While the Harrier is doing wonders for Tata Motors, the manufacturer is now getting ready to release it’s 7 seater version, the Tata Gravitas – which is now the official name of the Buzzard 7 seater SUV shown at the Geneva Motor Show. The car has been earlier shown in the near-production form at the Geneva Motor Show and today Tata has revealed the official name of the car. We are sure till the time it comes, which is in the 2020 Auto Expo, Tata will share more details and will tease us with more information. Before all of that come we have also made a video to explain details of the upcoming SUV from Tata. Watch below.
Announcing the name of this new SUV, Mr. Mayank Pareek – President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “We are elated to reveal the name of our latest SUV offering– the Tata GRAVITAS. With this, we are excited to offer to our customers, yet another state-of-the-art product. The GRAVITAS will up the ante in terms of luxury and performance and we are excited to launch this product to customers in February 2020. We are confident that the GRAVITAS will inspire and lead as a product among customers and industry alike.”
The name – Tata Buzzard or Cassini were working titles. The name is Tata Gravitas now. Below is what we already know about this upcoming SUV.
Tata Gravitas Launch Date
The Gravitas is already under development and will be brought to the market quickly. Tata has been introducing products in succession since last year nonstop. They will want to continue this streak that keeps the brand’s image fresh and new. Speaking to a leading publication, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said the seven-seat Harrier will be part of a “firework of launches in the calendar year 2019”. The car is currently undergoing testing and you can check out some spy shots of the car below.
|Tata Gravitas||February 2019|
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Tata Gravitas Price in India
The price of the upcoming Tata Gravitas will be somewhere between Rs 16 lakhs to Rs 25 lakhs. It will be a little bit more on the premium side of the segment. The price will make it one of the most expensive Tata cars ever to be sold to the public, but not the most expensive Indian car. The Gravitas will still be cheaper than the Mahindra Alturas G4.
|Base variant||Rs 16 lakhs|
|Top-End variant||Rs 25 lakhs|
Tata Gravitas 5 things you need to know
The car will come next year but here are some things that you should know about this car:
- Design – When it comes to the complete look of the car, we saw the pre-production vehicle at Geneva. The look does not deviate much from the Harrier’s design ethos. The changes will be visible in the form of little changes in the front, the rear overhang and stretched side look.
- Engine – Now the Gravitas will carry forward the same engine as the Harrier. It wil probably make the same amount of power as the Harrier, which after the BS6 norms kick in will be more powerful. It will also get a automatic gerbox from the time it is launched.
- Interiors – Now when it comes to the general layout, features, and the upholstery, this car will be the same as the Harrier and will not change much. Some new features could include the panaromic sunroof.
- Third row seats – The third row will be something to look forward too. The third row will add more value to the Gravitas over the Harrier. It will also get more features like a charging socket, reading lights and AC vents.
- Price – Now this is a topic that will only get clarity once it is launched. But we have speculated the price above and should be around the smae pricing as the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming MG Hector 7 seater.
Tata Gravitas Interiors
As suspected, the Gravitas will get a lot of styling and inspiration from its younger siblings, the Tata Harrier and the upcoming Tata Altroz hatchback. The car will have features like a 360-degree camera, park assist, different driving modes and different mood light settings. The infotainment system will be the best one Tata has put inside a car and will feature mind-blowing speakers along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to be standard. The car will get leather upholstery and electrically adjustable seats along with we can expect soft touch material all around the dashboard and the door handles. There will be a good amount of smart storage spaces too.
Tata had also released a picture of what looks like a Land Rover gear selector. The Tata Gravitas will seem to have a Land Rover inspired gearbox. This is a very cool addition. We had also bought you the news that the Tigor EV was spotted testing with a knob gear selector —> Click here to know more
Tata Gravitas Design
It is butch yet an elegant SUV. A lot of Impact 2.0 design philosophy from the Harrier has carried on this car. The car will have a lot of cool and new design elements that we will see for the first time in a Tata product. These design elements and features will be worthy of a flagship model. Gravitas features the trending twin light setup which merges with the car’s new design. This kind of attention to looks and design will make the car stand apart.
Tata Gravitas Features
The car will see more features come as standard in this car. This will be because the Gravitas will get lesser variants, actually in keeping with the segment, it might only get 2 variants. Tata Gravitas will get a sunroof, 4WD, electrically adjustable seats, 360-degree camera, electrically adjustable seats and a more informative display and instrument console which will make it a competitor to the MG Hector and will have to be packing way more intelligent storage options and specs to take on the segment.
We can see Tata getting a connected car system in place to make sure it’s really taking the fight to MG.
Tata Gravitas Specifications and Engine
The Gravitas will be the second car on the Omega platform which is the current base for all upcoming Tata SUVs. The car uses the Fiat-sourced four-cylinder diesel engine with a six-speed automatic and manual transmission. Tata calls the unit Kyrotec. It will be a new engine in the company’s diesel line up. The engine is shared with the Jeep Compass which will make more than 170bhp when introduced and is done to make it more powerful than the Mahindra Alturas G4.
The car might also get an excellent terrain-response system from Land Rover. Gravitas is going to also get bigger and chunkier tires than the Harrier five-seater as it will be built using the Land Rover D8 architecture and the latest OMEGA platform from Tata. Contrary to what many think, the wheelbase of this new car will be bigger and the overhands for this car will be different.
This car like the Hexa, could come in multiple variants. There will definitely be a base variant which will not have features like a big infotainment screen or 4WD. Tata will make sure there are features that will attract buyers from the Toyota Fortuner too.
Tata Gravitas Spy Shots
The new spy shots of the Gravitas reveal that the car will get a new tail lamp design. The car that was spotted previously had a tail lamp design as on the Tata Harrier. The Tata Gravitas is an SUV made of high tensile materials. It is to make sure that the vehicle will be safe like its smaller version – Harrier.
Tata Gravitas Competition
With the best parts available from Tata, the Gravitas will be made using the Harrier platform this car will compete directly with the MG Hector and even try and punch above it’s weight to take the fight to the Mahindra Alturas and Toyota Fortuner in terms of power. It is also important to understand that this will be the most premium offering from Tata. They will make the whole car localized and be made in a great fashion. The car will also lure some of the buyers of Mahindra XUV500 and Tata’s own, Hexa. Buyers of the Innova Crysta will also look at making the Tata their next car.