At the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors displayed an all-new crossover concept model, christened as the Hexa. On the face of it, the new concept model largely resembles to the Tata Aria, but the homegrown manufacturer insists that it is an all new car both on the inside and out.
The Hexa concept also previews the new design philosophy that will form basis for future Tata cars. The Tata Hexa is claimed to be the longest vehicle in its segment. In numbers that translates to a generous dimensions of 4,764 mm length, 1,895mm width and 1,780mm height. The wheelbase of 2,850mm would certainly reflect in a greater cabin space as well.
On aesthetic front, the Hexa Concept looks bold and aggressive. The front end features sporty styling elements such as sharp creases on the bonnet, honeycomb grille, attractive fog lamp housings, large air dams along with a prominent brush-metal finish on the fascia. While the side profile looks similar to the Aria, it features blacked out door pillars and comes with massive wheel arches that accommodate 19-inch alloy wheels.
The rear end design gels perfectly with the whole car and features ‘hexa-shaped’ LED tail-lamps, a large bumper and dual-opening exhaust. An extensive use of brush-metal inserts is also visibile in areas around the headlamps, bumper and above registration plate. All in all, the Hexa concept comes across as a neat design and stylish crossover.
Inside, the cabin of the Tata Hexa concept has been designed tastefully as well. There’s a seating capacity for six passengers. The seats at the back are super-comfy ‘Captain Seats. Features on the Hexa concept include ESP, ambient lighting, six airbags and auto headlamp and wiper among many others.
The Hexa concept is powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder VARICOR 400 diesel engine that develops a peak power of 158PS @ 4,000rpm and 400Nm of maximum torque between 1,700 – 2,700rpm. Power will be sent to all four wheels.
On paper, and in concept form, the Tata Nexa looks mighty promising for the Indian market. However, whether or not it makes it into production remains unanswered. We hope Tata Motors to put it into production sooner than later.