Tata Hexa SUV went on sale in India on 18th January 2017. The new Tata SUV has been made available in five trims – XE, XM, XMA, XT and XTA – priced between Rs 11.99 lakh – Rs 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In this price range, the Hexa takes on multiple products right from the Mahindra XUV500 to Toyota Innova Crysta.
Inputs from Land Rover - Similar to several new age Tata cars, the Hexa has been designed with inputs from Tata Motors' three design studios - UK, Italy and Pune. Tata Motors-owned British Luxury SUV maker - Land Rover - too has given its inputs in the development of the Hexa.
Design - The new Tata SUV shares its platform with the Aria, and designed on the brand’s new IMPACT design philosophy. With robust body-built and SUV-ish design, the vehicle looks quite appealing. Face is styled quite aggressive with features such as a wide honeycomb mesh grille, prominent bumper, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, sculpted bonnet and scuff plates.
Towards the sides, the car features flared wheel arches, prominent creases, flared wheel arches, sports cladding and 19-inch alloy wheels. The Tata Hexa is one of the better looking SUVs in its segment.
Colours – The new Tata 7-seater SUV is being offered with a choice of five colour options - Arizona Blue, Tungsten Silver, Pearl White, Platinum Silver and Sky Grey.
Dimensions - The Hexa crossover is longer and wider than its closest competitors XUV500 and Innova Crysta. The SUV measures 4,788mm in length, 1,900mm in width and 1,785mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,850mm. The ground clearance of the SUV stands at 200mm.
Seating Capacity – Tata’s new SUV is available with both 6-seats and 7-seats configurations. The XE and XM trims come with 7-seats layout, while the XT models have been offered with 6 and 7 seats arrangements.
Premium Interior - The Hexa SUV brims with several premium features such as leather covered captain seats with integrated arm-rests, instrument panel with a coloured MID and a touchscreen infotainment system with park assist and navigation, LED illumination for ambient mood lighting, leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel with controls for audio and Bluetooth telephony.
High on Safety - The Tata Hexa ensures a safe drive with advanced safety and security features. It comes equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), Brake Assists, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), traction control, rear parking camera with sensors, engine immobilizer and others. The base model of the SUV gets dual front airbags as standard safety equipment, while the top-of-the-line variant comes with additional curtain airbag.
Powerful Engine - The Tata Hexa comes powered by a 2.2-litre VARICOR400 and a VARICOR320 diesel engines producing 154.2bhp with 320Nm and 148bhp with 400Nm respectively. Transmission options include a 5-speed MT (XE), a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT.
All-Wheel Drive System with multiple driving modes - The Hexa comes with the Land Rover's all-wheel drive system. It will also feature Drive mode selector that offers four driving modes - Dynamic, Comfort, Automatic and Rough road. This system allows driver to adjust suspension and engine settings as per terrain conditions.
Accessories – Tata also offers three accessory kits on the Hexa SUV - Tuff Kit, Epedition Kit and Luxe Kit. All these add-on packages will come some additional cost.