Tata Motors today revealed name of their 7 seater SUV, which was showcased as Buzzard at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It is called Tata Gravitas and it is based on Harrier 5 seater. The 7 seater Tata Gravitas will be among multiple new launches from Tata which include the Altroz, Nexon facelift and Nexon EV.
Tata Motors has confirmed that the new Gravitas SUV will launch in India in Feb 2020. Considering that the Auto Expo is scheduled to take place in the same month, it is highly likely that the new Tata Gravitas SUV is launched at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Tata Gravitas 7 seater has been spied on test on multiple occasions. The test mule sported smaller sized ORVMs, in view of the company receiving feedback that the current size of Harrier ORVMs are too huge and create blind spots for the driver. Below is the first official teaser of new Tata Gravitas SUV.
Announcing the name of this new SUV, Mr. Mayank Pareek – President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “We are elated to reveal the name of our latest SUV offering– the Tata GRAVITAS. With this, we are excited to offer to our customers, yet another state-of-the-art product. The GRAVITAS will up the ante in terms of luxury and performance and we are excited to launch this product to customers in February 2020. We are confident that the GRAVITAS will inspire and lead as a product among customers and industry alike.”
Sharing much of its exterior design with the 5 seater Harrier, the other design elements include split headlamps, similar looking grille and bumper but revised tail lamps along with a flatter roofline. The new Gravitas also sports a panoramic sunroof and sits on larger 18” alloy wheels.
In terms of dimensions, the 7 seater SUV will stand 63mm longer, 72mm wider and 80mm taller as compared to its 5 seater counterpart which measures 4,661mm in length, 1,894mm in width and 1,786mm in height. Wheelbase of Harrier and Gravitas is same at 2,741mm long wheelbase.
The cabin design also gets detailed in recent spyshots which shows off striking similarities to its 5 seater model with the same 3 spoke steering wheel design, black and brown dual tone colour scheme and piano black housing and in-car controls.
The Tata Harrier 7 seater Gravitas will be powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged Kryotec diesel engine offering 170 bhp power and 350 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic gearbox. This engine will be updated to comply with BS6 emission standards right at the outset. The automatic gearbox will be sourced from Hyundai.
Tata will also update the Harrier with the same powerful BS6 2.0 liter diesel engine next year and even add automatic transmission to the lineup, on XT+ and XT variants. No pricing details have been revealed as on date and could be disclosed at the 2020 Auto Expo. Expect the Tata Gravitas SUV prices to start in the Rs 15 lakhs range. It will compete with the likes of MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500, etc.