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Old 18th October 2021, 11:40   #166
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Pricing of the higher variants can be a deal breaker for many purchasers as in near about that range we have many options available with better engines.

Now this has put me in a fix too.
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Old 18th October 2021, 11:47   #167
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I was so much expecting 7L range for AMT accomplished but this is 7.9L and this means in Mumbai, I am looking at 9L+ on road.
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ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figures for the Tata Punch have been revealed - 18.97kpl for the Manual and 18.82kpl for the AMT.

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Old 18th October 2021, 11:53   #169
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The Tata Punch pricing seems a little on the higher side for the engine. It is 5* safety rated, which in itself, I feel justifies the additional premium over the comparable models.

I agree the higher variant prices are simply too high for this class of cars. It will make lesser sense next year as prices are generally hiked in January.

Depending on the bookings and actual sales Tata may have to revise the price.
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Old 18th October 2021, 12:02   #170
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Good pricing for the base variants. Many Tiago aspirants should now switch over to the Pure or Adventure variant.
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Old 18th October 2021, 12:20   #171
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That Rs 8.49 lakh number reminds me of the pricing for my Honda City SV MT petrol few years back. Honda is still 4th gen City for Rs 9.3 lakh for the same model with even more features added (alloys, LED DRLs, rear charging ports, etc...).

No wonder, Tata is pushing Punch's SUV credentials.
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Old 18th October 2021, 12:24   #172
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Top two variants prices can be justified if they had turbo under their hood which is not the case. I am wandering about the price point of Punch with turbo engines if they are launched in future. Prices will fall in Nexon Territory then.
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@ Sri_tesla - True, City 4th Gen is truly a steal deal.
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Old 18th October 2021, 12:48   #174
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The top variants are simply overpriced. I got the Nexon XMS Diesel for 9.99 ex showroom. It is worth every penny over the Punch, which is a much smaller offering. TATA should have priced this vis a vis the Magnite/Kiger NA engines. These cars offer much more space than the Punch and have a 4 star safety rating (Note: Kiger ratings not official yet). The Punch does feel better built over the Magnite / Kiger but that's it. Perhaps the city performance should be better than the twins.
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Tata, Are you drunk?

I just bought a Tata Altroz 1.5 XZ+ diesel at 9.6 lakhs ex showroom. This is the top of the line with IRA connectivity with a very punchy and frugal 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine.

The Punch, this little car on heels costs 8.8 lakhs ex showroom for top end manual with IRA!! That is ridiculous. Add AMT to it, it is as expensive(just about 30k cheaper) as my top trim altroz diesel.

A small little car with a weak 1.2 N/A 3 pot petrol engine and AMT for 11 lakhs OTR.

No, Thanks!

Variant by variant, Punch is more expensive than Petrol Altroz.

And the audacity to call this " Introductory Prices" is beyond me!

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Clever move by Tata, publishing the 5* crash results before price reveal. Now they will harp on that as the trump card for this overpricing.

One thing is to utilize the market's SUV craze, it's totally a different thing to try to exploit it.

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Pricing is announced.
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Tata Punch launched at ₹5.49L - ₹8.49L!
IMO, the first two variants are priced perfectly, but the last two variants are priced dangerously close to Magnite & Kiger territory. Yes, Tata might have better service, more features and more safety but I don't think the last two demand so much of a premium.
Wow, that's quite confident (over?) on Tata's part. The top trims are loaded to the brim on features (some even better than the larger Nexon in fact) - but the pricing is a bit optimistic to say the least.

The first thought that I had when looking at these prices was - "Ah, the Baleno & Swift are safe!" (pun intended ). I was hoping that this car actually puts up a strong challenge with no stone unturned, and pulls people away from lightly built cars with long feature lists. Alas, its not going to happen I guess. I'd buy a diesel Altroz any day over the top trim Punch I think...The Altroz XZ Diesel will be around 10.8L OTR Pune, without any discounts or insurance negotiations. Definitely will come lower by a few thousands. A fantastic choice for anyone with regular car running (avoiding DPF issues i.e.).

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I think Tata has priced this car taking cues from MS-Ignis pricing. Cheaper entry level variants and gets costlier for top variants. Ignis had 1.2 and 1.3 mills to boast about and this Punch has got 5 star safety rating. Safety has been spoken at length in 2021 as compared 5 years earlier when Ignis was introduced. Let's wait and watch Punch and Ignis sale trend.
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A car which is slower than an alto touching 10plus lakhs onroad?

No thank you. There are cheaper and similar rated vehicles in the same stable that people will prefer instead.

This isn't going on the top 10 list anytime soon. Any engine options we were waiting for will probably push the pricing above the Nexon.
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Interesting comparison

Smaller, naturally aspirated AMT vs Larger, better looking, turbo charged petrol (even gets that gorgeous dark shade).

What would one choose? Is ground clearance worth so much extra price? Or do Tata place bets on people calling punch "Mini Harrier" by pricing it at a premium?

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Altroz iturbo with its stunning looks, more space, faster engine, better handling makes more sense to me.

Forget iturbo top trim, one can buy the Diesel XZ(O) Altroz at the cost lesser than that of Punch Creative IRA AMT version.

Now bring in Polo 1.0 highline TSI into comparison, the Punch is a lakh costlier. Damn!

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