Here is a video comparison between the dimensions of Tata Nexon and Punch in real life. Punch is the latest addition to the Tata family and represents the micro-SUV segment in our market. Hence, it sits below the compact SUV, the Nexon. Punch will target entry-level buyers and entice them into buying an SUV at a low price point. This is the strategy that Tata Motors is adopting considering the popularity of the SUVs in our market. The Punch is based on the HBX concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Staying true to the attractive design concept the production spec has turned out to be a combination of Nexon and Harrier from the outside and other Tata cars from the inside. Let us take you through the real-life comparison of the Tata Nexon and Punch with this video.
Tata Nexon & Punch Comparison
The Punch borrows the front grille with a gloss finish from the Nexon. The split headlamp design is pulled straight out of Harrier. It features an LED DRL setup on the bonnet and the actual projector headlights on the bumper below. Therefore, the front is a perfect blend of the elder siblings. The rear resembles the Nexon much more with the same tri-arrow LED taillamp design and an upright stance with skid plates. The sides sport a thick body cladding around the wheel arches and side skirting to complete the tough and utilitarian SUV appearance. All in all, the Punch looks almost similar to the Nexon in terms of exterior width (although the Nexon is much wide) and is marginally shorter than the compact SUV. The height of the Punch is a tad bit more than the Nexon.
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.