Tata Motors has introduce its long-awaited flagship SUV, Hexa in India with prices starting at ₹ 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The premium 7-seater will be locking horns with the likes of established products from utility vehicle (UV) space - the Toyota Innova Crysta and Mahindra XUV500. While both models are popular sellers in the UV segment, Tata plans to grab a piece of this pie with the Hexa that looks promising with its new styling and an abundant set of features. While you already know what the all-new Tata Hexa looks like and we have also shared our first impressions of the car. Here's everything you need to know about the Tata Hexa.
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The Tata Hexa replaces the Tata Aria as the carmaker's flagship 7-seater in the Indian car market, whereas the latter will continue to serve the fleet car market. And truly the Hexa is a great improvement over its predecessor in terms of design, styling, features and more. In terms of design and styling, the Tata Hexa is much more than just a new crossover-SUV in the market.
The styling is beefier, modern and upmarket with an abundance of chrome and gloss thrown in. The accentuated wheel arches coupled with black body cladding add to the mascuine appeal, while the 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps and dual exhausts, have all been helped add to the market appeal of the Hexa.
The Tata Hexa comes loaded with a host of exterior features including projector headlamps, LED DRLs, ORVM integrated turn indicators among other bits. Inside, the cabin offers a sporty feel with an all-black treatment that is further accentuated by the use of a good amount of soft touch materials to give it an upmarket feel. Tata will also offer a host of accessories and customisation options for the Hexa, which will be introduced in future.
Tata Hexa Cabin
The three-spoke steering wheel that is seen on latest Tata cars, makes an appearance here as well along with a host of features. The new crossover comes with several comfort features like high-quality contoured leather seats (height adjustable for the driver), auto climate control, touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-IN and smartphone connectivity, 10 JBL speakers. There is also a terrain management system that helps the crossover traverse on different terrains with ease. That said, the feature will be available only on the 4x4 variants.
Tata Hexa Features:
- Projector Headlamps
- Chrome Applique on Radiator Grille
- MID for Instrument Console
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- 19-inch Alloy Wheels
- Faux Skid Plate
- Premium Taillights
- Dual Exhaust Pipes
- Premium Leather Upholstery
- 10-Speaker JBL Audio System
- Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
- All Wheel Drive by Borg Warner
- Driving Modes
- Ambient Lighting for Cabin
- ConnectNext App Control
With respect to powertrain options, the new Tata Hexa uses a 2.2-litre diesel engine that is available in two trims - Varicor 320 and Varicor 400. The former develops 148bhp and 320Nm of peak torque, and comes mated to only a 5-speed manual gearbox sending power to the rear wheels and is offered only with base XE variant.
On the other hand, the more powerful Varicor 400 engine makes 154bhp and develops 400Nm of peak torque and does duty on all the higher models. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic unit. Furthermore, Tata Motors is offering 4x4 or as the company calls it 'Super Drive Mode,' only with the XT trim, while the lower variants will come with a rear wheel drive setup. Tata even organised experience drives for prospective customers prior to launch to get a gist of its capabilities.
In terms of safety too, the Tata Hexa will be loaded with a number of active and passive features including six airbags, ABS with EBD, Traction Control, rear parking sensors and camera with guidelines among other equipment.
Tata Hexa Safety Features:
- Six Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
- Electronic Brake Pre-fill
- Traction Control
- Engine Immobilizer
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Rear Parking Camera with Active Guidelines