Tata Hexa – Everything you need to know about the new Tata flagship!
Tata Motors has been on a roll since the last couple of years. After introducing their new IMPACT design language to the country through the Tiago hatchback, Tata carried forward this philosophy to the 7-seater SUV segment with the launch of the Hexa. The Hexa is essentially Tata Motors‘ new flagship product, and thus shows where the Indian automaker is headed in the future.
The Hexa competes head-on against the Mahindra XUV500 and the Toyota Innova Crysta. It comes with a 2.2-litre, four-cylin-der turbocharged diesel engine that churns out 154 BHP and 400 Nm of torque, while being mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. Tata is also offering an all-wheel drive system.
Tata has managed to sell over 1,000 units of the Hexa every month since its launch. This sales figure, though not as huge as that of the Innova, does offer an insight into the fact that customers are willing to spend their money on relatively non-reliable carmakers, if the product is potent enough to garner their attention.
Tata Hexa exteriors
Despite essentially being based on the Tata Aria, the Hexa gets a butch stance and SUV-like looks. Tata designers have surely done a commendable job to add certain design elements on all sides of the vehicle to redo its design characteristics, while minimizing the required change in sheet metal.
The front end features a higher bonnet shut line and a smiling grille with a hexagonal pattern. The grille gets a U-shaped chrome line on the lower edge and a piano black insert on the upper corner. The grille is flanked on both sides by projector headlamps that are housed by smoked assemblies. The bumper gets a wide air dam that is surrounded by black plastic cladding. The large fog lamps are surrounded by LED DRLs, which add a flair of luxury in the character.
The side profile gets 19-inch alloy wheels, and MUV-like silhouette, blacked out B, C and D pillars, chrome door handles and ORVM caps. The flared wheel arches get plastic black cladding. Meanwhile, the tailgate gets a chrome bar in the middle, wraparound tail lamps with LED inserts, and a faux skid plate in the rear bumper.
Tata Hexa interiors
Tata Hexa’s cabin gets an all-black interior theme with silver inserts around the dashboard and steering wheel. The centre console gets a touchscreen infotainment system, wedge-shaped AC vents and an automatic climate control console. The SUV can be opted in either a 7-seat and 6-seat layout, with the latter getting captain seats in the second row. The Hexa also has a boot space of 128-litre, which can be extended to 671-litres by folding the second and third row.
Tata Hexa Price in India
Being a product from Tata Motors, everyone expected the Hexa to be priced very competitively. Since the automaker is yet to build its brand reputation to compete against established name plates like the Toyota Innova Crysta and Mahindra XUV500, it is obvious that Tata should have undercut the two competitors throughout its range. While the entry-level XE and XM variants appear to be priced fairly competitively, the XMA, XT, XTA and XT 4×4 variants are band in the territory of the XUV. How will the market perceive this pricing? Only monthly sales figures will tell.
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|XE 4x2 MT||Rs 11.99 lakh|
|XM 4x2 MT||Rs 13.85 lakh|
|XMA 4x2 AT||Rs 15.05 lakh|
|XT 4x2 MT||Rs 16.20 lakh|
|XTA 4x2 AT||Rs 17.40 lakh|
|XT 4x4 MT||Rs 17.49 lakh|
Tata Hexa Specifications
The Hexa is powered by a turbocharged 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine. This is the same engine that powers the latest Safari Storme. In the Hexa, this particular power mill is available in two states of tune. The entry level trims produce 150 PS and 320 Nm of torque while being mated to a 5-speed MT gearbox. On the other hand, the same engine on the higher variants generates 156 PS and 400 Nm of torque. This VARICOR400 block is available with two gearbox choices in its more powerful guise – a 6 speed MT and a 6 speed AT.
|Engine||2.2-litre VARICOR 320|
|Power||150 PS @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||320 Nm @ 1700 rpm – 2700 rpm|
|Transmission||5 speed Manual|
|Engine||2.2 litre VARICOR 400|
|Power||156 PS @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||400 Nm @ 1700 rpm – 2700 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & 6-speed AT|
Tata Hexa Mileage
Tata didn’t mention the official mileage figures during the Hexa’s launch. It was a surprising omission, especially since Indian customers have the famous kitna deti hai mentality. But when the official ARAI figures came to light, it became clear why Tata missed out on mentioning them. The Hexa is a heavy vehicle, weighing 2,280 kg. This heavy footprint has taken its toll on the engine’s economy. Following are the official ARAI figures:
|Hexa MT variants||11.4 km/l|
|Hexa AT variants||14.4 km/l|
Tata Hexa Colour options
The Hexa is being offered with 5 colour options:
• Pearl White
• Tungsten Silver
• Sky Grey
• Platinum Silver
• Arizona Blue
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