Tata Motors has finally released the unveil date for its most awaited car of the year, the Punch. The company has announced that unveil will be conducted virtually on 4 October. Its unofficial bookings have also started at the Tata Motors dealership.
Positioned between the Tiago NRG and the Nexon, the Punch micro SUV will be the smallest SUV in the lineup. It underpins the same ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture) platform as is seen on the Altroz developed under the Impact 2.0 design language
1. Bold and Muscular Look
In terms of looks, The Tata Punch gives tough competition to its rivals such as the Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100 as it feels more SUVish thereby doing justice to its “Micro SUV” segment tag. Moreover, after watching some leaked pictures of Punch we can say that It will also carry premium interiors.
2. Feature-rich interior
Talking about the features:
The Punch will borrow features like its semi-digital instrument cluster, steering wheel, and touchscreen infotainment from the Altroz.
Other likely features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Harman audio system, cruise control, and keyless entry with push-button start/stop, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear armrest etc.
- It will also get a 90-degree door opening feature, which is currently on offer with Tata Altroz.
3.”Safety first” principle
Punch could also be a game-changer in terms of safety. Tata Motors always believes in the “safety first” principle for its customers, which is not a Forte of other cars in the micro SUV segment. Hence Punch could become a hot cake in terms of safety standards in the Indian market for a longer period. It underpins the same ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture) platform as it is seen on the Altroz which has already scored 5-star Safety ratings in the Global NCAP safety test.
4. SUV for the price of a Hatchback
The Punch is expected to go on sale by late October 2021. It could be priced from Rs 5.5 lakh onwards (ex-showroom), which is a hot deal for those who cannot stretch their budget to buy a Nexon which is a bigger SUV sibling of Tata Punch.
5. Powerful Engine
The Tata punch will be offering one of the most powerful engines in the segment. It is going to offer a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 86PS and 113Nm, paired with 5-speed manual and AMT options. Going by recent spy shots and teasers, Tata may also provide it with a 110PS 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine and drive modes, giving tough competition to its rival like Maruti Suzuki Ignis.