Key details of the new Tata Punch mini SUV

Nishmanya Bahadur

this Tata Punch will be the first mini SUV of the automaker and will be positioned in Nixon A compact SUV in the Tata lineup.The Indian automaker only recently confirmed Punching nameplate, Although the mini SUV has been highly anticipated since its launch The HBX concept (based on this concept) was unveiled at the 2020 Auto ExpoWe have compiled some key facts you should know about the upcoming Tata Punch.

1. Tata Punch: The design closely matches the HBX concept

In terms of styling, Tata has always been very faithful to its HBX concept that debuted at the 2020 Auto Expo.Although only one picture has been shown so far, the design language of the Tata SUV family is very obvious. Harrier with SafariEven the “Humanity Line” grille shows a connection to a larger SUV.

Although some design aspects such as the front bumper, body cover and thick off-road tires have been weakened from the HBX concept, other details such as square wheel arches and upright posture also exist. The front bumper also features Tata’s iconic Y design pattern and is equipped with a pair of fog lamps. In addition, Punch will get 16-inch alloy wheels and a two-tone exterior paint option, which will provide a floating roof effect. We will have to wait longer to see the rear styling of the micro SUV, which should be announced before the launch.

2. Tata Punch: The cabin looks similar to the HBX concept and is well equipped

Although Punch’s interior style has not yet been announced, this mini SUV is expected to adopt a low-profile version of the HBX concept interior. Spy photos of the Punch cabin partially confirmed this. The dashboard layout will be the same as the concept, with square air conditioning and a separate 7.0-inch touch screen infotainment system. However, some details, such as the compass and gold highlights next to the touch screen, will not appear in the production model.

It is expected that Punch’s various internal components will be shared with Altroz, such as a flat-bottomed steering wheel, climate control switches, and even some digital instrument panels.

3. Tata Punch: Sharing platform with Altroz

Tata is going all out to launch this new mini SUV, which is most obvious in its choice of platform. Although Tiago and Tigor have the old platform of Tata, Punch will use Tata’s modular ALFA platform, just like the Altroz ​​premium hatchback.

In terms of size, the Punch mini SUV is expected to be very close to the concept’s 3,840 mm length, 1,822 mm width, 1,635 mm height and 2,450 mm wheelbase. This also means that Punch will be bigger than its closest competitor—— Maruti Suzuki Ignatius And Mahindra KUV100 until the new Hyundai Casper (Code-AX1) arrived.

4. Tata Punch: Will get two gasoline engine options

The power of the new Punch will come from the choice of two gasoline engines. It is expected that the lower interior will use the 1.2-liter three-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine shared with Tiago, Tigor and Altroz, with a power of 86 horsepower. The higher trim is expected to get the 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine in the Altroz ​​iTurbo. The exact power output of the two engine options will be announced close to the launch of the SUV. Punch’s transmission options are expected to include 5-speed manual and AMT automatic options.

Tata can also launch Punch’s all-electric derivatives for a period of time, similar to the way it launched Nexans electric car with Tagore electric car.

5. Tata Punch: Will actively price

Tata Punch is expected to be launched in the next few months, and the price is quite aggressive. This, combined with its positioning as an entry point for the Tata SUV series, will make it the most affordable SUV of the brand. This also means that Tata Punch will compete with Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV100 and the upcoming Hyundai Casper.However, due to the extremely competitive price Nissan Magnite with Renokege, Punch’s later versions will also be comparable to these compact SUVs.

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