Tata Manza Price: Rs 5,39,129* – Rs 7,67,725*
Car Body Type: Sedan
Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
After the hype and excitement surrounding its ‘Rs.1 Lakh car’ died down, Tata launched its latest cost-efficient genius by the name of Tata Manza. The one word that does justice to Tata’s latest launch is BOLD. Although humbly-priced when contrasted with other leading entry segment Sedans, one look at this one would make any other picture of magnificence; elegance and performance (on four wheels) fade in comparison. Sleek, sassy and super-spacious, Manza is a Sedan and much more.
With even the most high-end model of Manza priced at less than Rs.8 lakh, Tata assures the buyer total value for money. As regards the looks, Manza successfully wipes away any jarring memory of the very economical but rarely ravishing automobiles that have been hitherto launched by Tata, courtesy its breath-taking exteriors and luxurious interiors. Available in five innovative colors, the exteriors, from the body down to the door handles and number plate are chrome, lending it a long-lasting sheen. Meanwhile, the interiors are all about comfort and convenience. Manza is far more spacious than its counterparts and comes equipped with a power outlet, Bluetooth, steering controlled volume apart from cabin lights and storage space even under the co-passengers seat. The highlights of the interiors include the collapsible, tilt adjusting power steering, child lock on rear doors, the coveted immobilizer and the built-in book lamp. The seat-belt alarm is one feature that does an efficient job of preventing the driver from being handed a traffic ticket.
Talking of its fuel efficiency, Manza comes in petrol and diesel versions, both of which can compete on equal grounds with any Sedan valued at twice its price. However, a potential buyer is suggested the diesel version since it provides that much-desired uninterrupted and effortless driving experience, unlike the petrol variant which comes with that occasional jerk. While the diesel version is expected to give a mileage of 16 kms per litre, its petrol equivalent gives approximately 12 kms per litre, although a rash driver might have to sacrifice a couple of miles. Likewise, there are two options for the engines, namely the Quadrajet and the Safire, the formers proficiency being responsible for its higher price. The sufficiently broad 15” wheels only serve to make Manza more road-friendly. And since every car has to have a downside, irrespective of how awesome it otherwise is, here is the only negative about Manza: the quality of plastic used in the car is dismal.
As for the impressive boot space, armrests, cup holders and better legroom in the rear seats, Tata has really made radical changes to its designs not just in terms of looks but also comfort. Unlike most other cars priced around the same range, it doesn’t compromise on performance, style or space. Manza very clearly is that much pocket-friendly luxury Sedan that we have fast-paced dreams of. The claim that Manza is easily the finest Sedan to have entered Indian markets in recent times is uncontested. India has finally arrived in the automobile industry and how!