Tata Punch In CNG Variant Expected Soon: Pay Rs 80,000 More For CNG?
The CNG variant of the Tata Punch is likely to launch in 2022.
Alongside the Punch, factory-fitted CNG kits on the Tiago and Tigor will also be introduced.
The latter two will likely arrive first in January, followed by the Punch.
While there is no official word yet, Tata dealers have already started accepting pre-orders for the new variants.
The Tata Punch CNG testing has also started.
Joining Its Peers
Tata will be the third brand to come out with cleaner fuel alternatives after Maruti and Hyundai.
The CNG-powered passenger vehicle segment is presently dominated by the two.
Honda has also been testing some of their models with such a kit.
The CNG cars shouldn’t have a hard time finding acceptance thanks to skyrocketing rates of petrol and diesel.
CNG is a great alternative since it is cost-effective with cleaner emissions and improved fuel economy.
People are also becoming more mindful of the adverse environmental impact of vehicular emissions.
Design wise, it’s unlikely to get any changes.
It could sport some CNG badges on the fender and at the rear.
Interior Features: Base Variant
- Dual airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Brake sway control
- Tilt adjustable steering
- Central locking
- Front power windows
- 15-inch steel wheels
Interior Features: Mid-Variant
- Audio system with 4-inch display & 4 speakers
- Multi-functional steering wheel
- Remote key lock/unlock
- Powered ORVMs
- Power windows
- Follow me home headlamps
- USB charging socket
The Punch subcompact-SUV is currently available in a single 1.2L petrol engine producing 85 bhp and 113 Nm of torque.
Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
The CNG variant will be powered by the same 1.2L 3-cylinder Revotron engine but with slightly reduced power and torque.
The engine is expected to produce around 70 bhp and 90 Nm of peak torque.
It will only be offered in a manual version.
The mileage should be close to 30km/kg.
The CNG variants could cost an extra Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000 over their petrol counterparts.
It is currently priced from Rs. 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom).
Upon launch, it will take on the CNG-powered variants of the Hyundai Santro, Maruti WagonR and the upcoming Swift CNG.