Auto analysts believe that Tata Motors has high expectations from the punch after the subcompact SUV Nexon and premium hatchback Altroz have done well in the market. read the description.
New Delhi: Tata believes that the name ‘Punch’ makes it clear which group the company wants to target in this segment. It is being speculated that Tata Motors may launch this new offering before the festive season this year.
Auto analysts believe that Tata Motors has high expectations from the punch after the subcompact SUV Nexon and premium hatchback Altroz have done well in the market.
There is also a possibility that with the help of a more affordable SUV, which is also being called a micro-SUV, Tata Motors could woo the young customers who want not only the premium hatchback but also the Hyundai Venue. Renault are planning to buy subcompact SUV cars like Kieger and Nissan Magnite.
Also, this car will challenge Hyundai’s upcoming SUV which may be named as Casper.
However, till now the company has not made much information about this car officially public. But various media reports have quoted sources to mention about the possible features to be found in this car, the main ones being the following-
Over the years, Tata Motors has been able to establish itself firmly in the Indian passenger vehicle market with several new models and aggressive pricing. It is expected that with Punch, Tata can continue this strategy even further. Hence, it could be that the Punch will be the most affordable SUV in its portfolio.
Altorz. platform with
Tata’s upcoming SUV Punch will be based on the new ALFA architecture from Tata Motors. This is the same platform that has also been used to build the company’s popular premium hatchback Altorz.
hbx concept design
Tata Motors first showcased the Punch in the form of the HBX concept at the 2020 Auto Expo. It is being told that the production model of the punch is going to be very similar to its concept model. Other than that, the design elements are similar to that of the Tata SUV. The SUV gets split headlamps like Harrier and Safari. The front grille is also similar to other big SUVs.
However, compared to the HBX concept, the Tata Punch comes with a more toned-down look. It gets a more generalized front bumper with Y design motifs, shaded body cladding and off-road tyres. However, there are square wheel arches and an upright stance.
Upmarket cabin similar to HBX concept
It is expected that the cabin of the Tata Punch will be equipped with many features. Also, it will come as a toned-down version of the cabin of the HBX concept. The dashboard layout is likely to be similar to the HBX concept. It will get square AC vents, floating island pattern 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Petrol model only
Tata Motors may offer the Punch only in the petrol engine option. The car is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. The same engine is also seen in Tiago, Tigor and Altroz. This engine is capable of generating power of 86hp. Talking about transmission options, this car will also get a 5-speed manual gearbox and AMT.
First published:September 29, 2021, 12:41 pm