Last year, Tata Motors bagged an order of 200 Hexa from the Bangladesh Army after completing months of rigorous testing.
Tata Safari Storme GS800 is the official vehicle of the Indian Army. The Army-spec Safari Storme comes equipped with a BorgWarner four-wheel-drive system, which makes it a capable offroader. Following Safari’s footsteps, Hexa became the official Army vehicle in Bangladesh. Last year, the carmaker announced that it has won the order from Bangladesh Army to supply 200 units of the 4X4 variants of the Hexa. It wasn’t easy for the manufacturer as the order was received after the Bangladesh Army approved of the Hexa’s reliability and capability after months of rigorous testing.
The manufacturer revealed that Hexa had to withstand all the requirements as specified by the Bangladesh Army. Tata Motors also issued a statement that reads as:
“This order has been won against the other competitive brand SUVs and this has been the first key order from the Bangladesh Army. The superior performance of the Tata Hexa, better comfort features and widely available service and spares in Bangladesh made it the most preferred brand for the army,”
Army-spec Tata Hexa wears an Olive Green paint scheme and sports bull bars on both the ends.
Tata Motors is not a new entrant in the Bangladesh market. The brand has been selling cars in the neighbouring country since 2012. Currently, the lineup comprises of Tiago, Indigo eCS, and Nexon. The carmaker does not sell the Hexa to the private car buyers in Bangladesh.
A simpler version of the Tata Hexa is also supplied to the Banglasdesh Army that wears Tungesten Silver paint scheme.
In comparison to the Hexa that was sold in India, the army-spec version is different in a few aspects. It wears an Olive Green paint shade and gets beefy bullbars on the front and at the rear end. However, we believe that the mechanicals on the army-spec Hexa are identical to those of the Indian version. The 4X4 variant of the India-spec Hexa was powered by a 2.2L 4-cylinder turbocharged Varicor400 diesel engine. The oil burner belted out a peak power of 148 BHP and a max. torque of 400 Nm. It came mated to the 5-speed manual transmission. The carmaker never offered the 4X4 variants with the optional automatic gearbox. However, the Hexa will soon be coming back to the showroom floors with a BS-6 compliant engine. It will be exciting to see what changes it will get with the upcoming update.