Tata Hexa to Get New Engine and Transmission Options
Tata has finally kick-started the media drives for the Hexa and has revealed all the specification and features, to the delight of automobile enthusiasts! The car will flaunt upgraded features like Terrain Management System and Projector headlamps with auto function. Besides, the car also showcases attributes like large alloy wheels, new design for the leather seat upholstery, improved dashboard, window shades, mood lighting, refreshed steering wheel and six-seat configuration with certain seats. Further, as complementary features, the MPV comes with 6 airbags and next-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP) to keep the occupants safe. To top it all, it will boast a first-in-a-Tata car- Super Drive Modes featuring Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Roads modes. Showcased at the Indian Auto Expo 2016, it has been spied testing several times in the country. While the bookings are slated to open on November 1, 2016, the deliveries will only start from January 2017.
It will come with engine options of – 2.2L VARICOR 320 and 2.2L VARICOR 400 motors. While the former will be available on the XM and XT trims, the latter one will be equipped with only the XE base trim. There are be three transmissions on offer- 5 speed manual (only on the XE) and 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic (XM and XT). Additionally, the Hexa is loaded with some premium features starting off with a 5.0 inch touch-screen infotainment system which is linked to 10 JBL speakers and a 320 watt sub-woofer. You can also connect your smart-phone and the system via a mobile hotspot and share/play music. The best part is that the infotainment system can be operated from the user’s smart-phone and other functions can be controlled too. As far as safety features are concerned, the Hexa is equipped with ABS and EBD along with 6 airbags. There is traction control, ESP, Hill Descent/Ascent Control too. Some of the other features include, cruise control, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, amongst others.
What’s more, if you’re keen on a good-looking car, you can safely place your bets on Tata Hexa. It has a masculine, SUV-like stance, complimented by swept back projector headlamp units, the wide front grille and a fat chrome trip underlining it. The LED DRLs are placed horizontally above the fog lamps on the two-tone bumper. In fact, with its large wheel arches and the 19 inch alloy wheels it looks more like an SUV than an MPV. Also, going by Tata’s reports, the Hexa is capable of tackling a fair bit of off-road terrain with the help of the driving modes, the optional 4WD ad a generous ground clearance of 200mm. This well-packaged crossover vehicle in the MPV and SUV segment which has been monopolized by the Innova Crysta and XUV 500, is believed to compel the two to raise their game since Hexa will target both their territories. The Hexa is expected to be priced in the Rs. 12-15 lakh bracket.