L Fuel tank.
2. Engine Efficiency:
The Manza comes in two engine options, a 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced Quadrajet diesel, and a 1.4-litre Safire petrol. While both make an identical 90PS of power, the Quadrajet makes more torque. Both come with a 5-speed gearbox. So, while the diesel is great for frugality and long journeys, the petrol is a great option for those whose commutes are confined to city more than on highways. Having said that, the petrol mill is good for highways too, it’s just not as frugal as its diesel counterpart. The Fiat-sourced diesel engine is efficient and peppy, as well. Depending upon the variant and fuel type the Manza has a mileage of 13.07 to 21.12 kmpl
|1.3-litre Fiat-sourced Quadrajet diesel
|1.4-litre Safire petrol
3. Brakes & Suspension:
With ventilated discs up front and drum brakes on the rear wheels, the Manza dissipates speed with ease, especially the two ABS and EBD-equipped variants.
Front Ventilated Disk
Tata Manza mounted with a Independent Lower Wishbone; McPherson Strut with Coil Spring on Front and rear side installed with Semi-Independent Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Hydraulic Shock Absorbers.
Tilt Adjustable Power Steering with Power Assisted Rack & Pinion-Hydraulic type gear makes easy to control the car. The Turing Radius is about 5.1 meters.
5. Comfort & Convenience:
The Tata Manza comes with a lot of other goodies like sun visor; storage pockets in front doors, collapsible steering column, lumbar support for front seats etc., all of which add to the comfort of passenger. Moving onto the spacious rear seat, there is good comfort with smooth upholstery and the rear center armrest adds to the feel of comfort for rear seat passenger. There is ample space in boot for putting maximum luggage with safe and toughly built dickey door. Handy tech features like Remote Controlled Trunk, Fuel Lid Opener, warning Lights; also adjustable seat makes sure your comfort and give a true sedan-class feel.
Tata products are generally known for comfort, but in terms of fit and finish, they are a bit off. But that’s not the case with the Manza. It’s spacious, comfortable, airy, and well put together.
Dual-tone interior make it look lavish, and it’s doesn’t compromise on features either. The bold new dashboard with suitably placed modern new music systems, driver information display, blower ports, a Bluetooth facility with which you can make and attend calls on the go and the other knobs arranged impressively and made it competing with high range cars.
There’s 2-DIN touch-screen navigation cum music system available on the top 2 variants. Space in the front and rear is class-leading and same goes for the 460-litre boot. And the inclusion of automatic climate control on the top variant is a welcome touch, so are the steering mounted audio controls! Abundance of legroom coupled with better interiors and features make the Manza a better product overall.
The first thing we notice once we have a look at the car is the length of the car and its decent design which reminds an older version Accord. The Front of the car has a bold new look with the headlight and bonnet aligned nicely and based on the Indica Vista, looks well balanced. The front grill looks refreshing and the chrome plating strip on logo makes it look bolder and it perfectly matches with the design of front bumper and headlights.
The stylish line of the car and the smaller width door strip combined with a lengthier look of the car. The fascia isn’t cluttered and thanks to abundant use of chrome, it doesn’t lose out on the bling factor either. The car sits well on 15-inch rubber, although the rear looks a bit too extended when looked at from the sides. At the rear side, what stand out most is the new shape headlight which gives impression of being much broader than required, giving a broader look to the car. Surprisingly, in comparison to the front, the rear looks awkwardly plain.
The glossy effect of paint and the toughness of the body which can be felt with hands, give a good impression.
The top-spec variant gets a different colored roof, called Infinity Contrast Roof, which does help the car stand out.
Especially with the two ABS and EBD-equipped variants, Manza disperse speed easily. Ventilated Disk and Drum Brakes make the system Safer. The top variant gets dual front airbags, and front seatbelt pretensioners too.
On the security front, there’s the engine immobilizer (on all variants), remote entry, central locking, and door ajar and seatbelt warning on all variants except the entry-level version.
Also Manza delivers a safe ride with its Central Locking System, Child Safety and Power Door Locks.
The Tata Manza is what the Indigo should have been in the first place. It looks good, comes laden with features, is quite fuel efficient, and has a lot of space inside the cabin. It drives okay, and doesn’t bother the passengers with stiff suspension either.
If you want to feel a sedan in a budget price, Manza is the Bot for you!
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