Tata Motors launches successive new cars on the Indian market. Just a few weeks ago, the Mumbai-based Indian automaker launched the dark version of the Altroz, Nexon, Nexon EV, and Harrier, followed by the launch of the Tiago NRG and Tata Safari Gold Edition. Now the company is ready to present its new compact SUV for the Indian market. The new Tata Punch will be unveiled in India on October 4, 2021, and here is what you can expect from this small SUV.
The new Tata Punch micro SUV will be the smallest SUV in the Indian company’s lineup. It will be smaller than the Nexon in the Tata portfolio and will be a small SUV with a size of fewer than 4 meters. However, Punch will be much bigger than Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Renault Kwid, etc. The Tata Punch is expected to have a wheelbase of around 2,450mm and in this case, it could offer plenty of room inside for passengers.
Tata Motors has already revealed the exterior and interior images of the Punch and it looks very interesting. Upfront, you’ll get a Harrier-inspired front where the daytime running lights are positioned above while the headlights are positioned below the bumper. Also, you get a dark black mesh-like Nexon. The Punch will have machine-cut aluminum wheels and at the rear, you will get an integrated spoiler, LED taillights, etc. This compact SUV will also have a full-body livery that will add to its rugged appearance.
Speaking of powertrain options, the next Tata Punch is expected to be powered by the same BS6-compliant 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that also does its job in some other Tata vehicles. This engine generates about 86 hp of power and 113 Nm of maximum torque. Punch will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox and will also have an AMT option. Tata Motors may also offer the Altroz 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with Punch at a later date.
The upcoming Tata Punch compact SUV will be based on the company’s new ALPHA platform, which is also compatible with Altroz. The new Tata Punch will be loaded with features that are on edge. Tata Motors will introduce this small SUV in India on October 4, 2021. Official reservations are expected to start the same day, while prices can be announced in mid-October. The new Tata Punch micro SUV will rival such models as Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV100 NXT, etc.