So, now that the car is here, perhaps it is time for a photo gallery. We have been publishing occasional pictures along with our stories about the new car.
Nothing like a bunch of photographs together on a single page to form an overall impression, right?
Let us first look interior of the Tata Manza. The steering wheel, thankfully, has nothing of the hideous design of the steering wheel of the Tata Nano. The Manza’s steering wheel looks substantial and serious. In the top-end version the Aura Plus, the wheel also encloses the driver airbag. The panel gaps that have plagued earlier cars from the company have vanished. The overall feel is that of a well thought-out car. Steering mounted audio controls are a nice touch too. You get USB and Bluetooth connectivity with the audio system – take that, owners of premium cars!
The instrument cluster and the centre console of the Tata Manza are not going to turn many heads, but there is nothing to complain about them either.
Let’s move on to some interior photos of the Tata Indigo Manza. The Manza is definitely spacious, an attribute of almost every vehicle from Tata Motors. The rear seat of the Manza can seat three people in comfort. The pull-down cup-holders are well-finished and useful. The glass house is big enough, and you will definitely not feel claustrophobic in the Manza.
The dual tone seats are sporty and attractive enough for a car in this class. Note the dual-tone finish of the seats, just like the interior.
Tata Manza exterior
It is from the front three quarter view that the Manza looks a little bit awkward, as you can see from the photo here. The bonnet still looks like it belongs on a hatchback, not a sedan. I am not sure if the effect is indeed an worsened by the wide angle lens used in the photograph. This is the one sore spot on the Tata Manza which otherwise looks like a well thought out package. It probably is not as bad as it looks like in the photo below.
It definitely looks better when you look at the Tata Manza side-on as you can see in the photo above. Full front-on (photo below), the car is quite attractive, even though it is not going to win any beauty contest. The new grille, which first made its appearance on the concept vehicle Tata Xover crossover, is not doing the car any favours. But the company seems to love it, so expect it to keep appearing here and there. In that way, Tata vehicles are quite like the Mahindra Scorpio family – someone designs something that is a bit odd – the bossman probably loves it and everyone agrees. No one bothers to correct him.
Even in the photo above, while the Manza head-on it looks quite alright, perhaps all those horizontal lines in the air dam/bumper could have been avoided and a better design used? Sure. But that is not what you get, so no point crying over it.
From the rear, the Tata Manza looks quite handsome as you can see from the photo above. The 44 liter boot is quite substantial, and the design is clean. No one is going to complain about the Manza’s boot for sure. Also, note the snazzy alloy 15 inch wheels. Very nice indeed.