Tata Punch Final Design Adheres to Concept
The Tata Punch is one of the most anticipated releases from the automaker this year. Tata has been releasing teasing photographs in the lead up to its festive season introduction, and has finally revealed the rear look of the production-spec Punch.
The Tata Punch has maintained faithful to the HBX idea on which it is based in terms of aesthetics, and the recently disclosed rear design is no exception. The curved tailgate, integrated roof spoiler, and taillights with Y-shaped LED elements are virtually identical to those found on the HBX. The only difference between the Punch and the idea is the rear bumper, which has been toned down for the production model. The huge silver skid plate has been replaced by a simpler diffuser-like appearance on the Punch’s rear bumper.
When Tata debuted the Punch nameplate earlier this month, it revealed the front design. The Punch has a split-headlight configuration similar to the Harrier and Safari. The rest of the style is a toned-down version of the HBX, with the dual-tone color scheme, squared-off wheel arches, and upright stance retained but the off-road-oriented bulky body cladding and tires dropped. Tata has yet to officially reveal the inside design of the Punch, but spy photos hint it will be comparable to the HBX concept.
The Punch will be powered by one of two gasoline engines. Lower trims are likely to employ the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder normally aspirated petrol engine seen in the Altroz iTurbo, while higher trims are expected to use the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine shown in the Altroz iTurbo. The Punch is expected to include both a 5-speed manual and an AMT automatic transmission.\
When it is released, the Tata Punch will compete directly with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV100, and the planned Hyundai Casper. However, because to their highly affordable pricing, the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger will also provide competition.