Tata Hexa

The car is fi­nally show­ing signs of wear

Evo India - - FE AA T U R E FE -

THERE’S NO BET­TER feel­ing when you land at an air­port and a car is wait­ing for you at the exit. No cabs, no air­port shut­tles, a car with its key handed over to you for your time in a new city. Our Hexa is that car, ev­ery time I fly to Delhi. If you’ve been read­ing our se­ries of ‘Hexapade’ sto­ries you will know that the Hexa isn’t do­mes­ti­cated.

It is our lat­est work­horse start­ing its life as part of the evo In­dia fleet in Pune and as soon as it walked into our park­ing lot, it signed up for a hard life. Aatish drove the burly Tata to Val­parai in Tamil Nadu in

Tits first month. Once it got back, Ouseph took it to Spiti and crossed moun­tains and rivers in it. The Hexa got back to Delhi and has since been the car that re­ceives me at the air­port. What I wasn’t aware of is how pre­pared the team was to take the Hexa prac­ti­cally any­where.

I popped the boot to haul my lug­gage in and two sand lad­ders fell on my feet. The rear seat was folded and buried un­der an ex­tra spare tyre, an air jack, a tent, tow­ing ropes, a shovel and dust, a lot of it. It looked like we were go­ing to war with na­ture. All it needed was cam­ou­flage and two ma­chine guns on the hood.

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