Tata Motors, the home-grown automaker has officially announced the production name of the Harrier-based 7-seater SUV in India. To be called as Tata Gravitas, the SUV will be launched in the country by early next year. The carmaker has officially revealed that it will be introduced in February 2020. The upcoming Gravitas SUV will be based on Tata's OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) architecture, which is also underpins by Harrier. Moreover, Tata Motors will also be introducing Altroz premium hatchback in India by January 2020. Tata Altroz Premium Hatchback To Be Launched in India By January 2020; Watch Teaser Video.
Based on the same Land Rover D8-derived Omega platform as the Harrier, the SUV was showcased at 2019 Geneva Motors Show as Tata Buzzard Concept. On the design front, the Gravitas SUV is expected to borrow similar design cues from Harrier SUV particularly signature-style humanity line grille. The grille at the front will be flanked by LED DRLs, bigger headlamps and fog lamps. The rear profile of the SUV reportedly will be different than Harrier. The SUV might get larger roof-mounted spoiler, bigger windscreen, new LED tail lights, larger tailgate & much-beefier bumper.
On the dimension front, the SUV will measure 4,661mm in length, 1,894mm in width and 1,786mm in height. As compared to Harrier, the Gravitas SUV will be longer and taller by 63mm and 80mm respectively offering better leg space and headroom. The wheelbase stands at 2,741mm that is same as that of Harrier.
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Designed for the discerning, the GRAVITAS is the epitome of opulence.
Being the second vehicle from the stable of OMEGARC, it is the perfect balance of stature & character.
It is the ultimate luxury SUV.
Coming February 2020.
— Tata Motors (@TataMotors) November 26, 2019
On the mechanical front, the forthcoming Tata Gravitas SUV will be powered by Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder oil burner, which is also seen on Harrier. The engine is capable of making 170 bhp of maximum power with peak torque of 350 Nm. Transmission duties are likely to be carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox, along with an automatic unit.
As the 5-seater Harrier costs Rs 13 lakh to Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom), we can expect Gravita to be premium by over 1 lakh than the former. When launched, the new Tata Gravitas SUV will be positioned against Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.