The upcoming MPV by Tata, the Hexa will come with 'Super Drive Modes' feature. The feature helps the vehicle to improve the driving experience for the driver and it will be the product in the Tata hierarchy to come equipped with. Super Drive Modes work with the vehicle's engine, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), instrument cluster and ambient lighting. The feature kicks in as soon as you turn the knob on the centre console.
There are four different driving modes that are offered in the Super Drive Modes - Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. All these modes increase the experience of the user by allowing them to choose required setting for the road conditions.
Speaking on this, Girish Wagh, senior vice-president (Program Planning & Program Management), passenger vehicles, Tata Motors said, “At Tata Motors we have always been at the forefront of providing a rich and dynamic driving experience to our customers through our product innovations and the new Tata Hexa reinforces this commitment. Specially developed by Tata Motors engineering team in collaboration with our technology partners, the new Tata Hexa will deliver an excellent, unforgettable customer experience. With a new-generation ESP system accessible through the new Super Drive Modes, the feature allows the driver to select one of the four modes, allowing the vehicle to regulate the engine, based on the terrain and different customer needs and desires.”
The upcoming Tata Hexa will be an upmarket vehicle with plush interior, contemporary styling, and first-in- class features, whereas the automatic version of the model too will come equipped with race car mapping that makes it similar to racing cars by enhancing its performance. The car has also been spotted several times doing test rounds.
The Auto Mode In the Hexa MPV is optimized to adapt any terrain the vehicle is driving through with a focus over the power, traction and safety. In the Comfort mode, the system works over the comfort of the passenger with cruising speeds on highways. The Dynamic mode switch, when put into work, the vehicle seems to charged up with power and acceleration coming into play, while the new ESP system ensures a safe ride while going for a sporty drive. And finally the rough road mode works for a better braking, which is perfect for off-road course.
Mechanically, the Hexa will come packed with a 2.2-litre Varicor 400 mill that is tuned to develop 154 bhp of maximum power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of top torque between 1,700 - 2,700 rpm. The BS-IV oil burner will come coupled with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of safety, Tata Hexa is expected to come fitted with Anti-lock Brake system (ABS) with EBD and ESP and eight airbags. The MPV is expected to launch in January with expected price between a range of Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 17 lakh (Ex showroom).