Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile brand, on Monday launched its latest offering in its ‘New Forever’ range of SUVs, Tata PUNCH, which it claims to be India’s first sub-compact SUV.
The automobile brand said it is the recipient of the much-coveted Global NCAP 5-star rating (16.453) for adult occupant protection and 4-star rating (40.891) for child occupant protection.
With several industry-first features up its sleeves, the Tata PUNCH reinforces the four core pillars that define all Tata SUVs- Stunning Design, Versatile and Engaging Performance, Roomy and Spacious Interiors, and Absolute Safety.
“It will now be available for deliveries over 1000 Tata Motors showrooms nationwide, at a starting price of Rs. 5.49Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi),” the company said in a statement.
Speaking at the launch of the new offering, Shailesh Chandra, president – Passenger Vehicles Business Unit (PVBU), Tata Motors, said, “With Punch, we have created an entirely new category altogether to address a growing need for small-in-size cars with a true SUV character.”
“Designed under Impact 2.0 design language, the PUNCH is a stunning, bold SUV. Its tall stance, high ground clearance and commanding driving position provide an exhilarating driving experience even while navigating all the unexpected challenges that Indian roads throw in one’s way,” he said.
“The class-leading comfort, advanced infotainment and connectivity match the high expectations of the increasingly discerning Indian car-buyers.
“Even ahead of its launch, the PUNCH has already got off to a great startby bagging the GNCAP 5-star rating for safety. This is a proud moment for us not only as an entity but also as an Indian carmaker as we continue to deliver on our promise of safety with almost every new product in the market,” Chandra said.
“We are extremely confident that with the kind of differentiation, the feature package and the absolute safety the PUNCH has to offer, it will definitely make its mark in the dynamic Indian car market in the days to come,” Chandra added.