When Tata Manza was launched in festive season of 2011, it looked familiar thanks to close resemblance to Vista. It is largely the saloon version of Tata’s B1 segment hatch if you simply see it from the front but with a number of new features inside and more functional design, Tata has made Manza a more upmarket car.
Here’s an account of the features that come with mid segment variant of diesel Manza – the Quadrajet 90VX:
When compared against Vista, Manza gets new, bigger headlamps on the nose and the front grille is also larger with lots of chrome – this makes the sedan more elegant. Along with body colour on bumpers and door handles, the mid segment model also has door rub rails with body colour treatment. The door handles look richer with a touch of chrome inside. Quadrajet 90 VX has front fog lamps in addition to the ones at rear. Other design and functional elements are same as in base versions LS and LX.
Manza’s cabin has a plush and refined look making it a competitive saloon in the market.
Dashboard is handsome with speedo and information screen placed at right spots. The black and beige interiors have full fabric upholstery for the seats. For cosmetic refinement, the additional design feature in Quadrajet 90VX model is chrome insert on gear shift knob.
‘Car infotainment’ in this variant comes with a touch screen for 2 DIN music system that has radio, MP3, CD playback and audio equaliser. There is an Aux-in port and you can also connect USB devices to enjoy your favourite tracks. With the Blue 5 tech feature, a Bluetooth enabled phone can be paired with the audio system to make and receive calls conveniently. Other features are common with Quadrajet 90LX model. The 2 rear speakers for this variant have been provided in parcel tray as against the door fitted ones in the 90LX model. The information system once again comprises digital clock, fuel consumption and distance-to-empty.
To add to the range of comfort features that are common with the 90 LX version, Manza Quadrajet 90 VX has tilt adjustment facility for its steering wheel. The lumbar support on driver’s seat is also two way adjustable for a comfortable posture while driving. Driver’s seat is height adjustable too and headrests for both front and rear seats can be set as per individual comfort level. Furthermore, there is an armrest for the rear seat and it has cup holders.
The extra safety feature in this mid segment variant of Manza is anti lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD). Other elements for safety – such as collapsible steering column, child locks for rear doors, warning buzzers for door ajar with key-in and for headlamps/tail-lamps on - are same as in the upper base model.
One of the best things about Tata Manza Quadrajet is its fuel economy of up to 21.1 kms per litre. The 90 VX model costs Rs 7.30 lakhs (ex showroom price Delhi).
Specifications of Tata Motors Manza Club Class Quadrajet 90 VX