Punch is currently Tata’s entry level SUV in the market. Tata is calling it micro SUV and it competes with cars like Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Ignis in the segment. Tata launched Punch last year and it received good response from buyers too. It scored 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test and is currently one of the safest car in the segment. People have already started modifying Tata Punch and aftermarket accessories are also available. Here we have a base Pure variant Tata Punch that has been neatly modified into a top-end variant.
The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his YouTube channel. The owner of this Tata Punch got the car modified using both genuine and aftermarket accessories to make it look like a top-end version. Starting with the front. A chrome strip has been installed on the lower part of the grille. It runs through the width of the car. The halogen parking lamps on the base variant has been replaced with original LED DRL. The conventional headlamp in the base variant was also replaced with projector units. The lights however are LED units. It also gets aftermarket projector LED fog lamps.
The key fob for this Tata Punch is different from stock. It get central locking and the auto-folding ORVMs are also installed on this SUV. The stock 15 inch steel rims on the SUV were replaced with Tata Punch’s original 16 inch dual tone alloy wheels. Aftermarket roof rails and original top-end LED tail lamps have also been installed in this car.
Moving in, the car gets black cabin with Rose Gold inserts on the dashboard and door panels. The AC vents are finished in white to match the body colour. The fabric seat covers have been replaced with custom made seat covers with extra cushioning. Steering mounted audio controls have been installed and damping has been done on the flooring and doors.
The car gets ambient lights which can be controlled using a mobile application. Roof liner has been changed and it gets Rolls Royce like starlight roof. The colour of the light can be controlled using a remote. The speaker setup in this car has been upgraded and a sub-woofer has been installed in the boot. An aftermarket touchscreen infotainment system has been installed and the screen also shows feed from the rear parking camera. Rear passengers also get power window options.
The person who worked on the car mentioned that a lot more can be done in terms of modifications on this Punch but, due to time constraint, owner only did this much. In future, push button start, keyless entry and many more features can be installed in the car. The overall cost of modifying the car was over Rs 2 lakh.
Tata Punch is available with a petrol engine option only. It is powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated engine that generates 86 Ps and 113 Nm of peak torque. It is available with both 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox option. In future, Tata might introduce an electric version of the Punch in the market.