Tata HBX to be called Punch – Launch Near This Festive Season
Tata HBX is a highly-anticipated micro SUV that first broke its cover at the 2020 Auto Expo. Tata Motors has now unveiled the name of the HBX concept that will be called ‘Punch”. Tata Punch will be the first SUV to sit on the ALFA-ARC platform and follow the Impact 2.0 design philosophy. Tata Motors is said to launch the Punch near the festive season and bookings will be open shortly.
If you remember the HBX concept showcased at the Auto Expo, you will easily recognise the Punch as it looks similar to the concept. Tata has offered an imposing front profile thanks to the split headlights set up along with the slim signature humanity line. The LED DRLs sit on the top whereas projector headlights are placed on the bumper. Complementing the SUV stance, the Punch gets blacked-out lower bumper and body cladding along with circular fog lights.
Tata Motors has only revealed the front-side profile of the Punch and more images will be revealed at launch. Tata Punch will ride on 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and the rear door handles will be placed on the C-pillar. On to the rear, it will boast circular LED taillights and faux skid plates. Talking of engine options, Tata Punch will come powered with the 86PS 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that is also seen in the Tiago, Tigor and Altroz. Along with that, Tata will also offer the 5-speed automatic manual transmission (AMT) option.
As we stated earlier, the launch is slated near the festive season and bookings will be open shortly. Tata Punch will be placed between the Tiago and the Altroz in terms of pricing and positioned below the Nexon. Tata Motors is expected to price the Punch from Rs 5 lakh whereas the top variants could fetch up to 8 lakh price bracket. Tata Punch will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Mahindra KUV100.