Tata Motors has launched the next generation of the Indigo sedan, the Tata Indigo Manza. Built on a completely new platform, the Indigo Manza is an altogether new car. A complete new body on a new platform houses an all new interior. With a length of over 4.4m, a width of 1.7m, and a wheel base of 2,520mm, the sedan has grown in size and thus in interior space. The front wraparound three barreled headlamps, large 15″ wheels, chrome inserts on the rub rails and outer door handles, new rear monolithic angular shaped tail lamps are a few changes.
The Indigo Manza has spacious right inclination rear seats with a center armrest, rich two tone fabric, tilt adjustable power steering with a height adjustable driver seat, electronically adjustable and controlled Outer Rear View Mirrors. The driver information system on top of the central console provides information on fuel consumption and ambient temperature.
A 2 DIN Music System offers connectivity with a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity through the Blue5. The audio controls of the music system are mounted on the steering wheel, for ease of access while driving. The trunk has a capacity of 460 litres to meet every need of travel.
The safety features in the Indigo Manza include a collapsible steering column, Anti-lock Braking System and Dual Frontal Airbags amongst others. Instead of the usual red line on the tachometer, the Critical Rev Indicator needle turns red when the engine crosses a critical RPM. The engine immobilizer and the central locking feature are conveniences for additional security.
The drive refinement of the Indigo Manza stems from the internationally-acclaimed 90 hp Quadrajet Diesel and Safire Petrol engines, sourced from Fiat. The petrol engines are configured using a Continuous Variable Cam Phaser, which smartly adjusts valve timings and intervals for power delivery. In addition, the electronically controlled Intelligent Port Resizer (IPR) function in the Safire engine delivers a perfect balance of power and economy. The Quadrajet diesel engine features a Variable Geometry Turbocharger for smoother running and an aluminum bedplate along with superior insulation that reduces NVH levels while delivering a superior power to weight ratio. The Drive by Wire technology virtually eliminates all “throttle lag” leading to a faster, smoother response.
The Quadrajet diesel is certified by the ARAI to give a mileage of 21.02 kms to a litre, while the Safire Petrol is certified for a mileage of 14.5 kms to a litre. The car comes with a warranty of 2 Years/75,000 kms, amongst the best in the industry, and will be available in a range of 7 colours through 224 dealerships with 493 sales points across 401 towns in the country. The car is priced at Rs. 4.8 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi for the petrol Safire for the base Aqua version going upto Rs. 6.75 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi for the highest Aura+ version of the Quadrajet diesel.