Tata Motors, the home-grown automaker, has unveiled the Hexa crossover in the production avatar at the 2016 Auto Expo. Tata Hexa had its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in pre-production guise. Underpinning the same platform as the Aria, the Hexa appears to be a proper crossover SUV and is Tata's answer to Mahindra XUV500. It comes loaded with several exquisite features, the most for any company product till date.
Tata Hexa flaunts projector headlamps with auto function, while it rides on large alloy wheels. The rear end has distinctive LED tail-lamps. The cabin features a 6-seat configuration with captain seats at the helm. In addition, the interior cabin boasts of leather upholstery with dual-needle stitching and mood lighting feature. As for safety, the Hexa crossover gets 6-airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The company has also introduced a Drive Selector System, which offers four modes of driving: Automatic, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough-Road. This feature is borrowed from the SUVs of Tata's British marquee Jaguar Land Rover.
Under the hood, Tata Hexa has the company's 2.2L, 4-cylinder turbocharged VARICOR 400 diesel engine. It develops a maximum power of 154.2bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 400Nm between 1700-2700rpm. It is linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, Tata could offer a GM-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission at a later stage. The 4X4 drive system is also available with the range-topping variants. Tata Hexa is expected to be launched in a price range of Rs. 13-16 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom), when it is being launched by the end of 2016.