With the slow and painful downfall of the Safari and the Aria failing to take off, Tata’s hopes of re-etching their name in the heart of Indian SUV lovers is set to get another chance with the Hexa. The premium SUV was showcased in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015. They did showcase a concept ready version at the Auto Expo in February this year and it sure did look fabulous. A lower trim level though has been spotted recently which reveals several interesting bits.
The SUV is supposed to be powered by the same 2.2 litre Varicor diesel mill seen in the Safari with the output being rated at 156 PS of maximum power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque which peaks in the range of 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. Transmission options will include a 6 speed manual and possibly a 6 speed automatic unit.
The image shared by the folks at Rushlane reveals that the following new details for the lower trim levels:
- No glossy front radiator protection grille
- No daytime running lamps
- No fog lamps
The Hexa though is not the only SUV Tata is working on. After it hits the market in the festive season they also have a compact SUV in the line called as the Nexon who’s production version was also showcased at the Auto Expo.
All said and done, the present ban on registration of diesel cars with an engine displacement greater than 2,000 cc may be the reason why the Hexa might get pushed back. Can we expect a smaller mill to be used?
Expect the Hexa to be priced slightly higher than the Safari.