Wednesday, October 20

Tata Punch sub-compact SUV unveiled. Bookings open

Tata Motors has now fully unveiled the Punch with all of its features and tech specs. Pricing will be announced later. The Tata Punch is the brand’s first SUV to be based on the ALFA architecture and comes in four variants – Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. Do note, these variants are being referred ‘Personas’ by the carmaker.

Tata has made sure the Punch looks every bit like an SUV and it even borrows styling cues from its bigger siblings, the Nexon, Harrier and Safari. At the front, the Punch gets a sleek gloss black grille which is flanked by DRLs placed above its low-set headlamps.

The 16-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels and roof rails add to its style quotient and is further accentuated by the dual-tone body colour. It also comes with a floating roof design in addition to the hidden rear door handles.

The rear too looks equally sharp and stylish dominated by the sculpted tailgate, further complementing the entire design language. The bumper too boasts bold cladding and the squarish LED taillights too look one with the overall design.

On the inside, the Punch gets dual-tone black and off-white cabin, digital instrument cluster similar to what we saw in the Altroz and even the door that open 90-degrees wide, which again is a carryover. Then the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes centre stage and Harman tuned audio system which we have seen in a range on Tata cars, like the Tata Nexon and Altroz. Other features include rain-sensing wipers, a cooled glovebox along with automatic ORVMs and climate control. The Punch offers 366-litres of boot space.

The Punch is powered by a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine that produces a maximum of 84bhp at 6000rpm and 113Nm torque at 3300rpm. The engine gets ‘Dyna Pro’ ram-air induction which makes sure delivery of fresh air to the engine to aid combustion whilst promising additional low-end torque.

Depending on your choice, the engine can be equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. The Punch gets  ‘Traction Pro’ mode (only with the 5-speed AMT) which aids traction by using the brake to help it get out of slippery situations. Furthermore it gets two drive modes — City and Eco in addition to the start-stop system to aid fuel efficiency.

 

Safety features include Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Safety Control, Segment First Feature – Brake Sway Control, Front Fog Lamp with Cornering Function, Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points, Parametric Alarm System, Reverse Parking Camera, Driver & Co-Driver Seat Belt Reminders.

The Tata Punch will be offered in a total of seven colour options – Orcus White, Arctic Orange, Daytona Grey, Meteor Bronze, Tropical Mist, Calypso Red and Tornado Blue. However, the colours you can choose from will depend on the variant (or ‘Persona’) that you select. You can also get the Tata Punch in a dual-tone colour scheme, albeit only in the top-end ‘Creative’ trim.

 

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