As reported earlier, the new Tata Hexa will feature new ‘Super Drive Modes’. The new ‘Super Drive Modes’ work in conjunction with the Hexa’s new-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP), and can be activated through a well-placed rotary knob, on the center console. This system allows the driver to seamlessly switch between the four different driving styles – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road to set up the Hexa to transverse over different terrains. The Instrument Cluster displays the modes and the vehicle’s ambient lighting adjusts accordingly.
The new ‘Super Drive Modes’ system continuously monitors the vehicle across different terrains. It is claimed to provide instant feedback and timely alerts to the driver, with enhanced traction, better vehicle composure and handling, thus enabling smooth, effortless and seamless driving– from heavy traffic to wide open roads.
The Four Different styles of Super Drive Modes system, according to Tata Motors:
Auto Mode – In Auto Mode, the new Tata Hexa’s performance is optimized to adapt itself automatically to all surface conditions. Kicking-in the vehicles control systems based on the road conditions, in Auto Mode the system provides for a confident and reassuring drive, regardless of the surface or the kind of driver. With a focus on stability and traction at all times, the new Hexa in Auto Mode is also well balanced in terms of power and safety. In this mode, maneuverability is maintained even in extreme situations, with improved utilization of the friction potential between the tires and road.
Comfort Mode – In Comfort mode, the engine power output of the new Tata Hexa, provides for a comfortable drive. In this mode, the engine of the Tata Hexa will deliver precise power, allowing constant cruising speeds on the highway and improving control without loss of ride comfort, for long journeys.
Dynamic Mode – In Dynamic mode, the new Tata HEXA achieves maximum power & acceleration, performing well during extreme handling maneuvers, on curvy roads, or while drifting. In Dynamic Mode the Hexa’s ESP kicks in later, or at just about the right time, to ensure safety.
Rough Road Mode – The new Tata HEXA in the Rough Road mode, allows the driver to explore challenging off-road driving conditions or move over other unyielding obstacles. Braking performance is also tuned to support rough road surfaces, in comparison to other drive modes, causing wheel lock ups in a controlled manner. Driving the new Tata Hexa in this mode, not only optimizes ride stability, but also enhances the vehicles dynamic performance, further delivering more progressive control in slippery and tough conditions.
Mr. Girish Wagh, Senior Vice President – Program Planning & Program Management, Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited said, “At Tata Motors we have always been at the fore-front of providing a rich and dynamic driving experience to our customers through our product innovations and the new Tata Hexa reinforces this commitment. Specially developed by Tata Motors engineering team in collaboration with our technology partners, the new Tata Hexa will deliver an excellent, unforgettable customer experience. With a new-generation ESP system accessible through the new Super Drive Modes, the feature allows the driver to select one of the four modes, allowing the vehicle to regulate the engine, based on the terrain and different customer’ needs and desires.”