Tata launched the all-new Punch SUV in the market recently. Tata Punch is a micro SUV that is based on the HBX concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo last year. This new SUV is placed below Tata Nexon which is a popular mini compact SUV in its segment. The Punch is competing against cars like Maruti Ignis, Mahindra KUV100 NXT in the micro SUV segment. Prices for Tata Punch are already out and the car has also started reaching the dealerships. Here we have a video of a Tata Altroz owner sharing his opinion about the new Tata Punch after driving it.
The video has been uploaded by Ridiculously Amazing on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger asks Tata Altroz owner about his thoughts on the Tata Punch. The first difference he felt in the Punch was the initial power. He said, his Altroz had a minor lag when it starts moving but, he did not feel that issue in the Punch while he was driving. Other than this Tata Punch is driving the same way like his Altroz.
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The driver said, if given a choice between Punch and Altroz he would still go for Altroz as it feels a lot more planted while driving because of the design. An advantage that Punch has over Altroz is the AMT. The AMT is a good addition specially while driving in bumper to bumper traffic conditions. The Altroz owner said, the jerk feeling is there but, the transmission felt a lot smoother than the one seen in Tiago.
He also said that the clutch in the Punch felt a lot more lighter than his Altroz. Overall, he was very happy with Punch and said, Punch is definitely a great city car. The AMT is a boon in city traffic conditions and the size of this SUV makes it easier to drive around in such conditions. When the video was being recorded, the prices were not announced and the owner said Tata must be very careful with it. Price for Tata Punch starts at Rs 5.49 lakh, ex-showroom.
Tata Punch is based on ALFA-Arc platform which is also used in Altroz premium hatchback. Tata Punch is currently the safest car in the Indian market. It had cleared Global NCAP crash test with 5 stars and had scored 16.45 out of 17 in adult safety and 40.89 out of 49 in child safety ratings.
Tata Punch gets a design that differentiates it from other cars in the segment. it has a bold looking design to it. The Punch is loaded with decent number of features. it gets multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, Altroz like semi-digital instrument cluster, floating touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, 90 degrees wide opening doors, Push button start/stop button and so on.
It is available in four trims – Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. The micro SUV is available in seven colour options and they are Atomic Orange, Tornado Blue, Tropical Mist, Orcus White, Calypso Red, Daytona Grey and Meteor Bronze. The 1.2 litre three cylinder petrol engine generates 86 Ps and 113 Nm of torque. This engine is offered with manual and AMT gearbox options. The AMT version of the Punch gets Traction Pro mode as well.
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