Tata Motors recently confirmed that Gravitas will go on sale in India by March 2021. The SUV can be still seen testing ahead of its launch. While only the rear of the SUV has been spotted now, it looks identical to the Gravitas that was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The Gravitas is essentially a 7 seat version of the Harrier SUV. it looks identical to the Harrier till the C-pillar, but post that it features updated styling in order to accommodate the extra length. It features a flatter roofline and a more upright rear profile. The tail lamps are also updated and these look chunkier than the ones on the Harrier. It also gets a new set of alloy wheels.
The Gravitas looks similar to the Harrier on the inside as well. The only difference is the additional third row of seats, apart from the different colour scheme. Features on offer should include up to 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, hill launch assist, auto AC, panoramic sunroof, semi-digital instrument cluster with a 7-inch display and 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Tata might also introduce electronic parking brake and connected car tech on the Gravitas SUV.
Under the hood, the Gravitas will get the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that the Harrier gets. It makes 170PS and 350Nm, and is mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. Tata might also introduce a turbocharged petrol engine on the Gravitas, which is said to be under development for a while now.
Prices of the Gravitas are expected to start at a slight premium over the Harrier, which is priced from Rs 13.84 lakh to Rs 20.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will take on the likes of the MG Hector Plus, which is set to get a 7-seater variant in January 2021. Other rivals include the upcoming second-gen Mahindra XUV500 and the rumoured 7-seater Jeep Compass.