Tata Hexa: A delightful SUV with a smooth automatic transmission

In a bid to win the race of ‘best flagship’ and to show the technology and designing ability to the world, Tata has launched its new SUV model not very long ago. Going back in time, the Tata Hexa launch date was in January 2017, which proves it is not a primitive car.

Tata Hexa price ranges from Rs. 12.5 lakhs to Rs. 18 lakhs. It is the second car, after the Tiago, to be designed on the Impact Design language and is available in both six or seven-seater configurations.

Here is what you should know about one of the best Tata cars in India.

The flagship SUV with automatic transmission

The Tata Hexa has one of the finest automatic transmission gearboxes in the segment. Considering that the SUV is very big, the smooth automatic shifts make the drive effortless, even in the busy city conditions.

Though the automatic gearbox is a bit slower than its manual counterpart, it is expected to work that was as it takes into account the engine revs and also the mode being used on the drive. The auto box is very smooth and the drivers will not experience any jerks between the shifts.

The powerplant

Apart from just having a very smooth automatic gearbox, the Tata Hexa boasts on a very powerful engine that can pin down any SUV on the highways. However, unlike the Mahindra XUV500, its direct competitor, it does not have a petrol guise.

The 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine comes in two states of tunes. In the lower trims, the engine makes 148 bhp at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 320 Nm at 1,700 rpm. On the higher trims, the same engine thumps out 154 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque, both at the same rev range.

It should be noted that just like in the automatic trims of Toyota Innova, Hexa’s auto box too uses a six-speed torque converter automatic and the power sent solely to the rear wheels. The massive torque available in the high-tuned Hexa delivers a smooth driving experience with great performance, thanks to the linear availability of torque throughout the rev range.

Some other bits

With all these features, the noise level is also well contained and the cabin is comparatively quieter compared to its other competitors. Moreover, for times when the driver wants more from the engine, the Sports mode makes the drive more responsive by delaying the shifts in order to make more use of RPM limit. There is also an Eco mode suitable for a more comfortable ride, where the occupants will experience less surge of torque, thanks to pre-shifts of gear.


Overall, the final judgement will lead us to conclude that the Tata Hexa is surely a power-packed offering for the customers. The presence of driving modes on the automatic variants makes things even better and more responsive. Hence, paired with the high amount of power, the SUV is one of the best that one can have at the price point.

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