Toyota Fortuner is an SUV that many aim to own. But why would someone sell the Fortuner and will buy a new Tata Hexa? It is a quite interesting choice and we have a video by Sumit Rathee on his YouTube channel showing a Toyota Fortuner customer selling his ageing SUV to buy the new Tata Hexa. Here is what happened.
The video first introduces the customer Rajat, who previously owned the Fortuner. The video then shows the Tata Hexa from all around and all the features that it gets. Later in the video, the customer explains why he took the step. He says that he wanted a seven-seater vehicle and the new-generation Fortuner is extremely expensive and he cannot afford it. So he bought the Hexa, which was well within his budget. He bought the Tata Hexa XT 4X2 variant, which is the top-end manual 4X2 version available with the MUV. It is priced at Rs 17.96 lakhs, ex-showroom, whereas the price of the Toyota Fortuner starts at more than Rs 28 lakhs, which is Rs 10 lakh more expensive!
The owner says that he also had the Toyota Innova Crysta as an option but the top-end variants of the Innova Crysta were pricier too. So he chose the Hexa, which offers a long list of features and fits his budget easily and he is quite happy with the car.
The Tata Hexa XT 4X2 gets powered by the 2.2-litre VARICOR engine that generates a maximum power of 156 PS and peak torque of 400 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission. The car offers a maximum of 17.6 km/l, which is quite a lot for a vehicle of this size.
It should be noted that the Hexa is still selling in BS4 emission compliance norm. However, Tata officially showcased the new Hexa Safari Edition at the 2020 Auto Expo, which will be the BS6 compliant model of the brand and will be launched in April 2020. The new Hexa replaced the Aria from the line-up and there have been talks about the Hexa getting replaced with the upcoming Gravitas. However, since the launch of the new Gravitas is still a few months away and Tata will soon launch the BS6 version of the Hexa, the car is unlikely to be discontinued from the market any time soon.
The Tata Hexa is currently the most expensive vehicle from the brand and it offers a long list of features too. The MUV also offers a solid build quality that attracts a lot of buyers.
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