Gravitas-the new SUV (based on the Harrier), showcased by Tata in Auto Expo 2020 received a very good response. The Gravitas has been frequently spotted during its test drives on the Indian roads. The family SUV was supposed to be launched after the Auto Expo. Its launch is postponed due to the pandemic that has affected the whole world. However, here is all what we know about the Tata’s Gravitas:
The Gravitas is a stretched-out Harrier with a larger overhang at the rear and a bulged roof to accommodate the additional seats. The Gravitas is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier. The wheelbase and width of the SUV are identical to the Harrier at 2741mm and 1894mm respectively. This has helped Tata to liberate space in the cabin for the third-row occupants. Also, the bulged roof helps to open up headroom for the third-row occupants.
When compared to the Harrier, the exterior of the Gravitas hasn’t been changed. The front of both the SUV has the same split-headlamp setup and the same grille but with a different colour scheme. The main differences are visible clearly on the side profile as the side profile is much longer and gets an almost upright tailgate. The rear has also been tweaked a bit with a roof spoiler, different tail lamps and a glossy black finish between them.
The interior of both the SUVs is almost the same except for the two things- first, the addition of the third-row seating and the second is the black-beige colour of the cabin instead of black-brown in the Harrier. The 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system has been carrier-over which comes with Android Auto and Apple Car Play and an amazing sounding Harman sound system.
Tata will also offer electrically adjustable driver seat, cruise control, semi-digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, electric parking brake function with an auto-hold function and much more. Strangely though, the SUV misses out on a panoramic sunroof which is now being offered with the 2020 Harrier. We hope Gravitas also comes with a panoramic sunroof for Indian Indian markets as our the cars with a huge sunroof are major point of attraction in the Indian markets.
Tata Gravitas will be launched with the recently updated 2.0-litre diesel engine sourced from Fiat. This engine will produce 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. The engine will come mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox sourced from Hyundai. This gearbox has also been made available on the 2020 Harrier. Tata is also working on a 1.5-litre direct-injection, turbocharged petrol engine which is basically a four-cylinder version of the 1.2 Revotron engine found on the Nexon which comes with three-cylinders only. The new petrol engine is likely to produce more than 150bhp but the availability of this engine is not confirmed yet.
The Gravitas will be the most expensive Tata car available in the market. It will be priced around Rs. 1 lakh more than the current Harrier. The 2020 Harrier starts from Rs. 13.69 lakhs (ex-showroom). So, we can expect that the starting price of the Gravitas would be around Rs. 15 lakhs. It seems a decent asking price for a 7-seater SUV.
Once launched, the Gravitas will be the new flagship from the Indian automaker Tata should offer the Gravitas with a lot of interesting features and safety equipments. Like other Tata cars, The SUV is also expected to perform well in GNCAP rating. Tata Gravitas will go against the likes of the upcoming MG Hector Plus, Kia Selot’s and Mahindra XUV 500 -which is also due for an update.