Tata Hexa XM+ gets a number of new features along with optional sunroof; no mechanical changes made
Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to capitalise the festive season furore and Tata Motors is no different. Having registered 7 percent YoY growth last month in passenger vehicle sales and being on another year of resurgence, the homegrown automaker wants to make the most out of the positive buying sentiments among customers and has launched a brand new variant of Hexa.
The Tata Hexa XM+ is priced at Rs 15.27 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and it gets several new features compared to the regular XM grade. It is no secret that Tata has embarked on the Turnaround 2.0 strategy to revive its fortunes in India and with a fresh product lineup, the brand has indeed succeeded in doing so. But as has been the case always, the company is not slowing down and has racked up a slew of new launches in the next three years.
While the Harrier five-seat premium SUV, taking on the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass, is grabbing all the attention as it enters the market in January 2019, Tata has constantly been upping the game in its existing product portfolio and the Hexa XM+ is part of it after the arrival of Tiago NRG and the impending updated Tigor.
Tata is confident of the XM+ taking the Hexa a step further towards “delighting customers”. It comes equipped with 16 new features mostly concentrated on enhancing the visual and interior aspects of the Hexa, along with spicing up its premium nature. The Tata Hexa XM+ variants gets brand new 16-inch Charcoal Grey alloy wheels, automatic temperature control with dual AC, leather wrapped steering wheel and soft touch dashboard with Hexa branding.
Other significant equipment includes light sensing automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, electrically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors, front fog lamps, cruise control and reversing sensor with camera. The premium crossover also offers all black interior, ambient mood lighting with eight-colour selection, optional sunroof with two-year warranty through Tata Motors Genuine Accessories and so on.
No mechanical changes have been implemented as the Tata Hexa seven-seater continues to use the 2.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 154 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed torque converter automatic.
The AWD configuration is restricted to the manual gearbox while the base XE trim with Varicor 320 engine makes 148 bhp and 320 Nm with five-speed manual gearbox.