On paper, we compare the soon-to-be-released Tata Punch vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis to see how these micro-crossovers compare.
Tata Motors has revealed the Punch, a new micro-SUV for the Indian market. This new model will go on sale later this month, and reservations are already being taken across the country. Tata Punch is not only appealing in appearance, but it is also well-equipped, with adequate cabin room expected.
We put the new Tata Punch micro-SUV up against Maruti Suzuki’s Compact Urban SUV, the Ignis, to see how it stacks up.
Tata Punch and Maruti Ignis exterior styles and proportions
The recently introduced Tata Punch is a gorgeous car based on the HBX concept. The split headlamps at the front are inspired by the Harrier. The front grille is also vertically divided, and the front bumper features a large air dam with fog lights at the end. There’s a thick layer of black cladding all around, as well as lovely dual-tone alloy wheels. It has a high bumper and a set of wraparound taillights in the back.
In terms of length, width, height, and even wheelbase, the Punch is slightly larger than the Ignis. The Tata micro-overall SUV’s look is far more appealing than that of its Maruti opponent, which should translate to superior road presence as well.
Compared: Tata Punch vs Maruti Ignis – Features and interior
The interior of the Punch is simple, but it has a quality feel to it. The vehicle is equipped with a flat-bottom steering wheel and a semi-digital instrument cluster. On the dashboard, there’s a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system as well as huge, rectangular AC vents.
Automatic climate control, all power windows, power-operated ORVMs, cruise control, smart keyless entry, push-button start/stop, cooled glove box, and optional iRA linked car tech are all included in the equipment list. Similarly to the Altroz, the doors open 90 degrees for convenient entry and exit. The interior of the Maruti Ignis is quite plain; the dashboard is clean and straightforward, with rectangular AC vents in the centre and round ones on the sides. The floating infotainment touchscreen is located in the centre, slightly tilted towards the passenger (7.0-inch unit).
Automatic climate control, power windows, keyless entry and go, power-adjustable ORVMs, LED headlights and DRLs, manual height adjustment (driver seat), rear AC vents, and other options are available.
Powertrain Comparison: Tata Punch vs Maruti Ignis
The Tata Punch comes with a 1.2-litre NA petrol engine that produces 86 PS and 113 Nm. On all variations except the base trim, a 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, and a 5-speed AMT is available as an option.
Specifications for Tata Punch
The engine is 1.2 litres in capacity and is a naturally aspirated inline-3 petrol engine. 86 PS maximum power, 113 Nm maximum torque 5-speed manual transmission/5-speed automatic transmission
The Maruti Ignis comes with only one engine option a 1.2L NA petrol engine. This motor produces 83 PS and 113 Nm of peak power and torque and comes with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.
Specifications of the Maruti Ignis
The engine is 1.2 litres in capacity and is a naturally aspirated inline-4 petrol engine. 83 PS maximum power, 113 Nm maximum torque 5-speed manual transmission/5-speed automatic transmission
The difference in pricing between the base models of the two cars is only Rs 39,000, with the Punch being the more expensive. The Ignis starts at Rs 5.10 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Punch starts at Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom) (ex-showroom).
The higher-end models of the mentioned vehicles have a significant price difference. In terms of pricing, the top-spec Ignis is priced at 7.70 lakhs, while the top-spec AMT Punch is priced at 9.09 lakhs (ex-showroom). While the Punch may appear to be a costly option, it includes a few functions that the Ignis lacks. In comparison to most hatchbacks available in India, the Tata punch has improved approach, departure, and break-over angles “as read and reported by gaadiwaadi.com”.