Mahindra an established Indian automobile manufacturer and a pioneer of the sport utility vehicle segment rose to fame with the launch of XUV500 way back in 2011 September. Even today the car continues to remain popular and it is a dream come true vehicle for the adventure car enthusiast. The competition power of the SUV segment is only getting more and more intense evident by the launch of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Honda BR-V.
Tata Motors too has explored the depth of SUV market and the popular cars in this category is Tata Sumo Gold and Tata Safari. The company is now working on Hexa SUV and it is among the most desirable upcoming launches and a hot topic of discussion is whether Tata Motors will induce incredible power and magic in the vehicle sufficient enough to overpower the long-term success of Mahindra XUV500, or will Mahindra XUV500 be easily overshadowed by Tata Hexa? Let us compare the two cars and find out.
Mahindra XUV500 sports a typical SUV design, the exterior styling is magnificent and creative, the headlights look classy and neat and the grille looks menacingly sporty. The lower bumper, bonnet and wheel arches look spectacular as well, so does the tail lights. The design inspiration of the XUV500 stems from the rapid movement of the Cheetah and Mahindra has incorporated this concept marvelously into XUV500.
Tata Motors is highly proficient in the SUV styling department visible on Tata Safari and Tata Sumo Gold, and now how does the Hexa look. It looks amazing at first sight, a true representation of a masculine, burly SUV. The features that accentuate the spectacular nature of the vehicle are stunning body cladding, huge wheel arches, spectacular large bonnet and trendy skid plates.
The interior of XUV500 is amazing, step inside and you will be awe-struck by the vibrant grey and black color theme. There is loads of interior room and the stunning features that makes driving the car enjoyable is a magnificent seven-inch touchscreen, world-class in-built DIS infotainment system, power windows, glove box with laptop holder, follow me home headlights, remote central locking and many other convenient features.
Tata Hexa is amazingly feature loaded as well, with marvelous touchscreen infotainment system, leather covered seats, automatic climate control, first-class 3-spoke Harman multifunctional steering wheel, LED ambient lights in cabin and so on.
Mahindra XUV500 is a safe car to drive, it is packed with adequate security fittings to ensure optimum occupant protection. It has reverse camera with reverse parking sensors, hill hold control, hill descent control, ABS with ESC and EBD and six airbags.
Tata Motors is engineering Hexa with high-end safety to make sure consumers feel extremely safe, less tense and comfortable. It has terrain response system, hill hold control, hill descent control, ABS with EBD and six airbags.
The XUV500 is engineered with a powerful 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine that generates 140bhp and 400Nm. The Hexa will be powered with a 2.2-liter VariCor diesel powertrain that churns 330Nm and 154bhp.
The price range of XUV500 is Rs 11.5 to 17.3 lakhs and the expected price range of Hexa is Rs 12.2 to 18 lakh.
It is difficult to decide which car is better XUV500 or Hexa, both cars are equally wonderful with regard to exterior styling creativity, interior luxury and convenience, engine power and value for money. Will Hexa become more popular than XUV500? We will have to wait and watch.