Tata Motors is working on a new flagship car, which they unveiled as Hexa Concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Expected to be launched at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February next year, these new photos are probably of the production ready variant of Hexa.
Tata Hexa in these images, is seen wearing engine badge on the side, along with variant and name badge at the rear. The concept Hexa which was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show, did not have these badges.
The variant here, is the XT variant. This confirms that Hexa will get a similar variant naming as seen in the new-gen Tata cars like Bolt, Zest and Nano GenX.
Already spied on test on test around Pune, upcoming Tata Hexa crossover will be powered by a 2.2 liter VARICOR diesel engine. This will be the most powerful four cylinder diesel mill built by Tata Motors in-house. It will deliver 154 hp power and 400 Nm torque.
Tata Hexa is 4,764 mm long, 1,895 mm wide, and 1,780 mm tall. It sites on a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. Offered in a six seat configuration at the Geneva Motor Show, there will also be a eight seater version when the car is launched.
Apart from getting Tata’s most powerful engine in passenger cars, Hexa will also receive Tata’s first ever six speed manual transmission. It will also get a new 6 speed AT, which is being developed by GMPT (General Motors Powertrain), a 100% subsidiary of General Motors. Sources reveal that the automatic gearbox is far better than seen in any car under INR 30 lakh.
Feature-wise, Hexa gets all black leather upholstery, dashboard in premium finish with touchscreen infotainment system, three spoke steering wheel with controls, airy and spacious cabin along with sporty exteriors. Once launched, Tata Hexa will compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and upcoming Duster 7 seater.
Tata Hexa – Photos
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