The new six-seater from the homegrown car manufacturer, Tata Gravitas, is a larger version of the Harrier with 3 rows of seats
Debuting at the Auto Expo 2020 earlier this month, the Tata Gravitas has made a good impression on the visitors at the motor show. This SUV is the extended version of the Tata Harrier. Following the appearance at the motor show, the new six-seater is expected to go on sale in around July this year.
First introduced as Buzzard at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show last year, Tata Gravitas rides over the OMEGA architecture used on the Tata Harrier. Apart from the same platform, the six-seater Gravitas also shares various things in common with the Harrier. Starting with the exterior design, the Gravitas will get a familiar front design with split-up headlight setting, fog light housing as well as the same front grill. What makes the Gravitas different from its predecessor is the extended rear overhang and a taller stance. These differences are necessary consequences of the seating layout change with the addition of the third row. Some minor cosmetic updates can be found on the rear-end.
After showing up at the 2020 Auto Expo, Tata Gravitas is slated to launch in August this year
Under the hood, the Tata Gravitas (six-seater Harrier) will feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Kryotec170 diesel engine. This engine can generate a top power of 170 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. It is available with two transmission options, including a six-speed torque converter and an automatic gearbox. In compliance with the upcoming emission norms, the Gravitas’ engine will be BSVI-ready. The same engine can be found in some other SUVs like the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector.
Highlights of the exterior of Tata’s new flagship SUV include 17-inch alloy wheels, revised LED taillights and larger quarter glass area. On the inside, the six-seater comes with some key features like automatic climate control, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, nines-speak audio system, six-way powered adjustable driver seat and leather seat upholstery. For the additional rear row, Tata Gravitas will provide some comfort features such as 60:40 split function for the mid-row captain seats and separate air vents At launch, the price of the Tata Gravitas is expected to start from Rs 17 lakh and go up to around Rs 21.5 lakh (ex-showroom). This six-seater SUV is positioned as the flagship of Tata’s line-up.