The Tata Nexon is one of the brand’s best-selling vehicles, with a spacious interior, attractive exterior styling, and capable powertrain options. It was also the cheapest SUV in the brand’s lineup, but after the arrival of the Punch, it has lost that position.

The Tata Punch is the Indian automaker’s first micro-SUV, and it comes with a comprehensive list of features as well as a strong and striking style. While the pricing of the two vehicles is much different, the Tata Punch has similar capabilities and an SUV-like presence which makes it an excellent choice.

Punch vs Nexon: Design and Dimension

The Tata Punch features a high-set hood, bumper-mounted headlights, and prominent LED DRLs in what we call a modern SUV design language. The massive front grille, combined with the humanity chrome line, gives it a commanding stance. It has a robust and rugged appearance thanks to the hefty bumper and black plastic coating. The Harrier has a design that is similar. The car comes with a slew of high-end extras, including projector headlamps and contrasting roof color options. Large R-16 dual cut alloy wheels dominate the side profile, while noticeable cladding over the wheel arches and a high ground clearance helps the Punch look superb.

On the other hand, the Nexon has a more aggressive design. The Nexon has high ground clearance, just as the Punch. The front bumper blends in nicely with the design and the alloy wheels also draw a lot of attention. The Nexon is substantially larger than the Punch in terms of proportions, and it also has a slightly better road presence. Both of these automobiles have outward aspects that are similar. A quick comparison of exterior measurements is provided in the table below:

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Punch vs Nexon: Engine Specs 

The Tata Punch is powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron engine that produces 86 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. This engine is available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission. The performance is adequate, but it may not excite extreme drivers. The fuel economy is also good, with this three-pot engine delivering probably around 15 kmpl.

On the other hand, the Tata Nexon has a turbocharged petrol engine. The highest torque output of this engine is 170 Nm, with a peak power of 120 ps. This engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Punch vs Nexon: Features Comparison

The inside of the Tata Punch is enhanced by a new dashboard layout with a floating island infotainment system. Auto climate control is also included, as well as a 7-inch digital TFT cluster. The front and rear seats are both comfy and high-set. The visibility is also excellent, although compared to the Nexon, the rear capacity is limited.

Inside the cabin, the Tata Nexon has a dual-tone colour scheme that not only looks good but also feels good. The steering wheel is comfortable to handle, and the digital instrument panel is simple to use. The infotainment system, on the other hand, provides a comparable experience, and the audio quality is comparable to that of the Punch. Furthermore, both the Nexon and the Punch have identical seating positions and visibility, making them both exceptionally easy to manoeuvre in the city and through tight areas.

Prices Comparison

The Tata Nexon has priced from ₹7.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base variant. While the Tata Punch is slated to start at ₹5.5 lakh (ex-showroom). A diesel engine is also available for the Nexon.

Final Verdict

The Tata Punch is an excellent product that provides excellent value for money. The vehicle is not only a good choice for first-time purchasers, but it is also a good choice for those seeking a compact SUV. The Tata Nexon, on the other hand, has superior capabilities as well as a more roomy and luxurious interior. In addition, the Nexon has a somewhat more aggressive and attractive design. However, the Nexon provides noticeably superior performance and is better suited to those who frequently travel on highways.

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