Tata Hexa grill GoPro

Off-roading in the TATA Hexa — the ‘Hexa Experience’ in Bengaluru

Date: 23rd December 2016

I was chosen to attend the Hexa Experience via Indiblogger last week. The showcase was taking place at White Orchid, a venue inside Manyata Embassy Business Park.

White Orchid venue Manyata Bangalore
There was quite a crowd. Pretty impressive for a new car launch.

If you want official photos and information about the newly launched TATA Hexa, check out the Hexa website. I don’t think I need to re-type the specifications.

Tata Hexa outdoor tent setup
They had a few Hexas on display outdoor. Being a crossover 4×4 (XT variant), they’re really selling the adventure aspect the vehicle can offer.
TATA Hexa bike rack mount
Of course, accessories like bike rack and mounts are all extra buys and don’t come standard with any of the variants
TATA Hexa cargo box sportrack
The look of the Tata Hexa is a cross between an MPV and an SUV
Tata Hexa experience Bangalore
I went inside the venue next to check out the scene there
Tata Hexa Experience kids zone
They had booths of all kinds — food stalls, kids zone, gaming, stall from other TATA companies, etc.

They must have figured that not everyone attending will be checking out the Hexa. So while the adults check out the vehicle, the kids could be kept occupied elsewhere. Pretty thoughtful.

No kids with me so it was time for me to get a closer look at the Hexa.

Tata Hexa grill GoPro
I really like the Hexa’s grill (photo from my GoPro)
Tata Hexa diesel engine
The Tata Hexa only comes with a 2.2 LTR diesel engine; no petrol variant at launch
Tata Hexa interior dashboard steering
I sat in the driver’s seat and was impressed by the features on the dashboard. Then again, this was the top-end XT variant. No push-button start though.
Chargepoint last row subwoofer Tata Hexa
The Hexa is a 7-seater and even the third row gets a charge point, adjustable A/C vents and lights. The sound system is Harman Audio and the subwoofer is on the back door.
Tata Hexa alloy wheel
19″ alloys — on all variants

I had a staff member explain the many features and small touches inside and outside the Hexa. I must say, I was quite impressed! Granted, this a crossover that is set to cost Rs. 12-18 lakhs ex-showroom, but still, they pack in quite a lot for the money. Only an Indian company could get the paisa vasool mindset of the Indian consumer and cater to it really well!

See the differences between each variant here.

Aside from the features, the Hexa is easily the best designed vehicle Tata Motors has come out with! It’s a really good looking MPV.

To cap off my Hexa Experience, it was time for me to go for a ride in one. They had set up an obstacle course at an adjoining ground and I went there next. Professional drivers were taking groups of attendees through the course to showcase Hexa’s off-roading abilities. Here is a brief video to give you an idea:

When it was my turn, I got in and hit record on my GoPro. This is what it was like throughout the course.

Pretty fun to have gone through with it. Looks like Tata really have a winner on their hands with the Hexa. Something the company desperately needs after the lackluster Kite and unfortunate Zika-tuned-Tiago.

The Tata Hexa Experience moves to Chennai next (Jan 6 – 8, 2017).

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