The Tata Punch is a game-changer in the Indian automotive market, successfully bridging the gap between hatchbacks and SUVs. This micro-SUV offers the practicality and affordability of a hatchback with the rugged styling and high ground clearance of an SUV. Let’s delve deeper into what makes the Tata Punch a compelling choice.

Design and Styling

The Tata Punch boasts a distinctive and eye-catching design that sets it apart from the competition. Its sculpted lines, bold front grille, split headlamps, and chunky body cladding give it a muscular and adventurous look. The high ground clearance (187mm) not only enhances its SUV appeal but also makes it ideal for tackling Indian roads with ease.

Interior and Features

Step inside the Tata Punch, and you’ll find a surprisingly spacious and well-designed cabin. The interior offers ample headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers.

The dashboard is modern and intuitive, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Other notable features include automatic climate control, a cooled glovebox, rearview camera, and steering-mounted controls.

Engine and Performance

The Tata Punch offers two powertrain options:

  • Petrol: The 1.2-liter Revotron petrol engine that powers the petrol variant has a 86 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. This engine is paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox. The Punch offers a decent driving experience, with good city maneuverability and adequate highway performance.

 

  • Electric (Punch EV): The Punch EV comes with multiple battery pack options, offering varying ranges to suit different needs. It delivers a smooth and silent driving experience with instant torque, making it ideal for urban commutes.

 

Safety

Tata Motors has prioritized safety in the Punch, equipping it with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, and rear parking sensors as standard across all variants.

Higher variants also get additional features like ISOFIX child seat anchors and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Punch has received a commendable 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests.

Variants and Pricing

The Tata Punch is available in various trim levels for both petrol and electric versions. Pricing varies depending on the chosen variant and powertrain.

Tata Punch Price List (Petrol)

Variant Transmission Ex-showroom Price (₹)
Pure Manual 6.13 Lakh
Adventure Manual 7.02 Lakh
Adventure AMT AMT 7.67 Lakh
Accomplished Manual 7.87 Lakh
Accomplished AMT AMT 8.52 Lakh
Creative Manual 8.72 Lakh
Creative AMT AMT 9.37 Lakh
Creative DT AMT 9.62 Lakh
Creative DT AMT AMT 10.20 Lakh

Tata Punch EV Price List

Variant Ex-showroom Price (₹)
Pure 10.99 Lakh
Adventure 12.29 Lakh
Accomplished 13.49 Lakh
Creative 14.79 Lakh

Pros:

  • Attractive and rugged design
  • Spacious and comfortable interior
  • Good ground clearance for Indian roads
  • 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP
  • Competitive pricing
  • Choice of petrol and electric powertrains

 

Cons:

  • Petrol engine could be more powerful
  • AMT gearbox can be sluggish
  • Limited boot space

The Tata Punch is a well-rounded micro-SUV that offers a great combination of style, practicality, and safety. It’s an ideal choice for urban dwellers who want an SUV-like experience without the high price tag. With both petrol and electric options available, the Punch caters to a wider range of preferences and needs.

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