Tata Motors launched the new generation Tata Indigo MANZA in South Africa. The sedan is built on its new car platform with completely new body and all new interiors. With the length of 4.4mm, width of 1.7mm and a wheelbase of 2520mm, the sedan has grown in size resulting to a more spacious and roomy cabin. The price for the new Tata Indigo Manza has been settled between ZAR 119,995 (Rs. 7.93 lakh approximately) for the base variant and goes up to ZAR 134,995 (Rs. 8.93 lakh approximately) for its top version which is the IGNIS.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr. Johnny Oommen, Head of International Business, Passenger Cars, and Tata Motors said, “After seeing wide acceptance, across various countries, we are proud to offer the Tata Indigo Manza, a modern, contemporary sedan to the South African market. We hope to see it become the best-seller in this market as well.”
Tata Indigo Manza offers comfort for both driver and passengers with its spacious right inclination rear seats with centre armrest, rich two tone fabrics which gives the cabin a warm feel, tilt adjustable steering wheel with height adjustable driver’s seat etc. On top of the center console there is driver information system which provides information on fuel consumption, temperature etc. Enhancing the cabin is the 2 DIN Music System which offers connectivity with a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity through Blue5 and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel.
Coming to the drive, the new Tata Indigo Manza is powered by the Fiat Safire petrol engine which delivers a power of 90bhp. The engine is configured using a Continuous Variable Cam Phaser. Balancing the power delivery and economy in the sedan is the electronically controlled Intelligent Port Resizer function which is present in the Safire engine. Currently the sedan will be introduced only with petrol fuel option which is certified by ARAI (India) to be capable of delivering a mileage of 14.5kmpl. The variant with diesel Quadrajet engine featuring a Variable Geometery Turbocharger will be introduced later. The sedan will also come loaded with safety features like the a collapsible steering column, Anti-lock Braking System, Dual Frontal Airbags, engine immobilizer and the central locking etc. The Critical Rev Indicator needle turns red when the engine crosses a critical RPM.
On the outside, the headlamps give the new Tata Indigo Manza an aggressive appearance. The 15inch alloy wheels with flared arches, new rear monolithic angular shaped tail lamps etc. give the sedan a new and improved look. Further, the car will be available in a range of 5 colors through 45 dealerships across South Africa. Tata’s latest comes with a factory warranty of 3 Years / 100,000 kms, standard 3 year / unlimited KMs Roadside Assistance and 4 years / 100,000 KMs service plan.