After revealing the entire exterior look of the all-new Punch through a series of teaser videos, Tata Motors has released another teaser about the drive modes it will be coming with. In this new teaser video released by Tata Motors, we can see a Tata Punch pictured over rocky terrain with a headline – ‘multiple modes, multiple terrains’.
What are the possible drive modes?
This teaser video signals that the new Tata Punch will come equipped with multiple drive modes. Currently, the most affordable model from Tata Motors which gets multiple drive modes is Tata Nexon. While Tata Motors has not revealed which all drive modes will make their way in the Punch, it is expected that the three drive modes from the Nexon – Sport, City and Eco – will be there in the Punch as well.
The ‘Eco’ drive mode is targeted for better fuel efficiency, and for that, the throttle responses are diluted for more controlled driving behaviour. The ‘Sport’ drive mode uses the full potential of throttle responses for a sporty driving experience. The ‘City’ mode is a balanced combination of both ‘Eco’ and ‘Sport’ drive modes.
These drive modes were earlier available in smaller offerings like Tiago and Tigor as well. However, the drive modes were omitted from these two cars with the arrival of their facelifted versions with BS6 compliant engines.
The past teaser videos have completely revealed the exteriors of the Tata Punch. The new micro-SUV from Tata Motors retains much of the design of the HBX concept which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020.
The new Tata Punch comes with a design language that has been inspired by its other SUV offerings like Nexon and Harrier. The Punch comes with a split headlamp design, with sleek daytime running LEDs above and a headlamp cluster placed on the front bumper, with teaser videos showing the presence of projector headlamps.
The Tata Punch will also come with rugged-looking body cladding all around, which try to give it the much-needed stance of an SUV. Other prominent highlights of the Tata Punch are rear door handles recessed in the C-pillar, blacked-out pillars for floating roof effect, machined alloy wheels, rounded sweptback tail lamps and a raked rear windscreen.
All the teaser videos have shown a blue-coloured Tata Punch with a white roof, which suggests that the micro-SUV will be offered with dual-tone colour schemes, at least in the top-spec variants.
In all likelihood, the Tata Punch is going to retain the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine from the Tiago, Tigor and Altroz. This engine makes 86 bhp of maximum power and 113 Nm of torque. Apart from a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, the Punch might also be offered with a 5-speed AMT gearbox as an option.