Tata Motors has officially revealed its brand new micro-SUV Tata Punch. The new Tata Punch will sit below the Tata Nexon SUV and joins the Tata Harrier and Tata Safari in the company’s Nepal SUV line-up. According to the company, Punch is theTata’s smallest SUV and is set to be launched in the Nepalese markets in coming weeks. Tata Punch retains the majority of the elements from the HBX concept which was launched back in 2020. Tata Punch will be offered in a mix of tough utility with sporting dynamics.
The Punch is the second Tata model after the Altroz to be based on the company’s new-age ALFA architecture. The new Tata Punch will be powered by an 86PS/113Nm 1.2-litre petrol engine (from the Altroz). Transmission options will likely include a 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox which could also come with an all-electric powertrain at a later stage. We also expect a CNG option to be made available on Tata Punch once the rest of the Tata range has got it and it could also come with an all-electric powertrain at a later stage.
While the interiors and exteriors both have not yet been revealed yet, we expect Tata should pack the Punch with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic air conditioning, steering-mounted audio controls, keyless entry with push-button start, and all four power windows. Safety should be taken care of by dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors with a camera. The SUV also includes a floating display, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, rear armrest with cup holders, and a full black colour scheme cabin.
Once launched in Nepal, we expect the prices for the Punch to start just under the NRs 30 lakhs mark. Tata Punch will rival against the likes of the Ford Freestyle, Mahindra KUV100, and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. It will also rival entry-level compact SUVs like the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger. Tata Punch is conceptualized to redefine the SUV segment and is all set to enter the Nepalese market in the festive season and create a niche of its own.