Since last year Tata much anticipated Micro SUV PUNCH or HBX or Hornbill have been seen over the spied spots, rendered and conceptual form in Auto Expo 2020. And there are plenty of full reasons to buy tata PUNCH Measuring just 2.8 meters. The SUV has a compact footprint and the design of a crossover. Naturally, with its design and pricing it has already created a buzz among buyers and in this we will give you the top 4 reasons to buy PUNCH and 4 reasons not to buy PUNCH: –
First, we Start with top 4 reasons to Buy Tata PUNCH
Tata has recently developed some good-looking vehicles in the past few years. They have changed their design philosophy over the years. Now many new platforms are being made and some have been taken from Land Rover Jaguar. Although, tata PUNCH is built on a same ALFA platform which shares its underpinnings with tata Altroz. Its ahs a very good design in Micro SUV segment. Although, the PURE base variant is also looks very good as well.
- Features and practicality
With almost every interior part is taken from premium hatchback Altroz which makes cabin very airy and spacious. Sure, there are something that tata could have been work but the SUV doesn’t feel very cheap of low grade. There are lots of loaded boot space, plenty of storage spaces all around the cabin. However, the top end variant CREATIVE has loaded with top end features like IRA, 7-inch infotainment enable with android auto and apple car play, navigation, wireless charging, semi digital instrument cluster and so on.
- Ride Quality and handling
The PUNCH has an excellent ride quality and have an amazing handling as well. It provides driver confidence, comes with light steering and can tackle Indian roads with ease. Being a little Micro SUV, it has a good traffic turning as well.
People looking to buy Tata PUNCH cannot over look this no matter. As recently Global NCAP has released its crash safety test which was awarded with 5-star safety rating. With that it becomes the safest car in the Indian market beating Mahindra XUV300.
Now, we take a look at Top 4 reasons to not buy PUNCH
- Underpowered engine
Well, the tata PUNCH offered with sole 1.2 Litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which develops 86 PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The transmission coupled with 5-speed MT standard and optional AMT. While, it suits for the city or commuter driving but for people on open road want a little more power. It could have been offered with 1.2 Litre turbocharged petrol engine as well.
- AMT gearbox
There are two transmission gearbox system 5-speed MT and optional AMT. While, the 5-speed MT is very fine and give a good response but same not for the AMT variant.
- Cabin room
Although, Tata PUNCH measures 3.8 meters in length but it has 2.4 meters wheelbase in length, which is quite small for proper 5-seater vehicle. Other than that, the rear passenger hasn’t had the 3-point seat belt and headrest. However, 3 passengers at the back will be hassle for short and longer ride.
Many buyers are happy with the introductory price which starts from Rs 5.49 lakh for base PURE variant, adventure Rs 6.39 lakh to Rs 6.99 lakh. Although, same cannot be say for accomplished and Creative variant, as former priced between Rs 7.29 lakh to Rs 7.89 lakh, while the latter priced between Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 9.09 lakh. However, along with that packages cost between Rs 30,000 to Rs 45,000 which includes extra cost. Although, as these are introductory price it is valid for up to 31st December 2021.