Tata showcased the Safari Edition at the 2020 Auto Expo, which will be launched in the coming months. Tata showcased a new version of the Hexa, which will be launched in the market in the BS6 compliant version. The launch will happen after the BS6 emission compliance come into place, which will happen on 1st April 2020.
Cosmetically, the Tata Hexa Safari Edition remains unchanged largely. It offers similar looks with a few updates on the outside. The updates include new more masculine bumpers, blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels and Safari Edition badging in the rear of the vehicle. All the chrome parts in the vehicle have been blacked out to further make it look sportier. The Tata Hexa Safari edition looks much more intimidating than the regular version.
Powering the Hexa Safari Edition will be the same 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine that is available with the current version of the SUV. It is currently available in two states of tune but the upcoming version of the car is expected to get the more powerful output. It will likely to produce a maximum of 154 PS of maximum power and 400 Nm of peak torque. The vehicle will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic options. The 6-speed manual version of the car will also offer an optional AWD system that is also available with the current version of the Hexa. The automatic version of the car will only be available in the 4X2. The 4X2 variants with both the transmission options will offer RWD.
On the inside, the Tata Hexa Safari edition remains identical to the current version. There are not many changes inside the car except for the new black-beige theme on the dashboard. Also, there is a new Safari badging plastered on the dashboard. Apart from that, the feature list is expected to remain unchanged too.
The vehicle will directly take on the Mahindra XUV500, which is a seven-seater vehicle too. It should be noted that Tata announced to continue to the Hexa model even though an upcoming vehicle from the brand will be positioned similarly in the market. Tata is working on the all-new Gravitas, which is the seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier. It will be launched before the festive season in the market. It will get the similar 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Tata Harrier and will produce a maximum power of 170 PS, which will make it much more powerful than the Harrier. However, the Gravitas will get a 350 Nm engine and there will be no 4X4 option available with the vehicle too.