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Old 17th April 2017, 22:51   #1846
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I believe that the 19" wheels on the Hexa are shod with MRF Wanderer tyres made specifically for the Hexa. Is there any Hexa fitted with some other 19" tyre?

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I believe that the 19" wheels in the Texas are shod with MRF Wanderer tyres made specifically for the Hexa. Is there any Hexa fitted with some other 19" tyre?
Wanderers. Typical OEM grade lousy rubber. Grip levels are just not there. Unfortunately, there are not many options in this size in case one wants to upgrade.
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I also need feedback on side steps as my HEXA XTA is ready for delivery and waiting for paperwork to be completed from my office. Side step is a must for me as i have two kids and for them its difficult with out side step to climb in HEXA.

Got the insurance 0 dep at 56800 for XTA. No discounts on Ex- showroom price.
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These are the primary safety features that are present in the XT over the XTA, yes. We chose the manual XT for the precise reason that our driving scenarios would be 10-15% in the city and 90-85% in the highway. We try our best not to take the Hexa out onto the streets of Thrissur because of how busy they are and how narrow the roads are constructed. For the highways, we felt that these electronic aids should be a must, when you're doing 90-100 kmph.
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Firstly, I am not an expert. This is just my 2 bits.
The following safety features are present in the XT 4x2 and absent in the XTA:
1) Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Roll-over Mitigation
2) Traction Control
3) Hill Descent Control (HDC)
4) Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
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Firstly, there is no denying the fact that ESP, TCS are extremely good safety features to have on a vehicle. I am not really sure on the hydraulic brake assist part as I do not know how that functions and what the real benefit is. Having said that, given that you are going to drive in the city for about 50% of the time, the automatic is probably what you need to putting your money on. .
And this is where it gets really interesting

Brining XUV 500 into the debate:
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation - Yes (W8, W6,W8,W10 AT's)
Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control- Yes (W8, W6,W8,W10 AT's)

Though there is no special mention of HBA in any W*AT safety features, certain Mahindra XUV500 Websites mentions HBA.

Heart says Hexa, now the head is begging to take into account Xuv500 (ATís). Though the design is slightly old and there is an uncertainty of a XUV500 facelift.
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I also need feedback on side steps as my HEXA XTA is ready for delivery and waiting for paperwork to be completed from my office. Side step is a must for me as i have two kids and for them its difficult with out side step to climb in HEXA.

Got the insurance 0 dep at 56800 for XTA. No discounts on Ex- showroom price.
IMHO, side steps are absolutely necessary. I am 5'5" and I find them helpful. If you kids and elderly then I'd say go for it. The quality is alright - just too much chrome in them for my liking.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your new Hexa. I also have the XTA and I love it.
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Heart says Hexa, now the head is begging to take into account Xuv500 (ATís). Though the design is slightly old and there is an uncertainty of a XUV500 facelift.
Well, do consider both cars from a purely unbiased perspective. You'll find that the Hexa has better overall build quality, more mature road dynamics and handling and unmatched comfort levels. The Hexa AT is also a superior gearbox, plus the chassis is well sorted despite it being a ladder frame compared to the XUV's lighter monocoque. Also, Hexa offers more boot space with all seats up, and yes a much cooler image too.

We didn't even consider any other vehicles in the segment. Sometimes listening to the heart is the way to go.
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I have a XUV W8 at home. Being used by my brother as his primary commute car and after 4 years of usage and less than 55000 Km on ODO it has may buttons coming out and interior looks like 10 year old. My Manza which I sold last month having 1 lac Kms on ODO and 7years+ old still was in almost brand new condition from inside from interior point of view. There is no exclusivity with XUV is one more reason I did not went with XUV.
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Update : Got a sales call from Concorde Motors, Chennai regarding Hexa. Inquired about waiting time for XT 4x2 and the guy mentioned that Arizona Blue, Tungsten Silver and Platinum Silver (if I am right, all 7 seaters) are in stock, so immediately available for delivery. No waiting period as reported elsewhere.

By the way, got a similar call from same dealer 2 to 3 weeks back and that time they mentioned Platinum Silver XT 4x2 was immediately available and in fact they shared photos of the same from their stock yard.
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After several calls and missed appointments (by the dealer), finally was able to do a TD of the XTA variant on Sunday.

Ride quality - wow!
Seats - WOW!

The more signifiant thing was: the car had done close to 10k km. We went to an "off road" patch which I was told is their "proving grounds" for the Hexa. I drove through the patch and then I was driven around by the sales guy through the patch at a speed crazy for that terrain. There was not a squeak to be heard in the cabin!! Truly a job well done by TATA.
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IMHO, side steps are absolutely necessary. I am 5'5" and I find them helpful. If you kids and elderly then I'd say go for it. The quality is alright - just too much chrome in them for my liking.



I hope this helps, and good luck with your new Hexa. I also have the XTA and I love it.

The hexa has curtain side airbags which activate on side impact situations.

If going for the side steps, please check if they are compliant with the Hexa s curtain airbags.
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The hexa has curtain side airbags which activate on side impact situations.

If going for the side steps, please check if they are compliant with the Hexa s curtain airbags.
I think the side steps will not create any problem with airbags as they are being installed from dealership only as an accessory.

I remember they were not present in display vehicle where my wife had trouble while getting in. But the test drive car was having it and it was much easier to climb in using them even for me.

Did you read anywhere that these can create problem?

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please check if they are compliant with the Hexa s curtain airbags.
Very valid point. I think there is a slight difference between a bull bar and a side step when it comes to fouling with deployment of airbags. The side steps neither have significant projection on the sides nor are they sturdy (sideways) like a bull bar and also they are positioned pretty low and hence I do not think it will have any effect on the deployment of curtain and side airbags - which are designed to inflate in the event of a side impact near the A/B pillars and also in case of a roll-over.
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Update : Got a sales call from Concorde Motors, Chennai regarding Hexa. Inquired about waiting time for XT 4x2 and the guy mentioned that Arizona Blue, Tungsten Silver and Platinum Silver (if I am right, all 7 seaters) are in stock, so immediately available for delivery. No waiting period as reported elsewhere.
The XT and XM are easily available with most dealers depending on your colour choice. The SA Concord motors Pune says that most bookings are for Automatics, and Tata has misjudged the demand for automatics.
XT 4X4 has less than a months waiting, while XMA and XTA waiting varies from two to three months depending on colour and location.

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Perfectly written sir , i did same as you told and today I am a happy owner of Hexa XTA
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Heart says Hexa, now the head is begging to take into account Xuv500 (AT’s). Though the design is slightly old and there is an uncertainty of a XUV500 facelift.

Well, XUV has received some update, in its infotainment system

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...em-404744.aspx

As for its looks and design, it appears more acceptable than before.

Whatever, IS JUNGLE ME HUM DO SHER, XUV & Hexa; so it's still easier to select a true people's SUV.

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