Tata Punch vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Spec Comparison

By Aditya Jadhav | on October 18, 2021

The Tata Punch directly competes with Maruti Suzuki's Ignis. Now, the Punch brings a substantial amount of features and tech to the table, but how does all this compare to what Ignis has to offer. Let's see. 

The Tata Punch has finally made its debut. The prices for the Punch start from Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom). The Punch has been positioned in the segment that is already occupied by the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. While the Tata Punch has been launched as a micro SUV, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis gets a few crossover-like bits, such as body cladding and roof rails.

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The entry-level pricing of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is close to the base price of the Tata Punch. Also, both cars are comparable in terms of transmission options, engine size, and some features.

Powertrain and Gearbox

The Punch gets a similar engine as the Tata Altroz, while the Ignis shares its powertrain with the pre-updated Maruti Suzuki Swift. While both engines are compliant with the new emission norms, the 1.2-litre four-banger in the Ignis is equipped with older-gen components. Both the Punch and the Ignis miss out on a diesel option. Both cars get optional AMT, while the standard gearbox on offer is a five-speed manual unit.

 

Tata Punch

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Engine

1,199cc, three-cylinder

1,197cc, four-cylinder

Power

84.4bhp at 6,000rpm

81.8bhp at 6,000rpm

Torque

113Nm at 3,300rpm

113Nm at 4,200rpm

Gearbox

5 MT / AMT

5 MT / AMT

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Features

Both cars get features such as automatic climate control, push-button start, powered ORVMs, and a height-adjustable driver seat. Both cars get dual front airbags and ABS as standard. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis has scored three stars in Global NCAP ratings, and the Punch has received a five-star rating.

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The AMT version of the Punch gets a Traction Pro mode. Additionally, the Punch also gets driving modes, namely the City and the Eco. It also packs convenient features such as auto headlamps and wipers.

Pricing

The prices of the base models of the respective cars differ by only Rs 39,000, with the Punch being the one on the expensive side. The Ignis is priced from Rs 5.10 lakh (ex-showroom), whereas the Punch has a starting price of Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

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It is the higher models of the said cars that show a substantial price difference. The Ignis top-spec auto is priced at Rs 7.70 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Punch's top-spec AMT variant demands Rs 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom). While the Punch may seem like an expensive proposition, the newest Tata Product offers a few features that the Ignis misses out on. The Tata punch also gets a better approach, departure, and break-over angles compared to most hatchbacks on sale in India.

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