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Tata Hexa Overview

The Hexa has tremendous road presence, helped in no small measure by its large size. You’ll like what you see on the inside, too. The cabin is neatly styled, the windows are large, the seats are very comfortable and the leather trimmings on the high-end versions lend the space an upmarket look. There’s even reasonable room in the third row. However, the big step up into the cabin is inconvenient and access to the third row is poor.

The 2.2-litre diesel motor in its higher-spec 156hp guise is refined and responsive but the cumbersome-to-use 6-speed manual transmission spoils the experience. Quite the opposite is the Hexa’s 6-speed torque converter automatic, which is a smooth operator. The Hexa is a big and heavy vehicle and feels as such from behind the wheel, especially when parking. However, ride quality is very good with the Hexa feeling its best when cruising out on the highway. All-wheel drive (offered only with the manual gearbox) adds some off-road ability but the Hexa’s size is the limiting factor in the rough.

Tata Hexa Design

In terms of dimensions, the Hexa measures 4,764mm in length, 1,895mm in length and 1,780mm in height. The vehicle has a long wheelbase of 2,850mm. The car’s fascia boasts of newly designed projector headlamps, a honeycomb grille and new bumper with fog lamps. The horizontal chrome slat under the grille extends towards the headlamps and the honeycomb pattern can also be seen on the front chin.

As for the sides, the newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels can be seen, while the automatic version can be had with diamond-cut alloy wheels. Though the overall design is similar to the Aria, the Hexa gets a sporty design language which is continued at the rear as well. The rear bumper, with dual exhaust tips, gets a dual-tone paint scheme with a new shape for the reflectors. The tail lamps are horizontal and come with LED units. A new spoiler can also be seen at the back.

Tata Hexa Cabin

The Indian automaker has spent a lot of time in making the cabin of the Hexa comfortable, convenient, premium and appealing. You need to climb into the cabin since it has a healthy 208 mm of ground clearance. Surprisingly the interiors feel very plush in this Tata. The instrument cluster gets a big multi-information display. The height adjustable and leather wrapped steering wheel integrates controls for the infotainment system and cruise control system. It doesn’t offer push button start/stop feature but there are automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers. The overall quality, fit and finish feels great and there is good attention to detail inside the cabin.

The centre console comes with a neatly integrated ConnectNext infotainment system which is designed by Harman. It offers a 10-speaker JBL audio system including a sub-woofer and power amplifier. The sound quality is super rich and unrealistic for this segment. There is a 5-inch touch screen display that offers good touch quality but is a tad small in size. It comes with extensive smartphone integration with ConnectNext Apps. These apps let you access navigation, create a mobile hotspot for sharing music, change the mood lighting of the car with 8 colour options and access the digital manual of the car. However, these apps are only available for Android devices for now. Other features of the infotainment include USB, AUX, Bluetooth connectivity along with voice recognition, navigation, on-screen SMS display, SMS readout and rear view camera display with parking guidelines.

The Tata Hexa comes with automatic climate control and dual air conditioning for the front and rear passengers. For quick cooling in all three rows, it gets rear AC vents on the floor console and on the B and C pillars. The seats are very comfortable and supportive having ideal cushioning for your back and under-thigh support. There is an option of captain and bench seats for the second row. The legroom and headroom is excellent even for the tall passengers. You get window blinds in the second row that adds to the comfort in bright sunlight. The third row of seats are practical as well but on long drives it might get a bit tight for adults. You get power sockets for all three rows. There is ample amount of storage spaces in the car to keep the cabin neat and tidy. All three rows get bottle holders while the last row gets an additional cooled compartment. The seats are very flexible so you can fold down the third and second row of seats to enhance the luggage space. To know more info on Tata Hexa visit Seepennywork

Tata Hexa Engine

The Tata Hexa is powered by the 2.2-litre Varicor 400 diesel engine that we have seen recently with the Safari Storme. However, the Hexa’s engine has been tuned to produce the same amount of torque at lower RPMs which offers better drivability. The oil burner churns out 156 PS at 4000 RPM and 400 Nm at 1700-2700 RPM. There is a mild turbo lag under 2000 RPM but it picks up good pace in the mid-range, which is an ocean full of torque. Despite being heavier than the Storme, the Hexa feels responsive with this engine. The NVH of this engine has been improved and it isn’t noisy when driven sedately but it gets loud near the redline.

The Hexa is being offered with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The manual feels quite notchy specially while shifting to the 5th gear. However, the clutch is light and the ratios are well stacked for both city and highway drivability. The manual version comes with Super Drive modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. The Auto senses the driving style and adjusts the throttle and AWD system accordingly while the Comfort caps the power and torque delivery for optimum efficiency. Dynamic provides better throttle response while Rough Road is used for off-roading with full time AWD. Apply car loan for Tata Hexa .

The 6-speed automatic transmission is a pleasant surprise from Tata. The auto box offers smooth shifts and is clever enough to respond quickly to your throttle inputs. Push the throttle a bit hard and it immediately downshifts a gear or two sensing the amount of throttle applied. There are no jerks as well between the shifts, which was very pleasing while driving in city. Switch it to the S mode and the gears are held longer for better acceleration. In this mode there is a Race Car functionality that maintains the RPM between 3000 – 4000 mark for situations like overtaking or climbing up the ghats. And if you want to control the cogs yourself, you can do so by flicking the gearknob up and down to shift when you want. We expect Hexa to deliver a real world fuel efficiency of around 12 km/l.

Tata Hexa Riding

When it comes to performance figures, the All-New Tata Hexa 2019 cruises from a standstill to 100kmph within a matter of 12.3 seconds. The ride quality of the car is very much up to the mark. The big wheels which come wrapped in chunky rubber tackles all the off roads hasslefree. The ride stays calm post crossing 100 kmph mark and there is no evident sign of vertical bobbing. There’s a fair bit of body roll too, that will force you to back off when the roads get twisty. The body roll in the car is quick to stop given the all-wheel disc brakes which brake it down from 100kmph to a standstill within 42.39 metres. Request Tata Hexa Test drive.

Tata Hexa Safety

Tata Motors haven’t compromised on safety this time and the Hexa is loaded with safety equipment. It comes with 6 airbags including dual front, curtain and side airbags. There is a 4 channel, 4 sensor ABS offered as standard along with Cornering Stability Control function. Other safety features include Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control and Hill Descent Control. The Hexa’s long term durability and cost of ownership is yet to be seen and Tata Motors needs to ensure stress-free ownership of the Hexa considering the unreliable nature of the Safari faced by some owners in the past.

Tata Hexa Price in Bangalore

Tata Hexa On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 15,51,084 to 22,63,670 for variants Hexa XE 4X2 Downtown Urban EDition and Hexa XT 4X4 respectively. Tata Hexa is available in 7 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Tata Hexa variants price in Bangalore. View offers on Tata Hexa at Autozhop.

Tata Hexa Verdict

The All-New Tata Hexa is an SUV which is a reasonably priced car according to the list of comfort and safety it is presented with and can definitely give a tough competition to the other players in its segment.Tata Motors have left no stone unturned with the Hexa as they have worked well on almost all the aspects of this new MPV turned SUV. The Indian audience might accept the Hexa well in the market considering the amount of features on offer and the practical nature of the car along with the convenience of a great auto box. However, to compete aggressively with the Mahindra XUV500, they need to market and price the Hexa well to make it a desirable SUV to own. The Hexa will be launched in January 2017 and it might be the next big hit by Tata Motors.