Hello everyone, I am Hexa, the newest member of the Tata Motors family. Yes, my appearance might remind you of my elder brother, the Aria. But let me assure you, there’s much more to me than just a rather uncanny resemblance between us two siblings. For starters, my carefully-chiseled muscles are sure to impress the premium SUV buyers. Also, my ‘Super Driving Modes’ and the 10-Speaker JBL sound system are some features, amongst many others, that would paint my rivals green with envy. Okay, I don’t want to sound boastful; allow me to take you on a test drive and reveal more about myself.
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A quick fact, it took Pratap Bose, Head of Design for Tata Motors, and his very skilled team, over 3 years to complete my neatly-sculpted body. This clamshell hood, sharply-styled headlamps, the in-your-face radiator grille- there’s enough to validate my SUV aspirations.
Yes, I knew you would appreciate the space on offer. What’s more? You can even choose between a 6-seat and a 7-seat layout. The 6-seat layout offers captain seats for all three rows. What? Did you say the third row is seldom useful? Why don’t you get into the last row and experience the real estate on offer? Surprised? Okay, what if I tell you there are individual aircon blowers for all three rows? Yes, my dashboard is skeletally similar to the Aria’s unit, but believe you me, the materials used are a lot more premium and you also get a modern styling.
In case you’re interested in the numbers, my 2.2-litre Varicor 400 Turbocharged diesel-sipping powerplant outputs a very healthy 154BHP – 400NM. Also, you can choose between a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. And guess what? The manual transmission model can be equipped with an adaptive four wheel drive system that is capable of delivering torque to the front axle when required. My makers have sourced it from none other than Borg Warner. With such competent hardware on offer, I can pretty effortlessly venture off the tarmac. Drive me like your grandpa, and I promise to reward you with up to 12 KMPL.
Now for the party trick! The ‘Super Driving Modes’ on the MT models enable you to alter suspension and power delivery as per the driving conditions. Available modes include ‘Auto’, ‘Comfort’, ‘Dynamic’ and ‘Rough Road’. As is self-explanatory, ‘Auto’ mode leaves all the guesswork to the ECU. Choose ‘Comfort’ if you want to drive around leisurely; ‘Dynamic’ mode comes in handy during the traffic-light GPs. Use ‘Rough Road’ to put the 4×4 kit into action.
Remember, I am no race car. I know, I can get pretty enthusiastic on straight roads, but, you know, high-speed apex hunting just ain’t my thing. However, on a hilly road or while shifting lanes, I won’t let you down. Yes, it’s tough to hide all this bulk, but, guess what, I’ve got anti-roll bars at both my axles. Try playing the lane splitter and you are sure to be pleased with my composed demeanour. Also, with at least some weight dialed into my steering wheel, I try hard to keep you from losing confidence.
First things first – I only have a slight resemblance to my unfortunately not-so-popular brother but please note that I share no trait with him except for the excellent ride characteristics. Apart from this, I have been pretty vocal about the fact that I’m no race car and can’t corner like one. However, what I assure you of is an almost unmatched comfort level for 6-7 occupants. This, and also the fact that some of my features are conspicuous by their absence on all cars in this price range. I’m also quite a mile muncher and offer a relaxed driving experience. Lest you forget, I can even tackle some rough terrain. So yes, I am not perfect but I try to deliver what I promise- a comfortable driving experience to at least 6 occupants. So this is as honest as I can get about myself. I hope to see you put down your money on me.
|Tata Hexa XE 4×2 MT||Rs 11.99 Lakh|
|Tata Hexa XM 4×2 MT||Rs 13.85 Lakh|
|Tata Hexa XT 4×2 MT||Rs 16.20 Lakh|
|Tata Hexa XT 4×4 MT||Rs 17.49 Lakh|
|Tata Hexa XMA 4×2 AT||Rs 15.05 Lakh|
|Tata Hexa XTA 4×2 AT||Rs 17.40 Lakh|
all prices ex-showroom Delhi
|Length x Width x Height||4788 x 1903 x 1791 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||19 inch alloys|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.2 litre Varicor Diesel / Varicor 400 Diesel|
|Power||150 PS/156 PS|
|Torque||320 Nm/400 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5 Speed Manual/ 6 speed Manual and 6 speed Auto|
|Mileage||12-15 KMPL (estimated)|
|Four Wheel Drive||Yes|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes|
|Audio System||Yes (Touchscreen)|
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