The Tata Hexa is one of the most comfortable SUVs in its price segment. It actually is not an SUV but a crossover, though it gets an AWD variant which is fairly competent off the road. It is the current flagship vehicle of the Tata lineup in India. It is among the new age vehicles of Tata and therefore is quite ruggedly built and has good fit and finish levels compared to the Tata cars of old. Just a few days back we brought you a video which revealed the decent off-road prowess of the Hexa. Though its design may look a bit MPVish from some angles, the Hexa indeed is a multitasker. The video below by Vinod Ganesan further seals this point, where a Tata Hexa is seen rescuing a truck from its perils.
As seen in the video above, a truck is badly stuck in mud rut and is unable to get out on its own. It seems to be a container truck and could probably be carrying heavy goods inside, a possible reason for why it couldn’t get out on its own. The Tata Hexa, however, is present at the scene ready to pull the truck out. It is already attached to the truck and begins to pull away. The first few attempts to get the truck out are met with wheelspin for the Hexa. However, a few more throttle inputs and it pulls out the truck from the mud rut like a boss!
This shows that Tata has indeed done a good job with the Hexa and is not wrong in promoting it as their flagship product instead of the newly launched harrier. The heavy weight of the truck combined with how badly it was stuck meat that the Hexa couldn’t pull it in one go, but it certainly didn’t look like that the Hexa even broke a sweat while at it.
Talking about the Hexa, it is available in multiple variants and also has an optional AWD system from Borg and Warner available on the XT 4×4 variant. This all-wheel drive (AWD) system is controlled electronically and comes with torque on demand feature. As for the engine, the Hexa is powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged Varicor 400 engine that comes in two states of tunes. The less powerful state of tune has an output of 148 Bhp power along with 320 Nm of torque. It only comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the higher state of tune variants have a maximum power output of 156 Bhp along with 400 Nm of torque. In this engine state, Tata offers a 6-speed manual gearbox and an automatic gearbox option to choose from.
The Tata Hexa starts at Rs. 13.16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base XE variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 18.53 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top of the line XT 4×4 variant, which is the one that is featured in the video here. In its segment, it faces rivalry from the likes of the Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, Toyota Innova Crysta and Tata’s own Harrier. In the coming time, it will get another formidable rival in the form of the MG Hector and later the Tata Cassini. What plans Tata has for the Hexa in future is something that remains to be seen as the Cassini will take the flagship mantle from it.