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Tata Motors reveals the first look of new micro-SUV ‘Tata Punch’ - Looks, Specifications and Price details

Monday, August 23, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Indiaglitz had already reported that Tata Motors India has unleashed its electric car Tigor EV recently. On Monday, Tata Motors officially unveiled its much-awaited micro SUV Punch. The company has released an image of the entry-level Punch SUV that is still under production. This SUV model is based on the ALFA architecture.

Earlier, there was enormous speculation about whether it will be named HBX or Hornbill but now the manufacturer has officially named it 'Punch'. The concept of Punch, H2X was revealed at the Auto Expo 2020. Punch is all set to enter the market this festive season, the company announced. Punch SUV will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the upcoming Hyundai micro-SUV which is likely to be called Casper.

The new Tata Punch micro- SUV becomes the brand's smallest SUV and is positioned below the Nexon. The production-spec Tata Punch looks very similar to the concept showcased earlier but has been toned down slightly. More importantly, 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.

From the image released by Tata Motors, it can be confirmed that the front bumper and the body cladding have been toned down from the HBX concept. However, the squared wheel arches, upright stance and heavy cladding all around still gives it a proper SUV-like look. The front bumper also features Tata's signature Y design motifs and also houses a pair of fog lamps. 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.

Tata, however, hasn't yet revealed the rear-end design of the micro-SUV. And the interiors have not yet been revealed either, the experts 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 analog speedometer, with the Altroz.

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 turbocharged 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 price announcement to take place soon. The estimated cost of this mini-SUV is said to be ₹ 5 lakhs.

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