Here are five things you should know about the Tata Gravitas(Buzzard).
It will be based on the Harrier.
It will be launched in Feb 2020.
Will be priced a lakh more than the Harrier.
Tata Gravitas is the name of the three-row Harrier, the manufacturer has revealed, and we take a look at five of the things you should know about it.
How much bigger is it?
The Gravitas is both longer and taller than the Harrier – but there’s a bit of a catch here. Sure, the 63 mm of extra length is obvious, because it has been made longer to accommodate the third row, but how much of that extra 80 mm of extra height is thanks to wheel rims that are larger than the Harrier’s, and roof rails that the Harrier doesn’t have, remains to be seen.
In absolute terms, the measurements are 4661 mm long, 1786 mm high, and 1894 mm wide. The Harrier has an identical wheelbase, at 2741 mm.
What does the third-row offer?
A non-extended wheelbase means that legroom in the third row might not be all that good, but the rear of the Gravitas is more vertical to liberate more rear headroom.
The third row gets three-point seat belts for both passengers, and there are separate AC vents and blower controls. There are also adjustable headrests, which are always a good thing.
What will power the Gravitas?
The Tata Gravitas will get an engine that is identical to the Harrier in terms of a number of cylinders (4) and displacement (2 liters). However, this Kryotec unit will generate far more power and torque, at 170bhp and 350 Nm.
It will be offered with six-speed transmissions, one manual, the other a torque converter automatic sourced from Hyundai. Drive modes will be available as well, although it is doubtful that all-wheel drive will be an option at the time of launch.
When will it go on sale?
The Gravitas is scheduled for a February launch. We’re expecting it to happen at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo – this is the same time the MG Hector’s seven-seat version is scheduled for launch. Pricing is expected to be a lakh more than the Harrier, which makes it Rs 14 lakh onward.
What will the competition be?
Like we’ve just mentioned, the seven-seat Hector is in play here. Mahindra also has a new XUV 500 in the works which will launch in the middle of 2020, so that will be the main competition for the Gravitas.