New Delhi: The upcoming Tata Hexa has been spotted during an ad shoot on the Manali-Leh highway. The launch of the MUV is likely to take place during the festive season. The Tata vehicle will compete with the likes of the Toyota Innova Crysta, the Mahindra XUV 500 and the Maruti Ertiga.
Showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the Hexa doesn’t feature too many modifications compared to the production-spec version displayed at the Expo. During the ad shoot, two Hexas were spotted — one in a metallic blue colour while the other in a brown colour. The former was a five-speed automatic version whereas the latter was a 4×4 model. Both the cars look beautiful with imposing design language, however, their borrowed traits from the Aria MPV are visible, giving it with a more MPV-ish character rather than the SUV-ish.
Powered by a 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel motor, the Hexa pumps out 156PS at 4000rpm and max torque of 400Nm at 1700-2700rpm. It will be available in both manual as well as automatic versions.
Poised to replace the aging Aria, the Hexa gets projector headlamps with DRLs, wraparound tail lamps, 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, a bigger Harman-powered ConnectNext infotainment system as compared to the Zest siblings, smart USB charging ports, twin exhausts, etc.
The touchscreen panel comes with features such as playback via USB, iPod, SD Card, Aux and Bluetooth audio. The ambient lighting or as Tata likes to call it, mood lighting, is offered in eight different colours (white, orange, red, purple, blue, cyan, bluish green, and fluorescent green), which change as per the drive mode selected.
The prices of Tata Hexa are expected to start upwards of Rs 11.50 lakh and will max out at approximately Rs 18 lakh. No matter how aggressively Tata prices the Hexa, the battle will be for the second spot as the Innova Crysta enjoys complete supremacy in its segment thanks to its sheer following, unmatched reliability, durability and of course, the trust of the Innova brand.