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:
- Dual Airbags
- 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.”