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MY24 Tata Punch facelift begins road testing

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Tata Motors has begun road testing for the facelifted version of its popular micro SUV, the Tata Punch. The new model was recently spotted on Indian roads, completely covered in camouflage wrap to hide details.

Tata Punch Design Updates

The overall silhouette of the car remains the same. Changes in the exterior could include a revised front look with an updated bumper, headlights, DRLs, and an updated grille. The side of the car reveals a camouflaged set of 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear of the car does not seem to have major changes save for a revised bumper and taillights. Overall, the SUV will follow the design language of the Tata Punch EV and of its bigger siblings, Tata Nexon, Tata Harrier, and Tata Safari.

Interior Upgrades

The interior of the new Punch is likely to get the most major upgrades. The SUV’s interior is expected to be similar to that of the Punch EV. We can expect a fully digital interior, featuring a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.2-inch infotainment system, borrowed from the Punch EV. Other list of features include rear AC vents, auto AC, cooled glovebox, push button start/stop, 360-degree camers, ventilated seats, and sunroof in higher variants.

Tata Punch Safety Features

Tata is known for manufacturing safe cars and the Punch is no different. The SUV comes equipped with dual airbags, parking sensors at the rear, ABS, EBD, high-speed alerts, and much more as standard. The facelift is expected to come loaded with 6 airbags in top variants. One thing that can be seen in the spy images is the discs at the rear hinting at the inclusion of all 4 disc brakes in the updated version. The current version of Tata Punch scored a 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP, which is likely to be carried forward in the facelift as well.

Performance and Transmission

The facelift isn’t likely to get any performance or transmission upgrades. Powering the Punch currently is the familiar 1.2L Revotron petrol engine producing 86bhp and 113Nm of torque. The same motor could be carried over to the facelifted model. While some reports suggest the inclusion of a more powerful 1.2L turbo petrol engine from the Nexon, there’s no official confirmation from Tata Motors. This could be the variant having all four discs. Transmission options are expected to remain the same, offering buyers 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT options. The CNG version of the facelifted Tata Punch is also expected to be launched in 2025.

Also Read: Tata Punch.EV Review