One of the products from Tata Motors’ stable to get massive price cut is the Hexa model. While Tata has revealed revised prices across its line-up, Hexa gets the maximum benefit with priced reduced in the range of Rs 1.04 lakh to Rs 2.17 lakh, depending on the variant one picks. Before GST, the Hexa was priced between Rs 11.99 lakh to Rs 17.57 lakh. After the price revision, the carline is now available from Rs 10.95 lakh to Rs 16.23 lakh (all prices mentioned are for ex-showroom, Delhi).
Replacing Aria in the line-up, Hexa is the second product under Tata’s new IMPACT design theme. The engine line-up on the Hexa carline includes the 140bhp, 2.2-litre VARICOR 320 and the 154.2bhp, 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 engines with a standard five-speed and 6-speed manuals along with a six-speed automatic transmission. With new styling bits, larger proportions and robust stance, Hexa is an aggressive looking SUV. The insides of the vehicle are spacious and get seven-seat layout. While the use of good quality of material inside adds up to its premium quotient. One must note that Hexa is also available with 6-seat layout on the XT trim. As for the features, the SUV is packed with a host of comfort as well as safety tech. Some of the prominent bits on the vehicle include rear AC vents on 2nd and 3rd row, reverse parking camera, cruise control, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment system by Harman, steering mounted controls for audio, phone and cruise control, speed dependent volume control etc.
The Good (Positives)
- Modish styling bits on the outside, robust road presence
- Roomy cabin, good quality material with three rows
- Responsive 6-Speed auto box and high capacity 2.2-litre oil burner
- Impressive ride quality
- Key comfort features & connectivity features
- Safety Brigade comprising 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, hill hold, ESP, TC etc
- 200mm ground clearance
- AWD system
The Bad (Positives)
- Manual only AWD variant
- Comes bereft of key segment features including smartkey entry go, auto dimming IRVM etc
- Uncomfortable ingress to the third row in 6-seat layout
- Steering feels heavy at low speeds
- Heavy weight of around 2,280 kg kerbs
Tata Hexa Price in India – Variant Wise
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|XE 4X2 MT||Rs 10.95 lakh|
|XM 4X2 MT||Rs 12.80 lakh|
|XMA 4x2AT||Rs 13.90 lakh|
|XT 4x2MT||Rs 15.03 lakh|
|XTA 4x2AT||Rs 16.13 lakh|
|XT 4x4MT||Rs 16.23 lakh|
Tata Hexa price has been reduced substantially in the range of Rs 1.04 lakh to rs 2.17 lakh, depending on the variant. With a massive slash in prices, Hexa is now priced between Rs 10.95 lakh to Rs 16.23 lakh. While before the implementation of GST, Hexa was available between Rs 11.99 lakh to Rs 17.57 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Tata Hexa Vs Toyota Innova Crysta
Tata Hexa Mileage
|City||Around 13kmpl – 14kmpl|
Powered by the 2.2-litre oil burner, Hexa returns between 13 to 14kmpl in city conditions. On highways, it performs slightly better with around 17kmpl of fuel economy.
Tata Hexa Specifications
|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 vehicle gets a choice between 2.2-litre VARICOR 320 and 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 engines. Powering the entry level XE trim, the 320 unit makes 148bhp of top power at 4000rpm and 320Nm of torque between 1700 to 2700rpm. The 400 VARICOR version as the name suggests produced 400Nm of torque and 154.2bhp of maximum power. The carline comes with an option between six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Also Read – Upcoming Tata Cars in India
Tata Hexa Exterior Design
Based on the Aria platform, the new Hexa gets fresh styling bits with SUV-like elements. The honeycomb mesh grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and silver finished skid plate infuse aggression.
View from side is sporty with curvy masculine lines running towards the rear. The pronounced wheel arches and neatly tucked 19-inch alloys with body cladding integrate muscularity. While Tata has added new elements, the blacked B, C and D-pillars, door handles, wing mirrors with turn indicators and wipers are reminiscent of Aria. Read More – Tata Hexa Vs Mahindra XUV500
Designers have styled the rear profile in tandem with the other two facets. The dual-tone bumper & dual tone exhaust tips add to the sporty flair. Additionally, it gets new reflectors, new wraparound LED tail-lamps and a roof mounted spoiler.
|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)|
In terms of proportions, the new Hexa measures 4,788mm in length, 1,900mm in width and 1,785mm in height. A long wheelbase of 2,850mm translates into a spacious cabin and the high ground clearance of 200mm makes it suitable for the Indian roads. Read More – Tata Nexon | Tata Tigor | Tata Q5
Tata Hexa Interior
Upping the ante in the segment, Hexa houses premium quality materials and controls. In fact, it surpasses most of the rivals in its space when it comes to quality.
As per Tata’s claims, Hexa offers the longest wheelbase in the segment, implying ample space on the inside. Suitable for the large families, the SUV comes in 6 & & seat layouts. While the six-seat version gets two rows, the seven-seater Hexa comes with additional third row housing flexi seats.
All power windows, all express-down driver side window, power steering, fully automatic temperature, rear AC vents on floor console, rear AC vents on 2nd & 3rd row, reverse parking camera, cruise control, auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers, power folding ORVMs, central locking, height adjuster for driver’s seat, rear defogger, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat.
Bottle holder, magazine pockets in all doors, can holders in 2nd & 3rd row, cooled & illuminated upper glovebox, rear armrest with cup holders in seven-seat version, front centre armrest with storage.
ConnectNext Touchscreen Infotainment system by Harman save for base XE, AM/FM, USB, AUX-IN, iPOD connectivity, Bluetooth, speaker system, steering mounted controls for (audio, phone and cruise), speed dependent volume control, USB/SD card video playback & image viewer and voice command recognition & SMS rear-out.
Brimming with features, the new Hexa gets super drive modes in XM, XT and AWD trims, multi-coloured ambient mood lighting, sport mode with race car function (AWD only), Juke car app, Tata Smart remote app, 19-inch machined-cut alloy wheels, fog lamps in front & rear etc. The premium sporty black interior get an option between full fabric and premium benecke-kaliko upholstery etc. Read – Tata Hexa Tuff Pictures & Other Details
Tata Hexa Boot Space
The boot capacity is around 128-litres which can further be expanded to 671-litres by folding the second and third seats.
Tata Hexa Performance
Performance in city conditions is impressive, it does not demand changing gears every now and then. Although, at times you feel the need to downshift gear.
Hexa’s heavy weight comes in its way in making it a capable vehicle for the highways. What comes for its rescue is the abundant power supply.
Tata Hexa Safety & Braking
In terms of safety, it packs standard dual front airbags, side & curtain airbags on higher variants, co-driver airbag deactivation & off indicator, electronic stability program with roll over mitigation, traction control system, hill hold control, hill descent control, ABS with EBD, engine drag-torque control, corner stability control and child safety lock on rear doors. Braking power comes from disc brakes on all wheels, whereas the hydraulic brake assist is XT and XT AWD trims. Read More – Tata Hexa Review – Detailed Road Test Review
Should You Buy It?
Attributed to modish looks, robust road presence, high capacity engines and plethora of features, Hexa has what it takes to succeed. With characters of a SUV and comfort of an MPV, the new Tata Hexa takes on the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta. Although, we wish if Tata had offered an auto box on the AWD version and sliced some weight to make it lighter.
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.