A disappointing stint in the crossover space with the Aria sent Tata engineers back to the drawing board. And after a lot of hard work, they have now come up with the Hexa. Armed with better looks, a better cabin and more features, the Hexa should appeal to Indian consumers. However, finding buyers will not be an easy task in a segment dominated by popular products such as the XUV500 and Innova Crysta. Plus, Tata might have to deal with other indirect rivals in the form of the Hyundai Creta. While these two belong to different segments, there will be a price overlap. We compare the two in our Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta post here to find out how they stack up against each other.
Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta Price Comparison
|Hyundai Creta Diesel
(ex-showroom Delhi price)
(estimated ex-showroom Price)
|Price Range||Rs. 10.05 – 14.57 lakh||Rs. 11.00-16.00 lakh|
We expect Tata to price the new Hexa very aggressively. It could be launched at a starting price of around Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom). In comparison, diesel variants of the Creta start at Rs. 10.05 lakh going all the way up to Rs. 14.57 lakh for the top-spec diesel automatic spec. While the Creta will be cheaper, the Hexa will offer more space, a more powerful engine and possibly a longer list of features.
Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta – Exterior Design
While the Hexa retains the overall SUV-MPV crossover shape of the Aria, the styling is now more butch. It gets a very aggressive front end with blacked out headlamps and bumper mounted LED DRLs. There is plastic body cladding all around with silver finish faux skid plates. Black finish for the C-Pillar gives the Hexa a floating roof effect. The loses some of the van-like design traits, which is sure to appeal to a greater number of prospective buyers. Almost all Hyundais on sale today are lookers, and the Creta is no different. The design of the small SUV has played a key role in attracting buyers. It gets an aggressive nose, a smart rear end and other quintessential SUV-like design traits, making it one of the better looking small SUVs on sale today.
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Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta – Interior
The near production ready Hexa that was on display at the Auto Expo had all-black interiors. Designers have given the cabin a major overhaul. It looks much smarter now and is likely to boast better levels of quality, fit and finish. The steering wheel is the same as the one we’ve seen on all new Tata products. Tata claims they have increased interior space. Second and third-row occupants get more legroom. The Hyundai Creta features a black-beige combination. The biggest difference between the two is the lack of a third row of seats in the Hyundai Creta. The again, they do belong to different segments and cater to different needs.
Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta Features Comparison
Tata Motors has added new features making the Hexa more feature-rich than the Aria. Additional features include a Harman sourced 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10-speaker JBL audio system, projector headlamps. There are also features like LED DRLs, ambient lighting, a colour MID, six airbags and more. Hyundai Creta isn’t short on features either. The top-end variants get 6 airbags, diamond cut alloy wheels and more. Additionally, the Hexa features all-wheel drive and terrain response system.
|Tata Hexa||Hyundai Creta|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)||Yes (4)|
|Central Locking||Yes||Yes (keyless entry and go)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Audio and Telephone||Audio and Telephone|
|Airbags||2 or 6||2 or 6|
Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta Specifications Comparison
|Tata Hexa||Hyundai Creta|
|Displacement||2.2 litre Varicor Diesel / Varicor 400 Diesel||1.4 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel|
|Power||150 PS/156 PS||89 bhp/126 bhp|
|Torque||320 Nm/400 Nm||224 Nm/265 Nm|
|Efficiency||17-18 KMPL (estimated claimed mileage)||21.38 kpl/19.67 kpl|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual/ 6 speed Manual and 6 speed Auto||6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||4764 x 1895 x 1780 mm||4270 x 1780 x 1630 mm|
The top-end Hexa features Tata’s Varicor 400 diesel engine that makes 156 PS of max power and 400 Nm of peak torque. It will get both manual and automatic transmission options. Also, the Hexa will feature 4 driving modes, all wheel drive and Terrain Response System. The entry-level XE trims will get less powerful Varicor 320 motor. Even this engine producrs 150 PS and 320 Nm. The Hyundai Creta gets a choice of two diesel engines – 1.4 L and 1.6 L. The former makes 89 bhp of max power and 224 Nm of peak torque while the latter churns out 126 bhp of peak power and 265 Nm of peak torque. The 1.6 L Creta Diesel can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. No four wheel drive on offer.
Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta – Dimensions
|Tata Hexa||Hyundai Creta|
|Length x Width x Height||4764 mm||4270 mm|
|Width||1895 mm||1780 mm|
|Height||1780 mm||1630 mm|
|Wheelbase||2850 mm||2590 mm|
|Kerb Weight||-NA-||1260-1290 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||19 inch Alloys||16 inch alloys|
|Boot Space||-NA-||405 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||-NA-||55 litres|
Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta – Verdict
Tata Motors has clearly put in a lot of effort into reinventing the Aria. Overall, the Hexa is a much better product now than its predecessor. Again, the target customers of the Hexa and Creta are very different. But the upcoming Tata Hexa crossover certainly looks like it will be worth the extra money.Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta Comparison Results –
- Design – Tata Hexa boasts an exterior that is a cross between an MPV and an SUV. While the Creta has the typical small SUV shape. Looks are a matter of personal taste so we will leave this one up to the buyer.
- Features – Both cars get a long list of features. Tata Hexa boasts seven seat, multiple driving modes and Terrain Response System.
- Specifications – Hexa’s engine is more powerful than the Creta’s. But, keep in mind, the Hexa will be considerably more expensive.
- Price – As always, pricing will be crucial and we expect the Tata to price the Hexa aggressively. However, it will still be more expensive than the Hyundai Creta.
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