Tata Hexa SUV to get 6 speed AT from General Motors?
Tata Motors showcased their Hexa crossover concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Tata Hexa measures 4,764 mm in length, 1,895 mm width, 1,780 mm height and sits on a wheelbase measuring 2,850 mm.
Based on the Tata Aria, Hexa exterior features will include refined front and rear bumpers, a honeycomb grille and wider air dam. Interiors will boast of a six seat configuration, three spoke steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system and a well designed dashboard in piano black finish.
Slated to be launched with automatic and manual transmission options, it is now leaked that the 6 speed automatic transmission for the new Tata Hexa will be manufactured by GMPT or General Motors Powertrain, a 100% subsidiary of General Motors. The report also reveals that this automatic gearbox will be far more superior than any other in the under Rs 30 lakh SUV segment.
Apart from this, it will also receive a 6 speed manual transmission, making it the first ever Tata car to feature 6 speed gearbox. Power willbe delivered by a 2.2 liter four cylinder VARICOR diesel engine offering 154 bhp power and 400Nm torque. Safety features will include ESP, 6 air bags along with side and curtain airbags, LED position lights and navigation and climate controls.
Expected to debut in production ready guise at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, Tata Motors has outsourced the manufacturing feasibility of their Hexa SUV to LG in South Korea. This will help them achieve better design, and in turn deliver better top speed and fuel efficiency.