Tata Hexa

Six airbags | Auto cli­mate con­trol | All Power Win­dows | Key­less en­try | Elec­tric ORVMs || Au­dio sys with CD, USB, Aux | 6-seat lay­out I Stan­dard War­ranty 3yr/1,00,000 km I Ex­tended war­ranty avail­able

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The Hexa has been with us for the past few months and we’ve cov­ered nearly 6,000km plus dur­ing this short stint. To be­gin with, the Hexa which we re­ceived came with a al­ready high fig­ure on the odome­ter; 30,000km to be pre­cise. How­ever, the big peo­ple mover has proved to be far more re­li­able than we imag­ined. Here’s what we liked about it and a few as­pects that we didn’t.

The Hexa is a big and spa­cious car and the first thing which shone was the air con­di­tion­ing per­for- mance. The unit cools the big cabin quickly. Partly also be­cause the whole green­house comes with nu­mer­ous air con­di­tion­ing vents. Though the front has the stan­dards four vents, in the rear, vents on the B-pil­lar and the cen­tre con­sole are largely re­spon­si­ble for the out­stand­ing over­all cool­ing. The rear AC also gets its own con­trols. We also loved the au­dio sys­tem on the Hexa. The speak­ers are well tuned and of­fer good sound qual­ity. How­ever the in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem dis­play could have been larger. All in all, the Hexa





makes for a bril­liant ride cou­pled with an ex­cel­lent han­dling pack­age. The sus­pen­sion ab­sorbs bumps with ease and at the same time the set up al­lows the driver to have some fun around cor­ners as well. We love the mo­tor as well that of­fers am­ple grunt and good fuel econ­omy at the same time. The au­to­box is also well tuned and shifts seam­lessly.

As for the as­pects that we didn’t dig. The cen­tre con­sole could do with more stor­age space, we think. This is de­spite of twin glove boxes and a cubby hole un­der the arm­rest. While the rear seats are ex­tremely com­fort­able, space in the third row is not com­fort­able for long dis­tances. In ad­di­tion the wiper oper­a­tion could have been of bet­ter qual­ity. The wipe field is not large enough to clean the wind­screen and mak­ing things tougher is the unique wiper move­ment. An­other od­dity comes in form of ingress/egress. Due to the large ground clear­ance, get­ting in could be dif­fi­cult for the el­derly. We be­lieve the Hexa could be a com­plete pack­age in the up­graded ver­sion.

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