2017 Tata Hexa
Tata Motors is currently on a spree to revise its entire portfolio, in order to stop the exponential decline in sales that the Indian automaker is currently experiencing. With the Tiago hatchback already accumulating huge praises from customers and critics, Tata has turned its attention to other upcoming products in its lineup. The Indian origin automaker has been making gradual improvement in their design language, and they are bringing bold and fresh products to the Indian market without hesitation. And the next big thing coming our way is a premium SUV Crossover, christened as the Tata Hexa. What do we know about this Tata crossover? Well, read-on to find out.
Earlier, when Tata Motors showcased the Tata Hexa concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we all knew it would be a replacement of their Tata Aria MPV which didn’t do well in terms of sales in the Indian market. But, at the recently concluded 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, Tata Motors showcased the production version of Tata Hexa, and it took everyone by surprise. The Hexa really impressed us. Rather than being a restyled Aria it came with an individual identity, which made it look a lot different to its stable siblings. The car looks like an MPV in terms of size, but it is actually a stylish and tough looking crossover equipped with the latest off-roading technologies.
The all new Tata Hexa looks sporty and muscular, yet stylish. Not only at the exterior, but the interior too get plenty of attractive features which are luxurious and provide a new-age character to this upcoming Tata Crossover.
Update 18.01.2017:- Tata Motors launched the Hexa Crossover in India today. The new Crossover is the flagship offering from Tata Motors and the prices and details have been updated in the overview article of the Crossover
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Tata Motors Launches Hexa Crossover 8 Key Points That You Should Keep In Mind
Tata Motors has launched the Hexa Crossover in India today. This will replace the Aria in the Indian market and will lock horns with the Mahindra XUV500 and the newly launched Toyota Innova Crysta. The Hexa has been tested by Tata Motors over the span of 2 years and under extreme climate conditions. The Crossover first appeared in the automotive scene back at the Geneva Motor show and the production variant was showcased for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi.
Tata Motors has launched the Hexa Crossover officially today on 18th January 2018. The prices of the new Tata Hexa Crossover starts from INR. 11.99 Lakhs (ex showroom) for the base XE trim while the top end XT 4X4 trim is priced at INR. 17.49 Lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi).
Below provided are few key points that you should know about the newly launched Tata Hexa Crossover.
Tata Motors Hexa TVC Is Out: Video
Tata Motors will be launching their newest Crossover the Hexa on 18th January 2017. The SUV took almost two years for development and this new TVC shows exactly what the SUV went through during its testing period. The video quite clearly shows that the Hexa was tested at -15 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature that it went through was 50 degree Celsius.
The overall Hexa Crossovers styling was perfected in over 3 different studios across three different Countries. According to Tata Motors they actually have done whatever it takes to make this Crossover perfect.
The Hexa Crossover will be powered by a 2.2 Litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine which is capable of producing about 156 Hp of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of torque. The SUV will be offered with both 4x2 as well as 4x4 configurations. The engine as you already know by now will eb paired to a 6 speed automatic transmission while it will also get a 6 speed manual transmission as standard.
The top end Hexa variants will get plenty of equipements on bo0th its exterior as well interior while on the exterior the Hexa comes equipped with projector headlamps, fog lamps, LED DRLs bigger 18 inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. The interior also gets Harman touchscreen infotainment system with JBL speakers, automatic climate control, powered ORVMs, captain seats and many more. For the safety of the passengers inside the Tata Motors Hexa gets Airbags, ABS and EBD as well.
Tata Hexa Trims & Details Out Launch On 18th January 2017
Tata motors already has started the year 2017 with a Bang by launching their pickup Xenon Yoddha now their next product too is also all set for launch as well. That’s right! Tata Motors will also be introducing the Hexa Crossover in India on 18th January 2017 in India, booking for the new vehicle has already commenced officially.
Tata unveiled the Hexa concept for the first time at the Geneva Motor show while the production form was showcased at the 2016 Auto expo last year. The Hexa is much different than the Aria Crossover which is already on sale in the Indian market and actually also promises to be much more capable offroader and gets plenty of new hardwares which will help it in some serious offroading excursions.
The Hexa will be Tata Motors flagship offering for the Indian market and will be priced in between 12 to 18 Lakh rupees which actually makes this new Crossover a direct rival for the Mahindra XUV500 and the Toyota Innova Crysta.
List Of New Cars Launching In The Month Of January 2017
We already mentioned in some of our earlier articles that the year 2016 has been one important and eventful year for both the auto manufacturer as well the buyers. Now that we stepped into the New Year we definitely will start the year with a bang. We have reported that Tata Motors have already introduced their first product now it’s time for other manufacturers to launch their exciting new products in the Indian market as well.
So today we have decided to make a list of most exciting new car launches that will happen within the next two months.
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2017 Tata Xenon Yodha
Tata is on the roll this year because they already have launched the first product of this year for the Indian market already. The Xenon Yoddha range of pickup trucks is an important product for Tata Motors both in the National as well as International markets. The Xenon range of trucks was introduced by Tata Motors at the 2006 Bologna Motor show and was launched back in 2007. There is no doubt that the Xenon gets a stylish exterior, comfortable interior.
The new Xenon Yoddha pickup truck was launched today in the presence of the manufacturers newly appointed brand Ambassador Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. This truck also promises to be a new benchmark in the pickup segment. The new Xenon truck will be suitable for various type of commercial purposes like carrying goods and transporting various products.
The smart pick-up is available in multiple variants – 4x2 & 4x4 and in single & double cab options.
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Tata’s Upcoming Kite 5 Sedan’s Top Variant Spied Completely Undisguised
Some recent completely undisguised photos of Tata’s upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan are going rounds on the internet. Tata Motors showcased the compact sedan for the first time at the 2016 Auto expo and after that it was also spotted couple of times being tested on road.
The model which was spotted in this spyshot is most probably the top end trim and it not only gets a completely new exterior paint but also gets plenty of exciting new features. To begin with the top end trim gets stylish diamond cut alloy wheels, side turn indicators integrated on the ORVM’s, a thick chrome line bar in between the two taillamps at the rear. Although the front profile of the sedan is not highlighted in these images but gets the same face like the Tata Tiago hatchback. However we do feel that the top end trim might get projector units as well instead of the regular halogen units. The biggest advantage of the Tata’s new compact sedan is that it promises to offer an impressive amount of boot space at the rear. Tata claims that the Kite 5 compact sedan will offer around 420 Litres of boot space.
Coming to the interior expect the upcoming compact sedan to get a completely an all Black interior with some contrasting colour accents. As far as the drivetrain are concerned expect this new compact sedan to share the same 1.2 Litre Revotron petrol and 1.05 Litre Revotorq diesel engine under the hood. Both this engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission however there can be an AMT transmission on offer as well.
Expect the Tiago based compact sedan to hit the showrooms in mid 2017 and wit will take on some other rivals like the Honda Amaze and upcoming Chevrolet Beat Essentia sedan.
5 Upcoming Cars Which Could Leave Serious Impact In The Year 2017
As we all are almost on the verge of saying goodbye to the year 2016 and welcoming year 2017, Indian Auto manufacturers too has some big plans stored for the Indian market this New Year. Not only are they refreshing their existing lineup but also actually will be launching plenty of new products which could leave some serious impact on the Indian Auto market.
Some of these upcoming products are not only new but will set new standards in their individual segment. So today we actually have decided to select five such cars from our very own homegrown auto manufacturers which are expected to bring new revolution in the Indian auto segment in the year 2017. They not only come loaded with modern features but actually also promises to set the standards quite high. These upcoming cars gets new lightweight platforms, completely new and modern interiors completed with all the modern equipments and comfort features that you find in some other International and premium cars and above all plenty of safety features which has been one of the most important topic of discussion and concern amongst the Indian buyers.
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11 SUV’s in Indian Market That No one Actually Buys Well Almost!
The Indian car market has always been one tough battlefield to conquer. While it has proved to be a big game changer for many car manufacturers and products, which due to their performance in the Indian market have gained a huge reputation worldwide, there have been some names which have been struggling very hard to make their impact, yet are being accepted by a handful of buyers.
Today is the time of SUVs in the Indian market – SUVs of all sizes and dimensions. In this immensely popular category of cars, there are still a number of products of whose sales numbers are even lower than the number of fingers in both your hands. In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on those SUVs which literally have extremely few or very lower number of buyers in the market. Here is that list of those unfortunate SUVs.
Tata Motors To Hike Prices Of Their Passenger Vehicles From January 2017
Tata Motors has decided to hike the prices of their passenger vehicles from January 2017 onward. The decision of price hike was taken by Tata Motors due to various macro-economic factors. The home grown auto maker has announced via a press release that they will be hiking the prices of various passenger cars by a minimum of INR. 5, 000 to a maximum of INR. 25, 000 depending on the vehicle model.
On the same press release Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business, Tata Motors, also said that the decision to increase the prices of different vehicles was taken because of increase in raw material prices including, aluminium, copper and rubber over a period of time. As a result of this price hike the automaker was forced to hike the prices of their vehicles. He also did mention that they were able to witness a demand and increase in the sales of their passenger cars in the past few months and all the credit goes to their recently launched hatchback Tiago. However he also added that they are also gearing up to launch the Hexa Crossover as well in the month of January 2017.
The automaker will also be introducing the Nexon SUV as well in India in later in 2017.
Tata Motors To Launch Hexa SUV On January 18th 2017
So its official Tata Motors is all set to launch their much waited Hexa Crossover on 18th January 2017 in India. This Crossover will be replacing the Arya in the market and will compete with some other big names like the Mahindra XUV500 and the Toyota Innova Crysta.
The production variant of the Hexa made its first appearance at the 2016 Auto expo this year and recently the manufacturer conducted media drive for the press, they even opened Tata Hexa Experience centre where people can come and experience in person what the Hexa Crossover is actually capable of and can book the vehicle directly.
Powering the Hexa Crossover is the same 2.2 Litre Varicor diesel unit which will be available in two states of tune. The Varicor 320 will power the entry level trims while the top end trims will be powered by the Varicor 400 unit. The 2.2 Litre Varicor 320 unit is capable of producing about 150 Hp of peak power and around 320 Nm of torque. While the more powerful Varicor 400 unit is capable of producing about 156 Hp of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. The Crossover will be paired to a 6 speed manual transmission as standard while there will also be 6 speed automatic transmission offered as an option as well. As you all already know by now that the Hexa Crossover will be made available with both four wheel drive as well as two wheel drive option.
List of AMT equipped cars in India
In recent years, we have seen a lot of changes which our country has been undergoing through, in each and every aspect of lifestyle and technology. Speaking of automobiles too, we have seen the advent of various new technologies and features which have resulted in a surge in car sales, thus increasing the number of cars on the roads day by day, resulting in a kind of chaos and traffic problems, especially in metropolitan cities.
Due to rising inconvenience caused by poor traffic management, many prospective buyers are shifting towards cars which are offering the convenience of automatic transmissions. This is a result that many budget cars are now offered with automatic transmissions. However, most of these cars are specifically built to a cost factor, which is why most of the car makers are preferring to offer automated manual transmissions over the pricey conventional torque converters and CVTs. Speaking of the automated manual transmissions, these gearboxes facilitate manual gear changes by pressing the clutch pedal at the same time as changing gears with the usage of electronic sensors, pneumatics, processors and actuators. Adding to their popularity is the fact that these gearboxes aren’t too costly over manual counterparts, thus making them quite value for money.
In this story, we are going to throw some light on all the cars in the Indian market which are available with the choice of automated manual transmission, popularly known as AMT. Here we go:-
Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch In Early 2017: The Story So Far
Well! We all already know by now that Tata is all set to introduce a new compact SUV which will be based on their existing Tiago hatchback. The car was already showcased at the 2016 Auto expo. Now although the production variant name is not out yet but internally it is called Kite5. This compact sedan will replace the existing Tata Indigo ecs when it launches here finally.
There is no doubt in the fact that this will be the best looking compact sedan of the Indian market. The sedan gets a perfect proportion while its front looks identical to that of the Tata Tiago hatchback, the rear profile merges well with the overall body.
As far as the launch date is concerned expect the newest sedan to hit the Tata showroom towards early April 2017, which is still some time away. The car was spotted being tested several times on Indian road which gave us an idea that Tata is actually quite serious about this compact sedan. Some of the reports also suggest that Tata will price this compact sedan extremely aggressively and perhaps this could India’s cheapest sedan available for sale when it finally launches here.
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Among all the markets for automobiles around the world, the Indian car market is turning out to be the most savage for the auto makers, not because of the economic conditions, but for the fact that it has the most cut-throat competition, which has forced all the auto makers to evolve themselves at a faster than expected rate, and those who don’t evolve with this pace, lag behind in the race in terms of volumes as well as reputation too.
If we talk about the Indian car makers in general, all the manufactures have gradually started keeping the aspect of sales numbers above the aspiration value of offering something unique and distinctive. And they are bound to do so, as the Indian market is yet to become mature to accept something radically different. Because of this ever-increasing hunger of achieving more and more numbers, all the automakers are carrying out various steps. While they offer a number of features and variants in their already existing models, some of them are now offering multiple models in the same range, which they claim are targeted towards Indian audience with different perspectives.
However, there is one more way in which the car makers are trying to multiply their sales numbers – that of selling the pre-facelifted models with the ones which have replaced them globally. Some of the auto makers are carrying this step for the models which have helped them in establishing in the Indian market, with a touch of emotional appeal attached with them. There are some cars, which are now happily co-existing with their respective previous generation models, although, as expected, their pre-facelift models are repositioned as more basic and pared down models, so that their sense of upgrade and premium appeal is not affected.
Following is a list of all those currently available new generation cars and their respective pre-facelift models, which though are available with new names and slightly pared down and dated appeal, but still offer great practical value. Here you go:-
Hyundai Tucson VS Tata Hexa: Spec Comparison
Tata. The new Crossover Tucson will be positioned above the Hyundai Creta and below their flagship offering the Sante Fe which is their flagship offering, so that actually brings it in the same price point with the Hexa Crossover.
Both these cars will be priced in between INR. 16 Lakhs to INR. 21 Lakhs. As far as the Crossovers are concerned they both do not look like typical SUV’s because they do not have a typical boxy SUV like design.
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Tata Hexa Bookings Now Open Launch In January 2017
There is so much hype surrounding the upcoming Hexa SUV from Tata Motors recently the manufacturer conducted the media drive and these Crossovers surely impressed many. Tata Motors already showcased the production variant of the their new SUV at the 2016 Auto expo and they will be launching the Hexa in January 2017 here in India.
According to the latest report Tata Motors has already started taking in bookings for their new SUV and those who are interested to get their hands on the new SUV can pay a booking amount of INR. 5000 and can book the vehicle. The amount is also fully refundable if incase any of the customers wants to cancel the booking later.
Coming to the vehicle the Hexa will get the 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine under its hood which produces about 156 Ps of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox while there will also be an automatic gearbox as an option as well. The Hexa Crossover will be available with both two wheel drive as well an four wheel drive option as well, while the manual transmission will be available with four wheel drive option the automatic transmission will only be available with two wheel drive option only.
5 Powerful Yet Fuel Efficient Hatchbacks Worth Buying
Indian market is definitely one of the leading markets of the world when it comes to small cars and every other carmaker who has been doing business in this country knows that they atleast have to launch one small car if they want volume and profit. Until now Maruti Suzuki ruled the market with some of their small cars like the 800 and the Alto for quite some time which was just basic four door hatchbacks which came with puny engine and limited features inside. However now the Indian automobile market is changing and for good people is looking for new and better options and the competition is also getting intense.
Now we have plenty of new options in our hands which are worth exploring and giving a shot. Now we also have a new segment in the Indian market called the compact sedan which is basically the same hatchback with an extended boot. What is even more surprising is also the fact that people are actually showing more interest in getting their hands on the hatchback alternative.
So today we have decided to guide you readers and provide you a list of some of the most exciting yet fuel efficient hatchbacks and compact sedans available in the Indian market within your budget. Hopefully this article will help you if you are planning to get your hands on a hatchback or a compact sedan which is not only powerful but doesn’t burn a big hole in your pocket as well.
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