Tata Motors to lighten the festival with Manza sedan
The Indian car maker of high repute, Tata Motors, is scheduling its launch of new sedan Manza sometime next week, according to sources available. The car, @Rs 5-7 lakhs, will come on the lines of its earlier indigenous hatchback Indica Vista, with refined performance. However, the launch is not yet finalized and the date of this launch may be either Oct 14 , but the given the timing, with festival spirit, the company may try capitalize on it.
The car will bear engine sources from Fiat Auto and Ranjangaon plant near Pune will look after the building of the body. Manza will come in two variants – 1.4 lit petrol (Fire) and a 1.3 lit multi-jet diesel (Quadrajet Common Rail Diesel) with the power generation capacity of more than 90bhp. The 1.3 lit diesel is used in Indica Vista, Fiat Palio & Punto, Maruti Swift and Ritz but with various dimensions. In the base variant there will be a 5-speed manual gearbox, power-assist steering, integrated music system, AC, power windows and central locking.
In the top-end variant there will be additional features like Bluetooth controls, anti lock breaking system, air bags. The car can be chosen from 7 colours and in terms of pricing, this car will vie with Chevrolet Aveo, Ford Fiesta, Maruti Swift Dzire, Hyundai Accent, Ford Ikon, Mahindra Renault Logan in top-end variant and Fiat Linea and Hyundai Verna in base variant. Tata Motors is gaining popularity with its Indigo range and has undergone many variations over these seven years. Manza is the third, after Nano and Xenon pick up with Jaguar and Land Rover not coming under account, and the company has regrets over the delay in introducing this model as per the schedule.