To replace the Tata Aria (MPV).
The interior of the near-production version of the upcoming Tata Hexa SUV has been snapped by a Team-BHP member. The test vehicle was caught on camera near Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
The cabin, especially the dashboard layout on the test mule is based on its donor car, the Tata Aria (MPV), but the equipment and their controls have been thoroughly revamped and the two centre AC vents have been relocated. Several trims on parts including the dashboard, the inner door panels and the like are tweaked on the Hexa compared to the Aria. The seat upholstery appears to be a fresh design and the steering wheel is the new, standard unit found in all Tata Motors passenger cars since the Tata Zest.
The spied Hexa prototype has the Terrain Management System controls that was revealed on the Tata Hexa concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The control knob can be used to select between with Auto, Comfort and Dynamic suspension settings.
The Tata Hexa, expected to debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida in February, will be powered by the 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine that was also introduced on the new Tata Safari Storme VariCOR 400.