With prices starting at Rs 7.10 lakh and going as high as Rs 9.68 lakh (ex-showroom), the Punch iCNG made its entry in India. Despite being older than the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, the Tata model recently gained a CNG powertrain. Given that CNG offers users a more reasonable driving option, automakers are heavily relying on it, and therefore increasing the number of CNG-powered models in their portfolio. Along with the Punch iCNG's introduction, Tata Motors launched revamped CNG versions of the Tigor and the Tiago, likely in support of the same.
The Hyundai Exter and Maruti Suzuki Fronx S-CNG are two vehicles that compete with the Punch iCNG in our market. We've already compared the Exter and the Punch CNG versions, and in this most recent comparison, we'll examine how the Fronx CNG stacks up against the just-released Punch iCNG. Without further ado, let's compare the engines, features, and other aspects of these SUVs.
Tata Punch iCNG vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG: Engine & Mileage
The heart of the Punch iCNG is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine that pumps out 72.5bhp and 103Nm. Meanwhile, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx S-CNG harbours a 1.2-litre, K-Series, DualJet, Dual VVT petrol unit with a factory-installed CNG kit that delivers 76.5bhp and 98.5Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard equipment for both powertrains. The Punch CNG offers a 26.99km/l efficiency rating, whereas Fronx CNG claims a little more increased 28.51km/l rating.
Tata Punch iCNG vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG: Features
A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic projector headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and other features are available on the Punch iCNG. It also has 16-inch alloy wheels with diamond-cut detailing. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx S-CNG has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, and other features. It does not, however, have the voice-assisted sunroof option that the Tata Punch iCNG does.
Tata Punch iCNG vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG: Safety Equipment
As far as safety goes, both the CNG models from different brands offer some command features such as ABS with EBD, Corner Stability Control, as well as, twin airbags.
Tata Punch iCNG vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG: Price
The three Punch CNG variants offered for purchase in India are Pure, Adventure, and Accomplished. The Punch iCNG has an ex-showroom price ranging from Rs 7.10 lakh to Rs 9.68 lakh. The Fronx S-CNG comes in two versions, the Sigma, and the Delta, with pricing ranging from Rs 8.42 lakh to Rs 9.28 lakh. All are ex-showroom figures.