Launched: Tata Hexa
No, let me stop you right before you say 'It's just an angrier-looking Aria'. The Hexa may share its basic underpinnings with the swanky crossover that tanked in dramatic fashion, but extensive changes have been made to it, so you can't call it the Aria MY2017.Like any crossover worth its salt, the Hexa has enough seats for the family (six or seven, take your pick), and is offered with a single engine option\: the 2.2-litre, 154bhp, 400Nm Varicor400 diesel. But if you're buying the most basic Hexa, you won't get the 400. Instead, you'll get the Varicor 320, which is a detuned version of the same motor, making 148bhp and 320Nm of torque. Something for the fleet manager to look at, then.Two new gearboxes are on offer\: a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. The manual version can be had with a 4x4 system, and it also gets Tata's new 'Super Drive Modes'. That's four drive modes to choose from -- Comfort and Dynamic (2WD) and Rough Road and Automatic (4WD).It's packing plenty of kit, too\: the top XT variant is equipped with automatic climate control, a reverse camera, a 10-speaker JBL stereo, 19-inch alloys and auto headlamps with DRLs, among other things. Safety-wise, it gets six airbags, ABS, traction control and ESP.There are a total of six variants to choose from\: XE (12.08 lakh), XM (13.78 lakh), XMA (14.98 lakh), XT (16.26 lakh), XTA (17.46 lakh) and XT 4x4 (17.55 lakh, all prices introductory, ex-showroom, Maharashtra). At this price, the Hexa goes head on with the Mahindra XUV500, and undercuts the Toyota Innova Crysta by Rs 2-4 lakh, variant-to-variant.Thing is, though, will that be enough to lure folks looking for a family car into Tata showrooms? What do you think, dotcommers?Read our review of the Tata Hexa here.