Tata Motors recently launched the all-new Tata Punch sub-compact SUV in the Indian market. It sits below the Nexon in Tata Motors’ portfolio and is now the smallest sports utility vehicle in the company’s India line-up. The prices of the all-new Tata Punch start at Rs 5.49 lakh and they go up to Rs 9.09 lakh for the top-spec variant with AMT, ex-showroom Delhi. Moreover, within a few days of its official launch, the Punch has become the second best-selling Tata car in India.
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Tata Punch was launched in India on October 18, 2021, and the deliveries of this sub-compact SUV’s pre-booked units commenced immediately. In the month of October 2021, Tata Motors managed to sell 8,453 units of the Punch in India and it became the second best-selling car for the home-grown carmaker. With a total sales of 10,096 units last month, the first spot on the sales chart was captured by the Tata Nexon and it recorded a massive YoY growth of 95 per cent.
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Talking about the Tata Punch, it is offered with a sole BS6 compliant 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine that churns out 85 hp of power and 113 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT. It also gets an engine start/stop functionality to boost the fuel economy of the SUV. Moreover, the Punch has scored an impressive 5-Star safety rating for adult occupant protection in the Global NCAP crash test.
In terms of features, this sub-compact SUV gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also sports Tata’s iRA connected car tech that is available as an optional pack for Rs 30,000. Some other features include automatic projector headlamps, auto-folding ORVMs, 6-speakers, etc. The new Tata Punch rivals the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, etc.
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