Tata established the micro-SUV phase in India when it introduced the new Punch in India in 2021. Now the carmaker is set to broaden its micro-SUV’s variant line-up with the addition of an iCNG design.
Cosmetically there is minimal to set the Punch iCNG aside from its common sibling. Tata has also long gone via the approach of creating the Punch CNG much more sensible by offering it a useable boot. Named twin-cylinder engineering, Tata has swapped out the one particular big CNG cylinder in the boot with two scaled-down units that sit below the boot flooring. Whilst boot room is envisioned to be diminished as as opposed to the normal product Tata suggests there will nonetheless be ample useable area. The new method also doesn’t affect carrying ability with the twin cylinders giving up to 60 litres of ability – the similar as in Tata’s other CNG styles.
Inside of the interior receives minor tweaks this sort of as a CNG level readout in the instrument cluster and a button to swap between petrol and CNG. Tata nevertheless is packing in some surprises in the aspect record. The Punch CNG will get kit this sort of as an electrical sunroof and up to 6 airbags – capabilities not yet provided on the typical model. This could also point out that Tata could before long update the Punch petrol as nicely. Other kit on provide consists of a 7.-inch touchscreen, projector headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seats, leak detection method and a hearth defense product.
Coming to the powertrain, the Punch iCNG gets a 1.2-lite naturally aspirated three-cylinder motor developing 76 bhp and 97 Nm. As with other Tata CNG designs it capabilities a solitary Ecu and can be commenced up immediately in CNG method. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox as conventional.
In phrases of rivals, the Punch iCNG will give a new substitute to the likes of the Swift CNG and Grand i10 Nios CNG. The micro-SUV is anticipated to go on sale in India in the coming months