Tata Motors has begun testing the Hexa crossover on Indian roads. The Hexa was unveiled earlier this year as a concept, at the Geneva Motor Show. The production version of this luxury crossover is expected to be showcased at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo, followed by an official launch here. Meanwhile, more details have emerged about the new flagship vehicle from Tata Motors. Here they are.
1. The Hexa will feature a new dashboard design. Tata Motors has been working hard to give the Hexa a premium appeal and the new dashboard design is a move towards this direction. Like the Zest and the Bolt are dissimilar to the Indigo eCS/Manza and the Vista, the Hexa will be dissimilar to the Aria. However, the Hexa is still an Aria under the skin. Tata has cleverly given the body shell of the SUV minor tweaks, at the front and the rear. However, the overall profile of the Hexa is similar to that of the Aria.
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2. The Hexa will pack in a 10 speaker JBL infotainment unit specially designed for it. Now, this is similar to the Harman unit that the Zest features, which is one of the best stereos in its segment. Apart from the audio being done by JBL, the Hexa will feature a touch screen infotainment interface, which is now becoming common in most SUVs priced over 10 lakh rupees.
3. 19 inch alloy wheels will be standard. Now, this is a size that’s never been used on an Indian SUV/crossover before. The 19 inch alloy wheels are expected to add to the butch character of the Hexa, making it more SUV-like than ever before. However, tyres of the Hexa may prove to be expensive to replace, with the choices also being limited in this size. The same could be the case with after market alloy rims.
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4. The terrain response system for the four wheel drive system will be a new feature, and the 2.2 liter Varicor diesel engine will get bumped up outputs of 154 Bhp-400 Nm. Notably, Tata Motors could offer the Hexa with 6 speed manual and automatic transmissions. A more powerful 170 Bhp state of tune is also said to be in the works.
5. Pricing will be critical and Tata Motors knows this better than anyone else given the Aria’s pricing debacle. The Hexa may be positioned close to the XUV500 to ensure that buyers find the value that the Tata SUV offers compelling.
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Source AutocarIndia via Team-BHP