Tata Punch to get a turbo-petrol engine?

By Aditya Jadhav | on October 27, 2021 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Tata Punch is heavily based on the Tata Altroz. The Punch borrows the platform and powertrain from the larger B+ segment hatchback, and online reports suggest that the Punch may soon get the forced-induction motor as well.

The Punch was Tata's one of the most anticipated launches of the year, and it did grab some attention, but the pricing was a bit of a let-down for some of its variants. The Punch retails between Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom).

Tata Punch rear design

The Punch uses the same ALFA platform as the Tata Altroz hatchback, which means that the Punch is equally safe as the Altroz and can very well accommodate the powertrain options available with the larger hatchback. There are good chances that the Altroz’s 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor can be fitted into the Punch; however, there are no signs that the Punch will be offered with the manufacturer’s 1.5-litre diesel mill.

Tata Punch interior

The new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor will not only bump the power output substantially but will also make the Punch's price rise. The only drawback of this setup is that the turbo-petrol model of the Punch will miss out on the convenience of an automatic transmission.

Tata Punch side view

Currently, the Punch gets the 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The power output is 84.4bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm at 3,300rpm. The turbo-petrol model is likely to churn out over 100bhp and 130Nm. Online reports suggest that Tata may introduce the Punch with a turbo-petrol engine by the Q1 of 2022. Later next year, an all-electric Tata Punch could make its debut as well.

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Tata Punch is Good car for middle class family.

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