With the official unveiling of the new Tata Punch, Tata has definitely set the stage on fire. The Punch not only packs in an extremely practical cabin but also gets a capable powertrain and an attractive exterior styling. The main rivals to the Punch include cars like the Maruti Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100. With the competition in the segment spicing up with the launch of the Punch, the buyers will definitely have a tough time while evaluating various cars. Here is a detailed Tata Punch Vs Maruti Ignis comparison for such buyers that will help them know everything about these two cars.
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The Tata Punch is being launched as the first micro-SUV in the brand's line-up and boasts high ground clearance, a bulky and imposing front fascia, a rugged look and a tall-boy stance. Starting with the front, the Punch gets a high-set hood along with a bulky bumper that also houses projector headlamps. Just like the Harrier, the Punch too gets LED DRLs along with a bold stance. The side profile is dominated by large R-16 dual cut alloy wheels while the rear may remind you of the Nexon. The Tata Punch comes with LED taillights that not only look good but also help it look much more premium than the rivals.
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The Maruti Suzuki Ignis on the other hand gets a more funky design with a big wide grille upfront that complements large squarish headlamps. The presence of a faux skid plate upfront and plastic body cladding all across helps the Ignis boast a rugged stance. The side profile however remains subtle and the car gets R-15 alloy wheels with a gloss black finish. The rear however may not appeal to everyone. In all, while the Tata Punch looks handsome and will appeal to a wider audience, the Ignis on the other hand gets an old-school boxy design that has its own set of admirers.
|Tata Punch||Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Length||3827 mm||3700 mm|
|Width||1742 mm||1690 mm|
|Height||1615 mm||1595 mm|
|Wheelbase||2445 mm||2435 mm|
|Ground Clearance||187 mm (unladen)||180 mm|
|Boot Space||366 L||260 L|
|Kerb Weight||1000-1035 kg||840-865 kg|
Tata has left no stones unturned to make the Punch an extremely VFM and appealing product for the buyers. While the exterior design helps it deliver a great road presence, the cabin of the car too offers a rich in-cabin experience. There is enough space in both the rows and the seats are comfortable and supportive. On the features front, the Punch gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with an eight-speaker audio setup. In addition to this, the Punch gets many other features like auto climate control, push-button start, 6-way adjustable driver's seat, day/night IRVM, etc.
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The Maruti Ignis on the other hand too offers an impressive cabin. Space at the front and at the rear is commendable and the seats too are extremely comfortable. The dashboard looks funky and the dual-tone black-white combination does look extremely appealing to the eyes. Needless to say, the Ignis too gets a 17.8 cm smart infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Apart from this, features like LED headlamps, auto climate control, rear defogger, push-button start, steering mounted controls, etc are also on offer with the package.
The Tata Punch is powered by a 1.2-L Revotron engine that delivers 86 ps of peak power output while the maximum torque is claimed to be 113 Nm. The car can be had with a 5-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. While this engine boasts a strong low-end and commendable city driveability, it does lack in the refinement and NVH departments. The fuel economy however is impressive and the Punch gets two driving modes as standard. In addition to this, features like Dyna-Pro Tech and Traction Pro help the car deliver impressive performance in extreme situations.
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The Maruti Ignis gets the brand's tried and tested 1.2-L K12B motor that churns out 83 PS and 113 Nm of peak torque output. Just like the Punch, this motor too comes mated to a 5-speed MT as standard while the buyers can also opt for the optional 5-speed AMT gearbox. When compared to the Punch, the Maruti Ignis not only delivers better performance, but its lighter kerb weight also helps it deliver better fuel economy figures. In addition to this, the Ignis also leads the game when it comes to engine refinement and NVH levels inside the cabin.
|Tata Punch||Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Engine Type||Revotron 1.2-L BS6 Engine||1.2-L K12B VVT Petrol BS6 Engine|
|Capacity, Cylinders||1199 cc, 3 Cylinder||1197 cc, 4 Cylinder|
|Max Power||86 ps @ 6000 rpm||83 ps @ 6000 rpm|
|Max Torque||113 Nm @ 3300 rpm||113 Nm @ 4200 rpm|
|Gearbox||5-Speed MT/ 5-Speed AMT||5-Speed MT/ 5-Speed AMT|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 L||32 L|
On comparing the prices, the entry-level trim of Ignis is Rs 39,000 cheaper than Punch. Ignis starts at Rs 5.49 lakhs and goes up to Rss 7.47 lakhs whereas Punch starts at Rs 5.49 lakhs and goes up to Rs 9.09 lakhs respectively. The prices mentioned below are ex-showroom prices.
|MODEL||VARIANT||ENGINE||MINIMUM PRICE||MAXIMUM PRICE|
|TATA PUNCH||Pure||1.2L Petrol||-||Rs 5.49 lakhs|
|Adventure||1.2L Petrol||Rs 6.39 lakhs||Rs 6.99 lakhs|
|Accomplished||1.2L Petrol||Rs 7.29 lakhs||Rs 7.89 lakhs|
|Creative||1.2L Petrol||Rs 8.49 lakhs||Rs 9.09 lakhs|
|MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS||Sigma||1.2L VVT Petrol||-||Rs 5.10 lakhs|
|Delta||1.2L VVT Petrol||Rs 5.81 lakhs||Rs 6.31 lakhs|
|Zeta||1.2L VVT Petrol||Rs 6.22 lakhs||Rs 6.72 lakhs|
|Alpha||1.2L VVT Petrol||Rs 6.97 lakhs||Rs 7.47 lakhs|
The Tata Punch definitely is a great product for anyone looking for a fresh and capable car that delivers an SUV-like experience. The car comes with a bold design, spacious cabin, and segment-leading capabilities which help it have a clear edge over its rivals. The Maruti Ignis on the other hand delivers a better engine and a compact footprint that makes it a perfect city car.
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