Tata Hexa was tested across 3 continents for 800,000km

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Bookings start on November 1.

Tata Motors announced, at the ongoing media drive event, that the Tata Hexa has been tested for 800,000 km across three continents – Australia, Asia and Europe. The Hexa is validated for temperatures ranging from -20 degrees to 50 degrees Centigrade.

Tata Hexa AT featured image
The Tata Hexa will have its market launch in January 2017.

The company also stated that it has involved part suppliers from USA, Germany, Austria, France, Saudi Arabia, China, South Korea and Indonesia. Lear Corporation, who supply seats for Mercedes-Benz, are involved with the Hexa project too.

Speaking about the SUV itself, Tata said that the Hexa originally went by by project name ‘Eagle’. The company was keen to highlight the music system of the Hexa: a 10-speaker JBL sound system with 320 Watt DSP amplifier and subwoofer that took a team of Harman/JBL acoustics experts over 1,000 hours to fine-tune.

The Tata Hexa will be available in 4×2 and 4×4 variants, the latter getting a Borg Warner-made electronically controlled AWD system with torque-on-demand, and a Super Drive Mode with four driving modes. The 2.2-liter VariCOR diesel engine, which delivers 156 PS and 400 Nm of torque, is paired to 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions, the latter gets a ‘Sport’ mode for better response.

Tata HEXA TUFF rear seats Auto Expo 2016
The Hexa will be available with 6- and 7-seat configurations.

Also read: Tata Kite 5 compact sedan’s launch delayed to early-2017

Five mobile applications (Juke Car, Navimaps, Tata Smart Remote, Tata Smart Manual and Service Connect) are also available to Hexa users, the company said.

Bookings for the Hexa start on November 1. Stay tuned for our first drive review of the Tata Hexa.

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