Launched at a starting price of Rs 11.99 lakh, the Tata Hexa is available in six variants and five colour options
Tata first showcased the Hexa in concept form at the 2015 Geneva Motor show and then at the 2016 Auto Exop last year. Tata’s flagship has finally been launched and is available with two gearbox options. The base XE variants comes with a 2.2-litre engine that churns out 148bhp and 320Nm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. All other variants come with the same 2.2-litre engine but in the 153bhp/400Nm state of tune. This engine comes paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Now that we have the engine specifications out of the way, let’s take a look at the features each variant has on offer.
Even the base variant of the Tata Hexa comes well equipped in terms of features. On the outside, it has been fitted with projector headlamps, dual coloured bumpers, integrated rear spoiler and wraparound taillights. On the inside, the Hexa gets what Tata calls the ConnectNext Infotainment system which comes paired with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity. The infotainment system comes paired with a 6-speaker system. Tata has left no scope for complaints with regards to safety features, even in the base variant – front two airbags, ABS, EBD, Corner Stability Control and disc brakes on all four corners. The base Hexa misses out on a few essential features like a rear parking sensor, rear wiper and wash.
XM / XMA:
In addition to all the features on the base variant, the XM trim gets silver skid plates and body coloured ORVMs and door handles. On the inside, the gear shift knob gets chrome highlights. Instead of a standard infotainment system, the XM trim gets a touchscreen unit with an 8-speaker system, voice recognition with SMS readout, and video playback and image viewer. The interior also gets ambient mood lighting. Most importantly, the XM variant with the manual transmission gets Super Drive Modes – Auto, Comfort and Rough Road. The XM trim of the Hexa gets reverse parking sensors, rear wiper and wash too.
XT / XTA / XT 4x4:
Chrome tailgate applique, roof rails, 19-inch machined alloy wheels and front and rear fog lamps. While the XE and the XM variants get fabric upholstery, the XT trims come with leather upholstery. On the infotainment front, the XT, XTA and the XT 4x4 variants come with a 10-speaker audio system. Both these variants get four Super Drive modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. Safety-wise, all these three variants come with dual airbags up front, side and curtain airbags. Additionally, they also get traction control, hill hold control and hill decent control.