Can the Tata Punch secure a full 5-star GNCAP safety rating? Well, some leaked images suggest so. Based on the ALFA architecture could surely lead to something like that considering it underpins the Altroz as well, which is the only 5-star NCAP safety-rated hatchback in the country. Punch has been revealed recently and features in the micro SUV segment in our market. It has gained a significant attraction from the potential customers already. There were a ton of speculations about the safety rating of the Punch and Tata Motors was mum about it. However, there have been a few leaked images online which suggest that the Punch might well secure a 5-star safety rating in the GNCAP test. Here are the details of the same.
Tata Punch GNCAP Safety Rating
The ALFA architecture is considered to be a safety-focused platform. Punch could reap the benefits of it as well. The build quality of Tata products is always very tough and rugged across the board. Hence, there are few reasons to think that the Punch won’t have a high GNCAP rating. As is seen in the image, the top features include the mention of Tata Punch being a 5-star GNCAP rated product. However, this post was edit soon afterwards. This image has somehow survived. The micro SUV will cater to a large and varied group of population ranging from city dwellers to people in the far reaches of the country. The SUV aspect offers a great deal of practicality and utility. Hence, Punch has all the ingredients of becoming a popular choice for a whole bunch of first-time buyers along with attracting potential customers from the adjacent segments.
Powering the Tata Punch is a Tiago-sourced 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that is also available on the Altroz as well as the Tigor. This motor outputs 86 hp. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. The expected prices might range between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh, ex-showroom. The direct rivals include the Maruti Ignis and the upcoming Hyundai Casper. It might also take away the customers of Renault Kwid, Hyundai Santro and Maruti S-Presso.