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Pics: Tata Manza compact sedan spied testing

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Tata Motors was the first to come out with a compact sedan when it launched the Indigo CS. Everyone jumped onto the band wagon there after. Now it looks like the Manza is undergoing the same treatment. Here are first pics of the Manza CS .

It is based on the same platform as the Vista hatchback and the Manza sedan. But, it will share the wheelbase and track lengths, and its exterior and interior styling with the full length sedan. The most significant change to the design is, of course, at the rear. The Manza CS gets a new boot lid design and fresh tail lamps that are of the wrap around variety. The bumpers - both front and back, as well as the front grille design is new and it gets new ORVMs as well.

Given the rules that define the excise benefit, the Manza CS will sport a smaller petrol engine. The engine will be a 1.2 litre turbo petrol and will make close to 90PS of max output. Now, we have seen naturally aspirated engines with similar engine capacity make similar power, so the focus forwith this engine clearly is better fuel economy.

The Manza CS will come with a 5-speed manual and will run on 15 inch wheels for the top trims. It will comfortably be one of the most spacious in its class as well. It will be available in a number of trim options for both petrol and diesel versions and expect the top of the line variant to sport best in class kit like Bluetooth telephony, digital climate control and possibly an in-built Satnav as well.

Here are the pics

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Source: Zigwheels

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The later, the sweeter.. here it comes.

Manza Hybrid displayed at Auto Expo 2012, was offered with facelifted All-new front for Indica Vista/Manza series and due to slightly smaller front overhang it was ideal for sub 4m Manza CS usage, as it saved few centimetres on its front which can be used at its rear for providing better & bigger boot space but sadly that things remained at idea or concept stage at that time due to unfavourable Market business conditions & similar conditions at manufacturer end.

But came the TATA's HORIZONEXT project programe which dealt with the development of new Falcon 4 & 5 series sub 4m cars.

Coming to these Manza CS or Falcon 5 spyshots, IMHO, it looked very good for a product of this segment, donor product & as an overall design which includes packaging also. Its boot section looks quite nice, well proportioned & well-integrated with large tail-lamp flanks reducing the visual metal bulk. More or less, it looks like Chevrolet SAIL notchback's tail-section when seen from side, which in turn is a good thing, Rear windscreen glass angle is also better.

With already spied good looking interiors, overall it looks like this time TATA is now having a winner & what the market demands now, provided they provide us niggle-free products under this HORIZONEXT series.

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