The time is finally here! This is what most of us have been waiting for, Indian carmaker Tata is all set is introduced its first urban SUV, The Tata Punch a.k.a Hornbill.

It’s been almost a year since Tata has been testing the new urban SUV. First showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and was scheduled to launch by September of 2020. However, all the plans were sent to the drain due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which postponed the launch indefinitely.

Tata Punch | Credits- Autocar
Tata Punch | Credits- Autocar

However, with times getting better and the automobile industry hitting an all-time high. It’s time for Tata to unleash the Punch or the Hornbill. The Punch was teased via a small video posted on the brands Instagram handle.

What’s under the hood?

  • The Punch micro SUV will come with an Altroz sourced 1.2-litre Revotron petrol mill.
  • The engine generates 85bhp and 113Nm of peak torque while paired to a standard 5-speed manual and an optional AMT.
  • The is based on Tata’s ALFA architecture and the Impact 2.0 design inherited from the Tata Altroz and will be positioned under the Tata Nexon.
  • With its launch, the Tata Punch/Hornbill will lock its horn with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Renault Kwid.

What’s on the feature end?

Tata HBX Steering Wheel
Tata Punch Steering Wheel
  • Based on the latest spy shots, leaks and test mules, the Punch will most likely retain the interiors that were featured on the concept car.
  • As per the most recent spy shots, taking the centre stage on the Punch will be floating touchscreen infotainment like to be a seven inches set-up that is seen on the Altroz and the Nexon.
  • What’s more, the square-shaped air-conditioning vents are positioned below the screen sandwiching the hazard light button.
  • Further down, there would be controls for the HVAC system that also confirms the presence of automatic climate control.
Tata HBX Infotainment System
Tata Punch Infotainment System
  • Spy shots also show the presence of a 5-speed manual transmission but do not capture any drive mode adjustment knob which Tata usually place near the transmission itself.
  • Other than that, the Digi-analogue instrument cluster and the multi-functional steering resemble the one that was showcased back in 2020.
  • Other confirmed details about the onboard features include cruise control, steering-mounted controls, push start/stop button and 12V socket.
  • Heading outside, the Punch surely looks like the mini-version of the Tata Harrier
  • Going by the teaser, it looks like it also resembles its concept showcase at the Auto Expo.
  • The exterior feature list includes an LED DRL strip that goes alongside its harrier like front grille, chrome inserts on the front bumper and oval shaped taillamps.

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