Hexa is currently the flagship model from Home grown manufacturer Tata Motors. It is a good looking SUV that has lots of road presence and offers a lot of features on the inside. Earlier last year there was a news that Tata Hexa will be discontinued from the line up once the Gravitas which is the bigger or the 7-seater version of the Harrier gets launched. Now, there are reports that say Tata Motors will not discontinue the Hexa and will make a comeback with a BS6 compliant diesel engine.
According to a report from Team Bhp the Hexa will not be discontinued and will be launched later this year with a BS6 complaint diesel engine. Hexa is likely to get the same 2.2L Varicor engine but will be updated to meet the upcoming emission norms. Tata Hexa is currently offered with diesel engine only. The engine is offered in two states of tune. The base variant of Hexa produces 148 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque whereas the higher variants produce 154 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. Buyers get an option to choose from manual of automatic gearbox depending upon the variant. Power output of the BS6 version is not known yet.
Hexa offers a load that can make it go off-road as well. it gets a terrain management system or ‘Super Drive Modes’ as Tata likes to call it. It is similar to the terrain response system in Land Rover where the Hexa can be switched to Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough road modes to bring the Hexa out from tricky situations. The car also gets 4×4 which makes it more practical during mild off-roading sessions.
On the inside, Hexa is well equipped in terms of features. It is loaded with features like leather seats, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman with 10 speaker JBL system and other safety features like Airbags, ESP, ABS with ABD, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control and Reverse parking system.
Tata Hexa currently competes with cars like Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta. Last year when the rumours of Hexa being discontinued had surfaced, Tata Motors had issued an oficial statement that it would not be discontinued and the rumours were speculations only. Tata Hexa will no longer be the flagship model as Tata Motors will soon be launching Gravitas in the Indian market. The Hexa will be the only 4X4 7 seater offered by Tata Motors in the Indian market.