Tata wants you to compare Manza with Amaze

Tata wants you to compare Manza with Amaze
author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Saturday 27 April 2013, 10:41 AM

Honda has recently launched its entry level sedan Amaze in the Indian car market, with power specifications that appear to challenge even mid level sedans, such as Tata Manza. In response to the same, Tata Motors has claimed that its Manza Club Class offers a better value-for-money proposition than the Honda Amaze. The company even has a detailed comparison between the two sedans on its official website that says ‘Bigger is Better.’

Tata wants you to compare Manza with Amaze

Unlike Honda Amaze, the Tata Manza is mid-sized sedan and boasts of superior interior space and boot volume as compared to its Japanese counterpart. At just under 4.5 metre in length, Manza offers better legroom and headroom volume than the Amaze compact sedan (length less than 4 metre). Tata Manza is wider and taller than Amaze that explains its spacious design and build. The mid-size sedan oozes class and luxury feel, which is missing in the entry level Honda Amaze. Further, Manza being bigger in size offers better boot space of 460 litres, as compared to the Amaze with a boot volume of 400 litres.

Speaking of under-the-hood specifications of Tata Manza Club Class, this mid-sedan is powered by 1.4 litre Safire90 petrol and 1.3 litre Quadrajet90 diesel engines, both rated with power outputs of 88.8 bhp. On the other hand, Honda Amaze range comes fitted with 1.2 litre i-VTEC and 1.5 litre i-DTEC power-mills, capable of developing 87 bhp and 99 bhp of power, respectively. Therefore, no clear winner comes up between Tata Manza and Honda Amaze.

The area where Manza really dominates the competition is the world-class comfort and convenience features it has under its belt. For instance, Manza VX trim comes equipped with a touch-screen music system with 6 speakers, voice-assisted GPS, Blue-5 technology and Driver Information System (DIS). The same variant also boasts of adjustable front and rear headrests, driver seat with 2-way adjustable lumbar support and an exterior body protection pack. Interestingly, none of the aforementioned features are present in the top end Honda Amaze VX model that is much more expensive than the Tata Manza VX.

The Honda Amaze VX variant carries an ex-showroom price of Rs. 8.01 lakh in Mumbai, whereas Tata Manza VX comes at a retail value of Rs. 7.36 lakh.

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