Tata Hexa More Than Just an Updated Aria!

Launched in 2010, the Tata Aria turned out to be a flop in the market. Tata went back to the drawing board and following a really comprehensive overhaul, they have now come up with the HexaThe Hexa boasts a highly updated exterior, a premium cabin and additional features. It promises to be much better than the Aria and Tata is hoping the MPV-SUV crossover will click with the public. Basically, the Hexa looks poised to complete what the Aria started. Of course, Hexa looks far more accomplished than the Aria. But comparisons are already being drawn. We compare the two in our Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria post here to put all doubts to rest. Also See- Upcoming New Tata Cars

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Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria Price Comparison

As expected, Tata has priced the new Hexa very aggressively. It comes in at a starting price of Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Towards the end of its life cycle, the Aria was available with heavy discounts and a starting price of just Rs. 8.85 lakh! Top-end variants of the Hexa go up to 17.49 lakhs.

 

Tata Hexa

(ex-showroom Delhi Price)

Tata Aria

(ex-showroom Delhi price)

Price RangeRs. 11.99-17.49 lakhRs. 11.05 – 16.30 lakh

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Tata Hexa XE 4×2 MTRs 11.99 Lakh
Tata Hexa XM 4×2 MTRs 13.85 Lakh
Tata Hexa XT 4×2 MTRs 16.20 Lakh
Tata Hexa XT 4×4 MTRs 17.49 Lakh
Tata Hexa XMA 4×2 ATRs 15.05 Lakh
Tata Hexa XTA 4×2 ATRs 17.40 Lakh

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Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria Specifications Comparison

Tata HexaTata Aria
Displacement2.2 litre Varicor Diesel / Varicor 400 Diesel2.2 L Diesel
Power150 PS/156 PS150 PS
Torque320 Nm/400 Nm320 Nm
Efficiency17-18 KMPL (estimated claimed mileage)15.05 kpl
Transmission5 Speed Manual/ 6 speed Manual and 6 speed Auto5-speed MT
Dimensions (LxWxH)4764 x 1895 x 1780 mm4780 x 1895 x 1780

The top-end Hexa features Tata’s Varicor 400 diesel engine that makes 154 bhp of max power and 400 Nm of peak torque. It makes around 6 bhp more power and 80 Nm more torque. Both manual and automatic transmission options are on offer. The entry level Hexa gets Aria’s slightly less powerful engine. Also, the Hexa features 4 driving modes, all wheel drive and Terrain Response System. The Tata Aria and Base Hexa make do with a 5-speed manual gearbox.The higher models get a choice of 6 speed Manual and Auto ‘boxes. Also, expect higher fuel efficiency from the Hexa. Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria Comparison of Price, Specifications, features tata hexa side

Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria Features Comparison

Tata HexaTata Aria
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingYes (keyless entry and go)Yes
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemYes (Touchscreen)Yes (Colour Display)
AirbagsYes (2 or 6)Yes (2 or 6)
ABSYesYes

The Tata Aria wasn’t exactly short on features. Still, Tata has added new features to the. Additional features include a Harman sourced 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a new 10-speaker JBL audio system, and more. Additionally, top-end variants also get features like LED DRLs, ambient lighting, a colour MID, six airbags and more. There are 19 inch rims and also a terrain response system on offer.

Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria Comparison of Price, Specifications, features Tata Aria Facelift Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria – Exterior Design

While the Hexa retains the overall SUV-MPV crossover shape of the Aria, the styling is now more butch. The bonnet seems flatter and the chunky bumpers and body cladding add some much-needed ruggedness to the exteriors. In comparison to the Aria, the Hexa features bigger wheels. Instead of the Aria’s vertical tail lamp setup, Hexa gets split LED tail lamps with a thick bar of chrome above the number plate. Bits like the headlamps and overall shape of the Hexa bear more than a passing resemblance to the Aria.

Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria – Interior Review

The plain surfaces of the Aria’s dashboard have made way for a more sophisticated design. Gone are the vertical AC vents flanking the centre console. The Hexa gets rectangular AC vents with the centre console housing the touchscreen finding a place below it. Other new bits include the steering wheel, instrument console and the auto aircon setup. For the Hexa, Tata has done away with the cubby holes that line the roof of the Aria. However, it is still easy to notice certain similarities between the dashboard designs of the two crossovers. While the wheelbase of the Hexa remains the same, Tata claims there is more room in the second and third row of seats now. Also, the Hexa’s cabin has an overall darker colour scheme.

Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria – Dimensions

 Tata HexaTata Aria
Length x Width x Height4764 mm4780 mm
 Width1895 mm1895 mm
 Height1780 mm1780 mm
Wheelbase2850 mm2850 mm
Kerb Weight1900-2000 kg (est.)1920 kg
Wheel Type and Size19 inch Alloys17 inch alloys
Boot Space-NA-342 L
Fuel Tank Capacity60 L60 litres

The upcoming Hexa is actually slightly shorter than the Aria. However, wheelbase remains the same the Hexa actually has better legroom.

Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria – Verdict

Tata has clearly put in a lot of effort into reinventing the Aria. The Hexa seems like a much better package overall. It looks much better, the engine now makes more power, gets more features and combines the qualities of an SUV and MPV rather well. In fact, it can easily be viewed as an all new product.

Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria Comparison Results –

  • Design – The Hexa is now more SUV and less MPV in comparison to the Aria. Its rugged exteriors should appeal to more buyers now.
  • Features – Tata Aria was never really short on features. The new Hexa gets even more equipment, especially on the top-end trims.
  • Specifications – Powering the Hexa is a retuned version of the Aria’s 2.2 L Diesel that now makes more power and considerably more torque. Also, there are new transmission options on offer.
  • Price – As expected, Tata has gone with a very aggressive pricing strategy for the Hexa.

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