2021 Tata Punch Review : 8 Pros & 8 Cons

One of the first things GTO, Aditya and I agreed on was that the Punch looks sexy! Models like these prove that you don't need to spend big money to have style.

Tata Punch Pros

  • Snazzy styling! We love the mini-Harrier face and tight rear end
  • Well-designed & practical cabin with enough space for 4 adults
  • 366-liter boot is accommodating
  • 1.2L NA petrol offers good driveability in the city. Performance is acceptable <90 kmph
  • Sorted road manners & reassuring high speed stability
  • Enjoyable Harman 6-speaker ICE. One of the better systems in this segment
  • Features such as auto headlamps & wipers, cruise control, Traction Pro (AMT), cooled glovebox…with factory customization packs too
  • Uses the well-rated platform of the Altroz. Safety package includes dual airbags, CSC, brake sway control, ISOFIX etc.

Tata Punch Cons

  • 1.2L NA petrol’s highway performance is weak. At 100 kmph & up, more noise than action
  • Suspension has a firm tune (R16 variants). It is compliant & liveable, but you do feel bad roads
  • Jerky and slow AMT gearbox when competitors offer you smoother CVTs and torque converters
  • 3-cylinder petrol cannot match the competition’s 4-cylinders in refinement & NVH
  • No turbo petrol or diesel option. Period. Rivals & other Tata cars offer both
  • Cabin width makes 4 adults welcome, not 5
  • Some missing goodies such as an auto-dimming IRVM, splitting rear seat, rear AC vents, full-size spare…
  • Tata's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble

Read Team-BHP's Detailed Tata Punch Review.

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