Tata Motors will announce prices for the Punch micro SUV nationwide on October 18, 2021. Here’s everything we know so far about Tata’s latest SUV.
Tata Punch micro SUV to launch in India on October 18, 2021
The Tata Punch was unveiled in India last week and Tata Motors began bookings for the car the same day with a symbolic $ 21,000. The mini SUV was due to go on sale on October 20, however, the Indian automaker brought the launch forward a few days. Prices for the Punch will now be announced on October 18, 2021. We’ve driven the car before and you can read our review here. Here’s everything we know so far about the soon to be launched Punch micro SUV.
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The Tata Punch is the local automaker’s third model to receive a 5-star safety rating for adult protection from the Global NCAP. It obtained 16.45 points out of 17 for the safety of adults and 40.89 points out of 49 for the safety of child occupants. In fact, it is the only second Indian car to achieve a 4 star rating for child occupant protection.
It is the first SUV from Tata Motors to be supported by the ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture) platform and developed on the Impact 2.0 design language. The automaker will offer the Punch in four variations: pure, adventure, accomplished and creative. Note that these variants are referred to as âPersonasâ by the automaker.
The production version didn’t deviate much from the Tata HBX concept that was unveiled at Auto Expo 2020. The exterior design is in line with that of its older siblings, the Harrier and Safari, with an aggressive front end. sporting a separate lighting design. The aesthetic is emphasized by a three-arrow pattern, flanked by LED DRLs, while the projector headlights are positioned below on the bumper. It also has wraparound LED taillights with three-arrow patterns, high rear bumper, roof-mounted brake light, black coating, slanted windshield, a carefully sculpted tailgate with the company’s branding and more.
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In terms of dimensions, the Tata Punch measures 3827mm in length, 1742mm in width and 1615mm in height, while the wheelbase is 2445mm. It has a ground clearance of 187 mm. It will be offered in six color options – Orcus White, Tornado Blue, Calypso Red, Meteor Bronze, Atomic Orange, Tropical Mist and Daytona Gray. Note that the two-tone color options are only for high-end models.
Inside, the Punch features a carefully crafted two-tone painted dashboard that lends a sleek, modern appeal to the entire cabin. The micro SUV comes with a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. There’s also an optional Tata iRA connectivity suite for the high-end Creative variant. The instrument cluster closely resembles that of the premium Altroz ââsedan. It also has doors that open 90 degrees for hassle-free entry and exit, which is again a carry over.
The Punch also benefits from premium padding with a three-arrow design, flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather gearshift knob, start / stop button, automatic climate control, cruise control. rear armrest gear, automatic climate control, refrigerated glove box, 4-speaker, automatic windshield wipers and headlights, 7-inch dashboard, auto-folding MVRVs and more. In terms of safety, the micro SUV features dual airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS with EBD and brake swing control, an industry first. The high-end models are also equipped with a reversing camera.
The Tata Punch is powered by the company’s proven 1.2-liter Revotron gasoline engine with Dyna-Pro technology, which is tuned to produce 84 hp at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm at 3,300 rpm. The same engine is also used on the Altroz ââand the Tiago. The mill is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and optional AMT unit.
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