Tata Motors has unveiled their latest offering, the Tata Punch. The Punch sits just below the Nexon, in the micro-SUV segment. Here, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is one of the biggest competitors of the Punch. Today, let’s compare both these cars and see which one stands out!
Design and Looks
On the exterior, the Punch carries a design similar to the one that we see on the beloved Tata Harrier. It gets a bold stance, and the 16-inch wheels make it look much bigger than it is. The Ignis on the other hand concentrates on being youthful and urban, As Maruti calls it, the Ignis is the Urban SUV for India. It gets sharper cuts and creases, and the rear is a hit or a miss, depending on person to person. We feel the the design of the Ignis is something that will grow on you over a period of time.
On the inside, the Punch just looks better. The interior is well laid out, and is very similar to the interiors of the Tata Altroz. The Steering, driver’s display and the infotainment all look very similar to the layout in the Altroz, which is definitely a good thing. The Ignis’ interior feels slightly outdated. Maruti has added accents that make it look young and urban but the Ignis really needs a redesign.
The Tata punch also gets a few more features than the Ignis like Cruise control and a digital display in the instrument cluster.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
|1.2L, 3-Clyinder Petrol
87HP and 113nm Torque
Transission- 5 Speed manual/AMT
|1.2L, 4-Cylinder Petrol
82HP and 112nm Torque
Transmission- 5 Speed manual/AMT
While we haven’t driven the Punch yet, this engine is no stranger. It’s the same unit that we see on the Tata Tiago and Tigor, and it is not known for its refinement. The Ignis on the other hand is extremely refined and silent.
The Punch being taller and wider will definitely make you feel like you’re in a bigger car. It is also much more capable off the road, as compared to the Ignis. The Ignis would be a better choice for you if all you want is a smooth and silent car. The Ignis for sure has a lot of body roll and is not very stable at high speeds. Since the Punch is placed on the same platform as that of the Altroz, we can expect better handling and stability.
The Ignis starts at Rs.4.95 Lakhs(ex-showroom) and the Tata Punch is expected to start at Rs.5.0-5.5 Lakhs(ex-showroom).