According to our sources, the ex-showroom prices of the top-end Tata Hexa will be slightly cheaper than that of the Mahindra XUV500, its primary competitor. A 17.49 lakh rupee price tag, ex-showroom Pune, for the top-end Hexa XT 7 seat, manual gearbox equipped variant is what our sources reveal. Prices are likely to be introductory. The XUV500’s top end W10 AWD variant is priced at 17.84 lakhs, ex-showroom Pune.
The top-end variant will have a 4×4 transfer case and the 6 speed G-85 manual transmission as standard. The top-end version of the Hexa will offer 6 airbags and ESP. Tata plans to position the Hexa as a spacious, more powerful alternate to the XUV500, a strategy not dissimilar to what it adopted with the Aria. However, the top-end Hexa will be a full lakh more expensive than the top-end Aria Prestige 4X4 model it replaces.
The automatic version of the Hexa, dubbed XTA, will be rear wheel driven. Initially, Tata won’t offer a four wheel drive transfer case on the automatic variant. The top-end Hexa XTA 4X2 will be priced about Rs. 5,000 cheaper than the 4X4 manual variant. Expect prices to start from 17.44 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Pune. In comparison, the Mahindra XUV500 W10 AT variant is priced at 17.76 lakh rupees.
All variants of the Hexa will use a 2.2 liter Varicor turbo diesel engine, putting out 154 Bhp-400 Nm. 6 speed manual and automatic gearboxes will be on offer. The crossover uses a hydroform.d body-on-ladder chassis, similar to what the Safari Storme uses. Captain seats, a terrain response system on the 4X4 variants and an advanced infotainment system are notable features on the flagship Tata crossover.
Notably, the Hexa will be about 2 lakh rupees cheaper than the Toyota Innova Crysta, making it a value buy. As the prices reveal, the flagship Tata crossover will undercut both the XUV and Innova Crysta in terms of positioning. Media drives are just days away, and the crossover’s launch will happen in the next few weeks. Tata showrooms around the country will soon begin pre-bookings.