Tata Hexa
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Tata Motors is gearing up for the launch of its new flagship vehicle, the Hexa, which is expected in January. Bookings for the vehicle will commence from November 1. During a media drive recently, the Hexa was introduced with automatic and manual transmission options. However, the Hexa 4x4 version was offered with a manual transmission only.

A report in Zigwheels indicates that the SUV in four-wheel-drive version coupled with automatic transmission is on the anvil. This version might not be launched when the Hexa hits showrooms in January 2017. This is apparently to avoid expensive vehicle tag for the Hexa. The combination might enter on a later stage and will be the top-spec version of the Hexa with a premium price tag.

Expected to be priced in the range of Rs 12 lakh to Rs 18 lakh, Tata Hexa will come powered by 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. The Hexa will be offered with four drive modes — Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. The 4x4 system in Hexa will deliver up to 45 percent of the power to the front wheels if it detects slip.

The Hexa measures 4,764 mm in length, 1,895 mm in width and 1,780 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. The SUV is the second product to feature the Impact design language of Tata Motors. What this means is that the vehicle sports a sharp and contemporary looks. The SUV crossover comes with a honeycomb grille with chrome 'Humanity Line'. The Hexa sports projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, integrated spoiler and roof rails. The interior will sport dual-tone dashboard and leather-covered captain seats. Other premium additions, such as the LED illumination and mood lighting, will be reserved for the top-spec model.