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Tata Punch Official Review: Pros and Cons of Tata Punch Detailed

Tata Punch Official Review: Pros and Cons of Tata Punch Detailed

Tata Punch Pros and Cons Explained. Know what can be expectation of Tata Punch with Detailed Positives, Negatives from Car Buyer Perspective

 

Tata Punch Official Review

Tata Punch is one among high hyped car launch for Budget Segment Car Buyers. With an expectation of SUV Kind Looks, Handling yet with Immaculate Build, Safety and a Lifestyle car with Fully Loaded Features in Budget Price is what on radar of Car Buyers

Here is what can expect from Tata Punch

 

Tata Punch Engine: A Car with 1.2 Litre 3 Cylinder Petrol Engine displacing 85 BHP Power and 113 NM Torque in 5 Speed Manual and AMT Gearbox

Well - this is the same engine as what used in Tiago, Tigor, Altroz and although well tuned for someone who like to drive in controlled speed in city usage where its absolute fine from 0 to 70 speed, but performance is lot slower when try to accelerate from 70 to 100 or from 100 to 120

Infact on higher speed - car engine Noise Levels, Vibration Levels tend to appear too much on cabin and even Wind Noise and Tyre Noise too felt in cabin. Somehow - 

  • Engine NVH Levels
  • Slow Performance from 70 Kmph Speed

is what the biggest miss and this 1.2 Litre Petrol Engine feels like lacking refinement.

However - for some one whos going to

  • Have Maximum Usage in City or
  • Like Relaxed Drive 

may not have much complaints excpect slight higher Engine NVH Level.

On other Hand - as experienced - AMT Gearbox yes has marginal lower Noise and Vibration level but has slight higher pause effect of AMT changing gears as what felt

So essentially from drive perspective - its a car for buyers who drive with relaxed foot but not for those who are a driving enthusiast and seek instant pickup and yes you may have to live up with higher Engine Noise and Vibration Levels.

 

Mileage

As checked by driving Tata Punch on Highway and City Condition. A realistic Mileage expectation can be

  • 18 to 20 Kmpl on Highway
  • 13 to 13.5 Kmpl within City Conditions

 

 

Handling Dynamics

Yes - one among well calibrated Steering and Suspension Dynamics. Suspension yes definitely is on stiffer side, but is designed to control body roll. Do note that Tata Punch is a Tall Car with Raised Ground Clearance. Having said same - Suspension is not probelmatic - rather the combination of Good Weight steering along with stiff suspension makes car Handling dynamics and High Speed Stability an impressive choice, albeit some amount of body roll is there due to design of car - but overall car feels pretty stable.

Having said same - if you are upgrading from Maruti or Hyundai or Honda Cars - will find Steering slight heavier in first instance. But be assured - couple of more drives - you will be all set and comfortable with this car

Lastly - Tata Punch has been designed to offer kind of marginal off road capabilities too. With 

  • 187mm Ground Clearance
  • 20.3 Degree approach angle
  • Ability to clear Water Wading Depth of 370mm

You will be able to clear slight bad roads at ease with Tata Punch and yes all round Visibility of Tata Punch is pretty impressive

 

Seating Space, Comfort

Impressive Space Management with Ease of Ingress and Egress.

Its a cabin which will be appreciated by Family Car Buyers. With doors opening wide 90 degree - One just need to simply walk in to cabin without bending and walk out of Cabin. Senior Members of Family or someone with Orthopaedic issues will find at perfect ease

Also - Car is not that tall to be a problem for anyone. Is almost a Perfect Ingress and Egress as can be expected from any car. Rear Seat Recline angle is satosfactory and Visibility Levels are Good with good under-thigh support for some one of average Indian Height. Good Headroom space, Flat Floor on 2nd Row and satisfactory legroom space makes it all good

Its a car in which 3 people with average physique can seat in comfortably or 2 Healthy Passenger with a child can have comfortable experience on 2nd Row. Also, Driver and Co-Passenger Seat too have good amount of comfort.

Yes there are no Rear AC Vents - but be assured that AC is chiller and rear seat do not need any kind of AC Vents out there.

Boot Space is large enough and deep at 366 Litres.

 

Design, Styling

Impressive Design Language. DRL on Top with Projector below and then are Fog Lights, Black Bumper for Sporty Presence with Tri arrow design, Side Cladding, 16 Inch Alloy Wheel (in top of line) with Wide R16 195/60 Tyres along with Rear LED Tail Lights

Despite of a car which is 3827 mm in Length and 1742 mm in Width with 1615 mm in Height - this car depicts impressive Styling Language

You come to cabin with Off White, Dark Greyish and Black theme Interiors - looks satisfactory. With 7 Inch Harman Floating Touchscreen in middle with Leather Wrapped Steering and 7 Inch MID Instrument Cluster (in top end) - all feel satisfactory basis the price point at which Tata Punch would be available (expected in 6 Lakh to 9 Lakh Price) 

 

Build, Safety, Braking

Been the Car based on ALFA Platform as what used in Tata Altroz - expect Punch to score in 5 Star Safety Rating. Impressive Build Quality with excellent Braking experience is another USP

Brakes are spot on. ABS, EBD with Brake Sway Feature makes car stop without any drama or nervousness. Although no ESP - but AMT Variants do come with Dynapro traction mode.

 

Tata Punch Model Variant Features 

Tata Punch is Available in 4 Variants - Pure, Adventure, Accomplished and top of Line Creative Model. Impressive Features List 

1. Pure: Entry variant basic – AC, Power Steering, Front Power Window, Manual Central Lock and Safety Specs

Optional Rhythm pack – 4 Inch Floating Infotainemt + Steering Mount Control

 

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2. Adventure: 2 Din Music System, All 4 Power Window, Electric ORVM, Remote Central Lock, Steering Mount Control, Full Wheel Cover – makes sense

Optional Rhythm pack – 7 Inch Touchscreen android auto, apple car play, rear view camera

 

3. Accomplished: Lifestyle of Touchscreen with Android Auto, Rear View Camera, LED Tail Lights along with Push Ignition. Then has Fog Light, Cruise Control along with Height Adjustable driver seat

 

4. Creative: Projectors, LED DRL, 16 Inch Wider Tyres, Alloy Wheels, Automatic Climate Control,  Foldable ORVM, Rain Sensing Wiper, Auto headlights in low Visibility, Defogger, rear wash wiper, 7 Inch TFT Instrument cluster

AMT avauilable in Adventure, Accomplished and Creative and yes comes with Traction Pro mode

 

Tata Punch Prices

Although Prices to be announced on 20th October 2021, expectation for Tata Punch Prices are as below

  • Tata Punch Pure - Rs 5.49 Lakh
  • Tata Punch Adventure - Rs 6.3 Lakh (Manual) / Rs 6.9 Lakh (AMT)
  • Tata Punch Accomplished - Rs 6.99 Lakh (Manual) / Rs 7.6 Lakh (AMT)
  • Tata Punch Creative - Rs 7.75 Lakh (Manual) / Rs 8.35 Lakh (AMT)

 

Final Recommendation for Tata Punch

A Great Car for Safety, Handling, Grip Levels, Ease of Ingress, Egress, Styling Language, High Speed Steering Dynamics, Slight Off road capabilities and Features List well impressive 

However, yes Engine Noise, Vibration Levels and Pickup Performance remains to be big weak point for this car.

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