Tata has shared another image of the Punch, this time showcasing the rear of the car. Key design elements include a Y-shaped LED taillamps, a clean tailgate design, a black bumper and more
Just last week Tata announced that its upcoming micro-SUV based will be called Punch. Aside from revealing the name of the new micro-SUV, Tata also released its first image. While Tata only released an image of the front of the car, they have now unveiled the rear-end too.
As with the front, the rear of the Punch too has great resemblance with the HBX concept. The Y-shaped LED taillights have been carried forward from the concept iteration. The tailgate and part of the rear bumper stay true to the concept form as well. While in the HBX concept the lower part of the rear bumper had somewhat exaggerated diffusers, in the production iteration it has been dialled down a bit. That aside, the Punch has a stubby roof-mounted spoiler and a wipe/wash for the rear windscreen. Judging by the images revealed, expect the Punch to be introduced with a nice palette of colour options with a contrast-coloured roof and ORVMs – as seen in these images.
From the front, the Punch’s design looks like a blend of the Nexon and the Harrier. The grille and the upright face bears resemblance with the Nexon while the sleek LED DRLs and the mid-mounted projector headlamps are reminiscent of the larger Harrier. Tata is yet to officially share images of the interior. Expect the brand to pull the wraps off the interior very soon too. In the meantime here's what you can expect from the interior design.
As far as powertrain options are concerned, the Tata Punch will be plonked two 1.2-litre petrol mills – a naturally aspirated unit from the Nexon and a turbo petrol shared with the Altroz. Transmission options may include a 5-speed manual as well as an AMT option.
Expect the Tata Punch to be launched some time in the festive season. When launched, it will lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, and in some ways the Nissan Magnite and the Renault Kiger too.