Tata Hexa concept
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Tata is reportedly readying a 1.9 litre diesel engine, which would debut in the Hexa MPV of the model in the country. It looks like after the Supreme Court lifted the ban on the diesel models in the country, the car-makers are going ahead with their plans.

The latest report of Zigwheels says that Tata is readying a lower displacement engine to power its models like the Hexa and Safari Storme. The company is expected to launch the Hexa in India in October during the festive season this year. The report adds that Hexa will also be available in the 2.2 litre engine avatar.

Tata had showcased the Hexa at the Auto Expo 2016 in February and the model has been undergoing testing in the country since then. The Hexa embodies Tata's new Impact design philosophy. The 2.2-litre engine of the Hexa will be tuned to generate 154bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque at 1,700 to 2,700rpm. The engine will come mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission.

It 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 Hexa is expected to come with wraparound LED tail lamps, door claddings, dual-coloured wheel arches, integrated spoiler and roof rails. Other features expected include dual hexagonal-patterned front grille with chrome accents on the front and smoked projector headlamps, fog lamps and daytime running lamps.

The Hexa is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh (ex-showroom).