What a Maruti Ignis owner thinks of Tata Punch after driving it

Tata unveiled their all-new product Punch in the market recently. We drove this micro SUV and the detailed review of the same is also available on our website. This micro SUV is actually based on HBX concept that was showcased to public last year at the Auto Expo. Tata Punch will be competing with the likes of Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100 in the segment. Tata Punch is also the safest car in its segment as it has scored 5 star rating in Global NCAP crash test recently. Tata has started accepting bookings for the Punch ans the price will be announced on 18 October.

Here we have a video where a Maruti Ignis owner drives Tata Punch and shares his opinion about car. He starts by talking about the AMT gearbox. He is driving an AMT car for the first time and said that it felt very smooth. His personal preference would always be a manual but, AMT suits well for city driving conditions. In comparison to Ignis, he mentioned that the steering feedback in Tata Punch is better as feels more connected.

He is very happy about the looks of the car and said that a person who is not into cars might mistake it for a Nexon. The car looks massive because of the muscular design and that is something that the driver appreciated. He said looks of Maruti Ignis are polarising. Either you like it or not. The cabin of the Punch felt a lot more spacious and that has mainly to do with the large window area and height of the car.

He had a mixed opinion about the interiors of the Punch. Some things he liked in the Ignis while things like cruise control and deep glove box and armrest for rear passenger which is missing in Ignis. The Punch gave Ignis owner a good and commanding seating position. Ignis owner was not a big fan of Maruti’s infotainment system in Ignis and said that the one in Punch feels premium.

What a Maruti Ignis owner thinks of Tata Punch after driving it

The driver then talks about the engine. Both Ignis and Punch get a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated engine. He mentions that the engine does not have much punch to it. In terms of refinement surprisingly, the driver felt Punch a lot more refined than his Ignis. He mentions that the NVH levels felt better in Tata Punch. He mentions that the AMT gearbox takes some time to respond and that is something he did not like as he is used to driving manual gearbox vehicles.

Overall, the Ignis owner was impressed with Tata Punch as product. Tata Punch has already started arriving at the dealership and several videos of the same are available online. Tata Punch is available in four trims and seven colour options. The trims are Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. Pure is the base and Creative is the top-end trim. It is available in Atomic Orange, Tornado Blue, Tropical Mist, Orcus White, Calypso Red, Daytona Grey and Meteor Bronze colour options. It is powered by a 1.2 litre three cylinder naturally aspirated engine that generates 86 Ps and 113 Nm of torque. The engine is offered with manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox.