Auto Expo 2016: Tata Motors unveils Kite 5 compact sedan, Hexa and Nexon
Auto Expo 2016: Tata Motors unveils Kite 5 compact sedan, Hexa and NexonIBTimes India

A new prototype of what appears to be the base variant of the Hexa MPV has been clicked while undergoing testing in India, giving us a picture of the features offered at different trim levels.

Rushlane has shared the images of the Hexa MPV, and the interesting part is that the MPV is seen without fog lamps and LEDs, indicating that the spotted test mule could be the base variant of the model. The previous set of spy shots of the Hexa was seen with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) and projector headlamps. In terms of styling, the Hexa looks like a new avatar of the Aria.

Tata is expected to launch the Hexa in India during the festive season this year. The Hexa was reviewed at the Auto Expo 2016 in February and has been undergoing testing since then. From what we know so far, 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.

Under the hood, the Hexa comes with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder Varicor diesel engine, which is tuned to generate 154bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque at 1,700 to 2,700rpm. The engine comes mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission.

Other than the 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 come with wraparound LED tail lamps, door claddings, dual-coloured wheel arches, integrated spoiler and roof rails.

In India, the Hexa is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh (ex-showroom) and when launched, will take on the likes of Toyota Innova Crysta and Renault Lodgy.