5th January 2024: Tata Motors has risen to become the second-largest car manufacturer in India, a position previously held by Hyundai Motors. This shift has seen Hyundai Motors now seated in the third position within the Indian automobile market. Concurrently, the Tata Punch has marked significant achievements, solidifying its standing as an excellent micro XUV segment SUV and claiming the top-selling spot in this category. Beginning the new year on a high note, the Tata Punch achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing sales of three lakh units in the Indian market.
The sales trajectory of Tata Punch has been exceptional, crossing the one lakh mark just 10 months after price revelation and reaching a production milestone of two lakh units in May 2023. Starting the new year with a flourish, Tata Punch’s sales have now surpassed three lakh units, firmly establishing its dominance in this segment. Available in four variants and eight color choices, the Tata Punch boasts spacious seating for five individuals, offering a generous 366 liters of boot space and a ground clearance of 187mm.
Equipped with a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a host of comfort elements including cruise control, air conditioning, USB charging ports, steering wheel-mounted music controls, premium leather seats, and an impressive sound system, the Punch ensures a delightful driving experience. Safety-wise, it’s furnished with front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with a defogger, rearview camera, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and has secured a 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP.
Under the hood, the Tata Punch is powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine generating 88 bhp and 115 Nm of torque, available in both five-speed manual and five-speed MT transmission options. Additionally, there’s a CNG version of the same engine producing 73.5 bhp and 103 Nm of torque, currently available solely with a five-speed manual transmission. For alternatives, one can consider the Hyundai Exter, while it competes directly with models like the Maruti Ignis, Renault Kiger, and Nissan Magnite.