Tata Motors showcased the production ready Hexa, which they call it as “a path-breaking offering in the lifestyle SUV segment”. First showcased as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, it comes with sharp cosmetic features reflecting the newly defined design language – IMPACT.
The Tata Hexa measures 4764 mm long, 1895 mm wide, 1780 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2850 mm. The Aria replacement’s styling is a far cry from the original’s staid appearance, even though it’s a major re-skinning exercise. Highlights of the HEXA’s fascia include a dual-coloured front bumper, the signature hexagonal patterned front grill with chrome accented humanity line, smoked projector headlamps, fog lamps with daylight running lamps.
The Aria’s slab sides have been rectified with chunky door claddings, dual-coloured wheel arches, stylized machine-cut 19” alloy wheels and a “floating roof” with D pillar cladding. At the back, the HEXA gets new horizontal two part tail lamps with wraparound signature LED lamps, a body-coloured integrated spoiler and roof rails.
The interiors come with contoured leather seats with accentuated bolsters, an all-new dashboard design with satin finished chrome accents around the air vents, along with piano black inserts.
Entertainment is taken care of by a Harman sourced 5″ touch-screen equipped infotainmnet system which blares through a JBL 10 speaker system with subwoofer and amplifier. Features on offer include an 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat, USB charging ports which modulate charging based on the connected device, adjustable multi-coloured ambient car illumination in eight different customized colours (white, orange, red, purple, blue, cyan, bluish green, fluorescent green), on-screen SMS display, SMS readout and rear view camera display on infotainment screen.
The Hexa crossover will be powered by the same 2.2-liter VARICOR engine from the updated Safari Storme, but will be tuned to produce 154.21 hp and 400 Nm of maximum torque, with a shift-on-the-fly 4WD system to be offered as an option. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and an all-new 6-speed automatic, which has been developed by GMPT (General Motors Powertrain). Other technical highlights include a multi- drive option with four modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. The HEXA’s interior mood lighting changes colours according to the 4 drive modes.
The HEXA comes with safety features like 6 airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control System and Engine Drag Control System.