Tata Motors have unveiled their sub compact SUV the Punch. The Tata Punch promises the agility of a hatchback and the versatility of an SUV. Bookings for the Tata Punch have also opened today across Tata dealerships and also online with a booking amount of Rs. 21,000/-. Deliveries of the Tata Punch will commence starting 28th of October. Tata Punch was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo as the HBX concept initially.
The Tata Punch rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV and the upcoming Citroen C3.
The Tata Punch will be available in 4 distinct personas -Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative with both Manual (MT) and Automatic (AMT) transmission options along with customization packs. You can choose the 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.
Stay tuned for our detailed road test review of the Tata Punch that will go live on Saturday October 9th at 9am.