Tata will be unveiling the Punch on 4th October. The new micro-SUV has already started reaching dealerships. Here, are a few pictures of the Punch that was spotted at a dealership. The pictures are clicked by Vishnu Nair and are shared on Facebook. While the exterior and the interior of the Punch has already been unveiled, the new pictures reveal that the new micro-SUV will also come with doors that will open 90 degrees.
We first saw doors like these on the Tata Altroz premium hatchback. The wide-opening doors make it easier to get in and out of the vehicle for elderly people. Also, because there is a large opening, a person can install child seats very easily. We are also expecting that it would also have a flat floor.
Punch is based on the ALFA platform which stands for Agile, Light, Flexible and Advanced. This is the same platform that is used on the Altroz. The ALFA platform can be used to make various body styles such as compact SUVs, sedans and MPVs. It can also be used to manufacture hatchbacks as we have already seen with Altroz.
In the pictures, we see a Punch finished in a dual-tone shade of brown and black. Up-front, we can see a LED Daytime Running Lamp which also houses the turn indicators. There is also Tata’s humanity line and a piano black front grille.
There is a thick black bumper with tri-arrow elements that Tata is using now in all of its vehicles. The headlamps use a halogen projector setup. On the lower variants, Tata will not offer projector headlamps. There is a flat bonnet and you get fog lamps too.
At the side, there is thick plastic cladding over the squared-off wheel arches and on the doors. There are also diamond-cut alloy wheels that look really nice. We get body-coloured door handles, turn indicators on the wing mirrors and roof rails too.
At the rear, there are small tail lamps with a tri-arrow element in them. The Punch is spelt out in the centre of the tailgate There is a rear wiper with a washer and high mounted stop lamp. Just like the front, there is a thick black bumper with reflectors in it. Nowadays, vehicles do not use a black bumper as everyone prefers body-coloured bumpers. However, on Punch black bumpers give a rugged SUV look.
There are also some pictures of the interior of the Punch. It gets adjustable headrests for the front occupants and the upholstery is finished in black. The dashboard gets a dual-tone black and white finish. There are rectangular air conditioning vents with a silver surround. On some colour schemes, these AC vents surround will be finished in body colour.
Tata is also offering a floating infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, 7-inch digital instrument cluster with an analogue speedometer, A-pillar mounted tweeters, Harman speaker system and much more.
We also get a cooled glovebox with cardholders and a pen holder. It would also come with electric adjustment for wing mirrors, power windows, adjustment for steering wheel etc.