Tata’s much-awaited Innova-rivalling model, the Hexa has been spotted on test again. Seen in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, the prototype has been caught on camera up-close this time around, giving us our first brief look at the interior design.
Although the images aren’t crystal clear, the Aria-derived components including certain bits of the dashboard and the door panels are visible. Meanwhile, the steering wheel and the air-con controls seem to have been taken off Tata’s latest models including the Zest and the Bolt.
The Hexa was first shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and is now expected to arrive in the Indian market during the 2016 Auto Expo. It is expected to be powered by the same 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, Varicor diesel engine that currently powers the Safari Storme VariCOR 400. The engine develops 154bhp of power and 400Nm of torque and will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a 4WD option.
Following the Aria’s dismal performance in the crossover segment, Tata is hoping to put up a better show with the forthcoming Hexa. When launched later this year, the Hexa will compete against other crossovers including the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the Mahindra XUV500.