Tata Motors will roll out the production version of the Hexa crossover in India next month. Ahead of that, the company had organized an exclusive ride for some readers of the CEO Magazine in Jaipur. These lucky individuals did not only get to check out the car, drive it, they also managed to test the car to its limit thanks to the intense off-roading sessions.
Expected to be priced in the range of INR 12-16 lakh, Tata Hexa will be the new Tata flagship and compete with Mahindra XUV500, and even with the Toyota Innova Crysta to an extent.
Already touted as the best Tata ever built by insiders, these customers, have also shared their opinion with the world on social media. All seem to be very happy with the car, be it fit, finish, drive, engine, space, etc. One even went on to say that its is not a Tata, but a Land Rover. We can only wait for our turn to test drive this new Tata machine, which will happen later this month. Until then, you can read the opinion of some of the CEOs in the images and video below.
Going off-road in Tata Hexa
With its contoured bonnet, aggressive front grille with the right amount of chrome, stylish lower bumper which embodies the scuff plates and fog lights, projector headlamps, LED DRLs above the fog light, all give the Hexa a very sport look.
On the side, Hexa gets five spoke machined 19 inch alloys wrapped around MRF 235/55 section rubber, plastic cladding on the lower part of the sides and wheel arches, roofline that aerodynamically merges into the D pillar and large enough windows for all three rows. Rear gets LED taillamps, scuff plates, twin exhaust, roof spoiler, and a big tata logo in between the taillights.
All in all, compared to the Aria, which looks more like an MPV, the Hexa looks more like a premium SUV.
The variant in the images here, is the top-end XT variant. It gets all black dashboard with leather upholstery, leather seats, leather cover on the steering wheel, and piano black finish around the gear lever and touchscreen. It also gets dull silver inserts on the steering wheel.
The seats seem to have good cushioning, making it comfortable for passengers and driver. The space inside the cabin is also very impressive. Rear AC vents help the cabin to cool faster.
Unlike the seats in front two rows, the third row seats are bench seats, and not captain seats. But, they are split in 50-50 format, so as to make storage of luggage flexible.
A total of four drive modes are on offer with the new Hexa. This can be selected by the driver from the steering mounted controls. The driver can see the modes on offer in the small TFT colour screen in between the two circular pods in the instrument panel.
New Hexa also offers ambient lighting, which you can select as per your mood from the touchscreen on the dashboard. The car will also be loaded with many more features including safety features like ABS, airbags, EBD, and so on.
Measuring 4,788 mm long, 1,903 mm wide, and 1,791 mm tall, under the hood, Hexa gets the company’s most powerful engine till date – 2.2 liter VARICOR 400 diesel engine. This engine is rated to deliver 154 hp power and 400 Nm torque.
To be offered in a choice of 2WD and 4WD options, Tata Hexa will also get company’s first ever 6 speed manual transmission. There will also be a 6 speed AT on offer, but this one will be developed by GMPT (General Motors Powertrain).
More details will be revealed closer to launch. Until then, have a look at the image gallery below.