Tata Hexa was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier. Expected to be priced in the range of INR 11-18 lakhs, Tata Hexa will rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta.
Tata Hexa measures 4,764 mm in length, 1,895 mm in width and 1,780 mm in height while it has a wheelbase measuring 2,850 mm. On its exterior, black plastic cladding, side sills, projector headlamps and roof rails are evident along with chrome exhaust pipes and a host of chrome accents while it sits on diamond cut alloy wheels.
Interiors of the Tata Hexa receive leather upholstery, mood lighting and a Harman touchscreen infotainment system. It also gets safety features like Electronic Stability Program, 6 airbags and optional six seat configuration.
The Hexa will be powered by Tata’s 2.2 liter VARICOR turbodiesel engine offering 156.2 PS peak power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm peak torque at 1,700 to 2,700 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic gearbox while the top end variant could be offered with an AWD system.
The above information was more or less already available as Tata had disclosed it at the Auto Expo. What has now leaked is the car’s extensive list of features and variants. As per a new report, below are the variants and the list of features which will be on offer with Tata Hexa;
The Tata Hexa will come in 5 manual and 4 automatic variants, which is spread as:
– XE 4×2 MT
– XM 4×2 MT
– XM 4×4 MT
– XT 4×2 MT
– XT 4×4 MT
– XMA 4×2 AT
– XMA 4×4 AT
– XTA 4×2 AT
– XTA 4×4 AT
All the XT variants (manual and automatic) will come with 6 airbags, while the lower XM & XE variants will have 2 airbags.
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) will be offered in all XT variants.
ABS is standard across the entire Hexa range.
The entry-level Hexa variant, XE, will have a 5-speed transmission, while all other Hexa models will have 6-speed transmissions (manual and automatic).
The Hexa AT is a torque converter unit, and is of the P-R-N-D-(+)M/S(-) type.
A 10-speaker system will be offered in all XM/XT models, which has 6 normal speakers + 4 tweeters.
Other features include:
EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, with ABS),
VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control),
ROM (Roll-Over Mitigation, with ESP),
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assistance),
HHC/HDC (Hill Hold Control/Hill Descent Control) &
TCS (Traction Control System).
Fuel tank capacity is 60 liters.
The instrument cluster display & infotainment system of the XM/XT variants will have voice-activated commands integrated into them.
Instrument cluster will have different coloured zones of display for fuel level – Green, Orange & Red.
Instrument cluster will have DTE (Distance to Empty).
A “Juke Car” application will be available for download for all Hexa owners.
HHC (Hill Hold Control) stays activated for 3 seconds, after which you have to apply either the brakes/hand brake.
The keys will be of the flippy, foldable type.
The AT transmission alone weighs 90 kgs and is estimated to cost around 7 lakh rupees! If damaged, it can only be replaced, NOT repairable.
AT transmission is codenamed “G6450”, implying G=Gear box, 6=number of gears, & 450=maximum handling torque in Nm.
The ECU for the AT is located on the top of the oil sump unit.
156PS power figure is standard across all variants of the Hexa400.
Manual gearbox weighs 68 kgs.
19-inch alloy wheels are offered in a SUV for the first time in India, company claims.
1st Free Service= 3 months/5,000 kms whichever is earlier,
2nd Free Service= 6 months/10,000 kms, whichever is earlier,
3rd Free Service= 12 months/20,000 kms, whichever is earlier.
Subsequent paid services= 12 months/20,000 km-intervals, whichever comes earlier.
Engine oil capacity= 7.5 liters. Type= 15W40.
Oil change is not required for AT gearboxes. Only top-ups will be done for any leakages.
Coolant reservoir= 9 liters, uses liquid manufactured by Servo.
Gear box oil change= every 90,000 kms. The type used is Synthetic 75W90 & capacity= 8.25 liters.
The Hexa will come with a standard warranty of 3 years/1,50,000 kms, whichever is earlier. No news on extended warranty packages yet.
Tagline used for the Hexa is “Confident Luxury.”
Pricing to be between Rs 11 lakhs – Rs 18 lakhs (not finalised).