A couple of units of the yet-to-be-launched Tata Hexa have been spied uncamouflaged on a national highway in pre-production guise. The two units have also been recorded on video undisguised, which clearly indicates that the launch is imminent. It would be Tata's new flagship product and could be priced in a range of Rs. 13-17 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom), while locking horns with the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and Toyota Innova Crysta in the country.
The Hexa crossover, firstly unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in concept form, would replace the not-so-successful Aria SUV in India. Measuring 4764mm in length, 1895mm in width and 1780mm in height, it has a wheelbase of 2850mm. The exterior styling is quite premium with the inclusion of several high-end elements such as black plastic cladding and side sills, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), diamond-cut alloy wheels and dual exhaust tailpipes. The Hexa also gets an array of avant-garde features like Harman touchscreen infotainment system, leather upholstery with twin-needle stitching, and mood lighting. Just so you know, The Hexa would be the first Tata product to come with terrain mode selector, inspired from its British luxury marquee Jaguar Land Rover's ‘Terrain Response’ system.
The SUV would have 6-airbags and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as safety features. Mechanically, Tata Hexa would be offered in diesel fuel trim only. It would be powered by a 2.2L VARICOR turbocharged engine, which would generate maximum power output of 156bhp and peak torque performance of 400Nm. It would be available with both 6-speed manual as well as 6-speed automatic transmission. It is being learnt that the home-grown automaker would also present an AWD (4X4) system, albeit with the range-topping variant. Speculations are rife that Tata Hexa would be launched next month (October 2016) in the country.
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