Tata Motors is gradually climbing up the ladder with its positive turf to revamp its position in the Indian market. With more than 6000 units of Tiago being retailed every month, the Pune based car maker seems to be positive with its product strategies. Followed by Tiago, Tata Motors has unleashed yet another stunning contender in the domestic market which will take on Mahindra XUV500 and the likes. Showcased at 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the Hexa SUV from Tata Motors gets an introductory price of INR 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Derived to be premium and spacious than the competitors, the company started taking the pre-orders previously ahead of its official launch. Moreover, the demand for XMA and XTA variants is believed to be more as far as the dealers are concerned. The modern looking newbie comes loaded with all the supportive features which will assist the SUV to deal with different terrains with the help of AWD system, Land Rover’s Terrain Response System and Super Drive Modes.
Tata Hexa Exteriors
Talking about the exterior design of Tata Hexa, the vehicle comes with freshly designed appealing styling which derives it as a true blue SUV-ish look. The blacked out honeycomb grill at the front is one of the many underlines of the Hexa which complements other astonishing and modern design. The classy character lines lend it a modish touch along with the mean looking projector headlamps which are teamed up with Day time running LEDs. There is a neat chrome layer highlighting the base of the grill with a little more garnish around the fog lamp enclosures as well. Staying true to the name, the air dam is lined up with perforated honeycomb mesh which is finished in hexagonal shape. The front bumper consists largely of the silver finished skid plate. The overall appeal and style of the SUV is enhanced by body colored door handles and electrically adjustable ORVM with blinkers, black side cladding with pronounced plastic cladding over the wheel arches. Coming to the rear profile, the rear end is brilliantly designed as it gets wrap around LED tail lights, brake light mounted on the subtly placed integrated spoiler and fog lamps and reflectors on the blacked out bumper. Moreover, the dual chrome tipped exhausts and ribbed loading lip top it with a rugged touch.
Tata Hexa Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, Tata Hexa comes with length of 4788mm, height of 1791mm and width of 1903mm along with wheelbase of 2850mm. The SUV is equipped with the ground clearance of 200mm which can easily tackle typical Indian terrains.
Tata Hexa Color options
Enhancing the overall appeal of the SUV are its elegant colours which are Arizona Blue, Tungsten Silver, Pearl White, Platinum Silver and Sky Grey.
Tata Hexa Variants
Derived as lifestyle vehicle from the carmaker, Tata Hexa is offered in three trim levels – XE, XM and XT wherein XE and XM will be offered with 7-seater layout while the XT trim level gets both 6-seater as well as 7-seater configuration.
Tata Hexa Interiors
On the inside, the cabin of Tata Hexa is certainly uplifted as compared to conventional Tata brand as the luxury quotient has been increased a notch higher which complements the spacious cabin. It comes with a choice of 7-seat and 6-seat layout with the latter featuring all 6 captain seats along with premium Benecke-Kaliko upholstery. The all-black dashboard along with elegantly designed soft touch material and ambient lighting offers superior quotient to the SUV.The convenience is further increased by the centrally placed armrest and seats which provide decent amount of lateral support with lot of head and legroom. It is probably going to get sizeable door pockets which can hold small water bottles. The captain seats in the second row with an armrest provide the most comfortable seats inside the cabin. The 3rd row can be folded down to extract more space than the original of 250-litres
Tata Hexa Features
As far as the features goes, Tata Hexa is loaded with features which gets MID (multi information display), connectnext infotainment system, parking camera, satellite navigation with AUX, Bluetooth, USB and SD card connectivity. With additional features such as all power windows with one touch operation, steering mounted controls, height adjustable seats with tilt and telescopic steering column, different driving modes offering Auto, comfort, dynamic and rough road which adjusts the cars ergonomics accordingly to maximize fun and comfort whilst minimizing the risk factor.
Tata Hexa Safety Equipments
As safety is one of the most talked topic of the Indian car market, Tata Motors is leaving no stones unturned to make Hexa a safety oriented vehicle. It comes with 6 airbags wherein dual airbags are offered as standard, ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution system), brake assist, terrain management system, traction control, ESP (electronic stability program). Additional safety features include ELR seatbelts, parking sensors, side impact beams, crumple zone and adjustable head restraints.
Tata Hexa Engine Specification
Talking about the power house, Tata Hexa gets two engine options – 2.2-litre VARICOR 320 diesel and 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 diesel. The former engine is capable of developing 147.9 bhp of power @ 4000 rpm against the peak torque of 320Nm@ 4000 rpm while the latter is capable of churning 153.8 bhp with 400Nm of torque in between 1700 - 2700 rpm. The transmission duties will be carried out by 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The vehicle is offered in front wheel drive as well as all wheel drive options.
Tata Hexa Mileage
As the Tata Hexa is powered by a well tried Varicor diesel mill, the vehicle is likely to return fuel economy of 15 to 18 kmpl.
Tata Hexa Competition
With the introduction of Tata Hexa, the rivalry in the segment has intensified as it will compete against the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Toyota Innova Crysta and the likes.
Tata Hexa Price
As far as the prices are concerned, the Hexa SUV seems to be priced pretty competitively wherein the base variant is offered with a price tag of INR 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) wherein the top of the line unit gets a price of INR 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).