Tata Motors will soon launch a special edition version of the Hexa crossover. The Hexa is Tata’s flagship car and competes with the Mahindra XUV500, the Toyota Innova Crysta and the newly launched Jeep Compass. The Downtown Urban edition is intended to make the crossover more interesting and create some buzz around the brand.
Cosmetic changes on the exteriors and feature additions on the interiors are the major changes on the Downtown Urban edition. The crossover gets a new brown (Urban Bronze) paint job which is specific to the special edition. There are two exterior packages – –Absolute and Indulge.
Both packages add chrome highlights to the exteriors, to cater to Indian buyers’ love for all things shiny. The headlamp and tail-lamp surrounds, wing mirrors and side profile get the additional chrome bits. The exteriors of the crossover also get downtown badging and side steps.
The key differences between the Absolute and Indulge packages are on the interiors. The Absolute package adds tan seat covers. The Indulge package adds alloy wheels to the lower trims. On higher trims, the Indulge package adds Blaupunkt infotainment screens behind the front seats for the rear passengers, a HUD for the dashboard, reading out speed limit alerts, battery voltage and tyre pressure information. Both packages also add wireless smartphone charging, new carpeting and a car care kit.
Mechanically, the Hexa will remain unchanged. The 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine will be offered in two states of tune. The lower variant will get 148 Bhp and 320 Nm state-of-tune, while the higher variant will get the 154 Bhp and 400 Nm state of tune. The engine in the lower state-of-tune will get a 5 speed manual gearbox, and will be rear wheel driven. The more powerful version will get 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options, along with rear wheel drive and all wheel drive options.
The Hexa has done well despite the launch of the Jeep Compass in India. Tata seems to be working hard to sustain the success by making constant product interventions like the latest special edition models. The Hexa is sold in 5 variants – XE, XM, XMA, XT and XTA. Prices start from Rs. 11.72 lakhs. Prices of the special edition models will soon be announced.