New Tata Hexa coming to take on the Toyota Innova Crysta
Indian car major, Tata Motors has garnered good response for its Tiago hatchback. Now, the other much anticipated upcoming launch from the house of Tata Motors is the Tata Hexa MPV. The Hexa has been making headlines ever since it’s unveiling as a concept model for its great aggressive design language that is quite unlike Tata. The new upcoming Tata Hexa is based on the X2 platform which underpins the outgoing Aria.
Indian car major, Tata Motors has garnered good response for its Tiago hatchback. Now, the other much anticipated upcoming launch from the house of Tata Motors is the Tata Hexa MPV. The Hexa has been making headlines ever since it’s unveiling as a concept model for its great aggressive design language that is quite unlike Tata. The new upcoming Tata Hexa is based on the X2 platform which underpins the outgoing Aria. The Hexa will be coming packed with a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel mill which will be able to churn out a respectable 156 PS of power and an impressive 400 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed automatic transmission option.
Post its Indian launch, the Hexa will go up against India’s favorite MPV – the Innova. The new generation Toyota Innova Crysta is a massively impressive new premium MPV model that has enhanced the brand appeal of the all-time favorite Innova in India even more. The all new Japanese MPV is currently enjoying humongous success and great fan following in the Indian market. It comes powered with new 2.4 liter turbocharged diesel and a new 2.8 liter turbocharged diesel motor options.
Here we take a look at these two MPV’s specs to figure out their respective capabilities:
The upcoming Hexa will be challenging mainly the 2.4L powered Innova Crysta, and the new Tata MPV does seem to be a serious threat to the new Innova. The Innova Crysta’s 2.4L oil burner offers 150 PS of power and 343 Nm of torque, which means that the Hexa may be a quicker MPV. However, the new Crysta comes with lesser weight at 1,855 kg, while the Tata Hexa weighs 2,280 kg.
As already mentioned Tata Hexa’s 2.2L diesel will get a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic transmission choices, whereas the Innova Crysta’s 2.4L mill is mated to only a 5 speed manual transmission, while the larger 2.8L unit offering 174 PS and 360 Nm gets paired to a 6 speed automatic transmission.;
The Innova Crysta comes with 2 drive modes of Eco and Power, but the Hexa will offer 4 modes, namely Comfort, Dynamic, Auto and Rough Road. The Innova comes with a 4×2 drive system, while the Hexa is equipped with a Borg Warner adaptive 4x4 drive system.
The Tata Hexa is also a larger vehicle than the massive Toyota Innova Crysta, while the latter a bit taller. Both the MPVs are available in both 6 and 7-seater configurations. The Hexa will be a feature-rich MPV and so is the Innova, and both get premium and up-class interior design and finish.
The Hexa’s feature list will include advanced infotainment system, JBL 10-speaker music system, Hill Hold, Hill Descent Control, Traction Control, 6 airbags and much more.
The dashing all new Toyota Innova Crysta certainly deserves to be a segment leader, while the Tata Hexa is a very promising challenger of this iconic MPV. Now, the success of the Hexa will really depend on how aggressively Tata can price it.;
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Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.