On October 4, 2021, Tata Motors will unveil the production version of the HBX Micro SUV Concept. The Tata Punch, a new subcompact SUV, will be added to Tata’s branded SUV lineup. Prior to its official launch, key data about the punch’s price range and size were made public on the internet. The company, however, has not confirmed this data.
Variants and pricing
The new subcompact SUV is available in four trim levels, XE, XM, XT, and XZ, for a total of seven versions, according to the Tata Punch Facebook Group. Small SUVs are likely to cost between Rs 4.99 and Rs 8.29. The new Tata Punch will compete with other subcompact SUVs in this price range, including the B-segment hatchback, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite and the upcoming Citroen C3.
Dimension and Specs
Tata Punch will feature a 2,450mm wheelbase, according to the company. 3,840 mm in length, 1,800 mm in breadth, and 1,635 mm in height. The conceptual dimensions are analogous to these dimensions. The width, however, will be lowered by 22 mm. In terms of proportions, the new model falls in between Tiago and Nexon.
On the day of the announcement, official bookings for the new SUV will open. Pre-orders for token sums ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 21,000 have already begun to be accepted by Tata dealers. It could come with either a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder normally aspirated petrol engine or a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. A naturally aspirated engine can produce 86 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque, while a turbocharged engine may deliver close to 100 horsepower. 5-speed manual and AMT transmissions are possible options.
The Tata Punch will be the second vehicle to be built on the ALFA-ARC modular platform, which already supports the Altroz hatchback. The new model adopts Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design language, which has already been seen on the company’s most recent vehicles. Tata Motors has already started delivering new Punches to dealers.
Punch 90-degree doors
Rumours were that the Punch will also get the 90-degree opening rear doors similar to the Altroz hatchback. Recent spy pics have confirmed this. This door helps easy access of the rear seats. Similar to the Altroz, the Punch will also get the door handle on the C-pillar.
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