Tata Motors has launched its much-awaited crossover, the Hexa, today. The home grown manufacturer have revealed the Hexa on their official website and has started accepting bookings of the crossover with a token amount of Rs 11,000. The crossover is based on the Aria's platform, however, the chassis has been reworked and is now lighter than its predecessor. The Hexa has been designed by Tata's three design studios in India, Italy and the UK, and borrows some design cues from Land Rover. The Tata Hexa will be available in two states of tunes- VARICOR400 and VARICOR320 with 2.2 litre BS4 diesel unit, The VARICOR400 produces 154hp of power and 400 Nm of torque, while VARICOR 320 churns out 148 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque. The more powerful engine will be available with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission but the VARICOR320 can only be ordered with a 5-speed manual transmission.
2:00 pm: The Tata Hexa will have a regular service interval of 6 months or 10,000 km, whichever is earlier
1:10pm: According to Tata Motors, waiting period for the Hexa is already eight weeks
12:41 pm: Variant wise prices, ex-showroom Delhi are:
Hexa XE 4x2 MT: Rs 11.99 lakh
Hexa XM 4x2 MT: Rs 13.85 lakh
Hexa XMA 4x2 AT: Rs 15.05 lakh
Hexa XT 4x2 MT: Rs 16.20 lakh
Hexa XTA 4x2 AT: Rs 17.40 lakh
Hexa XT 4x4 MT: Rs 17.49 lakh
12:34 pm: Tata Hexa has been unveiled and the starts at Rs 11.99 lakh, ex-showroom,Delhi
12:28 pm: Celebrities who have experienced the Tata Hexa, like Purab Kohli and Rahul Bose, are giving their first habd experience
12:23pm: Tata Hexa will come with 6 airbags, 1671 litres of space at rear with the third row folded
12: 20 pm: Tata Hexa is the second car to be based on ' Impact Design Philosophy' after the Tata Tiago
12:13 pm: Tata Motors plans to open 20 more Hexa Experience Centres in the country
12:10 pm: From to April to December 2016 Tata Motors has grown 17.3 percent, whereas the industry has grown 8.6 percent: Mayank Pareek ,President ,TATA Motors said
12:05 pm: Narain Karthikeyan is on stage addressing the audience
11:56 am: The Tata Hexa will be offered with three customisation kits - Tuff kit, Expedition Kit and Luxe kit, which can be availed from a price of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.3 lakh.
11:50 am: The Tata Hexa will be available with five exterior colours, Arizona Blue, Tungsten Silver, Pearl White, Sky Grey and Platinum Silver
11:43 am: The Tata Hexa measures 4,788 mm in length, 1,903 mm in width, 1,791 mm in height and has a ground clearance of 200 mm
11:32 am: The live webcast from Mumbai of the Tata Hexa will start soon http://hexa.tatamotors.com/
11:30 am: The Tata Hexa will be offered with electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) on all variants, however, only the XT, XTA and XT 4X4 will have electrically foldable ORVMs
11:26 am: All variants of the Tata Hexa will be offered with second and third row AC vents, however the XT, XTA and XT 4X4 will be available with an automatic climate control while XE, XM, XMA versions will be offered with a manual air conditioner
11:21 am : The XT, XTA and XT 4X4 variants of the Tata Hexa will be the only variants to come with a 19-inch alloy wheels while the XE, XM and XMA will be offered with a 16-inch steel rims
11:17 am: All variants of Tata Hexa will be available with projector headlamps however DRL's and automatic headlamps will be available only with the XT, XTA,XT 4X4 variants
11:07 am: All variants of the Tata Hexa will be offered with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and dual front airbags. The XT, XTA and XT 4X4 are also available with side airbags, curtain airbags, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) with Roll-over Mitigation, traction control (XT and XT 4X4 variants only) and Hill Hold (XTA variant only) as well as Hill Descent Control (XT and XT 4x4 variants)
10:58 am: The ConnectNext infotainment system, which connects to a smartphone via the front row USB port, supports navigation, Tata Smart Remote, Juke Car, Tata Motors Service Connect and Tata Smart Manual. A smartphone needs to be connected to the USB port at all times for the aforementioned functionalities to work.
10:48 am: All variants of the Tata Hexa are available with the ConnectNext infotainment system. The XE is the only variants without a touchscreen unit, while the XM, XT, XTA and XT 4X4 come with a touchscreen infotainment system by Harman. The XE variant of the Tata Hexa comes with four speakers and two tweeters, while the XM and XMA versions have four speakers and four tweeters and the XT, XTA and XT 4X4 have five speakers, four tweeters and one subwoofer. In addition, all variants of the crossover are offered with steering mounted audio and phone controls, however, cruise control, mounted on the steering wheel is limited to XT, XTA and XT 4X4 versions.
10:36 am: The Hexa will be offered 6 and 7 seating capacity, the XE, XM will be available with 7 seating capacity, while XT is offered in 6/7 seating capacity. The seat upholstery designed by Benecke-Kaliko, a European supplier
10:24 am: The variants on offer in the Tata Hexa are XE (5-speed manual), XM (6-speed manual), XT (6-speed manual), XMA (6-speed automatic), XTA (6-speed automatic) and XT 4X4 (6-speed manual). The automatic gearbox has been sourced from Punch Powertrain and the shifter of the gearbox has been sourced from ZF.
Also read : Tata Hexa First Drive Review
10:15 am: The 'Super Driving Modes' will also be available in select variants of the Tata Hexa. These modes include Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. These modes can be shifted while driving through a rotary knob located on the centre console
10:04 am: The Tata Hexa will be available with 2.2 litre diesel engine in two states of tune, VARICOR 320 and VARICOR 400.The VARICOR320 is available with a 5 speed manual transmission, while the VARICOR400 is available with a 6 speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic gearbox
9:55 am: Tata Motors will introduce Hexa in India today, the manufacturer has already started the booking of the crossover. Stay tuned for the live updates of the launch event from Mumbai