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Tata Hexa to get 6-speed Auto box

Tata Hexa SUV-crossover

The Tata Hexa SUV will be launched in India sometime next year

In an effort to build a strong portfolio in the SUV-crossover segment, Tata Motors is all set to launch its Hexa SUV along the Indian shores next year. The company first revealed its concept SUV at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show but is going to introduce the model as the next- gen Tata Aria model in the country.

Going ahead, the upcoming Tata Hexa`s specifications reveal that it will be the first model from Tata’s lineup, which will come equipped with a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox, as opposed to the 5-speed manual gearbox that Tata offers. Powering the Hexa SUV will be the same engine doing duty in the updated Aria. The Hexa will be powered by the 2.2-litre, VariCOR turbo diesel mill churning out 154 BHP with 400 NM of torque output. Torque on demand four-wheel drive system will be one of the key highlights of the Hexa. As per sources there are chances that the Tata SUV-crossover could get a more powerful twin turbo 2.2 litre engine capable of generating 175bhp as an option, but we`re not sure if it would be offered on the Indian spec.

Breaking all records, the Tata Hexa might also become the longest SUV-crossover to roll out of the Tata factory, with dimensions measuring 4.764 mm in length, 1,895 mm in width and 1,780 mm in height. Its wheelbase will measure almost 2,850 mm. It looks similar to the Tata Aria crossover, but offers many new features like automatic headlamps, newly designed grille and bonnet along with the new looking front bumper. Tata has offered features like the faux skid plates, horizontal tail lamps, dual exhausts, bold Hexa badge on the rear and many new elements on the Hexa SUV.

Inside the cabin, Tata has gone ahead to make the Hexa`s interiors look more upmarket by offering mood lighting, dual-tone interior scheme, chrome-ringed dials along the instrument cluster, climate control system, Bolt and Zest like infotainment system and Harman speakers.

However, Tata Aria was a flop in the Indian market considering the sales figure and consumer reactions towards the vehicle. We`ll have to wait and see how consumers react towards the Hexa and accept such a concept on the Indian roads. We wish Tata Motors the very best and hope its new models are a big hit in the Indian market.

Tata Hexa rear

Tata Hexa`s engiine specifications will be similar to the current Gen Aria crossover

Source : AutocarIndia