Tata Motors started it all when it introduced the Indigo CS (Compact Sedan) a few years back. Many have followed the footsteps of the company and are planning their own version of a compact sedan. Mahindra has been working on a Verito CS, while Maruti Suzuki will launch the next generation Swift DZire in 2012, which will be a compact sedan as well. Tata Motors already offers the Indigo CS, but now plans to launch the Manza CS, which will feature all the good bits from the Tata Manza sedan in a compact package. The advantage of a compact sedan is the savings in excise benefits as they fit in the small car bracket of being less than 4-meters in length and less than 1.5-liter (diesel) and 1.2-liter (petrol) in capacity.
The Manza CS is expected to be launched soon as Tata Motors looks at expanding its line-up. To be positioned right above the Vista, the Manza CS will offer hatchback buyers a more practical alternative. Power will come from the same 1.3-liter Multijet (Quadrajet in Tata dictionary) motor, while the petrol will be a 1.2-liter unit straight from the Indica Xeta. Thus, the petrol is not the best choice for the Manza CS, which would weight a significant amount and be powered by a engine producing only 65 bhp. We wait and watch to see how Tata Motors works this around but for those who don’t care much about performance, the Manza CS makes alot of sense.
Source – CarWale