Tata has always brought forth vehicles which ooze practicality and have a very large mass appeal. One such vehicle that ushered out of their gates is the Tata Manza which comes in both petrol and diesel variants. Today, we discuss in detail about one of the petrol mid segment variants, the Tata Manza Safire VX and the goodness that it offers to its buyers.
The Manza is an average looking vehicle with basic add-ons and fairly decent designing. It comes with body coloured outdoor handles, rubrails on the doors and the bumper. The ORVMs (outside rear view mirrors) are manually controlled on this variant. This one runs on steel wheels (with full caps) instead of the alloy ones in higher end model.
Chrome embellishment has been sparsely used on this version and finds its way only on the hood strip and the inside door handles. There is a 7 speed front wiper as well as fog lamps (both at front and rear) for maximum visibility in hazy weather.
The cabin of the VX variant comes in black & beige fabric upholstery with other lots of neat additions. An illuminated key hole makes things easy for the driver and so do the anti-glare rearview mirror and a tachometer. There is a vanity mirror embedded onto the co driver’s sunvisor. Also separate cabin lights have been given for the front and the rear.
Smart storage compartments have been distributed in the car such as a tray under the co driver’s seat, a glove box compartment with card holder and a pen holder along with a bottle holder on the front console board. A power outlet has also been given in this modish sedan.
Firstly, let’s look at the comfort features that this car comes equipped with for the driver. Now, the driver’s seat is height adjustable and two way adjustable for lumbar support. The headrest on the seat is also height adjustable; in fact it is so for the co driver’s seat as well. The co driver’s seat however is fixed and does not come with lumbar support for comfortable posture.
The steering wheel can be adjusted for tilt and power windows have also been provided. A separate boot lamp makes things convenient. An AC with heater sits pretty on the console, although it does not come with automatic climate control.
Important things first! The Tata Manza VX comes with an ABS (Anti lock brake system) with EBD (Electronic brake distribution) which seems like a must in all of today’s cars owing to the rash road conditions. The low point of this variant is the missing airbags.
Apart from the above, the car comes laden with central locking, a high mount LED stop lamp, engine immobilizer and keyless entry that is remote controlled. To ensure child protection, safety locks have been provided on the rear doors.
So it’s a pretty decent vehicle for the middle class Indian consumer that rates practicality above all else. At a mileage of 10.5 kms/ litre to 13.7 kms/ litre with a range of cabin features what more could one ask for!
Specifications of Tata Motors Manza Club Class Safire 90 GVX