Tata Hexa rolls over at least 10 times in a serious accident, but the drivers walks away with minor injuries to book himself another Hexa.
Cars are considered to be the safest means of road transport. The recent developments have made the cars even more stronger and safer than ever before. However, not all car manufacturers keep the safety of passengers as their top-most consideration while designing a car, while some do. Volvo is a brand that is globally known for making the safest cars in the world. In India, Tata Motors seems to be following the footsteps of Volvo. The indigenous manufacturer has been developing cars that have scored 4 and 5 stars in the Global NCAP crash test ratings. Tata Hexa, however, was never tested by NCAP, but its elder sibling, Aria, did score a 4 star in Euro NCAP crash test.
With a set of potent drivetrain options and a plethora of safety features, the Hexa is a capable offering from the Tata Motors.
Keeping the test figures aside for a while, here’s a Tata Hexa that rolled over at least 10 times in an accident but kept its occupant safe. In this case, only driver was present in the car at the time of accident and walked away with minor injuries. While the car is in service centre waiting for its repairs to be calculated, the owner has booked himself another Hexa.
Tata Hexa is the flagship SUV of Tata Motors and is underpinned by the hydroformed X2 platform. The SUV comes equipped with a lot of safety features, which in conjunction to the strong chassis make it one of safest Indian manufactured SUVs. It gets the safety aid of 2 airbags, seat-belt reminders, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, and reverse parking camera as standard, while the top-spec variants get 6-airbags, hydraulic brake assist, engine drag-torque control, and hill hold control as well.
To power the wheels, Tata Hexa is offered with 2 engine options. There’s a 150 PS 2.2L Varicor 320 diesel on offer and a 156 PS 2.2L Varicor 400 diesel with a torque output of 320 Nm and 400 Nm respectively. The car is available with 3 different transmission options as well, a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and a 5-speed manual. The 5-speed manual is only available with the lower-spec Varicor 320 engine only.
With a set of potent drivetrain options and a plethora of safety features, Hexa is a capable offering from the Tata Motors. The sad news is, the car would soon be discontinued as the new emission parameters will come into play. It is highly unlikely of Tata Motors to develop a new BS-6 compliant power plant for the car. Thus, if you ever thought of buying one, it is the time you should get one home. Also, the car is offered with a lot of discounts from the dealers. With the discounts, the ex-showroom price of the car has dropped down to fall in line with the prices of top-spec Nexon.