Tata Hexa, the SUV-crossover from the domestic carmaker has been spied without any camouflage during its TVC shoot at Manali-Leh highway. The SUV is expected to launch in India during the upcoming festive season and will compete against the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta. Since its debut at 2016 Auto Expo, it has been spotted with camouflage countless times but recent images surfaced on web showcase the crystal clear profile of Hexa.
Testing car before it hit the market is quite a common phenomenon for the carmakers as they want to check vehicle’s endurance and fix out niggles. Tata Hexa is essentially a replacement of Aria which was launched in India but couldn’t meet the expectation. Now with the Indian automotive transforms towards SUV segment, Tata has decided to ditch MPV identity.
Tata Hexa is based on Horizon next design technology with bin parts taken from Jaguar Land Rover. The car was spotted in brown and metallic blue color and looks imposingly beautiful. It flaunts projector headlamps with LED DRLs, beefy front bumper, black chrome grille, muscular character lines on the bonnet and sides help it to distinguish itself from the dud selling Aria MPV.
To put the SUV DNA, Tata has added lots of black cladding all around the car, big flared wheel arches and long roof rails. Besides side profile get blackened glass area, 19 inch diamond cut alloy wheels, ORVMs with turn blinkers while rear bears wraparound taillights embedded with chrome embellishments and dual chrome finish exhausts.
Tata Hexa is pretty long with dimensions of 4744mm in length, 1895mm in width, 1780mm in height and sits on the wheelbase of 2850mm. The interiors too comes with changes and premium features like bigger Harmon Kardon infotainment system, stylish central console, LED ambient roof lighting in eight colors, automatic climate control, captain seats, cruise control, leather upholstery with needle stitching, multi function steering wheel etc.
On the safety front, it is expected to get six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability program (ESP) reverse parking camera and Land rover inspired Terrain response system to name a few.
Under the skin will be a 2.2 liter Varicor 400 diesel engine which is good for 154bhp [email protected] and 400Nm of peak [email protected] This engine can be had in either a six speed manual or a six speed automatic gearbox with AWD as option on the top grades. Tata Hexa’s base trim is expected to start at Rs. 12 lakh and will go up to Rs. 18 lakh (ex-showroom).