Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch Comparison

The Citroen C3 specs have been leaked ahead of launch. Let’s see how it compares to Tata Punch on aspects like prices, specifications, features, and mileage.

The Citroen C3 has finally gone on sale. We’ve already reported in great detail about the specifications and features of the new model. Of course, the compact car will be positioned under the C5 Aircross. It will take on the likes of Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, and the Renault Kiger. Let’s see how it compares to the Tata Punch and which one is a better option!

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citroen c3 vs tata punch comparison
Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch comparison

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Price

Citroen C3 Rs 5.7 lakh – Rs 8.05 lakh (expected)
Tata Punch Rs 5.83 lakh – Rs 9.49 lakh

The Citroen C3 has gone on sale at a starting price of Rs 5.7 lakh. The top-spec model, which comes with a turbocharged petrol engine, costs Rs 8.05 lakh, while the fully-loaded non-turbo model costs Rs 6.9 lakh. On the other hand, the Tata Punch is priced between Rs 5.83 lakh and 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Going by the prices with relation to the specs, the C3 clearly comes across as the winner of this Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch comparison.

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Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch Specifications Comparison

SpecsCitroen C3Tata Punch
Engine1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol/ 1.2-liter turbo-petrol1.2-liter petrol
Power82 PS/110 PS86PS
Torque115 Nm/ 190 Nm113Nm
Transmission5-speed Manual/6-speed Manual5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT

The Tata Punch is powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 86PS of power and 113Nm of torque. For transmission, it can be paired with a standard 5-speed manual or an optional 5-speed AMT. The Citroen C3, on the other hand, is on sale with two engine options – a 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol motor that outputs 82PS of power and 115 Nm of torque, and a 1.2-liter turbo-petrol mill that offers 110PS and 190 Nm. The less powerful motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the turbocharged version is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Mileage

Tata Punch19.8-19.4 kmpl
2022 Citreon C318.97-18.82 kmpl

The French model is the clear winner of this part of our Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch comparison as it offers more mileage in the ARAI cycle. Compared to the peak mileage figure of 19.8 kmpl by the C3, the Punch manages slightly lesser at 18.97 kmpl.

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Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch Design and Features Comparision

2022 Citreon C3Tata Punch
LED DRLS7-inch touchscreen system
digital instrumentationsemi-digital instrument cluster
customization optionsauto AC
10-inch widescreen touchscreenautomatic headlights
Android Auto/Apple Carplayconnected car tech
3-Spoke Steering Wheel Layoutcruise control
Automatic Climate Controldual front airbags
Split Air-Con VentsABS with EBD
Cruise Controlrear parking camera
mirrors with internal adjustment

The new Citroen C3 is marginally smaller than the Tata Punch. It measures 3,981 x 1733 x 1,586mm and comes with a 2,540mm wheelbase. On the other hand, the Tata Punch measures 3,827 x 1742 x 1,615mm. It comes with a 2,445mm wheelbase. On the inside, the Citroen C3 features a geometric design theme with the tubular central panel in contrasting colors and split AC vents. You will also get a phone mount, numerous cubbies, class-leading elbow, knee, and headroom.

Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch Comparison

Additional features include LED DRLS, digital instrumentation, customization options, a 10-inch widescreen touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, and a squarish steering wheel with controls. The Tata Punch comes with a 7-inch touchscreen system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, auto AC, automatic headlights, connected car tech), and cruise control. Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and a rear parking camera. Here, the Punch holds an advantage over the C3 as it offers goodies like auto headlamps, connected car tech, automatic AC, electric adjustments for ORVMs, and more.

Verdict

From our Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch comparison here, it’s clear that the new model holds an edge over its rival. While it’s down on features, it costs lesser, offers a powerful turbocharged petrol engine, and even has better mileage. Moreover, it even looks more upmarket but then, looks are a subjective matter. Still, though, the C3 holds an edge over the Punch as it comes across as a better VFM product that not only delivers more power and mileage but even looks and feels more premium. Unfortunately, the automatic transmission option is yet to be launched, which means the Tata Punch and the Maruti Ignis have no additional competition in this aspect.

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