Tata launches Punch in the micro-SUV segement based on Altroz Platform
Tata India unveiled it’s newest energetic vehicle Punch in the micro-SUV segment with stunning design, technology and driving dynamics.
Intelligently designed in a compact footprint, the Tata PUNCH will be a high impact SUV and will redefine this crowded market. Its muscular surfacing and an athletic look make a perfect amalgamation for a tough SUV, living up to its bigger brothers. With lightweight, modular and flexible characteristics, the ALFA architecture has the ability to evolve into a range of modern and youthful vehicles within a short development cycle.
Conceptualized to redefine the SUV segment, the PUNCH is all set enter the market this festive season and create a niche of its own.
The Tata PUNCH has been cleverly carved to sneak through the busy streets while being a fun car to drive on winding, rugged countryside vistas. It packs in a punch for SUV enthusiasts by providing ample cabin space, great drivability, segment leading safety and power packed performance of a true SUV.
Combined with its versatility to go anywhere, the high seating position and a dynamic SUV design makes it a desirable choice for all SUV lovers. Whilst delivering all the expected attributes, Tata Punch goes above and beyond to bring customer an impactful offering, never seen presence like before, with extraordinary attention to detail and pristine quality execution, all while delivering a dynamic, stylish and a trendy urban SUV.
Tata Motors has today officially unveiled the PUNCH, its first SUV built on ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture), developed under Impact 2.0 design language. Designed for the next generation users, the Tata ‘PUNCH’ is a no-compromise SUV, offering an exciting mix of tough utility with sporting dynamics and epitomizes what a characterful SUV should be.
It is bold, young, modern yet robust, compact yet practical, tough yet playful and exudes true expression of confidence and individuality.
Tata PUNCH, as the name suggest is an energetic vehicle with a capability to go anywhere. Light on its feet and strong in its caliber, this is a vehicle which truly punches above its weight. The PUNCH will come equipped with superlative features and an architecture that has proven its versatility in all forms. True to the SUV genes of all Tata Motors’ products and catering to needs of customers who are looking for a compact city car with pure SUV characteristics, PUNCH will be the fourth addition to our SUV family, widening the range of options for all to choose from.
The Tata Punch does indeed benefit from an SUV-ish visual profile courtesy its high stance, Harrier-like LED DRL units along with headlights, a wide bonnet design and a pronounced grille. The alloy design too looks appealing and the large wheel arches could help it tackle roads less than ideal.
Tata Punch: expected powertrain details
Two 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine options are expected to power the Punch micro-SUV. The lower-spec version will be a naturally aspirated unit that sees duty on the Tiago and the Tigor and produces 83hp. Meanwhile, higher variants are expected to come with the 1.2-litre turbo-charged version that does duty on the Altroz iTurbo. Transmission options will likely include a 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox. Just like the Altroz, the Punch is also based on Tata’s ALFA architecture.
Tata Punch : colors
The Tata Punch is available in numerous colors, starting with brand’s Signature Blue, Calypso Red, Meteor Bronze, Atomic Orange, Tropical Mist, Daytona Gray and Orcus White.
Global NCAP Crash Test : 5 star rating
In the most recent Global NCAP Crash Test, Tata’s new micro-SUV Punch received five out of a possible six stars for adult passenger safety and four out of five stars for kid passenger safety. To be launched on October 20, the Tata Punch is the newest automobile to gain the Five Star rating. Both Tata Nexon and Altroz have previously joined the group.
It will be the cheapest SUV made by the firm. The ALFA platform serves as the foundation for the Tata Punch. It’s got a door that swings open to 90 degrees like the ones on Altroz and Nexon.
Tata Punch: expected price and rivals
The Tata Punch has now been launched in Indian market today at a price range of INR 5.49 Lakh to INR 8.79 Lakh depending on the variants. Tata Punch BS6 is available in 6 Automatic Transmission trims and 8 Manual Transmission trims.
On the manual transmission category, the price of base trim “Pure” starts at INR 5.49 Lakh ranging upward to INR 8.79 Lakh for the “Creative (IRA Pack)”.
Similarly, the price range for automatic transmission is between INR 6.99 Lakh for the “Adventure” trim and INR 9.39 Lakh for the “Creative (IRA Pack)”.
As far as rivals go, the Punch will take on high riding crossovers like the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the upcoming Hyundai Casper. It will also rival entry-level compact SUVs like the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.
Tata Punch is expected to launch in Nepali market after the end of this festive season at the earliest or by the midst of December.