A 6-speed transmission will be a first for Tata Motors.
Tata Motors plans on working its Horizonext magic with the Aria being next in-line (post the Indica-based Kite twins) to undergo a complete overhaul. The Hexa concept, a precursor showing the possible design of the future crossover, debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last month with a 2.2-liter VariCOR 400 diesel engine.
According to a report on Autocar India, the Hexa when it goes on sale will be paired to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions, a first for Tata's passenger vehicles. At the moment, even SUVs as expensive and powerful as the Aria and Safari Storme are equipped with a 5-speed manual only.
The 2.2-liter engine would produce about 154 hp and 400 Nm of torque, with drive going to all wheels in case of the top-end variant.
Other features seen on the Hexa concept which would make its way to the production version include ESP, 6-airbags with side and curtain airbags, LED position lights, 6-seat cabin configuration with Captains chairs for the second row and leather seats with twin-needle stitching.
The Hexa was also given a newly-designed dashboard with piano black finish, a touchscreen infotainment system and the signature 3-spoke steering wheel found on Tata's new offerings like the Bolt, Zest and the forthcoming GenX Nano.
[Source - AutocarIndia]