Tata Hexa caught testing for the first time - Spied

16/08/2015 - 01:34 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

The Hexa is a remodelled Aria with new body panels to give it an SUV look.

Tata Motors unveiled the Tata Hexa at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 and in June, the newly appointed president of the company said that the SUV would be launched by the end of the year. Last week, it was reported that the showroom version of the Hexa would be unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo.

2016 Tata Hexa SUV front view spotted testing
Tata says the Hexa "unveils a new direction to the design language of future Tata SUVs."

Last week, a test mule bearing a close resemblance to Tata Hexa was spied by Powerdrift on the Mumbai - Pune Expressway. This marks the first time that the car has been caught on test.

Though camouflaged completely, it is evident that the design of the Hexa would be applied to the production model in most places such as flat bonnet, honeycomb mesh grille and five-spoke alloy wheels. The large door mirrors have enclosed indicators.

2016 Tata Hexa SUV side spotted testing
The Hexa is powered by a 2.2-liter VARICOR 400 engine with a maximum output of 115 KW (154.21 hp) and an optional 4WD.

The production version is also likely to have the concept's projector lights, brushed aluminum finish on the bumpers, body kit, and blackened pillars.

The interior, based on the contents of the concept car, could get six captain chairs, a Bolt-inspired steering wheel, air con vents for the second and third row, and a new center console.

Tata Hexa interior at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The Hexa concept at the Geneva show featured captain seats for the second row, which could be offered on the final version.

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The Hexa presented at the Auto Expo had a a 2.2-liter VARICOR 400 engine with a maximum output of 115 KW (154.21 hp) and an optional 4WD system. Though Tata did not confirm this, a 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from General Motors would be used, alongside a 6-speed manual.

Tata Hexa - Spyshot gallery

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