Tata Motors will be launching their flagship Gravitas 7-seat SUV later this year. The Gravitas is essentially the 7 seats extended version of the Harrier 5 seat SUV based on the Land Rover derived OMEGA arc platform.
Based on the Harrier, the Gravitas will be around 60mm longer than the Harrier to accommodate the extra 2 seats while also being taller to provide better headroom for the 3rd row. Except for the larger dimensions and extra seats, the Gravitas will be largely similar to the 5-seat Harrier.
The tailgate will be more upright, giving the Gravitas a more boxy appearance and the SUV will also feature long functional roof rails for lifestyle utility. The top-spec variants will receive 18” dual-tone alloy wheels with the design similar to the Harrier's whereas the lower-spec variants will carry forward the exact same 17” alloy wheels seen on the Harrier’s lower variants. Though it is not sure whether the Gravitas will be provided with an electric sunroof.
Other than these external differences, the Gravitas will carry forward the same features as on the Harrier:
Xenon Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
Auto folding ORVMs
Rear wiper and defogger
18” Alloy wheels
Automatic climate control
Auto headlamps & wipers
8.8” Touchscreen system
Android Auto & Apple car play
Harman audio system with 9 speakers
Connect Next app suite
6-way Power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support
Off White Leather upholstery
Ambient mood lighting
Rear centre armrest
Smart key with push-button start
Follow me headlamps
Terrain response modes: Rough, Wet and City
Safety features on the Gravitas will include:
ABS with EBD
All-wheel disc brakes
Corner stability control
Electronic Parking brake
Electronic stability program
Hill hold control
Hill descent control
Electronic brake prefill
Hydraulic brake assist
Brake disc wiping
Perimetric alarm system
The Gravitas, just like the Harrier will be available with a diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 2L Kryotec turbo diesel produces 170PS Power and 350NM torque. From the XM variant onwards, the Gravitas will be available with three drive modes; Eco, City and Sport.
Launch & price:
The new Gravitas is expected to be priced from ?15L to ?20L for the Manual variants and ?17.5L to ?21L for the Automatic variants. When launched later this year, Tata’s new flagship SUV will compete against the likes of the MG Hector plus and the next generation Mahindra XUV500. Stay tuned for further updates.