Tata will launch the all-new Gravitas in the Indian market in 2020. Before the official launch, the brand will showcase the production version of the car at the 2020 Auto Expo. Earlier, it was rumoured that Tata will bring in the new vehicle at the Auto Expo but an official teaser from the brand has now confirmed the unveiling of the car at the upcoming event.
Tata Motors officially released a video in which “Gravitas – Coming in 2020” is written, which pretty much confirms the vehicle’s unveiling at India’s largest automobile exhibition. The all-new Tata Gravitas was earlier showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and the car has been caught testing on the Indian roads under heavy camouflage too. The all-new Gravitas is the seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier and it will replace the Tata Hexa from the line-up.
The Tata Gravitas will look quite similar to the Tata Harrie, especially from the front. At the rear, the Gravitas will offer a slightly different look. The Tata Gravitas will also be longer than the Harrier to accommodate the last row of seat. In true sense, it will be the rival to the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming 7-seater version of the Hector. The all-new Tata Gravitas will go on sale in the mid-2020 and the expected price of the vehicle is around Rs 13.9 lakhs. Almost all the variants of the Gravitas will carry a Rs 1.5-2 lakhs more expensive price tag than the subsequent Tata Harrier variant.
On the features front, the Tata Gravitas will get a similar list to the Harrier. It will get a similar floating-type infotainment system, a digital-analogue speedometer and high-end speaker system from Harman. Other additional features may include a sunroof too. However, Tata may continue to offer that as an optional accessory like the Tata Harrier.
The all-new Gravitas will get powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine. However, this engine will be BS6 compliant and will also be more powerful than the engine of the Harrier. The 2.0-litre diesel engine in the Gravitas will produce a similar 173 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. The output is similar to the MG Hector diesel and the Jeep Compass diesel. Tata may launch an automatic transmission with the engine since it is long-awaited in the Harrier too. Other than that, the all-new Gravitas will become the most-expensive Tata vehicle in the Indian market after the launch. However, we may not get the AWD system that is available with the Tata Hexa.
Before the Gravitas, Tata will launch the all-new Altroz and the Nexon EV in the Indian market. Tata will also showcase a host of other products including the Hornbill at the 2020 Auto Expo.