The Tata Hexa will be launched in India on January 18. It was first showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. We have driven the Hexa and you can read our first drive review here.
The flagship vehicle from the Indian manufacturer will be offered across 14 trims and can be had with either a six-seater or a seven-seater configuration. It sports all of Tata’s latest design philosophy which can be identified via the grille, headlamps and overall silhouette of the vehicle. The cabin of the Hexa is a major update from other Tata models and has been fitted with things like climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, leather upholstery and soft touch plastics.
Under the hood will be the 2.2-litre diesel engine in two states of tune. Only the base XE variant will have a Varicor 320 engine producing 148bhp and 320Nm. The Varicor 400, on the other hand, produces 154bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. The Varicor 320 is available with only two-wheel drive set-up and a five-speed manual transmission. The engines are mated to either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. There is an option of all-wheel drive system as well which comes with driving modes — Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road
The Tata Hexa will compete against Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta when it takes on the Indian roads. The pricing is a crucial thing for the Hexa. If Tata manages to price it right, as it did with the Tiago, the Hexa could become a force to reckon with.