Tata Motors has released the first image of the new Punch SUV in production spec, that was earlier known as the Tata HBX. The new Tata Punch micro SUV becomes the brand’s smallest SUV and is positioned below the Nexon compact SUV. The production-spec Tata Punch is that it doesn’t stray too far away from the concept.
The Punch adopts the family design language seen on Tata’s larger SUVs, like the Harrier and Safari, with a similar split-headlamp setup and Tata’s humanity line grille.
The Punch gets dual tome muscular front bumper and side body claddings. The squared wheel arches and upright stance still give it a proper SUV-like look. The dual-tone exterior paint options also create a nice floating effect for the roof. The Punch rides on a set of stylish looking 16-inch wheels.
While the interiors have not been revealed yet, we expect them to stay closer to the concept with the dashboard design characterized by a free-standing 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and squarish air con vents. The Punch will share a lot of interior bits like the three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, HVAC controls, and even the part-digital instrument cluster with a digital tachometer and analogue speedometeris with the Altroz.
Two 1.2-liter engine options are expected to power the Punch micro SUV. The lower-spec version will be a naturally aspirated unit while higher variants are expected to come with the 1.2-liter turbo-charged version.
When launched, the Punch will take on crossovers like the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the upcoming Hyundai Casper and also entry-level compact SUVs like the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.