Tata will officially reveal the Punch on 4th October. However, the manufacturer has already started shipping the units of Tata Punch to its dealerships across India and there are many known details about the upcoming vehicle. The Punch will be the entry-level SUV from the brand as they will call it as a micro SUV. It will be positioned below the Tata Nexon in the Indian market. However, how does it compare with the Nexon? Here is a video that shows the same.
The video by Auto With Sid shows the Tata Nexon parked next to the upcoming Tata Punch. The video is from a dealership yard. Now coming to the dimensions, Tata is yet to officially reveal the details. However, we believe that the dealerships have received the technical specifications and that is mentioned in this video.
The Punch is positioned lower than the Nexon and that is why it is smaller in size too. The Tata Punch measures 3,380mm in length, 1,822mm in width and 1,635mm in height. It is about 153mm shorter than the Nexon and is 11mm wider. But the Punch is 29mm higher than the Nexon. This is why both the vehicles look almost similar in size. The Punch gets 2,450mm, which makes it about 48mm shorter than the Nexon.
As both the cars have similar dimensions. In fact, the Punch is wider and taller than the Nexon. That affects the road presence of the vehicle quite much. The wider and taller Punch will have a more impactful presence on the roads.
Also, the Punch is designed quite aggressively. It is heavily inspired by the design of the Tata Harrier. The Punch gets split headlamps with LED extending from the grille forming the DRLs while the main headlamp clusters are located in the bumper. The car also gets fog lamps mounted to the base of the bumper.
The Nexon, on the other hand, gets regular headlamps with fog lamps and a thick black grille. The design and the dimensions of the Punch will definitely make it stand out in the crowd.
We will have to look at both these vehicles personally to describe the real-life road presence of these vehicles.
Tata Punch only to get a petrol engine
Unlike the Tata Nexon that gets both petrol and diesel engine choice, the Punch will get only the 1.2-litre petrol engine. The Nexon gets the 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The mainstay of the entire lineup of Tata Punch is supposed to be the 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine from the Tiago, Tigor and Altroz. The engine, in all likelihood, will have power and torque outputs of 86 bhp and 113 Nm respectively.
A 5-speed manual gearbox will be the standard transmission option, though, in later stages, the Punch might come with an optional 5-speed AMT gearbox as well. The possibility of inclusion of turbo-petrol variants in future cannot be neglected too.