After a long delay due to COVID-19, Tata is all set to unveil the three-row Gravitas SUV in the last week of January. It was originally expected to go on sale in Nepal around April 2020, but that was before the pandemic. Now, the product specification model is due to be revealed by the end of January and can be launched in early February 2021. In essence, the Tata Gravitas is the 7-seater version of the Harrier. Gravitas share it's own base pillars and mechanics with the five-seater Harrier. Gravitas is also set to be positioned at the top of the Tata SUV range.
and Gravitas share Tata's Omega platform. However, to make it more spacious Tata has added 63mm to the Harrier’s length and 80mm to the height – the Gravitas is expected to be 4,661mm long, 1,894mm wide, 1,786mm tall and have a 2,741mm wheelbase. The 170hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, which comes with 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox options, are shared between the two SUVs Harrier and Gravitas. In the latter, the oil burner is tuned to churn out 168 bhp and 350 Nm peak torque. Additionally, the internal features are also expected to be similar.
Tata Motors' new SUV will get the same humanity line grille, flanked by slim LED daytime running lamps, while the large headlamps with projector lights housed below, alongside the fog lamps. It also gets new alloy wheels, same as the ones we saw on the Buzzard concept. Additionally the features include front parking sensors, electronic parking brake and connected car technology as well as panoramic sunroof, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, six airbags, a rear parking camera, a JBL audio system, electrically adjustable driver seat, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The Tata Gravitas could be available in both 6- and 7-seater format.
Once launched in Nepal the Gravitas will cost a decent premium over the Harrier, which is currently priced between Rs 55-70 lakh. It will rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV500 and MG Hector Plus. Further competition in this space will come from the next-gen XUV500 and the seven-seat derivative of the Hyundai Creta. For more information about auto news in Nepal, please stay tune with us. The carmaker showcased it earlier at NADA Auto Show 2019 in a near-production version.