Tata Launch Mini SUV: what we know so far

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The Tata Punch is a new micro SUV. The company has released photos of the production SUV formerly known as the Tata HBX. The new Tata Punch Micro SUV will be the brand’s smallest SUV and will sit underneath the Nexon.

Exterior:

The highlight of the Tata Punch‘s production specifications is that it doesn’t stray too far from the HBX concept announced at Auto Expo 2020. Based on the ALFA gasoline engine architecture that was originally shared with Altoz.

As mentioned, the Tata Punch series is very similar to the aforementioned concept but scaled down a bit. More importantly, the Punch uses the familiar design language found in large Tata SUVs like the Harrier and Safari, as well as Tata’s individual headlight settings and human grille. Fenders and trim have been weak since the HBX concept.

But sloping wheel arches, an upright stance, and a heavy body still surround the SUV’s exterior. The front apron also features the original Tata Y design and features fog lamps. The two-tone body paint creates a pleasant floating effect on the roof. The Punch uses a set of slim 16-inch alloy wheels. However, Tata has not announced the design for the rear of the micro SUV.

Expected interior and features:

The interior has yet to be revealed, but it is expected to be close to a revamped concept with an independent 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a striped, square-hole design. Components include a flat-bottomed 3-speed steering wheel, HVAC controls, a digital speedometer, and a partially digital instrument cluster with an analog speedometer.

Expected Powertrain Details:

The Punch Micro SUV is expected to be powered by two 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engines. The lower-spec version runs on Tiago and Tigor and is a natural aspect of the 83bhp product. On the other hand, the taller variant is expected to receive a 1.2-liter turbo version that works with the Altrozi Turbo. Powertrain options can include a 5-speed manual transmission and an AMT transmission. Like the Altoz, the Punch is based on the Tata ALPHA architecture.

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