2021 Tata Punch review – Tata's junior SUV is here! | First Drive | Autocar India



The 3.8m long Tata Punch promises SUV traits in a small footprint. Nikhil Bhatia tells you if the Punch makes good on that promise.

Punch Manual –
Pure – Rs 5.49 lakh
Pure (O) – Rs 5.84 lakh
Adventure – Rs 6.39 lakh
Adventure (O) – Rs 6.74 lakh
Accomplished – Rs 7.29 lakh
Accomplished (O) – Rs 7.74 lakh
Creative – Rs 8.49 lakh
Creative (O) – Rs 8.79 lakh

Punch AMT –
Adventure AMT – Rs 6.99 lakh
Adventure (O) AMT – Rs 7.34 lakh
Accomplished AMT – Rs 7.89 lakh
Accomplished (O) AMT – Rs 8.34 lakh
Creative AMT – Rs 9.09 lakh
Creative (O) AMT – Rs 9.39 lakh

Cameraperson: Dinesh Harale
Editor: Mohit Sharma

0:00 – Introduction
0:44 – Tata Punch dimensions
1:20 – Design
3:29 – Tata Punch interior and features
6:46 – Tata Punch rear seat
7:39 – Punch vs Nexon
7:50 – Boot space
8:07 – Spare tyre
8:13 – Engine and gearbox options
8:45 – Tata Punch diesel, turbo and EV
8:58 – Tata Punch manual review
10:16 – Driving modes
10:41 – Auto start/stop
11:05 – Refinement
11:24 – Manual gearshifts
11:37 – Tata Punch AMT review
13:25 – AMT creep mode and hill starts
13:34 – High speed manners
14:12 – Braking
14:26 – Safety equipment
14:39 – Tata Punch crash rating
14:59 – Handling
15:18 – Ride quality
15:55 – Tata Punch off-road
18:15 – Tata Punch price expectation and verdict
19:33 – BTS

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39 comments

  1. Tata Punch ex-showroom prices below!

    Punch Manual –

    Pure – Rs 5.49 lakh

    Pure (O) – Rs 5.84 lakh

    Adventure – Rs 6.39 lakh

    Adventure (O) – Rs 6.74 lakh

    Accomplished – Rs 7.29 lakh

    Accomplished (O) – Rs 7.74 lakh

    Creative – Rs 8.49 lakh

    Creative (O) – Rs 8.79 lakh

    Punch AMT –

    Adventure AMT – Rs 6.99 lakh

    Adventure (O) AMT – Rs 7.34 lakh

    Accomplished AMT – Rs 7.89 lakh

    Accomplished (O) AMT – Rs 8.34 lakh

    Creative AMT – Rs 9.09 lakh

    Creative (O) AMT – Rs 9.39 lakh

  2. I got a chance to test drive both AMT and manual version. In short it's a definite value for money car. Pros and Cons:
    1. Excellent front and rear leg, head room.
    2. In AMT, Hill assist kicks in automatically , we were 5 Passe-ngers in and without pressing the acc pedal it moved up like a charm without any drag.
    3. Suspension is not too stiff and kept us good on pot holes.
    Cons:
    1. Rear seat inclination is 5 – 10 degrees lesser compared to other cars.
    2. Plastics used in exterior could have been better.

  3. U missed the steering response. Which has a severe lag. There's a lot of play in the steering and tata needs to work on fixing it

  4. I have a punch AMT which was delivered to me on 28th Oct.
    I have driven it for over 6400km in two months.
    It had the following problems.
    1. Heating when a/c is in low cool casuing huge drop in milage(10-11km) or a/c is in low cool. At full cool the milage is good(14-15 in city)
    2. Fuel indicator not indicating full when fuel is fully topped up.
    3. Can't mute central locking.
    4. Boot not unlocking with remote.
    5. Rattling noise from dash board.
    Till now Tata are not ready to open a job card for the a/c problem 😭😭.

  5. magnite is better , punch lacks a good engine and is overpriced a bit , at 10-11 lakh i will rather go for mg astor base

  6. Kiger Non Turbo AMT ( RXT) or Tata Punch Adventure AMT+Rythem , which one i should buy?

    Price in Bangalore-
    Kiger -9.4L
    Punch – 9L

  7. I am 5 feet in height. Will it be comfortable for me to drive Tata punch base model( do not have seat height adjustment option) ? Specially for long drive?

  8. Hi A India your reviews are awesome so standard which one would refer as you do on behalf of customer n make us confident on the decisions.

    Could you pls comment on the Engine part of the punch AMT
    1. When I did test drive found there is lag during gear shift is it common or should we be worried
    2. I heard the engine noise at high speeds (highway at 100kmph), it is felt inside cabin very much n also found uncomfortable as the noise was high.
    3. What would be the average mileage
    4. Life n performance depreciation of Tata car engine's learnings from the past pls
    5. How gud or bad is the after sales service support

    Thanks eagerly looking for your reply/ comments pls

  9. boss price are increased now , and secondly, if we talk about on high model which wll be approximately 9 lk , it's over priced , there r so many cars which r better then this in 9lkh
    but if we can go with the base model pure
    then we can say it's workable but that if we get it on 5,50 on road .

  10. Is it me or anyone else also finds that Tata Motors is using Tata Punch as a decoy product to aggressively boost sales of Tiago , Altroz & Nexon ?

  11. I think if you see the year and other cars like Harrier, Safari, Nexon, XUV300 then I think Tata has stepped 3 steps back. Not as good.

  12. i dont understand why many of the car companies are giving such horrible front lights ( the broad one) .. be it safari , punch , harrier , venue all these cars look soo good from sides and back but their front lights completely ruin the show.

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