There is no end to rumours about the upcoming SUV, the Hexa, from the house of Tata Motors. The vehicle is now expected to come to the Indian market in January 2017. Tata Hexa, which has become a common sight on Indian roads during its test rides since it first appeared at the Auto Expo in February this year, was earlier rumoured to be launched in November.
Although the launch of the Hexa is a couple of months away, the SUV continues to be a favourite topic of discussion among industry watchers. TeamBHP members have now released more details of the Hexa, including the features and variants. Going by this, the Hexa SUV will be offered in a total of nine trims — five manual (XE 4x2, XM 4x2, XM 4x4, XT 4x2, XT 4x4) and four automatic variants (XMA 4x2, XMA 4x4, XTA 4x2, XTA 4x4).
Powering the Hexa will be a 2.2-litre engine that is tuned to generate 154bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque at 1,700 to 2,700rpm. While the transmission in XE, the Hexa entry-level variant, will be taken care of by a five-speed manual gearbox, all other variants will get either a six-speed manual or six-speed gearbox. The SUV will feature four drive modes — Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road.
The top-end variants of the Hexa will come with six airbags, while the entry-level models will get two airbags. The Hexa will offer ABS as standard and will also include safety features such as EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), ROM (Roll-Over Mitigation, with ESP), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assistance), HHC/HDC (Hill Hold Control/Hill Descent Control) and TCS (Traction Control System).
The latest report also adds that the first free service is at three months/5,000 km (whichever is earlier), the second service at six months/10,000 km, and the last free service is at 12 months/20,000 km. The Hexa will be offered with a warranty of three years/1,50,000 km.
The Hexa is expected to be priced lower than Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta in India. While the top-end variant, the Hexa XT, will carry a price tag of Rs 17.49 lakh, the automatic variant, the Hexa XTA 4×2 AT, will be priced at Rs 17.44 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Pune).