Tata will soon launch the Punch, its all-new micro-SUV.
It has arrived in dealership yards which gives an in depth look at its exteriors and interiors.
The car uses HORIZENEXT design, the same design language used by the Tata Harrier and the Tata Safari.
It resembles the Tata Harrier with the dual-tone theme and bright colours.
On the whole, it possesses a rugged look with thick plastic cladding all around.
It also has sharp-looking 16 inch, diamond cut dual tone alloy wheels.
It is 3,840mm long, 1,822mm wide, and 1,635mm tall.
With a wheelbase of 2,450mm, it is larger than its rivals – Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Mahindra KUV100.
At the front, it has a split headlamp set-up with sleek LED DRL forming the extended part of the grille.
The main headlamp cluster is positioned below.
It gets a Nexon-inspired tailgate design and small tail lamps on the side.
There are also a roof mounted spoiler, roof rails and blacked out pillars and ORVMs that receive integrated turn indicators.
It also appears to have ample ground clearance.
Here, one can spot multiple highlights on the dashboard along with a thick chrome strip running across it
Other cosmetic features include contrasting accents and bright coloured AC vents.
The infotainment system is mounted on the dashboard like the Nexon.
- Semi-digital instrument clusters
- Keyless start-stop and go
- Automatic climate control systems
- Height adjustable driver seat,
- Multi-function steering wheel with steering mounted controls
- HVAC system
It will offer a cruise control system, making it a segment first.
Safety features include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors with camera, ABS and EBD.
The Punch will be powered only by a petrol engine.
It will run on a 1.2-litre petrol engine which generates a maximum power of 86 PS and a peak torque of 115 Nm.
At a later date, a more powerful turbocharged petrol engine variant could be offered.
An electric variant is also being planned.
Transmission options include both a five-speed manual and a five-speed AMT automatic.
Apart from Mahindra KUV100, Maruti Ignis, it will take on the Maruti Swift, Baleno, Hyundai NIOS, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.
It could be priced between Rs 5-9 lakh.