Indian carmaker Tata Motors has launched a new variant of its flagship Hexa in the country. The new Hexa XM+ is priced at Rs 15.27 lakhs ex-showroom (Delhi) and sits between the XM and the top-spec XT variants.
The new Tata Hexa XM+ gets 16 new features compared to the XM model. These new features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a dash with soft-touch material, dual-zone climate control, cruise control and ambient lighting with eight different colour options. Other changes include a new design for the 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, front fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, electronically adjustable rear view mirrors that fold as well along with a rear parking camera and parking sensors.
The Hea XM+ is powered by the same 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that powers the rest of the range and produces 154 Bhp and 400 Nm of torque. The Hexa XM+ will only be made available with a 6-speed gearbox from Tata Motors and misses out on the automatic gearbox. Like other variants, the all-new XM+ model of the Hexa is being offered with two years warranty as standard. Tata Motors is also offering customers to customise their Hexas with a sunroof, which is fitted at the dealer level.
The Tata Hea XM+ is directly targetting Mahindra’s W9 variant of the XUV500 SUV which offers similar features but cost Rs 20,000 more.
Tata Motors will be launching its brand new flagship called the Harrier in January 2019. The all-new Harrier is based on Tata’s new Omega platform which is an evolution the architecture that underpins the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The all-new Harrier is based on the H5X concept seen at this year’s Auto Expo in February and is later expected to grow into a 7-seater SUV (H7X) that will take on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
The new Harrier will draw power from Fiat’s 2.0-litre Multijet engine that is expected to produce over 140 BHP when it arrives under the bonnet of the Tata SUV next year. The engine will come paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The automatic option for the Harrier will be a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.