If you are buying an SUV, chances are that you’re probably buying it for its road presence and design appeal rather than its off-road capabilities or other functionalities. And if posing is what you’re after, well then nothing else comes quite close to the Hexa. The Hexa is simply massive. It overshadows the Jeep Compass as if it were a hatchback. Hell, this thing is nearly as big as the Toyota Fortuner. And to put things into perspective, my Long Term Hexa XT AWD retails at ₹17.89 lakh, while the Fortuner 4x4 manual retails at ₹30.72 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
See what I am getting at? You get maximum street cred while saving a pile of cash. And while this definitely works in the Hexa’s favour, what’s worked further for its success is its comfortable ride experience and an extremely spacious cabin. And those bucket seats – both front and back – are oh so nice! They are supportive and very well contoured. And their brilliant lumbar adjustment feature allows you to adjust the back support as per your liking. Brilliant!
Its not all smooth sailing for the Tata Hexa though, for one of the pneumatic boot struts gave way over a speed breaker while using the Hexa as a tracking car with the boot lid open. What happened was that the lid went up a little too high, and the strut somehow managed to unscrew itself from its housing. I think that better quality struts wouldn’t have met the fate.