Hexa does side wheelie in an impressive fashion and demonstrates its balance and chassis control; the flagship crossover will enter market officially on Jan 18
With all due credits to Sunish Samuel’s Youtube channel, the soon-launching Tata Hexa has been filmed doing side wheelie. Reportedly around the automaker’s test track in Pune plant, the left side wheels of the top-spec Hexa was lifted by a ramp and a highly skillful driver balanced it on air for a minute before coming to a halt. It does demonstrate the balance and maneuverability of the impressive vehicle employing a slew of assistance techs.
The Tata Hexa replaces Aria as the premium seven-seater at the top of the product lineup. The crossover is muscular, upmarket and modern and comes with features like LED daytime Running Lights, lots of chrome accents, projector headlamps, flared wheel arches with black body cladding, dual exhaust pipes, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a LED tail lamp unit.
It will be offered in six variants across nine different trims and gets both six and seven seater layout. The XT, XTA and XT 4X4 will come with six-seats as option while XE, XM, XT, XMA, XTA, and XT 4×4 will comprise of seven-seat configuration as standard. The sporty cabin gains all-black treatment accentuated by vast use of soft touch materials.
A long list of features include new three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, contoured leather seats, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, Aux and smartphone connectivity, JBL speakers, good space on driver cockpit, spacious head and legroom, etc.
Under the bonnet, the Tata Hexa derives power from a 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine with two power configurations. The base XE variant will have the VARICOR 320 motor tuned to produce 148 bhp and 320 Nm torque and comes paired to a five-speed manual transmission sending power to the rear wheels.
The more powerful VARICOR 400 mill develops 154 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. A six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox does the duty. The 4×4 or Super Drive Mode as Tata refers will be featured in the XT trim and gets TMS (Terrain Management System) while all other variants will see power being sent to the rear axle.