This Follow-Me Tata Hexa HELPS Aircrafts at Bengaluru Airport

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 15/11/2020
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This Tata Hexa is used by Bengaluru's Kemepogowda International Airport as a follow-me vehicle. Read more about it here.

Tata Hexa was the brand’s flagship product when it was on sale. Sadly, Tata Motors has discontinued this ladder-frame SUV as it failed to comply with BS-6 emission norms. In its segment, Hexa was the most feature-loaded and capable SUV. It seems like authorities at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport was quite impressed by the Hexa, as they decided to have it as their follow-me vehicle. The yellow Tata Hexa in the pictures here belongs to Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International airport. The SUV serves as a support vehicle to the airport authorities. At times it can be seen navigating the aircrafts to their designated gates. It is also used as a runway inspection vehicle.

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The Hexa in the pictures here sits on a set of steel rims since this isn’t the top-spec trim of the SUV. However, it comes with a 4x4 drivetrain. In case you don’t know, Tata Hexa came with a BorgWarner 4x4 transfer case with a low-ratio gearbox. Also, the SUV used a complex electronic system to ensure that it has traction all the time. There were four driving modes on offer – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, and Rough road. The 4x4 trims of the Hexa were powered by a 2.2L Varicor diesel engine that belted out a peak power output of 156 PS and max torque of 400 Nm. The transmission duties here were performed by a 6-speed manual unit. The option of an automatic gearbox, however, was limited to 4x2 variants.

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Furthermore, the Hexa came loaded to the gills. The long list of features included mood lighting, LED DRLs, cruise control, multi-function steering wheel, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, 10-speaker JBL sound system, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and more. For the safety of occupants, the Hexa came fitted with six airbags, ABS with EBD, driver and co-driver seat belt alarm, corner stability control, hill hold control, reverse parking camera with guidelines, hydraulic brake assist, and engine drag torque control. Tata Hexa used to rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta. It was priced at Rs. 13.70 lakh for the entry-level XE trim, whereas the top-spec XT 4x4 trim retailed at Rs. 19.27 lakh.

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