In the ever-evolving world of automobiles, the competition is fierce, and car enthusiasts eagerly await head-to-head comparisons of the latest offerings. Recently, the highly anticipated Tata Punch iCNG and Hyundai Exter CNG made their debut, capturing the attention of micro-SUV enthusiasts across the nation. With both vehicles vying for supremacy in this segment, recently a video comparing both the new cars that delves into a detailed comparison between these formidable contenders has been shared online.
The video of the Tata Punch iCNG vs. Hyundai Exter CNG has been shared on YouTube by AutoXp on their channel. The presenter begins by mentioning that he recently shared a video comparison of the petrol variant of the Punch vs. Exter. With the launch of the Punch CNG, he now covers the comparison of these formidable competitors. The presenter proceeds to provide an in-depth comparison of both the popular micro-SUVs.
To start, the presenter compares the prices of both SUVs. He states that the newly launched Tata Punch iCNG starts at Rs. 7.10 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 9.68 lakhs (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Hyundai Exter comes in only two variants, S and SX CNG, priced at Rs. 8.28 lakhs and Rs. 8.96 lakhs (ex-showroom) respectively. The presenter notes that the Tata Punch offers CNG variants at lower prices compared to the Exter and also has six CNG variants in the Punch lineup, whereas the Exter only offers two.
Moving on, the presenter points out other differences between the two cars. He mentions that those seeking more features can opt for the Exter, but it does not look very appealing from the outside. In contrast, he emphasizes that the Punch looks more handsome and has gained popularity among Indian buyers due to its design. Additionally, the presenter highlights that the Punch is a safer option, as it has already scored 5 stars in crash tests.
After the overview comparison, the presenter discusses the dimensions of the Tata Punch and the Hyundai Exter. He explains that the Tata Punch is wider and longer than the Exter, while the Exter offers more height. He also points out that the Punch has a longer wheelbase and higher ground clearance compared to the Hyundai Exter.
Moving on to the powertrain figures, the presenter opens the bonnets of both cars and provides the relevant details. He starts with the Exter, mentioning that it offers a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine with 69 bhp of maximum power and 95 Nm of torque. Next, he opens the bonnet of the Punch and states that it offers 74 bhp of maximum power and 103 Nm of torque.
The presenter then compares the exterior design of the cars, noting that both cars have projector headlamps and DRLs in a split headlamp design. He mentions that the Punch’s bonnet gets insulation, while the Exter lacks this feature. He proceeds to showcase the side profiles of the cars and points out that the SX variant of the Exter comes equipped with 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers that resemble alloys. On the other hand, the base variant of the Punch comes with silver steel wheels covered by black wheel covers.
Continuing with the comparison, the presenter shows the rear of the cars, stating that the Punch has LED taillights while the Exter does not. He then showcases the main CNG setups of the SUVs. He mentions that the Punch comes with an innovative dual-cylinder technology, offering two 30-liter CNG tanks concealed beneath the trunk. In contrast, the Exter has a 55-liter single tank unit that takes up almost the entire space of the rear trunk.
Next, the presenter explores the interiors of both cars. He points out that the base variant of the Punch comes equipped with relatively fewer features, while the Exter offers a lot more in terms of equipment. Both cars in the video have been fitted with aftermarket leather seat covers, but they come with fabric seat covers from the factory. The presenter concludes by highlighting some other notable differences between the two micro-SUVs in terms of their interiors.