Tata Punch is the newest offering from the giant Indian vehicle manufacturer. Pegged at a start price of Rs 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom), Tata says the Punch is one of the safest cars in India.
It has achieved a full 5-star rating for adult occupant protection and 4-stars for child occupant protection in Global NCAP’s (New Car Assessment Program) latest #SaferCarsForIndia crash test.
The Punch rivals a slew of family hatchbacks and other micro-SUVs. Tata Motors is selling the Punch in 4 different trim levels, namely Pure, Adventure, Accomplished, and Creative. And in case the trim levels feel like stripped-down versions, they can be dolled up with the help of customization/accessory packs. In total, there are three of them available – Rhythm, Dazzle, and iRA.
As per Global NCAP, the Tata Punch was tested in its most basic safety specification, fitted with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX child seat mounts. Global NCAP says that the Punch can be further improved by equipping the model with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), side head impact protection systems as standard, and three-point belts in all seating positions. The Punch also offers standard Seat Belt Reminders (SBR) for driver and passenger. It is worth mentioning that in addition to the front offset deformable barrier (ODB) test, the Punch was had to undergo the UN95 side impact test too to claim the full 5-Star safety rating.