Tata Motors has officially announced that the highly-anticipated Tata Gravitas SUV will be launched before Diwali 2020. Unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo, the Gravitas is based on the Harrier SUV. The company had showcased the 6-seater version of the SUV at the biennial event. At the time of the launch, the SUV will be offered in both 6- and 7-seat options.
It will be the brand’s second car to be based on the OMEGA ARC platform, which is derived from Land Rover’s D8 architecture. This platform was earlier used to develop the original Land Rover and the previous Discovery Sport. The Tata Gravitas will directly rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming MG Hector Plus.
Tata Gravitas Launch
The company has officially announced that the new SUV will be launched before the end of this financial year, which means before Diwali 2020. A possible launch around June-July, 2020 can’t be ignored. We will update you as soon as Tata announces anything on the same. Also See – Harrier Vs Gravitas – What’s the difference?
Tata Gravitas 7-seater Price
To be positioned above the Harrier, the upcoming Gravitas will be Tata’s flagship SUV in India. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 14.5 lakh to Rs 23 lakh.
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The premium SUV will be powered by a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which is the same unit that also powers the Harrier, MG Hector and the Jeep Compass. This engine is capable of producing 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic. The SUV will also come with multiple drive modes including Eco, City and Sport. It will also get Terrain Response System with three modes – Wet, Rough and Normal.
The company is also working on an all-new 1.5-litre, turbocharged petrol engine to power the Harrier and the Gravitas. This engine will be a 4-cylinder derivative of the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that powers the Nexon. The new 1500cc engine is likely to produce around 150bhp of power and close to 250Nm of torque. It is expected to debut with the Gravitas SUV.
The Harrier is claimed to offer a combined fuel efficiency of 17kmpl. It is expected that the Gravitas diesel will also offer similar fuel economy.
In terms of proportions, the Tata Gravitas is 4,661mm in length, 1,894mm in width and 1,786mm in height respectively. Compared to the Harrier, the SUV is 63mm longer, 72mm wider and 80mm taller. The Harrier is 4598mm long, 1894mm wide and 1706mm tall. However, the wheelbase of both SUVs remains same at 2,741mm. The SUV will have a ground clearance of 200mm.
In terms of styling, the Tata Gravitas looks largely identical to the Harrier. However, there are subtle changes to keep things fresh in the market. The SUV has taller stance along with sport running boards and bigger alloy wheels. The height has been increased and the rear has more upright position to offer improved legroom for third-row passengers. It gets revised tail-lamps and boot lid. The windshield is large and rear spoiler is more prominent than the Harrier.
The front design of the SUV remains the same, featuring same slimmer grille, sleek LED daytime running lights and split headlamp setup. Big changes are made on the side profile as the length of the car has been increased to accommodate third row of seats. It gets stepped roof, upright tailgate with a roof spoiler, newly styled roof-rails and slightly tweaked rear profile.
Tata Gravitas Interior
The cabin of the Gravitas is similar to that of the Harrier SUV. The dashboard design is similar to its 5-seater sibling. It gets an 8.8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, panoramic sunroof, electric adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry and push-button start and cruise control.
The Tata Gravitas will be offered in 6- and 7-seat options. While the former gets captain seats for the second row, the 7-seater gets bench-type second row of seats. For people not in the know, the Gravitas was first showcased as the Buzzard SUV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Buzzard was a 7-seater SUV with bench type second row of seat with adjustable headrest for all 3 occupants. To access the third row, the second row of seats in the 6-seater version has a one-touch flip-and-flop mechanism. The SUV also gets auto hold and electronic handbrake, and auto-dimming IRVMs.
For passengers’ safety and security, the Tata Gravitas gets 6 airbags, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) with 14 additional functionalities including ABS, EBD, Corner stability Control, off-road ABS, traction control, ESC, hill hold control, hill descent control, roll over mitigation, hydraulic brake assist, etc, auto dimming IRVM, Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control, Fog lamps with cornering function, and others.