Earlier known as the Buzzard (Codename: H7X), Tata has decided to rename the 7-seater Harrier as the Tata Gravitas. The name Buzzard was unveiled at the Geneva Motor show earlier this year. Some sources also hinted at the name “Cassini” which was debunked after Tata decided on the Gravitas moniker.
Mr Mayank Pareek, President at Tata Motor’s Passenger Vehicle Business Unit 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.”
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As per Tata Motors, the Gravitas will be launched in February 2020 and is expected to be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The Tata Gravitas will be the second vehicle (after the Harrier) to be based on the TATA OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) Architecture which is derived from Land Rover’s D8 platform.
The Gravitas is an extended version of the Harrier and will share a lot of components like the engine and the gearbox from the same. However, unlike the Harrier, the Gravitas will feature a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine will also get an automatic gearbox.
The interior of the Gravitas will supposedly remain the same as seen on the Harrier. Speculated prices for the Tata Gravitas might start below Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.