There is nothing strange about Gravitas being launched by Tata Motors in early 2021. What we don’t know is how it is going to perform in the market. Meanwhile, we can definitely predict the outcome with what we actually know about the all-new Gravitas.
What’s new about the Tata Gravitas?
The new flagship SUV from the Indian carmaker is basically the premium and bigger version of the Harrier. Given that, the new Gravitas will now feature two additional seats making it a seven-seater SUV with the updated looks on the exterior. With the premium quality comes the addition to the cost i.e. the company will be launching the most expensive model in their product portfolio that will go against the likes of MG Hector Plus, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, and upcoming seven-seater Hyundai Creta. This particular change in the feature is likely to cover more grounds among the customers with a big family.
Take a glance at the Gravitas and you will instantly figure out that it is bigger compared to the Harrier. To be precise, the overall length and height are increased by 63mm and 80mm respectively to better accommodate the added row of seats. The 2741mm wheelbase, however, remains similar to the Harrier. Additional significant changes to be encountered are at the rear end where it gets longer overhangs and a stepped roof (to accommodate the extra seats) that stand out.
As you slide in the cabin, it will pretty much flaunt the same premium black-beige upholstery and dashboard layout as the Harrier. Except for its additional two-seat row, the interior of the new Gravitas will deliver the Harrier vibe. The similarity with the Harrier does not end here. The big SUV will continue to have Harrier features like a floating touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and voice recognition feature, JBL audio system, a 7-inch instrument panel, climate control system, adjustable driver’s seat, a 3-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, cruise control, and more fitments.
Finally, what’s under the hood of this big Tata SUV? Well, the powertrain it gets is similar to the Harrier as well- a BS6-compliant 2.0L, 4-cylinder diesel engine set to deliver power worth 168bhp and 350Nm of torque with the same 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options.