Tata might be clawing back with some good design, which lacked in some of its previous models. Read on to find out about our first look review of Tata Hexa SUV.
Tata Hexa Exterior & Interior
Tata Motors has moved away from the rounded design they have followed on many of the models. The Hexa on the front is flatter, butch and beefy, it has been built on the Aria platform and design, but you can see a lot of the design has been moved towards being straight lined and sharp edges.
The Aria was an MPV and was built to carry passengers in the premium segment, the Hexa exhibits characters of an SUV than an MPV. Once you move towards the side, the Aria comes into the picture. The high plastic clad muscular wheel arches give the Hexa high stance.
On the rear profile, the Hexa has a lot going on in terms of changes compared to the Aria. The wrapped around taillamps are sleek and elegant. A chrome strip runs between the taillamps giving it a premium touch. The dual exhaust takes the Hexa to another level and gives it a global appeal.
The interiors of the Tata Hexa reminds us of the dashboard from the Bolt and Zest, well, every car manufacturer does stick certain standard features among its product line. The Hexa is simple and clear in term of interiors.
The concept showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 - which is closer to the production model - included dual tone interior with black and white, we expect leather and fabric as a choice in the production model.
The brushed aluminium accents and chrome trims finish for the AC vents and instrument cluster.
Tata Hexa Engine Performance
Tata Motors will power the Hexa with the 2.2-litre Varicor diesel engine seen in the Safari Storme, which produces 154bp and a massive 400Nm of torque, this power is sent to the wheels with 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearbox.
India has witnessed diesel car ban on cars with displacement above 2000cc in the region of Delhi and manufacturers like Mahindra have made necessary changes to accommodate the sale of diesel cars. Tata Motors might offer the Hexa in the approved displacement of a diesel engine.
Tata Hexa Pricing
Tata Motors recently priced the Tiago competitively at Rs. 3.20 lakh, which took many by surprise due to the lower pricing. We expect the same treatment with the Hexa and could price it in the range of Rs. 10 to Rs. 15 lakh.
The Hexa will compete with Mahindra XUV500, Toyota Innova Crysta, Tata Safari Storme and Honda BR-V.
Tata Hexa First Look Verdict
Tata Motors has taken a lot of cues from its experience from Land Rover and it is very evident in the design of the Hexa. The SUV looks solid and modern, with Tata offering better quality in terms of product, the Hexa will surely create a ripple effect in the segment and it will depend on the final pricing of the SUV.
So will the prodigal son a.k.a Hexa return? Tata might be crawling out the misery of bad models and the Tiago has been promising and Hexa might be next to increase the brand quotient of Tata Motors.