Tata Motors has finally revealed the new Punch micro-SUV. It will be launching on 20th October and will be offered in four variants. The Punch will be competing against some compact SUVs and other micro SUVs. Today, we compare the dimensions of the Punch to its rivals.
|Lenght||3,827 mm||3,700 mm||3,700 mm||3,991 mm||3,994 mm|
|Width||1,742 mm||1,690 mm||1,735 mm||1,750 mm||1,758 mm|
|Height||1,615 mm||1,595 mm||1,655 mm||1,600 mm||1,572 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,445 mm||2,435 mm||2,385 mm||2,500 mm||2,500 mm|
|Boot Space||366* litres||260 litres||243 litres||405 litres||336 litres|
From the table, we can see that the Punch is longer and wider than the other micro SUVs but is still smaller than the compact SUVs. The KUV100 is still the tallest in the table, Punch comes in a close second when we are comparing the heights of the vehicles. Punch also has a longer wheelbase than the Ignis and KUV100 but it is shorter than the Kiger and Magnite. Both the compact SUVs have a wheelbase of 2,500 mm because they share the same platform.
Then we come to the boot space where the Kiger is leading with 405 litres. The Punch is in second place with 366 litres of boot space. It is important to note that the boot space of the Punch decreases to 336 litres when the parcel tray is placed so it ties with the Magnite.
Tata has focused on providing the best off-roading angles and water wading capacity to the Punch. It has an approach angle of 20.3 degrees, a departure angle of 37.6 degrees, a ramp over angle of 22.2 degrees. Punch also has a very decent water wading capacity of 370 mm. Moreover, if you get the AMT gearbox then you also get a Traction Pro mode to get out of situations where the micro-SUV gets stuck.
Engine and gearbox
Punch is offered only with a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. The engine produces 86 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT that drives only the front wheels. This is the same engine that we have seen on the Altroz, Tiago and Tigor. There are two drive modes on offer also, namely City and Eco.
As mentioned above, Tata Motors is offering the Punch with four variants. There is Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. You can get all the variants with an AMT gearbox except for the base variant i.e. Pure.
Tata is offering quite a bit of safety equipment with the Punch as standard. You get dual airbags, an Anti-lock braking system, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Sway Control, rear parking sensors and IAC. Moreover, you also get Electronic Steering Stability, ISOFIX child seat mounts and central locking with key.
As standard, you get front power windows, tilt steering and LED turn indicators on the wing mirrors. The lower variants get a 4-inch infotainment system with four speakers and full wheel covers. As you climb up the variants, you add Hyper Style wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two tweeters, LED tail lamps, a rear parking camera and cruise control. The top-end variant also adds LED Daytime Running Lamps, 7-inch instrument cluster, automatic headlamps and wipers, puddle lamps, fully automatic climate control, projector headlamps, diamond-cut alloy wheels and much more.