The Tata Gravitas will be powered by a more powerful version of Harrier’s 2.0L, diesel engine with 170 bhp as opposed to Harrier’s 140 bhp.
Tata Motors recently announced the name of the seven-seater version of the Harrier. It has been christened as the Gravitas. Soon after, the Gravitas has been spotted testing on the outskirts of Pune for the emission norms. The Tata Gravitas was first previewed as the Buzzard at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The spotted test mule was seen wearing emission testing equipment called Real Driving Emission (RDE) analyser that is used to monitor emission levels. The Gravitas was most likely being tested for BS-6 emission norms. The updated engine and other components will be carried forward to the Harrier in the near future.
Talking about the engine, the Gravitas will be powered by a more powerful, BS6-compliant version of the Harrier’s 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine, producing around 170hp and 350Nm of torque. The Harrier in comparison produces 140 bhp. Transmission options for the Gravitas will include a 6-speed manual as standard and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque-convertor automatic gearbox as an option.
If you have seen pictures of the Buzzard earlier, you would recall that the face of this seven-seater SUV looks largely similar to the Harrier. However, it does get some styling differentiation. It gets roof rails which make it look taller, and also gets running boards and bigger alloy wheels with different wheel designs than the Harrier. The spotted test mule was however seen wearing the Harrier’s wheels.
However, it is the rear quarter glass area from where its evident that this is the seven-seater Harrier. The rear portion of the Gravitas is in fact quite boxy and upright as compared to the Harrier. It has been so designed to allow for more headroom for third-row passengers. The rear spoiler is more prominent, while the boot lid is new, with a larger windshield and mildly revised styling for the tail-lights.
Just like the Harrier, the Buzzard will also sit on the same Land Rover D8-derived Omega platform. In terms of dimensions, the Gravitas measures 4,661mm in length, 1,894mm in width and 1,786mm in height. That means the Gravitas is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier. However, with a third row of seats and a larger quarter glass for that, the Gravitas loses on the pinched window line that was a distinctive styling element of the Harrier. At 2,741mm, the wheelbase is identical to that of the Harrier.
The interiors of the Gravitas will however remain identical to that Harrier. Highlights include the 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control and semi-digital instrument cluster with a coloured multi-info display. It will of-course have a third row of seats though. In addition, Tata could also offer the Gravitas with a panoramic sunroof.
Tata Motors have confirmed that the India launch of this SUV will take place in February, next year, perhaps at the 2020 Auto Expo. With the five-seat Harrier priced between Rs 13-16.86 lakh (ex-showroom), one can expect the Tata Gravitas’ price to be around Rs 1 lakh more than the Harrier’s when it launches in February 2020.