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Tata Gravitas 7-seater ready for India and showcased at Auto Expo 2020

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Tata Motors at the 2020 Auto Expo revealed the Tata Gravitas which is scheduled for its launch between April – September of 2020. The Tata Gravitas is a 7-seat version SUV based on the Tata Harrier. 

On the exterior, the Gravitas carries the same design features as the Harrier. The front fascia has the same split-type bumper-mounted headlight cluster, LED DRL, and a faux skid plate. The rear gets a different tailgate, a slightly upright one, and a new taillight design. Some features remain similar to the Harrier while the Gravitas gets its own unique bumper. 

The Harrier and Gravitas are siblings and the major differentiating factor here is the stepped-up roof at the rear and the lengthened rear overhang meant to accommodate an extra row of seats. The side windows on the third row are also larger to make it appear more roomy and airy for the third-row passengers.

Under the hood, the Gravitas comes with a BS6 emission compliant 2.0-litre Kryotec 170 turbocharged diesel engine that produces 170 HP of power and 350 Nm of torque. The engine is an updated version of the BS4 compliant 2.0-litre Kryotec140 motor which makes 140 HP of power and 350 Nm of torque. The new BS6 engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission, sourced from Hyundai. The engine and transmission package is also shared with the BS6 compliant Tata Harrier. 

In terms of safety, the Gravitas is expected to come with at least 2 Airbags (Driver, Co-Driver), Rear Parking Sensor, manual central locking, ABS with EBD, Seat Belt Reminder (Driver & Co-Driver) and an Electronic Stability Programme as standard, while top-end variant may get 6 Airbags (Driver, Co-Driver, Seat Side & Curtain), Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Corner Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Brake Disc Wiping and Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points among other.

In terms of competition, the Tata Gravitas competes with the like of the Mahindra XUV500 and it is further speculated that it may also replace the Tata Hexa 7-seater SUV upon its launch.