Tata Motors have launched the highly anticipated Micro SUV the PUNCH today with prices starting at Rs. 5.49 Lakh for the entry level manual transmission Pure trim. The Punch is available in Pure, Adventure, Accomplished, Creative. Every trim except the Pure has an option og upgrading to the AMT transmission at Rs. 60,000. You also have the option of of getting the customization packs starting at Rs. 30,000. The Tata Punch is also the safest car in India receiving 5 Starts from Global NCAP during their crash test.
Tata Punch Prices (ex showroom Delhi)
Pure MT – Rs. 5.49 Lakh
Adventure MT – Rs. 6.39 Lakh
Adventure AMT – Rs. 6.99 Lakh
Accomplished MT – Rs. 7.29 Lakh
Accomplished AMT – 7.89 Lakh
Creative MT – Rs. 8.49 Lakh
Creative AMT – Rs. 9.09 Lakh
Tata Punch features
16″ Diamond Cut Alloys
High Ground Clearance of 190mm +/-3 mm (Unladen)
Spacious & premium interiors with Commanding Driver Position of an SUV (High seating, clear view of road)
True SUV Performance with 1.2 L Revotron with DynaPro Technology
Advanced AMT with TractionPro Mode
Auto headlamp, rain sensing wipers & cruise control for driving convenience
90 Degree Opening Doors for easy ingress and egress & Rear Flat Floor
7″ Harman Infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple Carplay
7” TFT Instrument Cluster
iRA Connected Car Technology with What3Words & Natural Voice tech
20.3°approach angle, 37.6° departure angle and 22.2° ramp over angle (Unladen)
370 mm Water wading capability
Segment First Feature: Traction- Pro Mode (for AMT)
Drive modes (Eco, City)
The Tata Punch is built on the ALFA platform that it shares with the Altroz premium hatch along with a few other underpinnings. Though a 2 wheel drive SUV the Punch is highly capable and can go places in utmost comfort and ease conquering some real tricky terrain. The Tata Punch rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV and the upcoming Citroen C3 along with the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger while the Hyundai Casper is also rumored to be coming to India.
Tata Punch Safety Features
ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control
Front Fog Lamp with Cornering Function
Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points
Perimetric Alarm System
Reverse Parking Camera
Driver & Co-Driver Seat Belt Reminders
Tyre Puncture repair Kit
Extensive use of High Strength Steel
Segment First Feature: Brake Sway Control – detects the tendency of instability during abrupt braking before the ABS
kicks in to avoid vehicle swaying from the driving path
You can choose the Tata Punch from 7 body color options namely Orcus White, Daytona Grey, Calypso Red, Tornado Blue, Tropical Mist, Atomic Orange, and Meteor Bronze. The Tata Punch is built on the Light Flexible Advanced (ALFA) Architecture which it also shares with the Altroz. The Tata Punch comes powered with the 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, three-cylinder, Revotron petrol engine that produces 85bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 3,300rpm. This engine comes mated to either a five-speed manual unit or an AMT unit. The AMT variants also come with traction pro mode. In terms of exterior design, the Tata Punch comes with a split headlamp design with the LED DRLs placed up and the lower unit houses the halogen projector headlamp along with dual-tone bumpers, fog lights, single slat grille, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, C-pillar mounted rear door handles, 90-degree opening doors, LED tail lamps. The Tata Punch comes with a ground clearance of 190mm unladen and 165mm fully loaded.
On the inside the Tata Punch gets a dual-tone interior theme, seven-inch Harman touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, seven-inch instrument cluster same as the Altroz, leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, steering-mounted controls, rectangular AC vents with contrast coloured accents, drive modes (City and Eco), engine start-stop button, height-adjustable driver seat, iRA technology, a cooled glove-box, second-row arm rest, automatic headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers. In terms of safety the Punch comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a seat belt reminder system, a speed alert system, brake sway control, reverse parking camera, and a tyre puncture repair kit as standard.
Tata Motors states that the Tata Punch has been engineered at Tata Motors’ manufacturing facility in Pune, with more than 90% automation in the weld line incorporating some of the latest welding and joinery technologies, the Tata Punch is engineered to offer the best ride on rough surfaces. It has been extensively tested over 2 million km using more than 150 prototypes through some of harshest terrains stretching from the hot and arid environs of Rajasthan to the high altitude and extremely cold and tough terrains of Ladakh from temperatures ranging from -10°C to +50°C and at altitudes up to 18,000ft.