After a series of delays, the Tata Hexa crossover has finally been launched. Priced at Rs 11.99 lakh for the base trim, it goes up to Rs 17.49 lakh for the top-spec trim.
The Tata Hexa is available with a seven-seat layout as well as a unique six-seat configuration. It gets a rugged body cladding and massive 19-inch wheels with low-profile, 235-section tyres to keep it from looking like an MPV.
The Tata Hexa has three variants on offer. The base XE comes with a 2.2-litre Varicor diesel engine good for 150hp and 320Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The next two trims, XM and XT, come with a slightly more powerful 2.2-litre 156hp 400Nm Varicor400 diesel engine. This engine gets six-speed manual as well as automatic gearboxes.
The Hexa equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox comes with four drive modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. Under Auto, the car's systems automatically adapt to the road conditions with control systems coming into action when needed. In Comfort, the car is ideal for cruising long distances. In Dynamic, the main focus is on outright performance. The Rough Road mode tunes the car’s systems to tackle off-road driving conditions with retuned brake performance and allows for the brakes to lock up, thus improving control.
For safety, the Tata Hexa is equipped with dual front airbags and ABS as standard on all trims. The Hexa XT gets six airbags, traction control and ESP.
The Tata Hexa also comes in five paint shades. Additional features include cruise control, 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, ConnectNext infotainment system with a touchscreen, along with 10-speaker JBL sound system and an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat.
The Hexa’s starting price is about Rs 48,000 cheaper than the Mahindra XUV500 W4 and around Rs 2.23 lakh less than the Toyota Innova Crysta GX diesel.
The top-spec Tata Hexa XT 4x4 is set to retail at Rs 17.49 lakh, in comparison to the XUV500 W10 AWD AT priced at Rs 18.03 lakh and the Innova ZX AT which costs Rs 21.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Bookings for the Tata Hexa commenced a few days ago and deliveries are expected to start by the end of this month.
Tata Hexa prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
XE - Rs 11.99 lakh
XM - Rs 13.85 lakh
XMA - Rs 15.05 lakh
XT - Rs 16.20 lakh
XTA - Rs 17.4 lakh
XT 4X4 - Rs 17.49 lakh