Fashionable on the surface, sensible on the within, Tata’s new sub-compact SUV is a tricky various to hatchbacks.
Patrons aspiring to personal an SUV on a hatchback finances are precisely people who Tata is focusing on with its all-new ‘sub-compact SUV’ christened Punch. The corporate goes to lengths to drive residence the purpose that the Punch’s SUV classification isn’t a misnomer. Despite the fact that it’s a front-wheel-drive-only mannequin, it has been designed to tackle the worst of Indian roads, in addition to gentle off-road trails.
Measurement-wise, it sits between the Tiago NRG cross-hatchback and the Nexon compact SUV, and with a sole non-turbo-petrol engine providing, paired with handbook and automatic handbook transmission (AMT) choices, Tata even delivers on its aggressive worth promise with a mouth-watering Rs 5.49 lakh for the bottom variant. Costs of different variants of this sub-compact SUV overlap with bigger, turbo and non-turbo-petrol compact SUVs like Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger, and even with some variants of the Tata Nexon. So, does the Punch actually punch above its weight? We put it by way of our exhaustive exams to search out out.