The Tata Hexa arrived and simply blew us away. It offered what no other SUV was offering and at a price point that undercut its competition by a fair margin. The Hexa with its butch looks, practicality and good driveability was surely one of the highlights of the year. The Hexa gets Tata’s 2.2-litre litre Varicor engine, and is available in two states of tune — making 320Nm in the lower XE variant and 400Nm in the more expensive XM and XT variants. The XE also gets a 5-speed manual while the XM and XT get the option of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The XT can aldo be had with the option of all-wheel drive, however only with a manual gearbox. The Hexa gets four drive modes as well — Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. Fully-loaded, it comes with a host of features — Hill hold and hill decent control, ABS and EBD, ESP, six airbags, Harman’s ConnectNext infotainment system paired to a 10-speaker JBL system.
We have spent a considerable amount of time with it. Here is our review.