In India, the sub-4-meter SUV segment is the most competitive and fastest-growing. Almost every automaker now sells or plans to sell a vehicle in this segment. The purchasers’ idea of having an SUV at an exorbitant price tag is one of the key reasons for this segment’s success. 

The newest addition to this segment is the Tata Punch micro SUV. Being the cheapest SUV in India it has a tight battle against its rivals. It goes against the Reanult Kiger, Nissan Magnite and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis.

In this article, we are going to have a detailed comparison of the Tata Punch vs Nissan Magnite. The design, specs and features are compared to see which is the best.

Tata Punch vs Nissan Magnite: Exterior

Magnite has a distinct aesthetic thanks to Nissan’s efforts. The all-new Nissan SUV is one of the most attractive vehicles in its market. The front grille, which looks like it belongs on a Datsun, is enormous and has a few fancy chrome elements. The Nissan Magnite is the company’s first vehicle in India to feature its newly redesigned logo, emphasizing its significance.

The Tata Punch will be built on Tata’s ALFA-ARC platform, which also serves as the foundation for the Tata Altroz. It’s safe to assume that the Punch will inherit the same level of safety as the Altroz. The Punch is styled similarly to its larger SUV siblings, the Harrier and Safari.

Tata’s characteristic split headlight design can be found on the front of the Punch, and the squared wheel arches add to the compact SUV’s rough appearance. The Punch features various strong design elements, and the lower portion of the vehicle is wrapped in plastic for a more SUV-like appearance. The car’s desirability as an urban SUV is further enhanced by the dual-tone colour options.

Tata Punch vs Nissan Magnite: Interior

As soon as you step inside the cabin of the all-new Nissan Magnite, you’ll notice that the space within the SUV is rather generous. It does not have the same premium feel as its competitors, but it is fully equipped. However, the quality of the plastic, as well as the fit and finish on the inside, might have been better. A touchscreen infotainment device with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is located in the centre console, which is a segment-first feature.

Tata Punch 

The final combination, or persona, is dubbed ‘Creative,’ and it will come in Calypso Red and Tornado Blue. It has a Harman audio system with variable temperature control, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a chilled glovebox, a suede steering wheel with integrated controls, a 7-inch TFT instrument panel cluster, and vehicle ORVMs. Customers can further personalize the Punch by selecting from a variety of trim packs, including Rhythm, Dazzle, and IRA.

Tata Punch vs Nissan Magnite: Engine & Transmission 

Nissan Magnite

The first is a 1.0-litre non-turbocharged petrol engine, while the second is a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. A 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT is available as transmission options. We were able to get plenty of seat time with both the manual and CVT versions of the 1.0-litre turbo engine, but not with the base 1.0-litre NA unit. However, we will make every effort to bring you the first-drive evaluation of that vehicle as soon as possible.

The Tata Punch is equipped with a 1.2-litre Revotron engine with Dyna-Pro technology, which the manufacturer says can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 6.5 seconds and from 0-100 kmph in 16.5 seconds. The motor has an output of 86 PS and a torque of 113 Nm. For a pleasant driving experience, the engine can produce low torque and efficient combustion. The engine will be mated to either a 5-speed automatic transmission or a manual transmission.

The Tata Punch’s AMT transmission features Traction Pro technology, which helps the car go forward on the muddy or low-traction ground. Adjusted tuning maps are also included with the AMT gearbox. The car also has City and Eco drive modes, as well as idle start-stop, which turns off the engine automatically at signals and traffic to save gasoline. It also has cruise control.

Final Verdict

both the SUVs feature a single-engine option which is offered only in petrol. The Nissan Magnite costs 5.61 lakhs, whereas the Tata Punch costs between 5.00 and 8.00 lakhs. We are also aware of Tata’s safety rating which has been the best in the market.

Punch being the cheapest SUV in the market and with the best safety rating, we can conclude that Tata has won this battle. Let us know what you think of this comparison!

Also, read: 

Tata Punch Vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis – What’s the more attractive model? 

Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch: The new subcompact SUV battle! 

Tata Punch vs Renault Kiger: Design, Dimension and Specs