The Tata Punch might have taken a long time to evolve from its concept from HBX to the real-life model which it is right now. However, it seems like the Punch was worth the wait, as the product has created a huge interest in the entry-level SUV segment with its youthful appeal in and out and practical and spacious cabin for its size. It also has become the safest car in India with the highest score in the crash tests of Global NCAP.
The Tata Punch is available in four different variants, which are evenly specced and well-differentiated by constant price differences. Here’s a complete guide to what all features do the variants of the Tata Punch pack in:
Variants and Prices
Compared to other cars from Tata Motors, the Tata Punch has different terminology for all of its variants. The micro-SUV from Tata is available in four variants – Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and Creative. Apart from a standard 5-speed manual, there is an optional 5-speed AMT from the Adventure variant onwards.
The Tata Punch is also available in a Kaziranga Special Edition. Based on the top-spec Creative variant, the Kaziranga Special Edition gets an exclusive Grassland Beige paint scheme with gloss black roof and mirrors and new dual-tone upholstery with faux wood inserts on the inside. It is also available in both manual and AMT guises and gets all the features of the Creative variant in and out.
|Pure||Rs 5.65 lakh|
|Adventure||Rs 6.50 lakh||Rs 7.10 lakh|
|Accomplished||Rs 7.40 lakh||Rs 8.00 lakh|
|Creative||Rs 8.39 lakh||Rs 8.99 lakh|
|Kaziranga Edition||Rs 8.59 lakh||Rs 9.19 lakh|
Engine and Transmission
The engine option powering the Tata Punch is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which is the same engine that powers other compact cars from Tata like Tiago, Tigor and Altroz. Available with the transmission options of 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT, this engine produces a maximum power output of 86 PS, while the peak torque output is rated at 113 Nm.
|Specifications||1.2-litre petrol Manual||1.2-litre petrol AMT|
|Maximum power||86 PS @ 6,000 rpm||86 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||113 Nm @ 3,300 rpm||113 Nm @ 3,300 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed AMT|
|Fuel-efficiency||18.97 km/l||18.82 km/l|
Safety and Security Features
Apart from the compulsory inclusions of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors, the base Pure variant of the Tata Punch is also equipped with brake assist, ISOFIX mounts for child seats and segment-first brake sway control. While the Adventure variant adds follow-me-home headlamps and remote central locking, the Accomplished variant gets a reverse camera further. The top-spec Creative variant also has auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers.
|Pure||Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist, reverse parking sensors, ISOFIX mounts for child seats, brake sway control,|
|Adventure||All features of Pure + follow-me-home headlamps, remote central locking|
|Accomplished||All features of Adventure + reverse camera|
|Creative||All features of Accomplished + auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers|
Comfort and Convenience Features
Out of all the variants, the top-spec Creative variant is understandably the best-equipped variant. In its best form, the Tata Punch is equipped with features like projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, 16-inch machined alloy wheels, fog lamps, LED tail lamps and roof rails. It also gets a 7-inch TFT screen in the instrument console, driver seat height adjustment, push start-stop button, automatic climate control, tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls and electrically adjustable and auto foldable rearview mirrors. The variant-wise equipment list for all the four variants of Tata Punch is as follows:
|Variants||Comfort and convenience features|
|Pure||Front power windows, manual AC, tilt-adjustable steering|
|Adventure||All features of Pure + rear power windows, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, 15-inch wheel caps|
|Accomplished||All features of Adventure + LED tail lamps, front fog lamps, 15-inch Hyperstyle wheel caps, push start stop button, cruise control, driver seat height adjustment|
|Creative||All features of Accomplished + projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, 7-inch TFT in instrument console, auto-foldable rear view mirrors, automatic climate control, cooled glove box, puddle lamps, rear centre armrest, leather steering wheel and gear lever|
Connectivity and Entertainment Features
The best audio experience available in the Tata Punch variant lineup is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, which is offered in higher-spec Creative and Accomplished variants. The mid-spec Adventure gets a rather basic 3.5-inch infotainment system. In addition, the top-spec Creative can also be specced with iRA connected car technology at an extra premium.
|Variants||Connectivity and entertainment features|
|Adventure||3.5-inch infotainment system with four speakers|
|Accomplished||7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, four speakers and two tweeters|
|Creative||All features of Accomplished + optional iRA connected car features|
The Tata Punch is positioned and sized similar to mass-market hatchbacks, with a length of 3827 mm, a width of 1742 mm and a height of 1615 mm. Its boot space of 366 litres outclasses even most of the sub-compact SUVs bigger than it.
|Boot space||366 litres|
|Ground clearance||187 mm|
The Tata Punch has entered a niche segment, which of late is gaining considerable popularity. It competes with other micro-SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Mahindra KUV100, apart from the naturally-aspirated variants of Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet.