Tata Motors has staged the world premiere of the Hexa in production guise at the ongoing 2016 Auto Expo in India.

The changes compared to last year’s concept shown in Geneva are quite subtle and as you can easily notice the Hexa is an SUV even though it’s based on the Aria MPV. Coming from India, the model has a fairly appealing design and boasts projector headlights with LED daytime running lights. It also sports a dual exhaust setup and plastic body cladding to make it look more rugged.

The interior cabin represents a commendable effort for an Indian automaker and it will be offered with a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system developed by Harman. It also benefits from an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat, a ten-speaker JBL sound system, and it even has ambient lighting with eight colors. Other goodies on the menu include a rearview camera, leather upholstery, cruise control and safety kit such as six airbags, ABS with EBD, and vehicle dynamic control.

As for power, the 2016 Tata Hexa is motivated by a turbodiesel 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine producing 154 horsepower (115 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 newton meters) of torque. Output is channeled to the road via a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Land Rover's owners say the Hexa SUV will come with a choice of four driving modes (Automatic, Comfort, Dynamic, Rough Road) as well as a traction control system.

The Tata Hexa is programmed to hit dealerships in India in the second half of the year.

Source: Tata Motors and autoportal.com

Gallery: Tata Hexa arrives in production form at Auto Expo

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