Tata Motors is all set to launch the Hexa SUV in India. Tata will launch the Hexa in October, to take advantage of the Diwali festive period.
The Tata Hexa will replace the Aria MPV in Tata's Indian lineup.
The Hexa was originally slated to launch earlier in the year, but the drama over the Delhi diesel ban forced Tata to peg back the release of the car.
The new Hexa was first seen at the 2016 Auto Expo in February and test mules of the SUV have been spotted testing on numerous occasions.
The Hexa SUV will be powered by the same 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine powering the top of the line Safari Strome variant. The engine produces 154bhp and 400Nm of torque. In the Hexa, the engine is expected to be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox along with an automatic gearbox.
Design wise, the Hexa looks a lot more muscular and butch compared to the Aria it will replace. Angular headlamps flank the grille which has the Tata badge taking centre stage. Underneath the grille sits a large air dam which is part of the beefy front bumper.
At the sides, the large alloy wheels sit under the cover of pumped up wheel arches. At the back end of the Hexa features sleek wraparound tail lamps which are connected together by a large strip of chrome, which lends a more premium look to the SUV.
The new Hexa is expected to be placed above the Safari Strome at launch and it will compete with the likes of the Mahindra XUV 5OO, when it puts its wheels down onto Indian tarmac.