The Indian auto industry is on the verge of a major upgradation which will require all the vehicles sold in India to comply with the BS6 norms post April 2020. However, it's difficult for some models (especially diesel models) to make it beyond the deadline as the high cost of transition will make the vehicle too expensive. Recently, there were reports about the Hexa being phased out, however, the carmaker has confirmed that model will not succumb to the stringent emission norms and will continue to be on sale post the BS6 deadline.
Tata Motors Chairman and Group Head- N.Chandrasekaran at the sidelines of Tata Motors AGM clarified that the Hexa holds a pivotal position in Tata's line-up and it has no plans to discontinue it. Following the statement, we also reached out to the company which reaffirmed that the Hexa will be updated as per its lifecycle. Replying to carandbike, the company said, "Hexa is a product we are extremely proud of as it encapsulated the cream of our Engineering prowess and Styling skills. The love and passion of Hexa owners towards the car is invaluable for us, as it endorses the sheer multifaceted performance of the car. We would like to clarify that each and every Hexa customer is important to us and we are firmly looking at expanding the Hexa brotherhood."
The statement entails that the Hexa will be upgraded to meet the BS6 norms. It is expected to get the BS6 compliant version of the Fiat-sourced 2-litre Multijet engine which powers the Tata Harrier. Tata Motors has re-branded the engine as Kryotec and it was BS6 ready when it made its debut in the Harrier.
The Hexa went on sale in India in January 2017 and got a mild cosmetic update in March this year. The model is due for a facelift following its lifecycle, however, Tata Motors has not confirmed one yet which led to the rumours. Moreover, people have also confused the upcoming Tata H7X (seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier) to be a replacement for the Hexa while the company had already specified that the H7X will be positioned above the Hexa in its line-up.