29/05/2022

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2021 Tata Punch review, road test

Trendy on the outside the house, realistic on the inside, Tata’s new sub-compact SUV is a tricky choice to hatchbacks.

Purchasers aspiring to own an SUV on a hatchback spending budget are accurately those people that Tata is targeting with its all-new ‘sub-compact SUV’ christened Punch. The enterprise is going to lengths to generate house the level that the Punch’s SUV classification isn’t a misnomer. Even though it is a front-wheel-generate-only design, it has been built to consider on the worst of Indian roads, as well as delicate off-highway trails.

Size-smart, it sits between the Tiago NRG cross-hatchback and the Nexon compact SUV, and with a sole non-turbo-petrol motor offering, paired with handbook and automated handbook transmission (AMT) alternatives, Tata even delivers on its intense cost guarantee with a mouth-watering Rs 5.forty nine lakh for the foundation variant. Selling prices of other variants of this sub-compact SUV overlap with more substantial, turbo and non-turbo-petrol compact SUVs like Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger, and even with some variants of the Tata Nexon. So, does the Punch truly punch over its bodyweight? We put it through our exhaustive exams to find out.