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Tata Announced the Name of Buzzard as Gravitas; To Be Based on Harrier

Tata Announced the Name of Buzzard as Gravitas; To Be Based on Harrier

Snapshot: Tata has revealed the name for the seven-seater Harrier-based SUV as Tata Gravitas. Earlier, codenamed as Buzzard, it takes slightly different styling cues from Harrier.

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  • Seven-seater Harrier will be named the Tata Gravitas.

  • It was codenamed ‘Buzzard’.

  • Has different styling cues and a slightly different profile as the Harrier.

Tata has announced that the seven-seat Harrier will be christened ‘Gravitas’. The Tata Gravitas is based on the Harrier and as such, it looks the same as the five-seater from the front, but the side and rear sport changes to accommodate the extra row of seats.

The sideshows off roof rails and running boards, and alloy wheels that are larger and have a different design compared to the Harrier. At the rear, the glass and D pillar is more upright to liberate more headroom. The rear wing is bigger, as is the rear glass, and the tail lamps are slightly different. 

The Gravitas is larger than the Harrier by 63 mm in length and 80 mm in height (those roof rails contributing to the height, no doubt), bringing its overall dimensions to 4661 mm long, 1894 mm wide, and 1786 mm high. Interestingly enough, the wheelbase is identical, at 2471 mm.

The wheels are expected to be 18-inch rims based on the design of the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The interior of the Tata Gravitas will be identical to the Harrier as well, but it might additionally get a panoramic sunroof. 

The Tata Gravitas will be powered by the same 2.0 liter Kryotec diesel as the Harrier, but it will be BS-Vl compliant, and it will offer more power, with an estimated output of 170 bhp and 350 Nm. Gearboxes on offer will be a six-speed manual or automatic, the latter being a torque converter unit sourced from Hyundai. 

There are rumors of the Gravitas being made available with all-wheel drive as well, and with it having an identical wheelbase to the Harrier, it is quite likely that both models will get the option around the same time. 

The Harrier is priced at Rs 13 – 16.9 lakh, ex-showroom, so the Gravitas will be priced around a lakh more. It will compete with the likes of the Mahindra XUV 500.

Read More: Tata Buzzard 7-seater SUV Spied as Test Mule; Debut at Auto Expo 2020

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