Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch SUV: Spec Comparison

Here's how the recently-launched Citroen C3 SUV goes up against Tata's small SUV Punch. Citroen has introduced the car with two manual transmissions stating that an automatic will come later.

By Anirudh Sunil Kumar | on July 20, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The C3 is Citroen's second product in India, and here's how it fares on paper against the homegrown Tata Punch SUV.

Citroen has launched its second offering, the C3, in India today. The car will compete in the B-SUV segment and will take on the likes of the Tata Punch and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. Now, one of its biggest rivals is the Tata Punch, which has been slowly gaining momentum in the country. So, as the French carmaker debuts the C3, let's look at how it fairs against the homegrown Punch SUV on paper. 

Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch: Dimensions

  Citroen C3 Tata Punch
Length 3,981mm 3,827mm
Width 1,733mm 1,742mm
Height 1,586mm 1,615mm
Wheelbase 2,540mm 2,445mm
Ground Clearance 180mm 187mm
Boot Space 315 litres 366 litres 

 As you can see, the Citroen C3 is the bigger car of the two only in terms of length. The Punch is wider by 9mm and higher by 29mm than the C3. The C3, however, has a longer wheelbase than the Tata Punch, which is likely to translate into more space inside. 

Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch: Engine

  Citroen C3 Tata Punch
Displacement 1.2-litre three-cylinder NA petrol / 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. 1.2-litre three-cylinder NA engine 
Cylinders 3 cylinders 3 cylinders
Max Power 80bhp @ 5,750rpm / 109bhp @ 5,500rpm 84 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Peak Torque 115Nm @ 3,750rpm / 190Nm @ 1,750rpm  113 Nm @ 3300 rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual / 6-speed manual 5-speed MT / AMT

The C3 is available with two petrol engine options, along with two manual transmission options. There is no automatic for now. The Tata Punch, on the other hand, gets a single engine option, but it does get an AMT. Now, it should be noted that Citroen has announced that it will introduce an automatic transmission option soon.

Citroen C3 vs Tata Punch: Price

The Citroen C3 has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 5.71 lakh (ex-showroom), which is about Rs 12,000 more than the starting price of the Tata Punch SUV. Now, one can get the top-rung variant of the C3 for Rs 8.06 lakh (ex-showroom), while the top-run variant of Tata Punch with the manual transmission will cost you around Rs 8.72 lakh (ex-showroom).

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