The much awaited Tata Hexa launched in India earlier this week. The Hexa SUV will be the new flagship from Tata Motors that is set to replace the ageing Aria. Tata Hexa is designed by studios of 3 countries and is all set to give a run for their money to other established UVs like Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta. This SUV is the second car from Tata Motors which uses the ‘IMPACT’ design language after the successful Tiago.
Moreover, the Tata Hexa is priced at Rs. 11.99 lakh for base variant, while the top 4×4 trim starts at Rs. 17.49 lakh (all ex- showroom price Delhi). The key features of Tata Hexa SUV are listed below:
1) Exteriors – Taken inspiration from its competitors like the XUV500 and Innova Crysta, the designers of Hexa have managed to fill the gap between the two rivals with a balanced body styling.
2) Tata’s signature honeycomb finds itself on the front grille “with chrome humanity line”. Moreover, the bonnet line is also clearly influenced by the Safari Storme along with those smoked projector headlamps.
3) The crossover has ambient mood lighting, besides the first-in-class Harman powered ConnectNext touchscreen infotainment system and JBL speakers make it a youthful SUV.
4) Added to this, the vehicle comes with 6 airbags to make sure that the passenger safety is not at all compromised. Hexa SUV is also featured by the standard anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution and hill road assistance to give an ultimate handling experience to the driver.
5) Tata Hexa is powered by a 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged VARICOR diesel engine that produces 154 bhp maximum power and 400 Nm maximum torque. However, the company has also made a less powering trim, XE variant available for the buyers which can produce 148 bhp peak power and 320 Nm peak torque.
Tata Hexa engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, however, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission trims are also available. The manual transmission ones get the option of both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive, whereas the automatic version is available only with the rear wheel drive.
6) Tata Hexa has 4 drive modes- Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. There’s also a Hill Hold Control and Hill Descent Control to tackle difficult terrains.
The Tata Hexa is of much importance for the company and has the potential to be the game changer for them. It will hit the roads in about 2 months from now. As stated by Vivek Srivastava, Senior General Manager (Marketing), passenger vehicle business unit, Tata Motors about 60% of the bookings are for the automatic transmission versions.
About Tata Motors –
A member of one of India’s largest conglomerate, Tata Motors Limited is a Fortune 500 company. It manufactures a wide range of commercial and passenger vehicles and is one of India’s leading local car manufacturers.