Tata Hexa will soon re-enter the Indian car market, albeit, in a BSVI avatar, along with the Safari Edition model that was showcased at the Expo
Tata Hexa used to be on sale as the flagship model of Tata Motors. However, the car model is currently absent from the lineup as it is waiting to be updated to meet the new emission standards. Tata Hexa BSVI was scheduled to re-enter the market by the end of this year. However, because of the pandemic situation, the launch of the BSVI Tata Hexa has been put on hold. Recently, the new Tata Hexa was seen undergoing road tests in Pune.
Earlier this year, Tata showcased the Tata Hexa Safari at the Auto Expo. This model featured some visual updates, along with inheriting the famous Safari nameplate. Since the motor show, the BSVI Tata Hexa has been spotted on road tests quite a few times, thereby suggesting an imminent launch. The vehicle was seen without camouflage near Tata's plant in Pune.
As per the spy video, the tested model sported a 4x4 badge. It is likely that this spied model is the base four-wheel-drive variant. It also suggests that there are no substantial updates on the design front. However, it is expected that the higher variants will get dual-tone alloy wheels and not steel wheel as on the model in the spy video. Taking inspiration from Tata’s new IMPACT design language, Tata Hexa gets bi-LED projector headlights as well as extensive chrome application across the body.
The highlight of this upgrade is the reworked powertrain. Under the hood, the new Tata Hexa will continue to sport the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, albeit, with updates to comply with the new emission standard. In the BSIV form, this engine came in two states of tunes, 154 bhp/400 Nm and 140 bhp/320 Nm. There were three transmission options, including 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit.
However, the Tata Hexa Safari Edition which was displayed at Auto Expo 2020 is the most anticipated variant of the crossover. With a contrasting roof, camouflage green paint, and matching roof rails, this variant looks stylish and off-road-ready. Recently, Tata Motors also launched a similar version for the Harrier called Harrier Camo Edition. Tata Hexa along with the Tata Hexa Safari will be launched next year.