The Indian car manufacturer Tata suspends the Hexa’s production. We might think this was because of the nationwide lockdown. But the reason for pulling the plus is the last month’s sales report which shows that there was not even a single unit of the car sold in India.
All the models in the Tata line up are now BS6 compliant with new more powerful engines except Hexa. Well, here is what came with the old BS4 Hexa.
Powertrain and Transmission
The big SUV from Tata came with a single engine with two different states of tunes.
- The engine is a 2.2L turbo diesel Varicor engine that is capable of producing two different power and torque figures.
- Varicor 320 was the engine in its lower state. In this stage, the engine produced about 148.3hp@4,000rpm of power and about 320Nm@1,500-3,000rpm of peak torque.
- This engine transmits the power to the rear wheels via a 5-speed transmission.
- The more powerful tune was the Varicor 400 in which the engine produces about 153.9hp@4,000rpm of power and 400Nm@1,750rpm of peak torque.
- There are two transmission options the more powerful engine. The engine powers either the rear wheel or all the four wheels depending upon the variant via a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission.
Tata Hexa Safari Edition
Tata at the 2020 Auto Expo showcased the new safari edition with some changes here and there which they might launch with the new BS6 engine later this year. But for now, there are no Premium SUVs from the manufacturer.
- The car showcased in the 2020 Auto Expo boasts of the more powerful Varicor 400 engine. This engine was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission which delivers the power to all the four wheels.
- On the design front, the car comes with a special green paint in which the car looks stunning.
- The front grille of the SUV was all black with most of it covered with a glossy finish. The same paint was on the ORVM’s as well as the door handles and the boot lid.
- Black plastic cladding all around the car gives the car the go-anywhere character.
It is gonna be a long wait for the new Tata Hexa to come as the novel coronavirus is ruling the roads as of now. Due to this, the central government has ordered a nationwide lockdown which will not only affect Tata but also other car brands across the globe. Stay inside, stay safe. This shall pass.