Tata Motors announced that the most recent addition to its ‘New Forever’ range of SUVs, the Tata Punch, received a 5-star rating (16.453) for adult occupant protection and 4-star rating (40.891) for child occupant protection from Global NCAP.
According to Tata, the rating received is the highest adult occupant protection rating any vehicle has received in India.
The list of safety features in the Tata Punch includes:
ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control
Brake Sway Control – detects the tendency of instability during abrupt braking before the ABS kicks in to avoid vehicle swaying from the driving path
Front Fog Lamp with Cornering Function
Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points
Perimetric Alarm System
Reverse Parking Camera
Driver & Co-Driver Seat Belt Reminders
Tire Puncture repair Kit
Extensive use of High Strength Steel
The Tata Punch is also the third car from Tata Motors to receive this recognition after Altroz in January 2020 and Nexon in December 2018.
Designed across its studios in India, UK, and Italy, the Punch has been developed to herald the creation of an entirely new category – the sub-compact SUV, to address a growing customer need globally for a small yet spacious vehicle.
Commenting on this milestone, Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicles Business, Tata Motors, said, “SUVs are the ideal solution for Indian customers as they offer a perfect balance of performance, comfort and durability suited for Indian roads.”
“When we were developing the Punch, we were very clear that despite its compact size, we wanted to offer customers a holistic package. The Punch reinforces the four core pillars that define all Tata SUVs- Stunning Design, Versatile and Engaging Performance, Roomy and Spacious Interiors, and Absolute Safety.”
“We are proud to have delivered yet another product that will be regarded as the safest passenger vehicle on Indian roads. This landmark achievement by Tata Motors is also a testament of the fact that the automotive industry in India is capable of delivering the highest global standards of safety in vehicles.”
Following a grand unveiling as the H2X Concept in 2020, Tata Motors is now gearing up to launch the newest addition to its SUV lineup.
The Company announced yesterday that it has named this highly anticipated SUV in India as ‘Punch’.
Tata’s ALFA Architecture
Leading up to its debut in India, Tata Motors officially unveiled the Punch, its first SUV built on ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture), developed under Impact 2.0 design language.
Designed for young users, the Tata ‘Punch’ promises to offer a mix of tough utility with sporting dynamics and epitomises what a characterful SUV should be.
Sources in India reported that the Tata Punch will be offered in two variants wherever it is sold, with two 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine options.
The speculation is that the entry-level variant will get a naturally aspirated engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the higher spec version will get a turbocharged engine with an automatic gearbox.
Unveiling this much-awaited SUV, Mr. Shailesh Chandra – President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said – “Tata Punch, as the name suggest is an energetic vehicle with a capability to go anywhere. Light on its feet and strong in its caliber, this is a vehicle which truly punches above its weight.
“With the perfect combination of stunning design, technology and driving dynamics, the Punch will come equipped with superlative features and an architecture that has proven its versatility in all forms.”
Made for the city
“True to the SUV genes of all Tata Motors’ products and catering to needs of customers who are looking for a compact city car with pure SUV characteristics, Punch will be the fourth addition to our SUV family, widening the range of options for all to choose from.”
“Intelligently designed in a compact footprint, the Tata Punch will be a high impact SUV and will redefine this crowded market. Its muscular surfacing and an athletic look make a perfect amalgamation for a tough SUV, living up to its bigger brothers.”
Expected to be priced around Rs 5 lakhs (RM29,000), the Punch will be taking on micro SUVs like the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Nissan Magnite among others.
“With lightweight, modular and flexible characteristics, the ALFA architecture has the ability to evolve into a range of modern and youthful vehicles within a short development cycle.”