Slated to be unveiled on October 4, the upcoming Tata Punch will be the brand’s first SUV to be built on the ALFA-ARC architecture. The prices of the micro SUV are likely to be announced in the coming weeks, around Diwali.
Tata Motors will pull the wraps off the Punch micro SUV on October 4, 2021. The Indian carmaker will begin accepting pre-bookings for the car on the same day itself. However, select Tata Motors dealers are already taking unofficial bookings for the mini SUV for a token amount ranging up to ₹ 11,000. The Indian carmaker is expected to launch the Punch in the coming weeks, probably around Diwali. It will be the first SUV to employ the ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture), developed under Impact 2.0 design language.
The soon-to-be-launched Punch will be the brand’s new entry-level SUV and will be slotted below the Nexon subcompact SUV in the product lineup. The Punch stays true to the HBX concept in terms of design, as the production version has not deviated much from the concept model. The carmaker had previously confirmed that about 90 per cent of styling elements would be retained from the concept.
The upcoming Tata Punch is likely to be offered in four trim options – Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. There will be three mono-tone and six dual-tone colour options to choose from. The mini SUV looks like a baby Safari with its aggressive front end sporting a signature split lighting design. It will come equipped with premium features like projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillamps and beefy bumper, underbody and side cladding, faux roof rails and sporty alloy wheels.
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On the inside, the micro SUV will sport a minimalist dashboard with a dual-tone black and white paint scheme. Based on the previous teasers, we can say that the micro SUV will feature a Harman-sourced touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will also get a multi-functional flat-bottom steering wheel, analogue-digital instrument panel, automatic climate control, engine start-stop button, fabric upholstery, and more. The top-spec model is likely to get the iRA connected car tech.
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The Tata Punch is likely to be powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine tuned to make 85 bhp of maximum power with a peak torque of 113 Nm. The same mill also does duty on the Tiago entry-level car and the Altroz premium hatchback. Transmission options could include a 5-speed manual as standard along with an optional AMT unit.