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Tata Punch Facelift: Launch timeline revealed

tata punch facelift

On the sidelines of the official launch of the Tata Punch EV, Tata Motors has confirmed that it will be rolling out an updated version of the petrol-powered Punch shortly. Introduced in October 2021, the Tata Punch is expected to receive a significant update in mid-2025, which is still some 14-15 months away from now.

 

Tata Punch Facelift: Launch timeline revealedLike the recently launched comprehensive updates of other Tata SUVs like Nexon, Harrier and Safari, the new Tata Punch facelift will also receive a heavily tweaked exterior, which is expected to be on the lines of the larger Tata SUVs. Compared to the recently-launched Tata Punch.EV, the new Punch facelift will have a different-looking front grille, while it is expected to get the same vertical design for the LED projector headlamps.

The front and rear bumpers will also be redesigned, and we expect Tata Motors to come with a new set of LED tail lamps and alloy wheel designs. Tata Motors also confirmed the Punch ICE facelift and the new Punch.EV will have feature differences between them, though we expect the facelifted Punch to get the same set of tweaks to its interior, which have made their way in the new Punch.EV.

The changes and add-ons which might be introduced in the new Tata Punch facelift include a full-TFT instrument console, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a redesigned touch-controlled panel for auto AC and more. However, the Punch ICE might not get more premium features like rear disc brakes, welcome and goodbye function for the LED DRLs, electronic parking brake and OTA updates.

Considering that there is no other small-capacity petrol engine in the works at Tata Motors, the new Tata Punch facelift will continue to soldier with the now tried-and-tested 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. Currently claiming 86 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque, this engine is expected to continue getting 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT.

Likely, the Punch facelift will also get CNG variants with the patent twin-tank technology. However, there is a possibility that Tata Motors might introduce the Nexon’s 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine in the higher variants, just like how the Altroz currently gets it in its i-Turbo variants in a slightly detuned form.

While the Tata Punch facelift is still some time away, Tata Motors is expecting to continue with the current model against other sub-compact micro SUVs like Hyundai Exter and Citroen C3.

Punch EV launched

Tata Motors just launched the Punch.EV after showing us its pictures and telling us about its different versions. The price for the Tata Punch.EV starts at Rs 10.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 14.49 lakh in India. People could book it by paying Rs 21,000.

The Punch EV has some cool features that make it better than the regular version with a gas engine. It has a big 10.25-inch touchscreen for easy access to different functions. You can use wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with it, making it super easy to connect your phone. The car also has a fancy all-digital instrument cluster that shows important information. The steering wheel looks classy with the glowing Tata logo.

The electric motor in the Tata Punch.EV gives it 122 bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque. This helps the car go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 9.5 seconds. You can charge it with a 3.3kW wall box charger or a faster 7.2kW charger. Using a 50kW DC fast charger, you can charge the Punch.EV from 10 to 80 percent in 56 minutes.