Tata has updated its current flagship vehicle, the Hexa, and the new model comes with a set of exterior and interior upgrades. Just a few weeks backs, Tata revised the pricing of the Hexa in order to bump its flagship status, which was threatened by the newly launched Harrier. With the latest update, the company has discontinued the base XE trim along with increasing the price of other trims a bit. The 2019 Hexa now starts at Rs. 14.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the XM trim, which is now the base trim level.
Changes made on the new Hexa range from dual tone paint theme and stylish alloy wheels to an all-new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman. Talking about the exterior changes first, Tata has released two dual tone roof options for the Hexa, which are – Infinity Black and Titanium Grey. The Infinity Black roof colour option can be paired with either the Pearl White or the Tungsten Silver body paint.
The Titanium Grey roof top option, on the other hand, can be combined with three exterior paint schemes, which are – Arizona Blue; Urban Bronze; or Sky Grey. However, the dual tone roof choices are limited to XT, XT 4X4, and XTA variants only while the base XM variants is not provided with any such option.
Moving on, Tata has also introduced a set of new alloy wheels for the Hexa in order to boost its visual appeal. There are two options to choose from – either the 17-inch Charcoal Grey allow wheels available for XT/XT 4X4 or the bigger 19-inch diamond cut alloys for the XTA variant. Among these, the bigger 19-inch diamond cut alloys certainly look better.
Coming on to the changes made to the interiors and features, the major update here is the new 7 inch infotainment system by Harman. It gets Android Auto connectivity but still misses out on Apple CarPlay. However, it does come with several other features including apps like ConnectNext, Emergency Assist and Trip-On, smart manual, smart remote, and park assist.
A 10 speaker JBL audio system is also present to please all the audiophiles out there. The Infotainment system has been made a standard fitment. One downgrade though is the Mood Lighting, which will now only be single tone instead of 8 color options. Other changes on the interiors include new light chrome rings around the infotainment and air vents, piano black bezel on the lower portion of the steering wheel along with fast charging.
With all these updates, the prices of the Hexa have gone up slightly. The XM, XM+, and XMA trims have no change in pricings while the other three trims see a bump of around Rs. 20,000. The Hexa XT has now been priced at Rs 17lakhakhs, up from 16.83 lakh. The Hexa XTA now costs Rs 18.19 lakh, up from 17.99 lakh while the top end Hexa XT 4X4 now costs Rs 18.36 lakh, up from Rs 18.16 lakh.