Tata Motors has been extensively testing their Aria replacement for a while now and a host of spyshots have emerged every now and then suggesting the same. Camouflaged test mules of the Tata Hexa were spotted on numerous occasions doing rounds during its public roadtest. The crossover SUV was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo and going by first impressions of the appearance, this new vehicle looks like a game changer.
A new image of the Tata Hexa has come up showcasing not just one but two units of the same; one in a shade of white and the other in a darker tone. The models seem to be top end trims of the production-spec Hexas. These SUVs look fully loaded with premium features like LED DRLs, full body cladding, roof rails, and fairly huge black alloys.
The Hexa is a world apart from the Aria when it comes to exterior styling. It will be likely be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine – the VARICOR 400. The latest Safari Storme is offered with the same unit under its hood. The Varicor engine will be strapped with a new 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission kit will be offered later. The engine will produce power close to 155 bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. Reports suggest that the crossover SUV will also benefit by an all-wheel drive and a tweaked version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. On the inside the Hexa will come with a HARMAN sourced infotainment system and many more premium bits to make it an attractive offer.
The Tata Hexa is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year followed by the equally awaited Nexon Compact SUV. Tests mules of the compact SUV are spotted testing as well along with the Kite compact sedan. Once launched, the Hexa will lock horns with Toyota Innova MPV and the XUV 500 from Mahindra.
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