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Tata Punch Beats Maruti Swift To Retake #1 Selling Car Status

tata punch beats maruti swift june 2024 sales

SUVs are becoming extremely popular globally as well as in India. This is clearly visible in the sales numbers as well. Usually, the affordable hatchbacks from India’s largest manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, used to top the list. However, there has been a change lately, and we now have SUVs at the top of the list. Tata’s most affordable SUV, Punch, has performed pretty well in the market and is currently the top-selling vehicle in India in June.

Tata Punch Beats Maruti Swift To Retake #1 Selling Car Status
2024 Tata Punch

The popularity of SUVs has increased so much that out of the top 10 models, 5 of them are SUVs and 3 are hatchbacks. One sedan and an MPV have also made it to the list. As per the sales report, Tata Motors sold 18,238 units of the Tata Punch in June. This is actually a good number for this micro SUV. The Suzuki Swift, which has always been a best seller from the Indian manufacturer for a very long time, recently got an update.

Tata Punch Beats Maruti Swift To Retake #1 Selling Car Status
2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

The current generation Swift’s delivery has already started, and Maruti sold 16,422 units of the Swift in June. This is actually 1,816 units less than the Punch. Other cars on the list are the Hyundai Creta – 16,293 units, Maruti Ertiga – 15,902 units, Maruti Baleno – 14,895 units, and Maruti WagonR – 13,790 units.

Why is Tata Punch So Popular?

Tata Punch has been in the market since 2021. It was introduced as a micro SUV and quickly gained public attention. Tata Punch has been the best seller from Tata even in March and April. Here we list a few reasons why we feel Tata Punch is gaining popularity.

Looks – Punch is the most affordable SUV from Tata. The Indian manufacturer has not compromised on the looks to make it look entry-level. It gets an imposing SUV-like design, ample ground clearance, decent features, and is also priced quite aggressively.

Tata Punch Beats Maruti Swift To Retake #1 Selling Car Status
tata punch global ncap rating

Built Like a Tank – Just like any Tata product, the Punch is also a very sturdy SUV. In fact, the SUV scored a 5-star rating at Global NCAP, and the test results have given a lot of confidence to the customers who were planning to buy a car in this segment.

CNG – Tata Punch is also available with a CNG option. Tata offers the twin-cylinder technology, which offers the convenience of the CNG without compromising on the boot space. The CNG version of the Punch is suitable for those who are looking for a fuel-efficient alternative to the petrol Punch.

Tata Punch Beats Maruti Swift To Retake #1 Selling Car Status
tata punch ev

EV – Other than the ICE version, Tata Motors is also offering the electric version of the Punch in the market. The Punch EV is based on Tata’s Acti.ev platform, which is designed for EVs. The Punch EV looks premium and offers a decent driving range.

Variants – Tata Punch is an affordable micro SUV from Tata. The manufacturer is also offering a variety of variants. In fact, Tata has as many as 25 variants of Punch available in the market. Customers can choose from any of these 25 variants as per their budget and need. In short, there is a Punch for almost every type of customer.