Tata Motors has brought its new model Tata Punch into the Indian market. It is unique in that the car is in a brand-new Micro SUV category. By introducing Tata Punch, the company is attempting to compete with the hatchbacks from Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. The company claims that five aspects were taken care of when designing the Tata Punch: commanding driving location and high clearance for the ground, room and comfort, and the safety of customers.
The exterior of Tata Punch
Tata Punch is the company’s first SUV constructed on Alpha design. Its appearance will appear like a newborn animal to the eye. Its aggressive front style and split headlamps bring back memories of Safari. This compact SUV has been launched with four variants, namely Pure and Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. Tata Motors has paid special focus on the appearance of this vehicle which is a plus feature. It features a black grille similar to that of the Nexon which has three tri-arrow patterns can be seen. It has projector headlamps, over where LED DRLs are provided. Below, you will find fog lamps and the massive black cladding that provides the SUV look and style of this Tata Punch.
On the side, you’ve received 16-inch alloy wheels with dual-tone along with black roof rails as well as dual-tone ORVMs. There is also a large black accent on the sides which differentiates it from the hatchback cars. The doors open 90 degrees, meaning that no difficulties are getting into or getting out of the car. The new LED taillights are now available in the rear. There are also rear wipers, high-mounted stop lamps, and reflectors. The Tata Punch comes with 366 liters of space in the boot inside Tata Punch. Tata Punch, which will suffice for a family.
Interior of Tata Punch
The dual-tone interior of black and white is also quite attractive. The blue accents on its air vents are sure to draw your focus. On the top version of the vehicle, you will be provided with an infotainment touchscreen that measures 7 inches that supports Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
In addition, we also get Harmon’s music system that we’ve seen at other Tata vehicles too. The Harmon comes with a 7-inch electronic instrument cluster that was sourced out of Tata Altroz. Everything else inside is in good shape, however, you can feel a little lack of hand rests on the front.
In addition, there are features such as a flat-bottom steering wheel cruise control, auto temperature control, and motor stop button the ORVM that folds automatically, and a cooled glove box auto headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers are included in Tata Punch. IRA-connected car technology is also offered in the top version. To make it easier for front passengers in the rear, it comes with armrests. However, its rear AC vents aren’t there.
Engine and the performance of Tata Punch
Tata Punch has a 1.2 Liter Revotron petrol engine. This engine is available in Tata Punch’s Altro. It produces the power of 86PS and 113Nm of maximum torque. It’s paired with 5-speed manual gearboxes and five AMT gearboxes with 5 speeds. The company claims the engine is modernized with ram-air technology that allows you to enjoy greater fuel efficiency, even at higher speeds.
For a more SUV-like feeling, the car has three traction modes: Sand Mud, Sand, and Rock. This feature is only available when you have an AMT gearbox. It comes with the 187mm clearance for ground clearance to ensure that you do not face any issues even on roads that are difficult to navigate. It also comes with Eco as well as City driving modes. In addition, you can avail the feature that comes with Idle Starting Stops is available, which increases the efficiency of your vehicle.
You can feel comfortable driving it through city traffic. Because of its compact size, you can easily switch the lane. The initial acceleration isn’t too significant; however, reaching three digits is not difficult. We also conducted tests on the offroading of Tata Punch.
It was seen driving on several difficult roads. The punch passed each test with flying colors. Overall, the vehicle is far superior to other hatchbacks concerning off-roading. For security, it’s been equipped with features such as two airbags ABS equipped with EBD front fog lights that can corner reverse parking camera rear defogger, and the puncture repair kit.
Tata Motors is planning to lure customers to Punch during the festive season. It is anticipated that Tata could launch the vehicle at a low cost. Therefore, TATA Punch has a strong presence on the market. We expect the initial cost of this micro-SUV to be about five lakh rupees. You can currently book this sleek car for 21,500 rupees.
Safest Five-star rating Cars 2021
Tata’s mini SUV Tata Punch was launched in the last month of this year, and leaks disclosed that Tata’s Tata Punch was awarded 5-star ratings during the Global NCAP (Global New Car Assessment Program) crash test. In addition, Tata has publicly stated that the Punch is a 5-star vehicle in adult occupant safety and five stars in safety for children. Punch is now also a part of the elite group of safe automobiles in the nation.
The compact SUV Tata Nexon is the first vehicle to receive the highest star rating during the GNCAP crash test that was conducted in the latter part of 2018. Tata Nexon got 16 marks out of 17 points for adult occupant safety and 25 out of 49 marks for children occupants. The international agency gave the car a score of indicating that the car’s body is solid. The features like dual front airbags with electronic stability control and traction control emergency brake assistance are included in the vehicle.
Tata Altroz, the popular premium hatchback manufactured by Tata Motors, is one of the safest hatchbacks on this list. Tata Altroz has been the only manufactured in India smaller car earn 5 stars from the Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP) crash test. Tata Altroz has got 16.13 out of 17 marks in adult protection for passengers.
Tata Altroz scored 29, out of 49, points for child passenger safety. The international agency NCAP determined that the Altroz has a sturdy structure with a footwell. It also provides adequate neck and head protection. The chest protection was sufficient for both adults and children in those seats in the front.
Mahindra’s flagship SUV sub-compact size XUV300 is also included in the top ten of the safest cars. The XUV300 was awarded the first Global NCAP “Safer Choice award, which recognizes the highest safety performance. It earned a 5-star rating for adult occupant safety and a rating of 4 stars for child protection. The XUV300’s performance during tests of the crash is the highest score for the safety of occupants in the combined test of any Indian vehicle tested by the world’s largest agency.
Honda City 5th Generation
You’ll be shocked to find out the Honda City can also be described as the safest sedan car. It is the only vehicle in the sedan class that has an overall safety rating of 5 stars. Its 2020 Honda City (Honda City) sedan received 5 stars during the ASEAN NCAP (ASEAN NCAP) crash test. It was given this rating by NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) (NCAP) for Southeast Asian countries.
The latest version of the Honda City sedan got an overall score of 86.54 in the crash test. Honda City got 44.83 points in the category of Adult Occupant Safety, 22.82 points for Child Occupant Protection, and 18.89 scores for the Security Assist Technology. The most luxurious version of the City has six airbags and all safety features within it.