Tata Motors recently unveiled the all-new Punch.EV, its first all-electric vehicle based on the new “acti.ev” platform for future Tata EVs. While Tata Motors has started accepting bookings for the new Punch.EV, the carmaker is actively promoting its design highlights and driving capabilities on its social media channels. Tata Motors recently dropped a video on its social media handles, which showcases the off-roading potential of the upcoming Punch.EV.
A video uploaded by Tata Motors’ EV division on its official social media channels reveals how the new Tata Punch.EV can take on bad roads and off-road terrains with ease. Despite the lack of proper off-roading hardware like 4WD or AWD, or even terrain modes, the Tata Punch.EV is seen tackling obstacles with finesse. The video shows a heavily camouflaged Tata Punch.EV being driven over a rocky surface full of stones, an inclined and curved unpaved surface, a deep slush full of mud and zig-zag ruts.
Over all the aforementioned off-road bits, the Tata Punch.EV looks comfortable enough without much hesitation. However, the lack of a four-wheel drive system or all-wheel drive system means the new Tata Punch.EV is not a hardcore off-roader like the Mahindra Thar or Maruti Suzuki Jimny, to take on the worst of the terrains. However, this video proves that the new Citroen eC3 rival from Tata Motors is good enough to deal with the worst of the daily driving terrains we come across daily in our city and highway runs and even some of the tough roads we meet during our weekend getaways.
Another video dropped by Tata Motors on its social media handles shows that the new Tata Punch.EV will have a tweaked interior which is slightly different from the petrol-powered Tata Punch. The glimpses of the interior, as seen in the recent social media posts by Tata Motors, show the new Punch.EV will get the new-generation two-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, 10.25-inch TFT screens for the instrument console and a touchscreen infotainment system with Arcade.EV from the Nexon.EV.
The new Tata Punch.EV is also confirmed to get a 360-degree parking camera, sunroof, leatherette ventilated front seats, wireless charger, electronic parking brake, standard six airbags and blind spot view monitor. The new Punch.EV will be offered in two versions – Standard Range and Long Range. While the Standard Range will be available in Smart, Smart+, Adventure, Empowered and Empowered+ variants, the Long Range version will come in Adventure, Empowered and Empowered+ variants. The powertrain details, including information on the battery packs, are under wraps and will be disclosed at the time of its launch, which is expected to take place by the end of January 2024.