The Tata Punch has arrived in the Indian car market, and how! The latest entrant in the mass market category of small cars from Tata Motors has managed to fulfil the expectations of the company in the very first month of its official sales. Launched on October 18th, the Tata Punch has been one of the major sales drivers for Tata Motors, with the company registering sales of 8,453 units of Punch.
This impressive performance of Tata Punch has made it the tenth highest selling car overall in October 2021. It has also majorly contributed to the overall sales performance of Tata Motors in October, in which the homegrown automaker registered a total of 33,926 units.
This monthly sales figure is the highest ever in the history of Tata Motors when it comes to passenger cars. It also hiked the market share of Tata Motors in October, which stood at 13.7 per cent, thus putting it in the third position after Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.
The Tata Punch is available as a distinctive offering in the compact car space, with its SUV-inspired styling and stance and hatchback-like dimensions giving it a very unique look. The micro-SUV has been positioned between the Tata Tiago NRG and Tata Nexon and takes on the likes of cars like Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Suzuki Ignis.
2021 Tata Punch
The Tata Punch was launched on October 18th in a price range of Rs 5.49-9.09 lakh. There are a total of four different variants of the Punch on offer – Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. The range-topping variants of the micro-SUV get features like projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, LED tail lamps, 16-inch machined alloy wheels, 90-degree opening doors, push start-stop button, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, tilt-adjustable and leather-wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, 7-inch TFT instrument console, rains sensing wipers and cruise control. The car has already gained its fair share of fame by scoring a 5-star rating at Global NCAP’s crash tests.
The only engine option available under the hood of the Tata Punch is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine from other Tata cars like Tiago and Altroz. Here, the engine makes maximum power and torque outputs of 86 PS and 113 Nm respectively. All the variants come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, and except the base Pure variant, the other three are also available with a 5-speed AMT gearbox.