Here is the first reported crash to test the build quality of the Tata Punch. Punch has an official 5-star safety rating at the GNCAP. The micro SUV is the only product in the segment to boast that. Now, it is seen testing the build quality of a metal pole. Tata has come up with yet another rugged product in Punch. Based on the same platform as the Altroz, the Punch makes use of it to have the characteristics of a proper SUV. Some people have expressed their concern about the prices of the Punch. People are finding the rival Maruti Ignis to be a much better value for money. However, it is still up to you to decide which one do you want to go for. For now, let us have a look at the details of this incident to verify the build quality of the Tata Punch.
Tata Punch Build Quality
The images have been shared on Facebook. The Punch looks like it had just been taken out of the showroom post-delivery. The garlands around the micro SUV show that the delivery had just been taken. Unfortunately, however, it was involved in a bit of metal pole testing early on. The pole seems to be bent from where the impact took place. There seems to be a mild dent on the chin of the micro SUV. However, there has not been any serious injuries to either the occupants or the exterior of the vehicle. This may not be the best example to showcase the build quality of the micro SUV, but still gives us an idea of how rugged and tough the body of the Punch is.
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Tata Punch comes with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 86 hp and 113 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The Punch ranges between Rs 5.49 lakh and Rs 9.39 lakh, ex-showroom which might be a bit too high for a car of this segment. The chief rivals of the Punch include the Maruti Ignis and the upcoming Hyundai Casper. However, we think that it could potentially woo away the customers originally wanting a Hyundai Santro or Renault Kwid as well. The actual sales numbers will only be out next month.