Tata Punch vs Hyundai Casper – Design, Dimensions, Specs Comparison

The absence of Hyundai Santro has paved the way for the Casper micro SUV that might soon be introduced in our market warranting a comparison with Tata Punch.

We bring you the comparison of the Hyundai Casper and Tata Punch in terms of specs, dimensions and design. Casper could be the next new product in the Indian portfolio of Hyundai Motors aimed at replacing the now discontinued Santro. Since it will be a micro SUV, a comparison with the Punch is natural. Let us see which one is better and why in our Tata Punch vs Hyundai Casper comparison

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Hyundai Casper vs Tata Punch Comparison
Hyundai Casper vs Tata Punch Comparison

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Tata Punch vs Hyundai Casper Comparison – Dimensions

Being micro SUVs, both these products have almost similar dimensions. The Casper will be positioned below the Grand i10 Nios, while the Punch is positioned below the Nexon. Here is how these compare in terms of dimensions. It is clear from the table below that Casper is significantly smaller than the Punch because it will replace the Santro. The hot-selling Tata is the clear winner of this part of our Tata Punch vs Hyundai Casper comparison.

Dimensions ComparisonTata PunchHyundai Casper
Length3,827 mm3,595 mm
Width1,742 mm1,595 mm
Height1,615 mm1,575 mm
Wheelbase2,445 mm2,400 mm
Punch vs Casper – Dimensions

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Tata Punch vs Hyundai Casper Specs Comparison

While the Casper has not been launched yet and the details regarding the powertrains are scarce, there have been a few reports on the internet stating that it will most likely come with two powertrain options – a 1.1-litre Santro-sourced petrol and a 1.2-litre Nios-sourced petrol unit. Also, there will be options of a 5-speed MT and an AMT. Plus, the Casper could even get the 1.0-litre Turbo Nios, which will make it the clear winner of this part of our Tata Punch vs Hyundai Casper comparison. On the other hand, the Punch comes powered by a Tiago-sourced 1.2-litre petrol engine with the options of a 5-speed MT or an AMT gearbox.

Specs ComparisonHyundai CasperTata Punch
Engine1.1-litre or 1.2-litre petrol1.2-litre petrol
Power68 PS / 83 PS86 PS
Torque99 Nm / 113 Nm113 Nm
Transmission5-speed Manual and 5-speed AMT5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT
Punch vs Casper – Specs

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Design Comparison

On the outside, the upcoming model will have a rather boxy silhouette and a high ground clearance to have a crossover-like look. The front end will be characterised by split headlamps and LED DRLs, while the radiator grille will have a cascading design typical of Hyundai’s typical styling language. The rear end will carry round taillamps with a split design. The car will even offer roof rails, shark-fin antennae, diamond-cut mag wheels and flush-fitting door handles on the C-pillar. All in all, the micro SUV is bound to be modern and carry a road presence despite its compact size.

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On the other hand, the Punch carries the modern design language of Tata Motors with LED DRLs located on the bonnet, while the main headlamp cluster situation on the bumper below, the rugged skid plate establish the strong stance just like on proper SUVs, the bonnet is upright, the alloy wheels are stylish, the side profile is quite attractive with roof rails and black side pillars, rear door handle on the C pillar and a chunky side body cladding. The rear profile is quite subtle with compact taillamps and a sturdy boot lid. What are your thoughts on the Hyundai Casper vs Tata Punch comparison?

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