The upcoming 7-seater Tata Harrier has been confirmed to get the name Gravitas with some unique features. Here is everything you should know about the larger version of the Tata Harrier.
Tata Harrier has recorded a great sales number since its launch, thanks to its attractive appearance, top-notch features right from the base variant and powerful engine. However, to the auto buyers’ disappointment, it is not equipped with a sunroof, only available with a five-seater layout and lacks an automatic gearbox. To satisfy these auto buyers’ demands, the home-grown automaker has decided to introduce the Tata Gravitas, the 7-seater of the Tata Harrier, with all of the above features.
Tata Gravitas used to be known as the Tata Buzzard
Tata has announced that the 7-seater SUV of the company will be named the Gravitas. Before this, the SUV was known as the seven-seater Harrier and debuted under the temporary name Tata Buzzard at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle will be launched in February next year, maybe at Auto Expo 2020.
Gravitas will be the official name of the upcoming Tata's 7-seater SUV.
Tata Gravitas will be based on the Harrier
Being a seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier, it is not surprising that the Gravitas will share most of its styling and features with the donor vehicle. However, equipped with roof rails, the Gravitas will look considerably taller than the Harrier with running boards. The rear of the car will look more upright and boxy to save more space for the rear seat row and cater more headroom for the rear passengers. The car will also get a more prominent rear spoiler, a new boot lid, a larger windshield and a slightly revised taillamp design.
As debuted at the 2019 Gevena Motor Show, the interior of the Tata Gravitas will bear a strong resemblance to that of the Harrier but with an additional third row of seat. Moreover, the Tata Gravitas will also be equipped with a large panoramic sunroof which is a missing feature on the Tata Harrier.
Tata Gravitas will have different dimensions from the Harrier
Despite being underpinned by the same Land Rover D8-sourced Omega platform as the Tata Harrier, the Tata Gravitas has some different dimensions from its donor vehicle. To be more specific, the Gravitas is 4,661 mm long; 1,894 mm wide and 1,786 high, which means that the Gravitas measures 63 mm and 80 mm greater in length and height than the Harrier, respectively. The Gravitas is equipped with a larger rear-quarter glass which replaces the fashionable ‘pinched’ window line. The two vehicles get the same wheelbase measuring 2,741 mm. While the Gravitas debuted in Gevena ran on 19-inch wheels, the test model in India got 18-inch rims which are borrowed from the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The upcoming Gravitas which is going to be launched in India is expected to get the latter.
The Tata Gravitas will get the 18-inch alloy wheels, the same as those on the test model in India.
Refer to the table below for a detailed comparison between the Tata Gravitas and the Tata Harrier in terms of the dimensions
+ 63 mm
+ 80 mm
Tata Gravitas will be powered by an updated version of the Harrier’s engine
The upcoming Gravitas will keep under its hood a more powerful version of the Harrier’s 2.0-litre Kryotec oil burner. It can produce 172 PS, which is 32 PS more than that of the Harrier, against 350 Nm and is compliant with BS-VI emission standards. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed MT and 6-speed torque-convertor automatic transmission.
Tata Gravitas will be priced at a higher range than the Tata Harrier
The five-seater Tata Harrier is priced from INR 13 lakh to INR 16.86 lakh (ex-showroom). The Tata Gravitas is expected to be priced INR 1 lakh more than its donor vehicle once it is launched in February next year. At this price range, it is going to compete against the Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500 in the Indian auto market.