There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Tata Hexa over the past few weeks. More so because the drives for the same are scheduled to take place this week. Though the launch has been delayed till Jan 2017, more details on the vehicle are now available.
Technical specifications of the vehicle were already known previously. All the variants of the vehicle will be powered by the 2.2 liter Varicor engine making 154 Bhp and 400 Nm. The engine will be mated to either a 5 speed manual, 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic depending upon the variant chosen. It will also have the option of 2wd and 4wd. The Hexa will also get the drive select with the option of various driving modes ( Auto/comfort/ dynamic and rough rough road). A report by Teambhp has shed some more light on the variants that would be on offer.
There will be a total of 9 variants on offer, 5 manual and 4 automatic ones. The manual ones being the XE 4×2, XM 4×2, XT 4×2 and XM 4×4, XT 4×4. On the auto front, we have the XMA and XTA both in 2wd and 4wd. The entry level XE will get a 5 speed manual whereas the rest of the range will get a 6 speed manual.
The automatic unit is a conventional torque converter unit with a sport mode and manual option. It weighs 90 kgs and costs Rs 7 lakhs, yes you read right, Rs 7 lakhs. There is no repair that can be carried out on the gearbox. Incase of damage, you are looking at full replacement. The top of the line XT trim comes with 6 airbags while the rest of the variants get 2 airbags. ABS is standard across the whole range which is a good thing.
ESP, EBD, Roll over mitigation, hill hold, TCS and Vehicle dynamic control are other safety features that will also be on offer on the vehicle. The Hexa will get a flip key and higher variants will be equipped with 19″ alloys. It will come with a 3 years/1.50 lakh km warranty and has service intervals of 1 year or 20,000 kms which is a pretty decent interval to have.