Tata Gravitas three-row SUV expected to launch in India on January 26
Tata Motors is expected to launch the Tata Gravitas three-row SUV in India on January 26. The Gravitas is the six and seven-seater derivative of the Tata Harrier and was first unveiled in India at the 2020 Auto Expo. The COVID19 pandemic seems to have delayed its market launch but the SUV is now set for a reveal in late January followed by a full launch later in February 2021.
The Gravitas is around 62mm longer than the Harrier, and now incorporates a stepped roof and a reworked rear section to accommodate the third row of seats. The section aft of the B-pillar is longer and boxier, with lightly reworked tail lamps and a bump on the roof, to allow for more headspace in the third row. The width and wheelbase should remain unchanged.
The new SUV is also expected to come with the same 2.0-litre FCA-sourced Multijet diesel engine, which Tata calls Kryotec. In this case, we think the more powerful 172PS and 350Nm version will be offered, in its BSVI compliant guise. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox in the Harrier and those are expected to be seen in the Gravitas too. The Gravitas should come with a more extensive list of features including an electronic parking brake, and a lighter upholstery shade. The larger panoramic sunroof maybe replaced with a smaller one to accommodate the new roof design. The new SUV is expected to also come in a six-seater version with second-row captain seats and in a seven-seater with a second-row bench.
The Tata Gravitas is expected to be priced at a premium of Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh over an equivalent Harrier. Prices for the Harrier currently start from Rs 13.84 lakh, going up to Rs 20.30 lakh, ex-showroom. The Tata Gravitas will compete with the likes of the MG Hector Plus and the upcoming new-gen Mahindra XUV500.
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