Tata Motors recently unveiled its first micro-SUV for the Indian market. It is called the Punch and is based on the HBX Concept. Till now, we have only seen the exteriors of the Punch. Now, the homegrown manufacturer has officially revealed the interior of the micro-SUV.
From the picture, we can see that the interior looks rather funky and modern. It gets blue body-coloured accents around the air conditioning vents. The cabin is finished in a dual-tone theme of black and white. We can also make out some of the features that Tata Motors will be offering.
Punch comes with automatic climate control, multi-function flat-bottom steering wheel, electric adjustment for the wing mirrors, power windows and push-button to start/stop. There is also a floating touchscreen infotainment system that is expected to run a new generation of the user interface. It will come with a speaker system sourced from Harman and we already know that it sounds best in the segment. The Punch will be the first vehicle in its segment to come with cruise control. There is also a part digital instrument cluster with an analogue speedometer. The instrument cluster is the same one as the Tata Nexon EV, Harrier, Safari and Altroz.
The exterior of the Punch derives a lot of design elements from the Harrier. Punch is also based on IMPACT 2.0 design language. It gets a split headlamps setup, chunky bumpers and a flat bonnet. The upper strip is an LED Daytime Running Lamps while the lower unit houses the main headlamps. Tata is using a projector setup but it is only expected to be offered on the higher variant. At the side, there is thick plastic cladding and dual-tone alloy wheels. The ground clearance of the micro-SUV is also quite good. At the rear, there are small tail lamps with tri-arrow elements in them.
From the spy shots, we know that the Punch will be offered in dual-tone paint schemes also. There would be quite interesting colour options to choose from also. The Punch has been spied in bright orange, ocean blue and a metallic brown paint scheme. Depending on the body colour the roof can be finished in white or black colour if you opt for a dual-tone paint scheme.
Engine and gearbox
Tata Motors will offer the Punch with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. This is the same engine that we have experienced on the Altroz, Tiago and Tigor. It puts out 86 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 113 Nm. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The manufacturer might also offer a turbocharged petrol engine that might produce around 100 PS of max power. It will be offered only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Tata Punch will be going against the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100. The upcoming C3 will also be priced similarly. Also, the lower variants of the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite will also compete against the Punch.