The Tata Hexa emerges as a good looking successor to the Aria with the interior looking a lot more upmarket with improved power and electronics.

Tata Hexa Crossover Pre Production
The Tata Hexa is based on the Aria platform but gets a more striking stance

The Aria was an extremely ambitious project for Tata Motors with its roots dating back to being one of the concepts in 2000 at the Geneva Motor Show. Launched in 2010, the past 5 years saw the automaker go back to the drawing board for new and existing products. Breathing in some new life into the Aria, the automaker revealed the Hexa concept at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and now a complete gallery has emerged online showcasing the pre-production model in all its glory.

Based on the same platform as the Aria, the Tata Hexa measures 4764 mm in length, 1895 mm in width and 1780 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2850 mm. Boasting of a massive road presence, the crossover is a giant leap over the Aria in terms of design and gets several striking elements including the bold new grille, contoured bonnet for a macho appeal, black cladding on lower body and large wheel arches to house the 19-inch alloys.

You also see projector lamps, LED DRLs and position lamps, gloss black pillars, horizontally stacked tail lamps on the Tata Hexa crossover. Inside the cabin, the vehicle feels upmarket with the new dashboard layout reminiscent of the one seen on the Zest and Bolt models finished in black. There is a new more car-like multi-function steering wheel, twin-stitched seats, mood lighting, auto climate control and captain seats.

You also see black applique around the cabin with brushed silver and gold inserts, while a touchscreen infotainment system offers multiple connectivity options along with navigation. Under the hood, the Tata Hexa is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder VARICOR 400 diesel engine tuned for 154.2 HP and 400 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual and a GM sourced 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Tata Hexa crossover will also come with a 4WD system as optional with the Terrain Response feature with different driving modes, similar to the one seen on Land Rover vehicles. Tata has also loaded the crossover with several electronic aids including ABS, ESP and 6 airbags.

Tata Hexa Pre Production Dashboard
The al black interior layout with silver & gloss black finish looks good
Tata Hexa Concept Infotainment System
The touchscreen infotainment unit is loaded with navigation & connectivity options
Tata Hexa Concept Terrain Response
The select drive mode comes with Comfort, Dynamic & Rough Road options
Tata Hexa Pre Production Features
The Hexa gets a knob unit for headlamp control instead of the stalk, very European
Tata Hexa Pre Production Interior
The Tata Hexa comes with 6-way adjustable front seats
Tata Hexa Pre Production MID Unit
The instrument cluster comes with a large MID unit, is loaded with information
Tata Hexa Pre Production Seats
Space inside the cabin is in abundance with the second row getting captain seats
Tata Hexa Pre Production Specifications
USB & AUX input for rear seat passengers, nice touch on the Tata Hexa
Tata Hexa Pre Production Cargo Space
The third row is foldable, liberating more room for extra cargo
Tata Hexa Concept Engine
The 2.2-litre motor is also seen on the Safari Storme but is tuned for more power here
Tata Hexa Concept Pre Production
The Hexa is by far one of the best looking vehicles to come from Tata’s stable
Tata Hexa Pre Production Side Profile
The production spec version is expected to go on sale by next year
Tata Hexa Pre Production Rear Profile
Despite the massive dimensions, the sharp lines lend a lean appearance on the Hexa
Tata Hexa Pre Production Tail Light
The wraparound tail lights are striking, unlike anything seen on current Tata models

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