Tata Motors has halted the production of Tata Hexa in India temporarily due to the national lockdown and SUV's inability to meet stricter compliance
The global Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the domestic automotive industry. seriously The Indian car market has witnessed a big slump in terms of sales last month, which, combined with the 21-day national lockdown, forced many carmakers to stop the manufacturing of their vehicles for a period. So does Tata Motors.
Last month, the company has not produced a single of unit of Hexa in India. In fact, the sales figure of the Hexa was sadly at 0 unit in March 2020, which makes the carmaker to temporarily suspend the production of Tata Hexa in the country. It is said that Tata will resume on production of Hexa only after the BSVI norms come into force here.
The outgoing Hexa was retailed with two BS4-spec 2.2-litre diesel engine variants: Varicor 320 and Varicor 400. Both these mills will be upgraded and carried over in the BS6 model.
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In the current form, the 2.2-litre Varicor 320 engine can produce 150 PS of max power at 4,000 rpm and 320 Nm of peak torque at 1,500- 3,000 rpm. It came paired with a 5-speed manual transmission only. The 2.2-litre Varicor 400 motor churns out 156 PS at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm whereas. This engine was available with both a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT unit. A 4x4 system was also available for the former version.
Earlier on, Tata Motors showcased its Hexa Safari in the concept version at the Auto Expo 2020. The company is set to launch the BS6 Hexa Safari in the coming months. While being fitted with the same Varicor 400 mill, a 6-speed MT and a 4x4 system, the Hexa Safari features a new gloss-black radiator grille, green body colour scheme, blacked-out mirrors, door handles and extra black body claddings, etc. thus enhancing the car’s adventure nature to a higher level.