The Tata Punch CNG is generating excitement as spy shots reveal new information about the highly anticipated micro SUV. Building on the success of the Altroz CNG, Tata is incorporating the split-tank cylinder setup in the Punch CNG. Let’s explore the latest details surrounding this upcoming vehicle.
Spy Shots Confirm Imminent Launch
Recent spy shots of an undisguised white Tata Punch provide confirmation that it is the CNG variant being tested. The presence of the “iCNG” badge and the placement of the spare wheel on the underside of the vehicle serve as indications of its CNG configuration.
The Punch CNG will feature the same 1.2-litre petrol engine as the Altroz CNG, delivering 73.5PS of power and 103Nm of torque. It will be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, and like other Tata CNG models, the Punch CNG will offer the option to start directly in CNG mode.
Tata aims to equip the Punch CNG with several appealing features, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a single-pane sunroof (a new addition to the model), push-button start/stop, automatic climate control, and connected car technology. Safety features are expected to include multiple airbags, a reversing camera, and rear parking sensors.
Usable Boot Space
A significant advantage of the Punch CNG is its usable boot space, thanks to the dual CNG cylinders positioned beneath the boot floor. Although exact figures haven’t been revealed by Tata, it is expected to accommodate at least one small luggage bag along with a pair of duffle or soft bags.
Expected Pricing and Competition
The Punch CNG is anticipated to be priced at a premium of approximately one lakh over its petrol-only counterpart, following the pricing strategy seen with the Altroz CNG. It will compete with the CNG variants of upcoming vehicles, including the Hyundai Exter.
Tata Motors is expanding its CNG lineup by introducing the Punch CNG, which incorporates the split-tank cylinder technology successfully employed in the Altroz CNG. With its impressive features, ample boot space, and efficient powertrain, the Punch CNG is poised to make a mark in the micro SUV segment. Enthusiasts eagerly await its official release.