Tata Hexa is all set to be launched in January 2017 in the Indian market. The company has kickstarted the pre-launch activities, which includes the commencement of media drives and the product's micro-site going live. The home-grown automaker would start accepting orders for the Hexa from November 1, 2016. However, a few dealers are already taking orders for the Hexa at a token amount of Rs. 2 Lakhs. Tata Hexa SUV would replace the Aria crossover, while it would rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta.
A leading daily had revealed the variants and prices of the Hexa last week in detail. As per the report, Tata Hexa SUV would be introduced in total 9 variants: XE 4×2 MT, XM 4×2 MT, XM 4×4 MT, XT 4×2 MT, XT 4×4 MT, XMA 4×2 AT, XMA 4×4 AT, XTA 4×2 AT, and XTA 4×4 AT. The range-topping manual variant is said to be priced at Rs. 17.49 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Pune), while the top-end automatic is learnt to be costing Rs. 17.44 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Pune). Needless to say, Hexa would be equipped with a plethora of avant-garde features like projector headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs), Touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation and 10-speaker JBL audio system, and Rain Sensing Wipers. The SUV would ride on 19-inch alloy wheels, while featuring a first-in-segment drive selector system with four modes: Auto, Rough Road, Dynamic and Comfort.
The report further revealed that Tata Motors would use 'Confident Luxury' tagline for the SUV. Recently, the company released a teaser video which showcased the ambient mood lighting feature of the Hexa. As for safety, it would get 6-airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hill Hold System (HHS). The SUV would be powered by the 2.2L 4-cylinder VARICOR diesel engine which would develop a maximum power of 154bhp and peak torque of 400Nm. The engine would be offered with both the 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Tata has officially confirmed the introduction of 4X4 drive system with the top-end variants.