Tata Motors had launched the Harrier SUV in the Indian market in January 2019. With this SUV, the homegrown automaker introduced the locally developed OMEGA ARC platform. This platform is derived from Land Rover’s D8 architecture, which underpins the original Discovery and the Range Rover. Tata Motors has already confirmed that this platform will be used to develop products above 4.3 meters in length.
The company could utilise this platform to develop at least 4 models out of which, the Gravitas 7-seater SUV will be the first to be launched in India. Scheduled to be launched in the mid-2020, the Tata Gravitas will be the 7-seater version of the Harrier. At the time of the launch, the SUV will be offered in both 6- and 7-seat options. It will directly rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming MG Hector Plus. Also See – Upcoming Tata Cars
The Gravitas will be powered by a BSVI compliant 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that also powers the Harrier. This engine produces 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic. Tata Motors is also readying an all-new 1.5-litre, turbocharged petrol engine, which will be derived from the 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine of the Nexon. The 1500cc engine is likely to produce around 150bhp of power.
The homegrown automaker is also reportedly working on an all-new C-segment MPV, which will be based on the same OMEGA platform. This MPV is expected to be offered in multiple seating layout. It will directly rival the Toyota Innova Crysta and the Mahindra Marazzo. Similarly, media reports claims that Tata is also developing an all-new SUV Coupe. Details about the Coupe SUV are still under the covers.
At the 2020 Auto Expo, Tata Motors had showcased the next=gen Sierra concept. It is expected that the production version of the Sierra could be launched as a lifestyle SUV. The production version of the SUV is expected to be developed on the OMEGA Platform.