The homegrown manufacturer – Tata Motors has accomplished quite a few feats in its existence. Tata was the first manufacturer to launch a diesel passenger car in the Indian market, which was launched as the Indica. It also launched a few vehicles that were way ahead of its time and one of them was the Sierra. In recent times, Tata Motors became the first Indian manufacturer to offer a 5 Star safety rated vehicle in the Indian market! Since the popularity of SUVs is rising around the world, including India, Tata offers four of these SUVs in the market and soon, many more will be added to the list. However, if you want to buy a Tata SUV and are confused about which one to buy, we are here to help. Here are all the four Tata SUVs – Nexon, Safari Storme, Harrier and the Hexa and who should buy what!
Want a highway cruiser
The Harrier is the newest SUV from the brand and it was launched earlier this year in the Indian market. The all-new SUV is based on the new OMEGA platform, which is derived from the Jaguar Land Rover’s D8 platform, which underpins the Land Rover Discovery. The Tata Harrier instead of being an SUV shows excellent handling characteristics and feels very confident on high speed. Add to that the 2.0-litre engine that produces 140 PS and 350 Nm, the Harrier always has ample power to overtake the other vehicles on the highways. Also, it gets the cruise control feature, which comes in very handy on the highways.
Want a city runner
Tata Nexon petrol AMT
The Tata Nexon is the entry-level SUV of the brand and is the only vehicle in the segment to offer an automatic transmission with both petrol and diesel engine options. If someone is looking for a city vehicle with compact dimensions, which is easy to drive around in the city traffic, the Tata Nexon petrol AMT would be a perfect choice. It is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 110 PS and peak torque of 170 Nm. It gets a 6-speed AMT, which ensures good fuel efficiency.
Tata Safari Storme 4X4
Tata Safari has been a very known name in the Indian market and it is an iconic name too. Tata Safari was replaced with the Safari Storme in the Indian market and the SUV is available with both 4X2 and 4X4 versions. However, if you’re looking for a rugged off-roader from the Tata line-up, the Safari Storme is currently the only vehicle that offers 4X4 with low-ratio transfer case. The choice is quite clear here.
A family vehicle
Tata Hexa AT
The Tata Hexa replaced the Tata Aria in the market and on the looks alone, the Hexa can be rated far better than the Aria. The Tata Hexa is a proper seven-seater vehicle and offers a comfortable space of the little ones in the last row too. Currently, the Hexa is the only vehicle in the Tata’s SUV line-up that offers a proper automatic transmission with the diesel engine options (Nexon offers AMT). The Hexa AT is known for its swift gear changes and comfortable drive. It is the one perfect vehicle to complete all the family needs.
Want a family vehicle that can reach places!
Tata Hexa 4WD
Tata also offers a 4WD variant of the Hexa but it is only available with a manual transmission. However, the 4WD system works pretty well to take the Hexa to some of the most difficult situations and areas. Even though it is not a proper 4X4, the Hexa 4WD can tackle a lot of surfaces easily!
Tata Nexon diesel
With a price tag of Rs 7.6 lakh, ex-showroom, the Tata Nexon diesel manual is one of the most affordable diesel choices that you can by in the market. The Tata Nexon diesel version is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 110 PS and peak torque of 260 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission.
Mileage with ease of driving
Tata Nexon diesel AMT
The Tata Nexon diesel is quite frugal. It returns a maximum mileage of 21.5 km/l with the manual transmission. The good part? The Nexon diesel is also available with a 6-speed AMT automatic transmission that does not decrease the fuel efficiency in any way!
Best ride quality
The Hexa is based on the ladder-frame chassis, which ensures the optimum ride quality. Even though the Safari Storme offers the same set-up, the Hexa’s suspension is set to provide maximum comfort. If you’re looking for a vehicle that can provide maximum comfort, the Hexa would be the best choice of all the Tata SUVs listed above.
Want intimidating looks
The Harrier gets the latest design language of the brand and it truly was the first vehicle to get the separate DRL and headlamp set-up in India. The Harrier is the widest vehicle in the segment and with the super bright LED DRLs, it can be intimidating on the rearview mirror. If you’re looking for an intimidating vehicle that can turn heads on the roads, there’s nothing better than the Harrier in the Tata’s line-up.
On a tight budget?
The Tata Nexon is the most affordable vehicle in the segment. The Nexon’s base variant is priced at Rs 6.58 lakh, which makes it affordable than any other vehicle in the segment. If you’re on a tight budget, the Nexon petrol should be the choice that you should make.