Tata Motors recently opened reservations for the “Punch,” its much-anticipated micro SUV. The Punch will be released on October 20th of the same year. Before its release, the car had already become a very popular model among the public. Apart from that, Tata has hinted at an electric version for Indian roads, and the company will begin developing electric models soon. According to reports in the media, the Tata Punch EV will be part of the same family as the Tata Nexon Electric Car. The company will use the same ALFA-tech platform with Ziptron technology as the Nexon Electric Car. The company will also analyze customer response after the launch of the Punch SUV in the market before making a decision on the Punch EV.
Design of Tata Punch EV
The electric Tata Punch has the same design as the gas-powered version, with the exception of the front electric grill. The squared-out wheel arches, sharp creases dividing the tailgate, and round-shaped taillights are the other highlights upfront. Same as the fuel car with wrap-around taillights at rest. Inside the car, the Punch has a fresh interior design that will delight you with plenty of space. The vehicle features a 7.0-inch infotainment screen and a digital instrument cluster with all tech information, including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System), Tata connect, a 14-speaker Meridian surround sound system, and much more.
Features of Tata Punch EV
The Tata Punch EV is built on the tried-and-true Agile Light Flexible Advanced (ALFA) Architecture and features a slew of firsts in the industry to improve functionality and driving pleasure. According to Tata, the Punch was developed in India, the United Kingdom, and Italy to announce the birth of a completely new category, the sub-compact SUV, in order to meet rising customer demand for a vehicle that is small in size but big on space, safety, performance, and amenities.
The Tata Punch comes with a slew of safety features, some of which are firsts in the industry. Standard safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control, Front Fog Lamp with Cornering Function, Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points, Perimetric Alarm System, Reverse Parking Camera, Driver & Co-Driver Seat Belt Reminders, and Tire Puncture Repair Kit.
Specifications of Tata Punch EV
The Tata Punch’s dashboard has an upright, blocky appearance, with the production-spec crossover sporting a two-tone grey and ivory theme, as opposed to the concept’s all-black design. The distinctive, squarish air vents with blue highlighting can be found on the top half. The Punch and the Altroz share the same ALFA architecture, so many of the hatchback’s interior features have been carried over. The semi-digital instrumentation, the steering wheel, and the bank of climate control switches all demonstrate this. There are no physical controls on the new 7.0-inch Harman infotainment touchscreen in the Punch. Off-road elements such as faux tie-down straps and a compass appear to have been removed.
Battery & Engine of Tata Punch EV
A 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack is expected to power a 129bhp electric motor mounted on the front axle of the micro SUV. The Nexon EV is claimed to have a range of 312 kilometers on a single charge. The Punch-based EV is expected to have an updated electric powertrain with a range of over 300 kilometers. It will produce 100PS and 200NM of power and torque, respectively. The Tata Punch has the same 1.2-liter petrol engine (86PS/113Nm) as the Altroz, with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and a 5-speed AMT as an option.
Launch Date & Price of Tata Punch EV
The Tata Punch EV is an upcoming B1-segment SUV that can seat up to five people. By March 2023, we expect the Punch EV to be available. Tata Punch has a starting price of Rs. 5.67 lakh and a maximum price of Rs. 9.48 lakh. Tata Punch is available in 18 different models, with the Pure being the most affordable and the Tata Punch Kaziranga Edition AMT IRA being the most expensive. The Punch EV could be equipped with any of the 0 engine-transmission combinations
Tata has already established a strong position in the electric vehicle market with its two models, and it plans to expand even more. In today’s world, the Tata Nexon EV and Tata Tigor EV have captured 70% of the electric vehicle market in a short period of time. With a slew of electric vehicles set to hit the market in the next three years, the revered Indian automaker will build on its illustrious success. This also backs up Tata’s promise to offer ten electric vehicles by 2025. This is what Tata Motors will be producing in the coming years.
Tata Punch EV is expected to be released in 2023 or sooner. It’s not easy to beat cars like the Maruti Swift and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Ford, Mahindra, and Chevrolet have all attempted this task in the past, but with little success. To beat these two stalwarts, you’ll need a car with a unique approach, one with skill sets that go far beyond what they have to offer. Tata has attempted to do just that with the Punch, a small SUV that aims to dethrone the hatchback kings. Is the Tata Punch capable of achieving this?