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September 2022 - Tata Punch Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Tata Punch petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the Punch's petrol variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Tata Punch with its competitors and other petrol-powered B1-segment crossovers like the Tata Tiago NRG and the Maruti Suzuki Nexa Ignis. Because of the price overlap, the Punch also competes with the B2 segment petrol cars like the upcoming Citroen C3, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.

Tata Punch

Updated: This update of the Tata Punch variants explained includes the latest prices including the Kaziranga special variant and engine, dimension comparison with the upcoming Citroen C3.

Also Read: Citroen C3 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Book?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Tata Punch Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Tata Punch are:

  • Proper SUV styling with baby-Harrier looks in a compact, city-friendly size
  • It packs a fairly long list of features like colour LCD instrument cluster, projector headlamps, keyless entry, auto AC, auto headlamps, auto wipers, cooled glovebox and cruise control
  • Decent ground clearance, boot space, fuel efficiency and power/torque figures
  • 5-star GNCAP adult safety rating and 4-stars for children is better than Altroz, Nexon and even XUV300
  • 90-degree opening front and rear doors allow easy ingress-egress for occupants, pets or objects you may store in the back seats

The Tata Punch petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • No CNG, turbo petrol and diesel engine options
  • Missing features - split-folding rear seatbacks, front armrest, rear AC vents, tyre pressure sensors
  • Overpriced mid variants and no true VFM variant, which we can recommend with our eyes closed
  • Besides ground clearance and road presence, the Altroz offers better VFM in higher variants, more features, turbo petrol and turbo diesel engine options and the same 5-star adult safety rating
  • The ground clearance is acceptable, but considerably less than the 200mm+ figure we’ve come to expect from Tata SUVs

What Is The Price Of Tata Punch Petrol Variants?

The Tata Punch is available in 5 variants with a starting price of Rs. 5.93 lakh for the Pure petrol manual. The top-end Kaziranga variant with the petrol-automatic powertrain costs Rs. 9.19 lakh (ex-showroom). The AMT automatic transmission is available in the top 4 variants. The price difference between the manual and automatic variants is constant at Rs. 60,000.

TATA PUNCH PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | SEP 2022

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Pure

Rs. 5,92,900

-

-

Adventure

Rs. 6,69,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 7,29,900

Accomplished

Rs. 7,49,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 8,09,900

Creative

Rs. 8,31,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 8,91,900

Kaziranga

Rs. 8,58,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 9,18,900

Tata Punch Petrol Pure - Base Model Features & Review

Pure Variant

The base model of the Tata Punch is only available with a petrol-manual powertrain and costs Rs. 5.93 lakh. The Punch Pure has the following notable features:

  • Anti-stall assist
  • Tilt steering
  • Adjustable front headrests
  • Black door handles and outside mirrors
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Wheel arch and door cladding
  • Drive modes
  • Wide opening doors
  • Easy-reach horn
  • MID

The base variant doesn’t get the following important features:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors
  • Wheel covers
  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Remote central locking
  • Power windows

Pure Variant

Because of these critical missing features, we’ll suggest you skip the Pure variant of the Punch and consider buying a higher variant.

TATA PUNCH PURE

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

Anti-stall Assist

Body Coloured Bumpers

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Tilt Steering

Black Door Handles & Outside Mirrors

Manual Central Locking

Fixed Rear Headrests

Wheel Arch & Door Cladding

Driver Seatbelt Pretensioner w/ Load Limiter

Adjustable Front Headrests

R15 Steel Wheels

Puncture Repair Kit

4x Door Pockets

ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

2x ISOFIX

Drive Modes - City & Eco

Long Antenna

Easy-Reach Horn

90-Degree Opening Doors

Fabric Seat Upholstery

Speed-sensing Auto Door Lock/Unlock

MID

LED Tail Lamp

Tata Punch Petrol Pure vs Adventure Variant

Adventure Variant

The Tata Punch Adventure costs Rs. 6.70 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.30 lakh with the automatic. The AMT automatic transmission carries a premium of Rs. 60,000 over the manual. The Adventure variant is Rs. 77,000 more expensive than the Pure. For Punch automatic buyers, this is the most affordable variant.

Over the base Pure variant, it adds the following notable features:

  • Boot light
  • Wheel covers
  • All power windows
  • Remote central locking
  • Music system with 4 speakers, Bluetooth, aux, FM and USB
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Power mirrors
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Body-coloured outside door handles and mirrors

While the Adventure variant covers the basics quite well, you may still miss the following features in this variant:

  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Touchscreen
  • Rear camera
  • Auto AC
  • Projector or LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Front armrest

Adventure Variant

TATA PUNCH PURE vs ADVENTURE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Pure

Difference

Adventure

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 5,92,900

Rs. 77,000

Rs. 6,69,900

Difference

-

 

Rs. 60,000

Petrol-Auto

-

-

Rs. 7,29,900

While it’s missing a few features, we’ll still suggest budget buyers to accommodate at least Adventure variant for a decent ownership experience. In terms of value, it just about justifies the incremental asking price and is no longer overpriced like before.

TATA PUNCH ADVENTURE

FEATURES OVER PURE

Functional

Others

Boot Light

Wheel Covers

Power Adjustable Outside Mirrors

Body-coloured Door Handles & Outside Mirrors

All Power Windows

Day/Night Inside Mirror

Follow-me-home Headlamps

2x Front Visors w/ Vanity Mirrors

Remote Central Locking

Music System

 

4x Speakers

 

Bluetooth, USB, FM, Aux

 

Steering-mounted Controls

Tata Punch Petrol Adventure vs Accomplished Variant

Accomplished Variant

The Tata Punch Accomplished costs Rs. 7.50 lakh with the manual and Rs. 8.10 lakh with the automatic. The Accomplished variant is Rs. 80,000 more expensive than the Adventure.

It adds the following notable features over the Adventure variant:

  • Rear camera
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Cruise control
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Glovebox light
  • Style wheel covers
  • Front fog lamps

In this variant, you may miss features like:

  • Split-folding rear seatbacks
  • Front armrest
  • Auto AC
  • LED DRLs
  • Projector or LED headlamps
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Power folding outside mirrors

Accomplished Variant

TATA PUNCH ADVENTURE vs ACCOMPLISHED | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Adventure

Difference

Accomplished

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 6,69,900

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 7,49,900

Difference

Rs. 60,000

 

Rs. 60,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 7,29,900

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 8,09,900

The Accomplished variant also somewhat justifies the incremental cost and offers a mix of must-have as well as good-to-have features. While it doesn’t offer a few must-have features, it’s still worth considering if you don’t want to stretch your budget any further.

TATA PUNCH ACCOMPLISHED

FEATURES OVER ADVENTURE

Style & Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Rear Camera

7-inch Touchscreen

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

Front Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Function

Wired Apple CarPlay

On-touch Down Driver Window

Styled Wheels

Wired Android Auto

Cruise Control

 

2x Tweeters

Height-Adjustable Driver Seat

   

Glovebox Light

Tata Punch Petrol Accomplished vs Creative Variant

Creative Variant

The Tata Punch Creative variant costs Rs. 8.32 lakh with the manual and Rs. 8.92 lakh with the automatic. It’s Rs. 82,000 more expensive than the Accomplished trim and gets the following notable additional features:

  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Leather steering and gear lever
  • Larger 16-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Rear armrest
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Auto AC
  • Auto wipers
  • Auto headlamps
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster
  • Power folding outside mirrors

Even in the well-loaded Creative trim, you may miss features like:

  • Front armrest
  • Rear AC vents
  • Split-folding rear seatbacks
  • Tyre pressure sensors

Creative Variant

TATA PUNCH ACCOMPLISHED vs CREATIVE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Accomplished

Difference

Creative

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 7,49,900

Rs. 82,000

Rs. 8,31,900

Difference

Rs. 60,000

 

Rs. 60,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 8,09,900

Rs. 82,000

Rs. 8,91,900

From a value standpoint, the Creative variant now offers even better value for money than before and is worth buying. It’s suitable for Punch buyers interested in getting a loaded variant without compromising on the value for money. While a good number of features of the Punch Creative are not must-have, we’ll still call it our top recommended variant because of the value it offers after a few price revisions.

TATA PUNCH CREATIVE

FEATURES OVER ACCOMPLISHED

Safety

Functional

Style

Halogen Projector Headlamps

Auto Headlamps

Auto AC

7-inch Full-Colour LCD Instrument Cluster

Rear Wiper & Washer

Auto Wipers

Adjustable Rear Headrests

16-inch Machined Alloy Wheels

Rear Defogger

Cooled Glovebox

Rear Armrest

Roof Rails

 

Power-Folding Outside Mirrors w/ Auto Fold

 

Leather-wrapped Steering & Gear

     

LED DRLs

Tata Punch Petrol Creative vs Kaziranga Variant

The Tata Punch Kaziranga variant costs Rs. 8.59 lakh with the manual and Rs. 9.19 lakh with the automatic. It’s Rs. 27,000 more expensive than the Creative trim and adds only style related features like exclusive beige colour, dual-tone roof and leather seat upholstery.

TATA PUNCH CREATIVE vs KAZIRANGA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Creative

Difference

Kaziranga

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 8,31,900

Rs. 27,000

Rs. 8,58,900

Difference

Rs. 60,000

 

Rs. 60,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 8,91,900

Rs. 27,000

Rs. 9,18,900

Considering the value of the features, the Kaziranga trim justifies its incremental cost but we’ll leave the decision to upgrade in your hands as it doesn’t add any must-have or high-value features.

TATA PUNCH KAZIRANGA

FEATURES OVER CREATIVE

Style

Leather Upholstery

Dual-tone Roof

Unique Beige Exterior Colour

Which Variant Of The Tata Punch Petrol Should You Buy?

The base Pure variant of the Tata Punch misses out on several must-have features and will provide a poor ownership experience. The next Adventure variant offers a decent value for money and many must-have features. So, we’ll suggest budget buyers to consider at least the Adventure variant.

If you have a higher budget, then you should skip the Accomplished trim and go straight for the Punch Creative. It offers better value and will naturally offer better ownership experience as well with more features.

If you want you can also buy the Kaziranga but it’s a cosmetic upgrade and you can decide if you want the Kaziranga variant’s exclusive features.

TATA PUNCH MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Pure

Rank 1

Rs. 5,92,900

Not recommended. Misses several must-have features.

Adventure

Rank 3

Rs. 6,69,900

Best variant for budget buyers. Gets most high-value features for decent value for money.

Accomplished

Rank 4

Rs. 7,49,900

Offers decent value and feature balance. Consider upgrading to Creative for better value for money.

Creative

Rank 2

Rs. 8,31,900

Top recommended variant.

Kaziranga

-

Rs. 8,58,900

Up to buyers.

Similarly, for Punch automatic buyers, the Adventure is a suitable option if you don’t want to stretch your budget any further. The Accomplished variant also offers a decent value for money with the additional features but we’ll suggest stretching your budget a little more for the Punch Creative. It has more features and it also offers better value for money.

TATA PUNCH AMT | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Adventure

Rank 2

Rs. 7,29,900

Best variant for budget buyers. Gets most high-value features for decent value for money.

Accomplished

Rank 3

Rs. 8,09,900

Offers decent value and feature balance. Consider upgrading to Creative for better value for money.

Creative

Rank 1

Rs. 8,91,900

Top recommended variant.

Kaziranga

-

Rs. 9,18,900

Up to buyers.

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Tata Punch Petrol?

Besides the Punch, the Tiago NRG, Citroen C3 and the Nexa Ignis also have a 1.2L normal petrol engine. The Tata Punch petrol shares this engine from the Tiago, Tigor and the Altroz. In the Punch, this engine makes the same 86PS of power at 6000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 3300rpm.

The Punch petrol has a mileage figure of around 19kmpl, which is acceptable but less than that of Ignis. The Citroen C3 and Magnite/Kiger will offer better drivability than the Punch, which offer a turbo petrol engine.

TATA PUNCH VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Punch

Tiago NRG

Citroen C3

Ignis

Magnite/Kiger

Magnite/Kiger Turbo

Displacement

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.2L Turbo

1.2L Normal

1.0L Normal

1.0L Turbo

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

4

3

3

Capacity

1199cc

1199cc

1198cc

1199cc

1197cc

999cc

999cc

Maximum Power

86PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

82PS @ 5750rpm

110PS @ 5500rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

72PS @ 6250rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

86PS/t

85.49PS/t

87.33PS/t

106.28PS/t

97.08PS/t

76.68PS/t

98.81PS/t

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 3300rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

115Nm @ 3750rpm

190Nm @ 1750rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

96Nm @ 3500rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

Torque:Weight

113Nm/t

112.33Nm/t

122.47Nm/t

183.58Nm/t

132.16Nm/t

102.24Nm/t

158.10Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

6-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

18.97kmpl

20.09kmpl

19.8kmpl

19.4kmpl

20.89kmpl

18.75kmpl / NA

20kmpl

Automatic

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

-

-

5-speed AMT

-/5-speed AMT

CVT

Auto FE

18.82kmpl

20.09kmpl

-

-

20.89kmpl

-/NA

17.7kmpl*

*Estimated

What Are The Dimensions Of The Tata Punch?

The Punch is longer, wider and taller than the Tiago NRG and Ignis but smaller than the Magnite, Kiger and C3. The Tata Punch has a better ground clearance than the NRG, C3 and Ignis but it is again quite a bit lower than the Magnite and Kiger, which have a towering 205mm of clearance. In boot space too, Punch is comparable with the C3 and better than the Tiago NRG and Ignis, but the Kiger is in a league of its own with 405 litres of cargo capacity.

TATA PUNCH VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Punch

Tiago NRG

Citroen C3

Ignis

Magnite

Kiger

Length

3827mm

3802mm

3981mm

3700mm

3994mm

3991mm

Width

1742mm

1677mm

1733mm

1690mm

1758mm

1750mm

Height

1615mm

1537mm

1604mm

1595mm

1572mm

1600mm

Wheelbase

2445mm

2400mm

2540mm

2435mm

2500mm

2500mm

Ground Clearance

187mm

181mm

180mm

180mm

205mm

205mm

Boot space

319L

242L

315L

260L

336L

405L

Fuel Tank

37L

35L

30L

32L

40L

40L

Tyre Size (base)

185/70 R15

175/60 R15

195/65 R15

175/65 R15

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

Tyre Size (top)

195/60 R16

175/60 R15

195/65 R15

175/65 R15

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

What Are The Colour Options Of The Tata Punch?

The 2022 Punch is available in the following 7 colours:

  • White (available in all variants)
  • Grey (available in all variants)
  • Orange (available in all variants except base)
  • Mint blue/light blue (available in all variants except base)
  • Brown (available in top 2 variants)
  • Blue (available in top model only)
  • Red (available in top model only)

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, Grand i10, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Punch

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception: Slavia, Virtus, New City

Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

Octavia, XUV700, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, Scorpio N

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Fortuner, Superb, Gloster, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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

5 Comments

  1. A Anilkumar says:
    October 13 2021 01:52:26

    Punch

  2. R Raisa says:
    October 16 2021 00:37:00

    Hello Sir, Looking for small family car, mostly for Bangalore City traffic,once in month hometown travel with 450 km . What do you suggest punch or Nexon xma? Also is it good idea to book car on first slot?

  3. R Rakesh Gupta says:
    October 16 2021 13:15:30

    Is Punch AMT suitable for hill State of Himachal Pradesh where one has to regularly drive on ascent and descent with steep gradients. How does it perform in winter season on frosty roads

  4. M Mehul Kumar Parmar says:
    November 16 2021 00:04:39

    can we buy punch pure and add after market components?

  5. B BISHAL KUMAR AGRAWAL says:
    April 02 2022 10:35:48

    we want to booking tata pounch suv car at.balingir,odisha

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