Tata Motors has finally held the first public premiere of the Gravitas 7-seater SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo in Delhi-NCR. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March as 'Buzzard', it is the elongated version of Harrier with an extra row of seating. Tata Gravitas will directly rival the Mahindra XUV 500 in the country while the bookings for the SUV starts today across all the company authorized dealerships.
Tata has made a few updates with the Gravitas as compared to the Harrier. It boasts of a traditional electronic parking brake button in place of the Harrier's unconventional handbrake lever design. The SUV also gets disc brakes on all four wheels as standard. The cabin is retained from the Harrier with almost all the bells and whistles. Some of the salient features in the Gravitas are a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, sunroof, height adjustable driver's seat etc. to name a few. As for the safety, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seat-belt reminder system come as standard.
Mechanically, the Gravitas is powered by the BS6 compliant version of the 2.0 litre 4-cylinder Kyrotech diesel engine which will be more powerful than the BS4 model. It generates maximum power output of 170bhp, a hike by 30bhp as compared to Harrier's 140bhp. The torque performance stands at 350Nm. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, while an optional 6-speed auto gearbox, which debuts with Harrier, is also on offer. The range-topping variant also gets the Hexa's front wheel based all-wheel-drive system.