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The Hexa is available in six different variants, with pricing starting at Rs 11.72 lakh and going all the way up to Rs 17.19 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). Apart from the base-spec XE variant, which has 150PS/320Nm at its disposal, the rest of the range gets 156PS/400Nm to play with. For both tunes, the same 2.2-litre Varicor diesel engine is used. Transmission duties in the XE are handled by a 5-speed manual unit, whereas the rest of the range gets a choice between a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
The Hexa is an embodiment of Tata’s aspirations to transform into a modern, stylish and sophisticated brand. But, can the Hexa shake off the legacy of the 'old' Tata and make a mark in the full-size SUV segment? And just how different is it from the Aria crossover? We find out.
Our expectations fromTatavehicles have changed massively. The ‘Tata’ logo is now associated with distinctive designs that wrap around capable machines that also promise to pamper you. Tata’s previous challenger in the seven-seat family mover space, the Aria, lacked appeal and the ability to tackle the utterly capableToyota Innova Crysta. As expected of new-age Tata, the seven-seat Hexa is packing in a lot more wow-power to tempt you into a showroom. But is this Aria-based offering the real deal now? Will it get you to your destination with ease, be it near or far, and whether you like to drive or be driven? Answer time!
Because it’s only when you do that will you be able to miss the Hexa’s connection to the Aria. Tata may want you to think that the Hexa is an 'all-new' product, but it is difficult to gloss over the fact that this is a heavily reworked Aria at best. When you accept that fact, stop squinting. Now look at it, and it is easy to appreciate the Hexa's design. From the front, the high-set clamshell bonnet, the swept-up headlamps, upswept chrome bar in the grille, the air dam with a large hexagonal surround, faux...read more »
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Tata Hexa Highlights
The Hexa MPV is one of the finest cars ever made by Tata Motors and the decent sales Hexa is churning even in the high price bracket of Rs 11.72-17.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) testifies its popularity among Indian masses. The styling of Tata Hexa is refreshingly clean and uncluttered although Tata has made sure that Hexa doesn’t look plain Jane and boring. The quality of the interiors is a big leap forward and is on par with the rivals. 2.2-liter turbocharged direct injection diesel motor in Hexa puts out 150PS/320Nm and 156PS/400Nm for the VARICOR 320 and VARICOR 400 iterations respectively. While the lower output is mated to 5-speed manual transmission, the higher version channelizes the power to the wheels via 6-speed manual and automatic transmission. Tata is also offering an all-wheel-drive version of the Tata Hexa pitted against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Tata Hexa Exterior and Interior
The Tata Hexa comes with a “don’t mess with me” vibe. From the front, its mean bonnet, the hexagonal front grille and projector headlamps create one helluva road presence. From the side, it is less imposing with its Aria inspired squareness, although it does stand tall with its 19-inch wheels. The drop down elements from the roof and the blacked-out pillar gives it a distinct look. The first thing you will notice from the back are the chunky taillamps that wrap around onto the tailgate. And yes, there’s enough chrome to impress potential Indian buyers.
Staying true to its name, the Hexa can quite comfortably fit half a dozen people. The seats are quite comfortable and there’s enough space to film a Star Wars movie. Tall passengers won’t be complaining about the headroom or legroom either. Surprisingly, the third row isn’t as cramped as it seems. It is (almost) comfortable for any full-grown adult. The centre console is completely redesigned to nicely integrate the 5-inch infotainment unit that’s paired with 10 JBL speakers. If Tata paid a little more attention in terms of quality, the Hexa’s cabin would be one lovely space to be in. Speaking of which, you get 129 litres of bootspace, which is enough for a picnic basket. However, if you flip the third row, you can almost fit an entire dining table.
Tata Hexa Specifications
The Hexa comes with the 2.2-litre engine we’ve seen in the Safari Varicor400. The four-cylinder engine makes 156PS and 400Nm of torque that’s available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The automatic variant felt easier to drive especially because the shifts were smooth. The manual variant’s clutch keeps you guessing at first, but it isn’t hard to get used to.
It can now easily switch between the four different driving modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road, for increased comfort & stability over difficult terrains. This set of modes on offer are known as ‘Super Drive Modes’.
Tata Hexa Variants
The Hexa has six variants to choose from. While the base XE variant comes at a price of Rs 11.9 lakh (ex-showroom), the top of the line XTA (4x4) automatic variant sets you back by Rs 17.40 lakh. The XMA variant seems to hit the sweet spot with automatic transmission, twin-pod instrument clusters and hill hold assist and a price tag of Rs 15.05 Lakhs.
Tata Hexa Competitors
Mahindra XUV 500: The Mahindra XUV 500 is the direct rival to the Hexa. It’s ease of driving, fuel efficiency and equipment outshine that of the Hexa, but it takes a tumble when it comes to refinement, built quality and overall passenger comfort.
Toyota Innova Crysta: Toyota has dominated the Indian market for over two decades, and the Cysta just proves us why. The extra 4 lakh premium offers you more punch across all parameters, which include better ride quality, reliability and dependability, and not to mention a great re-sale value.
The Hexa looks mean and certainly makes an impression on the road. It is quite spacious and can tackle bad roads easily, and it is priced well. It is safe to say that the Hexa ticks all the right boxes with few minor compromises.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Tata Hexa
User Questions and Answers
T_._M_Harshith asked a question on 17 January 2018
Q.Will the 4wd auto be launched?Will the 4wd auto be launched?
Tata is speculated to be working on the 4WD AT variant of Hexa although a launch date is still to be revealed. There is no official confirmation about the possible debut of the 4WD AT version yet.Tata is speculated to be working on the 4WD AT variant of Hexa although a launch date is still to be revealed. There is no official confirmation about the possible debut of the 4WD AT version yet.
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 29 January 2018
chetan_shambharkar asked a question on 13 January 2018
Q.Is hexa available in Petrol?Is hexa available in Petrol?
No, Tata Hexa comes only in diesel variants.No, Tata Hexa comes only in diesel variants.
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 19 January 2018
Punit_Patel asked a question on 6 January 2018
Q.FOR COMPAR MAINTENANCE POINT... WHICH CAR BEST HEXA OR INNOVA CRYSTAFOR COMPAR MAINTENANCE POINT... WHICH CAR BEST HEXA OR INNOVA CRYSTA
Toyota reliability is still miles ahead of the Tata though the initial cost could be high in case of Toyota.Toyota reliability is still miles ahead of the Tata though the initial cost could be high in case of Toyota.
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 31 January 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the price of Tata Hexa?
The starting price of Tata Hexa in top cities are:
No push button start, Keyless entry, 4x4 with manual only
The Hexa comes across as a great package especially thanks to its competitive pricing. Also all variants are well equipped and it offers safety features like dual front airbags, ABS and EBD as standard across the range.