We take a look at 8 important facts about the Tata Hexa.
After failing to cash in on the investment the Tata Motors made on Aria with their attempt to dethrone the Toyota Innova from its position of the best selling MPV in India, Tata has now brought in a new contender – the Tata Hexa, to have another stab at it.
The Tata Hexa has been creating quite a sit online and on social media in particular. Tata is proclaiming the Hexa is “Power Packed” and “Feature Loaded”. We take a closer look at 8 things you need to know about the upcoming Tata Hexa.
For the Tata Hexa, the company has utilised their IMPACT design philosophy all around and inside the car. The result of that is a bold muscular exterior which gives the car a sporty character on the outside for this big crossover MPV like SUV. The inside as well features smartly designed cabin which feels plush, sporty and comfortable at the same time.
The Tata Hexa gets the 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, Varicor 400 diesel engine that is also found in the Safari Storme. The engine develops 154bhp and as the name suggests, 400 Nm of torque.
Tata will offer the Hexa with a 6-speed manual gearbox that comes with 4X4 drive system and what Tata is calling ‘Super Drive Modes’ which allow the driver to chose between Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road settings depending on the requirement. The modes change the characteristics of the Hexa in a combination of ESP, engine performance, and Torque on Demand (TOD) functions.
The Hexa will also get an all new 6-speed automatic transmission which sends power to only the rear wheels. The automatic variant of the Hexa also has a “Racecar Function” which keeps the engine is the power-band (between 3,000-4000 rpm) for added performance.
The all new Tata Hexa has a ground clearance of 200mm with a total height of 1791mm. the overall length of the car is 4788mm and is 1903mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2850mm. The Hexa also features a 60-litre fuel tank.
The Hexa comes leaded with equipment that are just too many to count. On the exterior, the Hexa has twin barrel automatic projector headlamps, with front fog lamps and DRLs, electronically adjustable and foldable ORVMs with demister.
Additionally, the interior of the Tata Hexa is offered with a six or seven seat configuration with the seats being finished in leather-feel upholstery with contrast stitching. Customisable mood lighting, sun blinds for the rear windows, many storage spaces around the cabin in addition to a separate cooled glove box at the front and 12V power outlets and AC vents for all three seating rows. are also included in the Hexa’s package.
The centre console houses the ConnectNext Infotainment system by Harman which features a total of 10 speakers including tweeters, central dashboard speaker and a subwoofer. The system includes AUX-IN & USB, Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls, smart phone navigation and 7 multi utility apps integrated with the smartphone function.
Tata will offer the Hexa with a maximum of 6-airbags with ESP, disc brakes (Front: 298mm / Rear: 206mm) with ABS and EBD, in addition to hill accent and decent assist and an impact collapsible steering column.
- Launch date
Tata has not yet confirmed the exact launch date of the Hexa, however, they has said that it will be launched in January 2017.
- Expected Price
The Tata Hexa will compete with the Toyota Innova in addition to the Mahindra XUV500 and after the pricing error made with the Aria, Tata will likely price the Hexa competitively in relation to both cars. The expected price of the Hexa is likely to be around the Rs. 15 lakh mark.
Also Read: Tata Hexa Review: First Drive
Here is our video review of the all new Tata Hexa: