Tata Motors is known for showcasing some fantastic futuristic design concepts but never bringing them to production cars. This year’s Geneva Motor Show too saw a beautiful concept SUV concept which was called as Hexa and immediately it became a point of interest. However, it was a definite upcoming production car and here we have its first ever on-road-testing spyshots coming most probably from Pune.
This Hexa mule caught by PowerDrift, is heavily camouflaged and reveals a new headlamp assembly with projectors, identical to the concept model. The ORVMs get integrated indicators which is a norm for most cars now. The front grille looks like honeycomb-shaped with bigger holes.
If you look at the following spyshot, the silhouette gives it away – its an Aria underneath, the failed crossover which will get a new name, added gadgetry and truckloads of promotion. Production Hexa will sport the same 2.2 litre VARICOR diesel mill exact specs of which are not known at the moment. The concept churned out 157 PS of maximum power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque in the range of 1,700 to 2,700 rpm. The transmission is expected to be an all new six speed unit. In terms of size, the Hexa concept has the same width and height as that of the Aria (1,895 mm and 1,780 mm respectively) but it is slightly shorter by 16 mm, measuring 4,767 mm.
The interiors are expected to be leather and expect a large touchscreen infotainment system. It is also supposed to get a hefty safety package with a set of 6 airbags!
The Hexa does look fresh, has muscular build – so necessary for SUVs and crossovers, and will fight it out with XUV in terms of placement. Mayank Pareek, in an earlier report, confirmed its launch towards the remaining part of this year, but we feel it may slip to early next year as well. Will Tata get lucky this time..? They better price it sensibly then….