In order to cash in the growing SUV segment, Tata has revealed the Hexa crossover at the auto expo. Tata Hexa is a re-worked version of Aria SUV and has been designed on the same platform with similar powertrains. The Hexa is the vehicle to share some inputs from Land Rover and has been designed by teams in UK, Pune and Italy. Tata has been showcasing the new SUV crossover for a while now; previously it was showcased at the last year’s Geneva motor show.
Its test mule version has also been spied on the Indian shores, in Kohlapur Maharashtra. Though it is based on Aria but there are loads of things that differentiating things and its styling is based on IMPACT design frame. The front shares parts bin of Zest and Bolt flanked by smoked projector headlamps with LED DRLs, dual tone front bumper and silver skid plate. The side is similar to Aria except new 19” alloy wheels, glass panel for the 3rd row adds a classy touch to it while rear too looks well proportionate and stylish thanks to thick chrome bar between the stretched LED tail lamps.
Coming to the dimensions, it comes with 2+2+2 seating configuration and promises ample legroom space inside as it sits on 2850mm of wheelbase and measures 4746mm long, 1895mm wide and 1780mm tall.
Hexa might be the most feature rich Tata ever, as it is equipped with Harmon powered five inch TFT touchscreen infotainment system with SMS readout, USB port, SD card, bluetooth telephony and Aux-in connectivity support. The audio experience is enhanced by 10 speaker JBL system with amplifier and sub woofer. Other features on board are mood lighting, leather upholstery with twin stitching, driver’s seat adjustability etc.
For safety of the occupants, Hexa is loaded with six airbags, ABS with EBD, engine drag control system, traction control, vehicle dynamic control, corner stability control and much more.
The Hexa SUV is backed by a 2.2 liter VARICOR 400 diesel engine developing [email protected] and 400Nm of peak torque between 1700-2700rpm, linked to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. To further neutralize driving it comes with Cruise control and available with four different modes- auto, comfort, dynamic and rough road.