Tata Motors launched its new Indigo Manza in Mumbai earlier today. The car is available with petrol and diesel engine options and has four trim levels â€“ Aqua, Aura, Aura(ABS) and the top of the line Aura+. The petrol range starts at Rs 4.8lakh, and the top diesel range costs Rs 6.75lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The petrol powered Manza sports a 1.4-litre, 89bhp SAFIRE engine and the diesel has the now familiar, 1.3-litre 89bhp Quadrajet engine, both picked from the Fiat stable. Tata says, that the Indigo Manza is the eighth new-generation car launched by the Tata-Fiat collaboration, since January 2008..
Tata had launched its Indigo on 18th December 2002 and the new Indigo Manza is based on the platform of the Indica Vista which was launched last year. ARAI claims the diesel 21.02km/l and the petrol returns an economy of 14.5km/l. The top variant of the Manza, the Aura+ comes with ABS and dual airbags, not to mention such goodies as a Bluetooth compatible in-dash audio system, climate control, trip computer and alloy wheels.
As you can see from the pictures, the Manza is a fairly well sized sedan and has a huge well shaped boot which will have no problems accommodating large suitcases. The interiors are also fairly roomy and the plastic quality and general fit and finish seem to have improved over what one normally has come to expect in a Tata car. The Manza, with itâ€™s typically Tata value-for-money proposition will now take on the segment top-sellers â€“ the Logan, Swift DZire and the Fiesta.
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