2021 Tata Punch review, road test

    Stylish on the outside, practical on the inside, Tata’s new sub-compact SUV is a tough alternative to hatchbacks.

    Published on Nov 20, 2021 08:00:00 AM

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    2021 Tata Punch review, road test
    Make : Tata
    Model : Punch
    We Like
    • Attractive packaging
    • Mature driving manners
    • Elevated seating
    We Don't Like
    • Ambitious pricing
    • Unexciting performance
    • AMT could have been better

    Buyers aspiring to own an SUV on a hatchback budget are exactly those that Tata is targeting with its all-new ‘sub-compact SUV’ christened Punch. The company is going to lengths to drive home the point that the Punch’s SUV classification isn’t a misnomer. Even though it is a front-wheel-drive-only model, it has been designed to take on the worst of Indian roads, as well as mild off-road trails.

    Size-wise, it sits between the Tiago NRG cross-hatchback and the Nexon compact SUV, and with a sole non-turbo-petrol engine offering, paired with manual and automated manual transmission (AMT) options, Tata even delivers on its aggressive price promise with a mouth-watering Rs 5.49 lakh for the base variant. Prices of other variants of this sub-compact SUV overlap with larger, turbo and non-turbo-petrol compact SUVs like Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger, and even with some variants of the Tata Nexon. So, does the Punch really punch above its weight? We put it through our exhaustive tests to find out.

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    A Nath - 368 days ago

    Response for Accelaration is sluggish and irritating , difficult to cross 70KMPH speed barrier on plain road ( express ways) while AC is on, steering is not that smooth and free .

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    Pothaveni Pratheep Goud - 843 days ago

    This car safety but central locking is not working running time also children open mane danjors very pls tata set central locking

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