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UPDATE: Tata Motors has released an official statement to DriveSpark regarding the Hexa. The statement reads,
"We would like to clarify that there is no plan to recall Hexas for engine head replacements. We would, therefore, request you to accordingly update the story with this official clarification from Tata Motors, to avoid any unnecessary misinformation that may spread panic among Hexa customers."
Tata Motors might soon issue a recall of their Hexa SUV in the Indian market. According to a Team-BHP forum post, Tata Motors has already shared a circular with their service dealers regarding the Hexa recall.
According to reports, the Tata Hexa has been recalled for a possible replacement of its engine head. Although, Tata Motors is yet to make an official announcement on the same, service dealers of the company have already been informed.
Without any official announcement from the carmaker, it is still not sure how many vehicles have been affected. Reports also suggest, that the all Hexa models manufactured between May and July 2017 might be affected (yet to be confirmed).
The Tata Hexa is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine, available in two states-of-tune. The lower XE variant of the Hexa comes with the 148bhp and 320Nm of torque. The higher variants, on the other hand, receive the higher state-of-tune which churns out 154bhp and 400Nm of torque. The engine is further mated to either a five-speed or six-speed manual. There is also the optional six-speed manual gearbox on offer.
Currently, Tata Motors is getting ready for the launch of their much-awaited Harrier SUV in the market. The all-new five-seater Harrier SUV will be launched on the 23rd of January. The Tata Harrier is part of an all-new 'Impact 2.0' design language from the brand. The Harrier also comes with Tata's new OMEGA platform (based on the D8 Land Rover architecture). We have driven the Harrier recently — here is our detailed review.
Recently, Tata Motors has also confirmed the launch of a seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier SUV. The seven-seater Harrier SUV has been spied testing multiple times and is scheduled to launch towards the end of 2019.
Thoughts On Tata Hexa Recall
Tata Hexa currently provides decent monthly sales for the Indian car manufacturer. The Tata Hexa comes with a starting price of Rs 12.57 lakh for the base XE variant while the top-end XT (4x4) is priced at 17.97 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). The Hexa rivals the likes of the Jeep Compass in India.