2016 Auto Expo: Tata introduces production version Hexa image

The Indian automaker has officially taken the wraps off the Hexa showcased in a world premiere during the New Delhi Auto Expo 2016 in its finished production guise.

The model was previewed by a concept last year during the Geneva Motor Show and as we can see that one was quite pre-production ready as the finished model comes with minor modifications. Based on the platform carried by the Aria MPV, the Hexa has been transformed into a fully fledged sport utility vehicle. Among the appealing design highlights we can note the projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, the dual exhaust setup and rugged plastic body cladding. The cabin comes with an upscale feel and comes packing a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system sourced from Harman. Other interior features include a ten-speaker JBL sound system, ambient lighting with eight colors or an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat, rearview camera, leather upholstery, cruise control and a wide safety kit (considering it’s an Indian offer): six airbags, ABS with EBD, and vehicle dynamic control.

Motivation comes courtesy of a turbodiesel 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers inside the 2016 Tata Hexa 154 horsepower (115 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton meters) of torque. A standard six-speed manual transmission can be swapped with an optional six-speed automatic gearbox and the model has a traction control system and four driving modes: Automatic, Comfort, Dynamic, Rough Road. The model has been tipped to arrive across Indian dealerships during the second part of the year.