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Tata Motors has now fully revealed the exterior design of the much-awaited Tata Punch. From the revealed exterior design, Tata Punch stays true to the HBX concept car revealed a year ago.
From the exterior design, it is evident that engineers at Tata Motors have tried their best to implement the 'Impact 2.0' design language onto this micro-SUV package and I'm happy to say that the results do work well.
At the front, the split headlight set up along with the upright face gives the Tata Punch a bold stance. However, Tata has toned down the aggression compared to the original HBX concept by removing the large skid plate from the front bumper.
Coming to the sides, the high bonnet-line, the slightly squared and flared wheel arches along with the pillar mounted rear door handles gives the Tata Punch a muscular look. While the roof rails help the Tata Punch pull off the SUV stance.
At the Rear, it is clear that Tata has again resorted to tone down the few elements from the HBX concept. However, it is the rear bumper that has taken the majority of design changes with a simpler diffuser like element in place of the large skid plates.
The rest of the elements in the rear seem almost identical to the HBX concept. This includes the neatly sculpted tailgate, taillights and the integrated roof spoiler.
Apart from this, Tata Punch will be the first SUV from Tata Motors to be built on the ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture) platform and will be positioned below the Tata Nexon.
Since the Tata Punch will be positioned below the Tata Nexon, expect it to be powered by the existing powertrains from Tata Altroz.
This means Tata Punch is most likely to be powered by the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine with 86PS and 113Nm of torque. However, the more powerful 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 110PS and 140Nm of torque is more likely to be offered in a higher trim level at least as an option.
Though there is the new 90PS 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel engine on offer on the Tata Altroz, it is highly unlikely to be offered in the Tata Punch even in a lower state of tune.
Speaking of the powertrains, Tata Punch is most likely to be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, however, an AMT gearbox will be offered at least as an option to cater for the needs of the city dwellers.
Tata Punch will directly take on the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV100, and the upcoming Hyundai Casper. However, at this price point, some brands offer extremely capable hatchbacks and compact hatchbacks.
Thoughts About The Tata Punch Interiors & Exteriors Revealed Ahead Of India Launch
Tata Punch has a bold design, tried and tested powertrains, and genes that prioritise good structural safety. It has all the elements that a successful product need to have. If Tata Motors could launch the new Tata Punch with an aggressive price tag, even by introducing a stripped-down version, it will attract even more crowd to the showrooms to give it much-needed initial momentum.