The new Tata Hexa prices start at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it the most affordable in its league.
The Hexa 7-seater SUV has been built with inputs from Tata’s design studios in India and its British subsidiary Land Rover.
In order to regain its lost market share in the Indian SUV segment, Tata Motors recently launched the Hexa 7-seater. The SUV has started off really well for the Pune-based carmaker, as total bookings for the car have already crossed 5,000 mark within a month’s time. And these are surely encouraging numbers for a car that’s priced between Rs 11.99 lakh – Rs 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company has delivered 1,498 units of the Tata Hexa last month, while its closest rival – Mahindra XUV500 – has registered 2,500 unit sales in the previous month.
Interestingly, the automatic variant is more in demand accounting for more than 50 per cent of the total bookings. As a reminder, the AT unit is available on the XMA and XTA variants priced at Rs 1505 lakh and Rs 17.49 lakh respectively.
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Built from ground up, the Tata Hexa 7-seater SUV has come as a replacement to the Aria. It shares its underpinning with the Hexa. Having the largest wheelbase in its league, the car is available with two seating layouts – 6-seats and 7-seats. The homegrown automaker is also offering three add-on kits on the SUV namely – Hexa Tuff Kit, Expedition Kit and Luxe Kit, available at additional cost. Mechanically, the SUV is being offered with two engine options – a 2.2-litre VARICOR 320 and a 2.2-litre VARICOR 320. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual (Base XE Only), 6-speed manual and 6-speed AT. Check Out – Tata Hexa Tuff Pictures & Other Details
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|XE 4X2 MT||Rs 11.99 lakh|
|XM 4X2 MT||Rs 13.85 lakh|
|XMA 4x2AT||Rs 15.05 lakh|
|XT 4x2MT||Rs 16.20 lakh|
|XTA 4x2AT||Rs 17.40 lakh|
|XT 4x4MT||Rs 17.49 lakh|
The base XE 4×2 MT variant is priced at Rs 11.99 lakh while the top-end XT 4×4 MT is tagged at Rs 17.49 lakh. In between the base and top end model, the XM 4×2 MT is available for Rs 13.85 lakh followed by the XMA 4×2 AT at Rs 15.05 lakh. The high end trims in the carline, XTA 4x2AT and XT 4x4MT are priced at Rs 17.40 lakh and Rs 17.49 lakh respectively.
For placing a pre-order for the Tata Hexa 7-seater SUV, one has to pay an initial sum of Rs 25,000.
|Engine (XM & XT)||2.2-litre VARICOR 320|
|Max Power||148bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||400Nm @ 1,700rpm – 2,700rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & 6-speed Automatic|
|Engine (XE)||2.2-litre VARICOR 400|
|Max Power||154.2bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||320Nm @ 1,700rpm – 2,700rpm|
The new Tata SUV is being offered with two engine options – a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder Varicor 320 diesel and a 2.2-litre Varicor 400 diesel. While the former is available on the base XE trim, the latter is offered on the XM and XT trims. The VARICOR 400 churns out a maximum power output of 154.2bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. On the other hand, the VARICOR 320 is good for 148bhp at 4,000rpm and 320Nm of peak torque between 1700 to 2700rpm.
While the entry level XE model features a 5-speed manual gearbox, the XM and XT trims get a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Hexa is one of the most powerful SUVs in its category. The vehicle’s XT and XM trims can be bought with a 4×4 drivetrain, while rests of the trims come with the 2WD system.
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The 4WD version of the Hexa features Land Rover’s Terrain Response System with four Super Drive Modes – Comfort, Dynamic, Auto and Rough. In the Auto mode, the vehicle’s system syncs with the road conditions and the control system is triggered automatically when it is requisite. The Comfort mode is suitable for long distance run, whereas the Dynamic mode delivers high performance. The Rough Road mode, as the name suggests could be used for handling off-road driving conditions.
|City||Around 13kmpl – 14kmpl|
Packed with a 2.2 litre VARICOR engine, the SUV returns around 13kmpl-14kmpl in city conditions and over 17kmpl on highway. Compared to other models in the UV space, Hexa delivers decent fuel economy.
The Hexa 7-seater SUV is based on the company’s new IMPACT design philosophy, which we have already seen on the Tiago hatchback. Featuring large proportions and a muscular body, the 7-seater car gets contemporary styling. The company uses new elements to the exterior enhancing its visual appeal. Taking inputs from Tata Motors’ design studios in Pune, UK and Italy, Hexa sports aggressive front profile.
The front fascia looks quite aggressive, thanks to a prominent honeycomb mesh grille, flanked by the projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps. It features a big bumper that accommodates fog lamps, wide air dam and faux skid plates. The pronounced wheel arches on the side complements its overall SUV-ish profile, besides, it also sports cladding and large 19-inch alloys. Features such as dual tone bumper, dual exhaust tips, reflectors, wraparound LED tail lamps and roof mounted spoiler complete the assertive look.
Tata Hexa Colours – Arizona Blue, Tungsten Silver, Pearl White, Platinum Silver and Sky Grey.
Tata Hexa Exterior Gallery
The Hexa carline comes with two seating configurations – 6 and 7 seats. While the dashboard design is elementary, use of high quality material, comfortable space for occupants and a raft of features make for a snug cabin. Although, the use of chrome is a bit overboard but overall the layout looks decent. Its wider instrument cluster features rotary knob control for ambient lighting and 10-speaker infotainment system.
The SUV gets Juke App which is directly sourced from Tiago hatchback and is also gets the segment first racecar mapping system. The vehicle offers an excellent legroom and headroom space for first and second row of seats, whereas the third row is suitable only for two passengers. As for the luggage capacity, the car offers 128 litres that can be expanded to 671 litres by folding the 2nd and 3rd row seats.
Tata Hexa Interior Gallery
Tata has equipped a string of features to the exterior and inside the cabin. It gets a host of primary safety provisions too. Starting with the entry level XE variant in the carline, it gets projector headlamps, power-operated & power-folding wing mirrors, 6-speaker infotainment system, steering-mounted audio controls, remote central locking and dual front airbags.
The XM variant additionally gets body painted ORVMs & door handles, heated wing mirrors, rear wiper with defogger, 3 Super drive modes, customisable interior lighting and reverse parking camera. In terms of entertainment it benefits from the 8 speaker infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX & iPod connectivity, SD card video playback & image viewer and voice command recognition.
The top-spec XT variant carries forward features from the XM trim and gets some additional features exclusive to it. On the outside, it comes with automatic headlamps, daytime running lights, rain sensing wiper and 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside, it sports leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats and climate control. Along with the 10 speaker infotainment system it comes with Bluetooth, USB, AUX & iPod connectivity. In terms of safety, it comes with additional curtain airbag, reverse parking camera, ESP with roll-over mitigation, hill-hold & hill descent control, cruise controls, traction control and hydraulic brake assist.
|Ground Clearance||200mm (unladen with 16-inch tyres) & 209mm (unladen with 19-inch tyres)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60-litre|
|Seating Capacity||6/7 Seater (XT) & 7 Seater (XE & XM)|
Dimensionally, the new Hexa is 4,788mm long, 1,900mm wide and 1,785mm tall. It comes with a wheelbase of 2,850mm, which is around 100mm longer than the Toyota Innova Crysta. The longest wheelbase in its league turns into a spacious cabin. The 200mm of ground clearance aides handling all sorts of road conditions with ease. You May Also Like: Tata Nexon Compact SUV | Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan
Promoted as the ‘lifestyle vehicle’, the new Tata SUV takes on the other full-grown UVs including Mahindra XUV500 and the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta. Getting an edge over rivals, Hexa is priced aggressively with the range starting at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Force to retard speed comes from disc units at front axle and rear axle. The suspension set up is formed of double wishbone type with coil springs at front and coil spring type 5 link rigid axle at the back. The carline gets tyres in two sizes-the XE and XM trims equip the 16-inch steel wheels wrapped to the 235/70 R16 tyres and the top-spec XT variant sits on the 19-inch alloys shod with 235/55 R19 tyres.
With several first & best-in-class features, great build quality and good drivability, the Tata Hexa is a great product for anyone looking for a 7-seater vehicle.