Tata Manza Hybrid Concept unveiled at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo

Article by Christian A., on January 8, 2012

Tata Motors launched its first hybrid ever at the New Delhi Auto Expo, demonstrating that like other automakers around the world, it has followed the trend to produce fuel-efficient cars. This hybrid is based on the current Indigo Manza but it was redesigned to preview how the next generation sedan will appear. Tata Motors has yet to elaborate on what its technical specifications are but what’s sure is that the Manza Hybrid is equipped with a 1.0 diesel engine supported by a 45 kilowatt electric motor. It features high-capacity lithium ion batteries – a technology that Tata has already been using in its electric concept cars.

Tata exerted a lot of effort for the Manza Hybrid to be as efficient as possible. The package features roof-mounted solar panels, a regenerative braking system, and start/stop technology. However, the concept is still purely hypothetical. Tata has yet to confirm if the Manza Hybrid will enter production. At the New Delhi show, there were other alternative energy vehicles such as a CNG-powered Tata Nano, a hybrid bus from Volvo, and the Dacia Logan-based Mahindra Verito EV.

This year’s Auto Expo has green as one of its themes but there are some in India’s auto industry that doubt how feasible marketing green cars would be in the nation. Kou Kimura, chief executive and managing director of Nissan -Renault India, said that India is “very far away from using this sort of technology.” Kimura added that due to the high cost, it requires government support in building the necessary infrastructure. However, there were some officials in the Nissan group that were “positively pessimistic” about the hybrid cars’ future in India.

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