Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tata Hexa Review : #Hexhilarating #Hexaexperience with the #Hextraordinary Vehicle!


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Luxury at it’s best!
Technology at it’s crest!
Performance talks the rest!

If you wanna buy luxury, consider it! If you are a car enthusiast, experience it!

Yes! I am talking about a vehicle!!! And, that’s none other than Tata Hexa, which would touch the Indian roads formally in January 2017!

I was quite excited to be a part of the pre-launch of TATA Hexa, the all-new premium sports utility vehicle, last week at Bangalore. Wonderful ambience, live-performance by different bands, kid’s entertainment corner, exhilarating off-road experience zone, all made me joyous to be there with my family.





Almost 15 feet in length and six feet wide, this big and bold, Hexa was taking the centerstage in the huge hall.  Once I entered, it’s premium look was inviting me to explore it immediately.

The Hexa’s elegant look displays how far Tata Motors have improvised it’s design quotient. The SUV is significantly feature - loaded and it was real fun to drive as well.

Hexa shows the confidence of the Italian, English and Indian teams of engineers and designers. It is a whole-hearted effort to remove any catastrophe in Tata Aria and redefine the vehicle with more features and functionalities.

I found that Hexa has visual similarities with the Aria. That’s because the car is built on the same platform and has received the new ‘Impact’ styling. but the car as a whole is longer, taller and wider.


The off-road experience was really awesome. While taking the vehicle over 40 degree slopping and 31 degree, I was scared, but amazed to feel the comfort and easiness inside the car.  The 200 mm water wading capability of Tata Hexa is simply incredible. Do watch this video to know more about the off-road capabilities.
 

So, here is my review after experiencing the power-packed, feature-loaded and adrenaline-pumped TATA Hexa on a specially created off-road track :




Howz the Interiors:

Once I stepped inside the car, the interiors impressed me totally.  The design is neat and the quality of materials used inside is upright as well.

Hexa comes with all black sporty interior with a fine finishes with high quality Benecke-Kaliko leather. The cabin is spacious and second and third row of seats offer air-conditioning vents, 12V charging ports and storage compartments. It comes with a choice of eight colors along with ambient mood lighting.



Hexa has four different types of driving modes Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road, which actually help to drive smoothly on all terrains.



Auto Mode – It helps the Hexa to optimize its performance, by adopting any surface condition.
Comfort Mode – It allows the Hexa to deliver specific power, allowing constant cruising speed, especially during long drives.
Dynamic Mode – With this mode, Hexa can attain maximum power and acceleration, which will be  more useful in curvy roads and while drifting with the help of Hexa’s ESP.
Rough Road Mode – This mode plays important role during the off-road drives, giving more stability, performance and better control in slippery conditions.

All these three modes are made much more interesting with new-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP) & Torque on Demand (TOD) feature.

Besides, it offers conveniences like – a chill compartment storage, sitting above the glovebox, steering-mounted controls for audio, telephony and cruise control and a total of 29 compartment spaces. Another segment defining feature is the customizable mood lighting that changes according to the drive mode selected.

Harman Kardon’s ConnectNext infotainment system with 10 JBL speakers and companion smartphone apps to control audio, radio and ambient lighting is an interesting features in Hexa. It has 4 speakers, tweeters and 1 central speaker, sub-woofer and a 320W amplifier, which will make you feel driving a theatre.




What about Safety:

Hexa strengthens your safety with six air bags, including driver and passenger, curtains and side airbags. The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with rollover migration always on high alert, which constantly monitors the movement and the direction of the car. Alike other SUVs in the market, Hexa also has the ABS with EBD. Hill hold control and Hill descent control gets activated with just press of a button. Also, the Traction control system prevents excessive wheel slip, which I tested, is quite impressive.



How Comfortable Hexa is:

Tata Hexa comes with an 8-way adjustable seat-arrangement, which is perfect for shorter or taller guy with enough cabin space. The rear seats are remarkable and it has good leg room. You can get either the 6 seaters or 7 seaters based on your choice, similar to Toyota Innova. Apart from this, there is one cup-holder and a dedicated slot for smartphone.

The rear seats are well ventilated with their own AC vents. The third row is slightly smaller with a tight headroom, but it is much more comfortable than the Mahindra XUV 500. All the second row and third row has their own storage space and smart USB charging points.






Exterior is extremely important:

The tall and sturdy, masculine vehicle has all the WOW factors to attract a car lover. The most striking thing is 19inch alloy wheel with a strong well-built shoulder wheel arch claddings. These alloy wheels are perfectly matched with the classic and simple 5-spoke wheels in a two-tone black and aluminum-colored polished shade.

The other differentiating factor of Hexa is its high ground clearance of 200mm.




Verdict:

With it’s premium look, super quality and design, no doubt, it will give a tough fight to Mahindra XUV 500, Innova Cresta and Hyundai Creta to some extent and it can also have an impact on the sales of some compact SUVs like Renault Duster and Mahindra Scorpio. But, the success of Tata Hexa will solidly depend on the pricing and the marketing & communications strategies. In my opinion, the pricing should be in the range of Rs 10 lakh to 18 lakh. Tata Motors’ effort to break free from the old perception and accelerate the new image created after Tiago launch is seen clearly in the Hexa.




For more information, visit http://hexa.tatamotors.com/.

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