Tata finally has revealed the official date of its much awaited crossover SUV, the Hexa. The crossover will be officially launched on 16th January 2017, and Tata motors will open the bookings on 1st November 2016 at its dealerships across India. The crossover will be available in six variants, which will include 6 and 7 seater options and one variant will also be equipped with all wheel drive system for off roading purposes. However, the four wheel drive variant with automatic transmission won’t be available at the time of launch. The flagship crossover will take on the likes of Mahindra XUV, Toyota Innova Crysta etc.
Tata motors have already published a microsite for the upcoming crossover, and the company is currently accepting registrations for the Hexa. It is expected to be priced between 12-18 lakhs, however, Tata would reveal the official prices on the launch day itself. The Hexa comes powered by the Varicor 400 diesel mill from the recently updated Safari Storme. The engine can produce 156 PS of maximum power and 400 Nm of maximum torque, and will be available in two transmission options - 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission. The manual Hexa also gets dedicated drive modes - Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road, while the automatic transmission gets a Sports mode for better performance.
The crossover from Tata is quite big when it comes to the sheer size. It measures as much as 4,764 mm in length, 1,895 mm in width and 1,780 mm in height, and also has a long wheelbase of 2,850 mm. Tata has left no stone unturned when it comes to features. The driver’s seat of the SUV gets an eight-way adjustment system. A 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard across the range, and has been paired with a 10-speaker audio system from JBL. Additionally it also gets a 320 watt subwoofer for brilliant music experience. The instrument panel also holds a 3.5-inch display, which readouts the selected drive-modes and data from trip-computer. The Hexa will also get a smartphone-based navigation system, just like the Tiago. The SUV additionally gets a dual zone climate control with separate AC vents for second and third row passengers, in order to keep everyone cool even when it’s scorching heat outside. The Hexa also gets reverse parking sensors and ambient mood lighting on the inside.