Under Pratap Bose, Tata Motors’ international team of stylists (TML has studios in Pune, Turin and Coventry) have infused real style, and consequently desirability, into the Tata range and the Hexa is a looker. Where the Innova is plane-jane, the Crysta over-the-top with its gaping grille, and XUV now quite commonplace thanks to its success, the Hexa is inarguably good-looking – butch, macho and muscular without resorting to overwrought and frivolous detailing. There are no gaping wheel-arch gaps, always a Tata bugbear until the Tiago wiped the slate clean. The ‘humanity line’ on the grille has become bolder and more aggressive. And the detailing is very neatly done – an example being the curved LED tail lights imported from South Korea as TML couldn’t find an Indian vendor who could deliver the required quality.