Buck up folks as Tata has finally launched its flagship SUV crossover Hexa in India. After Tiago, Tata is hoping to add another feather to its hat with Hexa. Based on similar Aria platform it gets new design technology from Tata’s design teams in UK, Italy and India. Tata has gone an extra mile with Hexa in terms of features, safety and engine. To cater the needs of enthusiasts and keen off-roaders Hexa is available with range of customization kits. Bookings have already commenced for Hexa since 1st November 2016 and since then the car has gained a lot of hype. Ex-Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan was also present at the Hexa launch. Here’s a look at what you will get with Hexa:-
There has been a lot of speculations regarding its price, even Tata has accidently leaked its price recently which was later on deleted from the website. Hexa base trim starts at Rs. 11.99 lakh which goes up to Rs. 16.20 lakh for the range topping XT MT trim. The AT and 4*4 variants are priced at Rs. 17.40 lakh and 17.49 lakh respectively. All prices are of ex-showroom Delhi.
Tata Hexa comes with a single 2.2l VARICOR engine with two states of tunes. Badged as Varicor 320, the engine is available with XE trim only which delivers 148bhp [email protected] and 320Nm of peak torque between 1700-2700rpm. The engine is linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The bigger VARICOR400 engine churns out max power of [email protected] and 400Nm of [email protected]
Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Hexa is bundled with 4*4 called as Super drive mode which is available only with XT grade while rest of the variants get rear wheel drive configuration. The SUV also comes with four drive modes- Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, and Rough Road.
Space and Dimensions
Tata Hexa is available in two seating layouts-6 seat and 7 seat. The SUV is 47888mm long, 1903mm wide and 1791mm tall. The Aria based SUV has a wheelbase of 2850mm and offers 200mm of ground clearance. The SUV rides on all disc brakes at front and rear with double wishbone type and coil spring type suspension.
Tata Hexa is also based on automaker’s new IMPACT design philosophy which we have witnessed on Tiago. Starting from the front, Hexa flaunts brand’s Humanity front grille with projector headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs) which looks quite elegant. The side bears sharp character lines, thick plastic cladding, 19 inch machine cut alloy wheels and chrome plated door handles. The rear end features wraparound LED tail lamps, chrome finished tailgate appliqué, integrated spoiler and fog lamps making the overall profile quite dominating.
On the inside, things have been kept quite ergonomic and graceful with lots of decent features. The cabin is brimmed with all black upholstery and leather seats for the sporty feel. It comes with Harman powered 5 inch ConnectNext touchscreen system with USB, AUX-in, IPOD, navigation and 10 speaker JBL sound system, ambient mood lighting in eight colors, 12V power sockets for all three rows, leather steering wheel, 3.5 inch twin pod TFT instrument cluster, fully automatic climate control (FATC) with rear AC vents, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, rear centre armrest with cup holders, all power windows, power adjustable and foldable ORVMs, remote tailgate opening, follow me headlamps to name a few.
Tata Hexa is available in five exterior paint schemes- Platinum Silver, Arizona Blue, Tungsten Silver, Pearl White and Sky Grey.
Tata has left no stone unturned, even in safety Hexa comes with several active and passive features. Dual front airbags and ABS comes as standard across all the variants of Hexa. Top variants get six airbags (side and curtain), traction control system, HDC (hill descent control), ESP (electronic Stability Program) with roll-over mitigation, hill-hold control, reverse parking camera, hydraulic brake assist, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, EBD, corner stability control, engine drag torque control etc.
|Comparison of Tata Hexa|
|Comparison of Tata Hexa variants|