Tata Hexa launch by November
The Tata Hexa was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and while many would expect the Kite 5 to be the next launch from the company, it’s actually the Hexa which is coming up next, set to go on sale by November 2016.
The Tata Hexa was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and while many would expect the Kite 5 to be the next launch from the company, it’s actually the Hexa which is coming up next, set to go on sale by November 2016. The reason for not launching the Kite 5 soon is the huge waiting period for the Tiago as both the cars share almost all their components. Thus launching the Kite 5 would only lead to a higher waiting period for the Tiago siblings.
The Hexa which replaces the Aria, uses the same platform but gets massive revisions inside-out to boost the appeal of the crossover MPV. The exterior has many SUV elements which gives the Tata Hexa a bold look while the interiors have seen a big leap in both quality and equipment. The Hexa not only boasts of a ton of features, it also is high on comfort thanks to the generous space inside the cabin.
The Tata Hexa gets a Harman infotainment system with a 5.0-inch touch-screen, paired to 10 JBL speakers. There is also a Terrain Response System which is very similar to the one seen on Land Rover SUVs. Other features include six airbags, ESP, projector headlights, DRLs, 19-inch wheels, engine drag control and a reverse parking camera with sensors and guidelines.
Powering the Tata Hexa would be the 2.2-litre diesel mill that generates 156 BHP of power and 400 Nm of torque, paired to 6-speed transmissions, both manual and automatic. The Tata Hexa will be priced attractively to take on the hot selling Toyota Innova Crysta in the Indian market.