Tata Punch's unofficial bookings open; new Orange paint option spied
Tata Motors is gearing up to launch its Punch micro-SUV in the coming weeks. In the latest development, some dealerships have unofficially started accepting pre-bookings for the vehicle against a token amount of Rs. 21,000. Separately, a new Orange-colored Tata Punch has also been spied testing in Pune with a dual-tone paint scheme and plastic body cladding. Here's our roundup.
It will sport 16-inch alloy wheels
Tata Punch will be based on the ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture) platform and feature a large front bumper, a blacked-out grille, sleek headlamps, and LED DRLs. On the sides, it will be flanked by roof rails, C-pillar integrated rear door handles, squared wheel arches, and 16-inch alloy wheels. A roof-mounted spoiler, sculpted tailgate, and LED taillamps will be available on the rear.
A petrol engine will fuel the car
Tata Punch will likely be powered by a 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated, 3-cylinder, petrol motor that will produce 86hp/115Nm. A 1.2-liter turbo-petrol mill and CNG powertrain are expected to be offered in the future. Transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox.
The vehicle will have room for five people
Tata Punch will offer a spacious cabin with five seats, a height adjustable driver's seat, climate control, and a flat-bottom steering wheel. The higher variants should pack a semi-digital instrument cluster and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Dual airbags, hill-start assist, a rear-view camera, and ABS with EBD will be provided for safety.
Tata Punch: Pricing and rivals
The official pricing details of the Tata Punch will be announced at the time of its launch, which could happen soon. It is expected to start at around Rs. 5 lakh (ex-showroom) and compete against the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Mahindra KUV100.