Econintersect: India’s Tata Motors announced a new model car today, the Manza. Marketed as a luxury car, the Manza comes with two basic power plants, a gasoline model starting at about about $11,300 and a diesel model for about $13,000 at show rooms in India. Both basic models are priced without climate control features. The Manza is reported to get about 36 mpg city and 47 mpg highway.Tata builds and sells a variety of motor vehicles, ranging from the tiny Nano to very large SUV safari class vehicles. Tata recently bought Jaguar from Ford. There are almost 6 million Tata vehicles in service in India. Tata is the fourth largest truck manufacturer in the world and the second largest bus manufacturer.
In spite of not having air conditioning as a basic feature, safety and security is top of the line, including features like ABS, airbags, multistage drive away auto locking, rear demister, collapsible steering, energy absorbing steering wheel, door intrusion beam for side impact ensure complete safety.