Tata Motors confirms the arrival of the Aria-based Hexa Concept which was previewed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show for launch in India later this-year.
Like the Bolt and Zest, the Hexa will be the re-skinned Tata Aria with different moniker. It might adapt Tata’s ConnectNext and DesignNext strategy, which means the interior is redesigned and includes a touchscreen infotainment system sourced from Harman. Other changes like the 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control, individual AC vents and captain’s chairs for the second row are expected.
Design-wise, the Hexa showcased at Geneva had a new-look Tata grille with a thick brushed aluminium lining, flatter bonnet, blackened projector headlamps, LED DRLs, restyled bumpers with brushed aluminium skid plates, body cladding, blackened B, C and D-pillars, wraparound LED tail lamps, and a new tail gate with a thick brushed aluminium strip running across it, connecting the two tail lamps. Like the Aria, the Hexa too comes with dual exhausts.
Powering the Hexa will be a same 2.2-litre four cylinder VARICOR diesel engine, however, the power and torque outputs is likely to be increased to 154 bhp and 400 Nm respectively. Apart from this, the Hexa will also receive a 6-speed manual transmission, making it the first ever Tata car to feature 6-speed gearbox. The reports further suggest the addition of a GMPT (General Motors Powertrain) developed automatic transmission to make debut on the Hexa crossover.
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