Tata will be launching the Punch on 20th October. They have special paint schemes for most of their vehicles. So, there is a chance that Tata Motors also offer a Dark Edition of the Punch micro SUV. Here, we have a render of the Punch Dark Edition.
It is important to note that Tata has not yet revealed anything officially about the special edition of the Punch. These renderings are based on an artist’s imagination only. He/She has rendered three angles of the Punch Dark Edition.
In the images, the Punch looks quite nice. The whole micro-SUV is finished in glossy black colour. Tata uses different names for their black colour depending on the vehicle that they apply it to. The Dark Editions make the vehicle stand out as the paint scheme has more road presence and is very different from other paint options.
Special Edition Paint Schemes
Tata has the largest line-up of special edition paint schemes. They recently discontinued the Camo Edition of the Harrier. Earlier, this year they introduced Dark Editions of the Altroz, Nexon EV and Nexon. They also updated the Dark Edition of the Harrier.
Moreover, they also have an Adventure Persona Edition of their flagship SUV, Safari. They also launched the Gold Edition of the Safari which consists of Black Gold and White Gold paint schemes.
Punch is offered in 7 colour schemes. There are Tornado Blue, Atomic Orange, Calypso Red, Daytona Grey, Tropical Mist, Orcus White and Meteor Bronze. The Creative variant which is the top-end variant is also offered with a dual-tone paint scheme in which the roof and the outside rearview mirrors are finished in white or black.
The homegrown manufacturer has revealed the variants, packs and features of the Punch. They have not yet announced the prices of the Punch officially. However, you can book the Punch from Tata dealerships or Tata’s website for an amount of Rs. 21,000.
Engine and gearbox
Tata is offering the Punch only with a petrol engine. It is the same unit that we have seen on the Tiago, Tigor and the Altroz. It is a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated unit that produces 86 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. You can get it with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT.
Pricing and rivals
The Punch’s pricing could start from just under Rs. 5 lakhs ex-showroom. The on-road pricing of the Punch is expected to start from Rs. 6 lakhs and go up to Rs. 10 lakhs according to a leaked call recording. The new micro-SUV will be positioned between the Tiago NRG and Nexon compact SUV.
The main rivals of the Punch will be Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Mahindra KUV100. However, because of the pricing and positioning, the new micro SUV will also compete against the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite and the lower variants of Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet. Punch will also compete against the Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming Baleno-based compact SUV, internally called YTB.
Punch is offered in four variants, namely Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative.