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    Exclusive: Tata Punch Reveal and Bookings To Open On September 12

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Sep 01 2021

    We have exclusive information about the reveal and bookings details of the Tata Punch. According to our source, dealers of Tata Motors passenger cars have received notification that more details about the Punch will be publicly released on September 12, 2021. Bookings are also likely to commence on the same day, just like Tata Motors did with the Tiago EV, where the first batch of information reveal and bookings coincided on the same day.

     

    Tata Punch Launched

    Feature List To Be Similar To Altroz

    The source also confirmed to us that the features would remain consistent with the Altroz. We anticipated this part as the Punch shares the platform with the Altroz. Moreover, the Tata Punch aims to compete in the affordable side of the sub-4m SUV space. In this price band, the feature set of the top-spec Altroz is similar to that of the other affordable SUVs like the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.

    Starting Price Around Rs. 5.5 Lakh

    We were informed that the car would have a starting price of around Rs. 5.5 lakh. We would have loved to see it start at Rs. 5.0 lakh, at least for the early adopters, but it’s an unrealistic expectation considering that the Altroz starts at almost Rs. 6.0 lakh. So, even if the Punch launches at Rs. 5.5 lakh, you should expect the base variant price to touch Rs. 6.0 lakh within the 6-12 months of launch.

    For the top variant, we can expect the Tata Punch to go up to Rs. 8.5 - 9.0 lakh depending on whether the Punch gets the turbo petrol engine or not. Its direct rivals like the Magnite and Kiger also get a turbo petrol engine, so there are good chances that the Punch could also get the turbo petrol engine option.

    Other Details

    After showcasing the prototype of the HBX or Hornbill at the 2020 Auto Expo, Tata Motors revealed the official name and images of the production-spec version of the Punch SUV. This car.

    Also Read: Tata PUNCH - Confirmed And Expected Feature - With Images & Spy Shots

    The official image of the production version of the Tata Punch and the spy shots confirms the following features:

    • Double-barrel headlamps
    • Split headlamp cluster
    • Halogen projector low-beam and halogen reflector high-beam (we’ve seen a similar setup in the Altroz and Tigor as well)
    • LED DRL
    • Halogen front turn indicators integrated with the DRL
    • Halogen reflector type fog lamps
    • Side turn indicators integrated in side mirrors
    • 16-inch machined alloy wheels (if you zoom in deep, you can notice R16 written on the tyres. Moreover, the Altroz also gets 16-inch wheels. So, we know that Tata Motors do offer 16-inch wheels with the 1.2L normal petrol engine)
    • Dual-tone roof colour option
    • Dual-tone contrast ORVM colour
    • LED tail lamps (based on the tail lamp teaser image)
    • Simple antenna design on the front of the roof
    • Roof rails
    • Grab type door handles
    • Adjustable front and rear headrests (clearly visible in the reveal image)
    • Cruise control (based on buttons visible in the spy image of the Punch)
    • Easy-reach horn
    • 7-inch full-colour analogue-digital combination instrument cluster with analogue speedometer and other information in colour LCD (This setup is available in the Altroz top variants. It’s also visible in the spy shots of the Punch car)
    • Popup style 7-inch touchscreen infotainment (clearly visible in the spy shot)
    • Tweeters integrated in the A-pillars
    • Steering-mounted media and phone controls
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop (Push-button start visible in the cabin spy shot)
    • All-around body cladding
    • Rear door handles integrated into the C-pillar section near the back door window
    • Black upholstery
    • Rear washer wiper

    Based on the close relationship between Tata Punch shares with the Altroz and the segment rivals, we also expect the top variant of the Punch to offer the following features:

    • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Rear armrest
    • Front armrest
    • Rear parking camera
    • Rear parking sensors
    • 195-section tyres (Same size is available in the Altroz)
    • Auto AC
    • Power-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors
    • All power windows
    • Tilt steering wheel
    • Rear AC vents
    • Height-adjustable driver seat
    • Sunglass holders (Available in Altroz)
    • Ambient lighting (Available in Altroz)
    • AMT automatic transmission (Available in Tiago with the 1.2-litre petrol engine and available in Nexon with the turbo petrol engine)
    • 200mm or higher ground clearance (all Tata SUVs so far have more than 200mm ground clearance)
    • Rear defogger
    • Rear parcel tray

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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