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Tata Motors – Hexa is not being discontinued

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Some reports suggested that Tata Motors will replace the brands’ current 7-seater, Hexa with a new SUV which is currently under development. However, the brand has not confirmed any such news or made an official statement about it, leaving the reports to be purely speculative. This leads us to believe that the brand may be planning to update the Hexa SUV to BSVI standards and is likely to keep the model in its product portfolio, even after the upcoming Buzzard.

According to media reports, the Hexa, a 7-seater SUV was likely to be replaced by a new 7-seater model called Buzzard which has been spotted testing on Indian roads. The new 7-seater SUV is in essence an elongated version of the brand’s popular Harrier SUV which is powered by a 1956cc, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that produces 140 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Buzzard from the day of launch though is expected to get the same engine with 170 PS of power.

The Hexa is offered with a 2179cc, 4-cylinder, BSIV diesel engine that produces 156 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The base XE variant comes in a lower 150 PS and 320 Nm tune. It was speculated that the brand may not be updating the 2.2-litre engine to BSVI standard that is employed on the Tata Hexa, but the FCA sourced 2.0-litre engine will be upgraded which led to further speculations that the Hexa which uses the former engine will soon see its end.

In recent news, the brand confirmed that it had bagged an order of over 200 units to be supplied to the Bangladesh army which tested the SUV to make sure it conformed to the Army’s requirements.