Tata has launched a special edition of its Hexa SUV, the Downtown Urban Edition, with prices starting at Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The model comes with a raft of cosmetic changes outside and inside, and is also better equipped in terms of kit when compared to the standard Hexa.
The special edition is available in a new Urban Bronze exterior finish and with two package options –Absolute and Indulge. Both packages add chrome touches to the headlamp and tail-lamp surrounds, and on the sides and the outside rear view mirrors, while also featuring Downtown badges, side steps, wireless smartphone charging, a carpet set and a car care kit.
On the lower-spec XE, XM and XMA trims, the Absolute package adds new tan seat covers, while the Indulge package on the lower variants gets them new 16-inch alloy wheels. The top-spec XT and XTA trims, with the Indulge package, come with two Blaupunkt 10.1-inch infotainment screens for the rear and a dashboard-mounted heads-up display that provides speed limit alerts, battery voltage and tyre pressure information.
Mechanically, the Hexa Downtown Urban Edition continues with the same 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that produces 150hp and 320Nm of peak torque in the XE variant, and 156hp and 400Nm in all other trims. While the engine is mated to a five-speed manual in the XE, the XM and XT trims get a choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The top-spec XT also gets optional four-wheel drive.
The entry-level XE variant of the Hexa Downtown is about Rs 45,000 dearer than the base variant of the standard Hexa, whose range starts at Rs 11.72 lakh and goes up to Rs 17.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).