Update: Motoroids reader and fan Prasad Kadekar from Pune has sent us a close up image of the Tata crossover. The close up image reveals the styling for the headlamps, which stays true to the concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. Also true to the concept are the top and lower grilles on the front fascia with their honeycomb mesh pattern. The ultra high profile rubber on the car doesn’t help the crossover’s appearance much, but hints that it will be offered with a 4×4 drivetrain upon launch. Inside, as visible in the image, the car gets adjustable headrests for all three rows of seats. Check out the fresh new image below followed by our report on an earlier sighting.
The Tata Hexa will be launching soon, but in the mean time, public road testing continues in full swing. This camouflaged test mule was spotted by us on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Smaller steel wheels indicate that this is one of the lower variants of the upcoming crossover, set to replace the antiquated Aria. First showcased as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, the production-ready Tata Hexa was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.
Measuring 4764 mm long, 1895 mm wide, 1780 mm tall and riding on a wheelbase of 2850 mm, the Hexa comes with sharp cosmetic features reflecting the newly defined design language – IMPACT. Upon launch, the Hexa will be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine, good for 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. A multi- drive option with four modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road, will also be available.
The Hexa also gets all-new interiors, a Harman sourced 5″ touch-screen equipped infotainmnet system, a JBL 10 speaker system with subwoofer and amplifier, an 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat, multi-coloured ambient car illumination and much more. 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.