The 5-star (Global NCAP) safety rated Tata Punch gets its build quality tested by a massive Force Traveller. This major accident highlights why having a higher safety rated car is necessary.
Here is a video of the Tata Punch involved in a major accident. Punch boasts of a full 5-star safety rating at the GNCAP which has become a norm for the Indian carmaker. Tata Punch is the newest entry into the Tata family and sits in a rather scarcely populated micro SUV segment. This segment is beginning to spice up with more and more people wanting an SUV at more affordable prices. The Punch has most characteristics of an SUV like the rugged build quality and tall stance. This has attracted a ton of first-time buyers as well. But what happens when a huge Force Traveller hits a micro SUV? Let us find out!
Tata Punch Major Accident
The video has been shared by a YouTuber who compiles accidents of new cars to make people aware of the build quality of each car. This also emphasises the importance of investing money in vehicles with more safety kit. The video is from somewhere in Madhya Pradesh. There were two people in the Punch when a Traveller hit it from the side. The images show how massive the impact was. The entire front right side of the Punch has been totally damaged. The impact has reached the side doors as well. The fender and bumper areas are almost completely deformed. Even the shockers of the car have sustained damage. The side pillars have withstood the impact. The driver has sustained a head injury which is why he was taken to the hospital immediately. The occupant escaped with minor injuries. But how the Punch managed to save the occupants is simply impressive.
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 and 113 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. The prices of the Punch range between Rs 5.49 lakh to Rs 9.39 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivals include the likes of Renault Kwid, Maruti Ignis and the upcoming Hyundai Casper micro SUV.