Tata Motors is getting ready to launch its 7-seater version of Harrier called Gravitas in early 2021. First shown at the Auto Expo 2020, it was scheduled to be launched in the festive season of 2020 but the plan was postponed as has happened with a lot of cars from different manufacturers due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tata Motors usually follows a schedule of making a public debut of cars in December and the launch is followed in January-February of the next year. We expect the same for the Gravitas as well.
The styling of Gravitas is pretty much same till the B-pillar of the Harrier, but the rear end is reworked to be a bit longer and taller to accommodate the third row of seats. In terms of numbers, Gravitas is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier though wheelbase of 2741mm remains the same. The alloys and colour palettes will be given fresh look to help differentiate from the Harrier. The interiors will also be revamped and some key features will be added.
The engine will remain the same as that of Harrier which uses the 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine making 170HP of power and 350Nm of torque. The gearbox options could include a 6-speed manual along with an option of the Hyundai sourced 6-speed torque converter automatic as seen in the Harrier. There is no option of a petrol engine as of now.
Tata recently launched the Camo edition of the Harrier and it was an instant talk of the town. It comes with all-new Camo green exterior with grey inserts. We can expect such special edition variants of the Gravitas in the near future as well.
When launched, the Gravitas will rival the likes of MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500 & even the upcoming Hyundai Creta 7-seater model. Tata is also gearing up to introduce the HBX Hornbill crossover next year, which will be dubbed as an urban SUV and will be a rival to the likes of Ford Freestyle and Maruti Suzuki Ignis.