Details of Tata Hexa crossover emerge through images
After brochure shots of the Tata Hexa crossover broke cover recently, everyone is excited about the Aria replacement as the Indian car major has done a very good job on the Hexa’s design. Autocar India somehow got their hands on the vehicle and recently uploaded a bunch load of pictures of the upcoming vehicle.
The Hexa is nothing but a redesigned Aria with similar exterior dimensions. But it is interesting to note that the Hexa will form the basis for Tata’s future utility vehicles. The front end is characterised by a honeycomb grille that has a chrome strip at the bottom, sharp looking headlamps and a new bumper with smart looking fog lamp inserts.
The side profile features new 19-inch twin-5-spoke alloy wheels that look unique, black cladding and well-designed round wheel arches. The tail end on the other hand loses the Aria’s boring vertical cluster and instead gets a neat looking horizontal setup, roof mounted spoiler, skid plate and a tweaked bumper design with two chrome-tipped exhausts placed at different ends.
Coming to the interiors, though the overall dashboard design remains the same as the Aria, the centre console looks much more better now with a whole new design. The crossover gets black leather upholstery and piano black and gold inserts that looks nice. It also comes with the company’s new steering wheel with integrated controls.
On top of the centre console are the air con vents, below which is a new Harman touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, AUX, SD card, USB and smartphone connectivity. It also forms the basis for the reverse parking camera and for adjusting interior lighting as well. Below this comes controls for the climate control unit, with an LCD display in the middle. Second row of seating gets two large captain seats with arm rests and two separate air vents behind the handbrake lever and on the B-pillar as well.
The Hexa derives power from the Safari Storme’s 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine that churns out 154.21 BHP of power and 400 Nm of torque. Power will be sent to the wheels through a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel drive (shift-on-the-fly) variant will be offered as optional. The Hexa will be making its debut either towards the end of this year, or by the beginning of 2016.
Tata Hexa – (Photo Gallery)
Images Credit – Autocarindia