Tata has unveiled the new Punch for the Indian market. The Punch does look like a mini Harrier which gives the micro SUV a very butch road presence and stance. Some people are considering the Punch to be the best looking micro SUV in the Indian market. Here, we have an off-roading render of the Punch.
The render is done by alpha_renders and the pictures are shared on Instagram. The artist has rendered quite a few angles of the Punch. He calls it Adventure Edition. There are quite a few upgrades to the Adventure Edition when compared to other regular Punch. It is important to note that Tata Motors has not yet announced any special edition or Adventure Edition of the Punch officially. The renders are based on the imagination of the artist.
The Punch is finished in a bright orange colour with roof and outside rearview mirrors finished in white. Up-front we can see after-market lights to improve visibility during off-roading. There are orange accents on the lower half of the bumper. There are no more changes to the front.
At the sides, we can see different rims from Fuel Shok. The artist is also using off-road tyres from Toyo that are larger and wider than the stock rims. Other upgrades include additional lights mounted on the roof. The additional lighting equipment was sourced from KC Hilites and there is also a roof rack on which jerry cans are placed. There are no changes to the rear except for the blacked-out Tata and Punch badging.
The Punch will be competing against the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Mahindra KUV100 NXT directly. Because of its pricing, the Punch will also compete against Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and some of the lower variants of Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet.
The prices of the Punch are expected to start from Rs. 5 lakhs ex-showroom. The on-road pricing of the Punch will go up to Rs. 10 lakhs. Tata is offering the Punch in four variants. There is Pure, Adventurous, Accomplished and Creative. There are also certain packs that you can get with the variants to increase the equipment level.
First, there is Rhythm that Tata offers with the Pure and Adventure variant. Then there is Dazzle pack that is offered only with the Accomplished variant. Finally, there is the iRA pack which is only offered with the top-end Creative variant.
Punch is based on the ALFA architecture. It stands for Agile, Light, Flexible Architecture. This is the same architecture that Tata uses on the Altroz premium hatchback. Altroz received a 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.
Earlier, Tata Motors was claiming a 5-star rating for the Punch also but they have removed the rating from their website. They have not yet revealed the reason behind it. The homegrown manufacturer will be launching the Punch on 20th October, we expect that the crash test rating will also get unveiled on the same day.