Tata Motors, the home-grown automajor, has unveiled a new SUV concept – the Hexa at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is based on the Aria platform and features a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, VARICOR diesel unit that is good for 154bhp and 400Nm. The car is 4764mm long, 1895mm wide, 1780mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2850mm.
The rear too looks sportier with new LED tail-lamps, new bumper in dual-tone paint scheme, spoiler etc. The car also gets newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin too looks different with 6-seat configuration with captain seats, plusher leather seats with twin-needle stitching and some other new features.
Moving on to the sides, the Hexa concept does resemble the Aria a bit, and hasn’t managed to completely shrug off the MPV look. Notable design tweaks include prominent wheel arches, and a thick body cladding running along the sides, which give it the look of a crossover. While the Hexa concept’s glasshouse is also carried over from the Aria. But Tata has made major changes at the back like the floating roof which gives it a different look. The Hexa concept gets 19-inch alloy wheels that go well with its cross-over feel.
The Hexa’s rear styling is a complete departure from the Aria’s minimalistic look. Neat horizontal tail lamps are placed just below the rear glass and extend onto the hatch. A wide band of chrome strip runs across and connects the tail-lamps and even runs to the sides. The rear bumper is divided into three layers – the top-most, painted in body colour, has prominent embossed lines on the loading lip, while the lower half gets cladding and a brushed aluminium faux skid plate. Like the Aria, the Hexa also comes with dual exhausts.
Tata Motors is also showcasing a more powerful version of the Bolt at the show.