TATA launches a punch in face of car manufacturers

The next best launch of this century

Tata Motors has recently launched a new sub-compact SUV, Punch. Tata Punch has been rated among the safest vehicle in India with 5- star and 4-star ratings, respectively, for adult and child occupant protection on NCAP standards. Tata’s new sub-compact SUV Punch holds strong volume potential as it brings SUV body style to a lower price range.

Punch appears well-styled for its price and has received high safety ratings. People continue to like Tata, given its improving India franchise, early leadership in India EVs, and JLR focus returning to higher-margin Land Rover brand.

Tata Punch borrows its design and features from the Harrier and Nexon. It is positioned at the bottom of the company’s SUV lineup and is built on the ALFA-ARC platform. It has a bold stance and class-leading interior features and space. Tata Punch Delivery And Testing Tata Punch deliveries have started across India. Tata Motors has stated that they have enough Punch units to make comfortably meet the first batch of deliveries. It was recently found while testing was going on in Pune by an automotive enthusiast that Tata has plans to launch electric as well as CNG version of Punch in the future. The Punch SUV boasts of a tall stance with a ground clearance of 187mm. It claims to be capable of taking on the most challenging road conditions in the country. Punch has projector headlamps, LED DRLs, signature LED tail lamps, and distinct cladding on doors, wheel arches, and sills. It also boasts roof rails, dual-tone roof options of white and black, and a signature Humanity Line. Tata Punch rides on R16 diamond-cut alloy wheels. Tata Punch interiors are sport premium fabric seats with a Tri Arrow design, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob shifts, body-colored AC vents and a Granite Black dashboard with Glacier Grey inserts.

Features include a 7 inch Harman touchscreen system, 7 inch TFT semi-digital instrument cluster and iRA connected car technology with What3Words and Natural Voice technology. It also gets automatic headlights and auto AC. The feature list continues with auto-fold ORVMs, a cooled glovebox, steering mounted controls, adjustable driver seat and tilt steering, and over 25 utility spaces. The boot space is at 366 liters.  5 Star in Global NCAP Tata Punch has scored a 5-star safety rating at Global NCAP. This makes Punch the third vehicle from Tata Motors to get this honor. The new Punch gets the highest adult occupant protection rating at 16.453 out of 17 points as compared to any other vehicle in India. In child protection too; it has scored the most points than any other car in India. Tata Punch has dual front airbags, a rear parking camera, ABS with EBD, and cornering stability control. It also gets cruise control, brake sway control, front fog lamp with cornering function, perimetric alarm system, and driver and co-driver seat belt reminders. Engine Specs Tata Punch is equipped with a 1.2-liter Revotron BS6 engine with the latest Dyna-Pro technology.

This engine makes 86 hp power and 113 Nm torque mated to 5-speed manual and AMT options. ARAI has certified fuel efficiency at 18.97 km/l on MT and 18.82 km/l on AMT. Tata Punch enters a segment wherein it will take directly compete with the Mahindra KUV100 NXT and Maruti Ignis. It will also pose some competition to the likes of Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS, Nissan Magnate, and Renault Kiger.

This is the best car if you are wishing to buy one and get the best driving experience with TATA Punch.