Tata Punch has secured the highest 5-star safety rating with a highest ever score of 16.453 for any Indian car from Global NCAP. It has received the highest adult occupant protection rating. The yet-to-be-launched micro-SUV has been awarded 4-star rating with a score of 40.891 for child occupant protection from Global NCAP. The Punch is the third Tata car to get this recognition after the Altroz in January 2020 and the Nexon in December 2018. Tata Punch will be officially launched on October 18, 2021 in the Indian market.
Tata Punch has been designed by the company's studios in India, UK, and Italy. It comes packed with a plethora of safety features in the form of Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control, Front Fog Lamp with Cornering Function, Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points, Perimetric Alarm System, Reverse Parking Camera, Driver & Co-Driver Seat Belt Reminders and Tire Puncture repair Kit. In addition, the micro-SUV boasts of a segment-first Brake Sway Control feature which detects the tendency of instability during abrupt braking before the ABS kicks in to avoid vehicle swaying from the driving path. Built on the Agile Light Flexible Advanced (ALFA) architecture, Tata Punch will rival Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100.
Commenting on this milestone, Mr. Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicles Business, Tata Motors, said, “SUVs are the ideal solution for Indian customers as they offer a perfect balance of performance, comfort and durability suited for Indian roads. When we were developing the Punch, we were very clear that despite its compact size, we wanted to offer customers a holistic package. The Punch reinforces the four core pillars that define all Tata SUVs- Stunning Design, Versatile and Engaging Performance, Roomy and Spacious Interiors, and Absolute Safety. We are proud to have delivered yet another product that will be regarded as the safest passenger vehicle on Indian roads. This landmark achievement by Tata Motors is also a testament of the fact that the automotive industry in India is capable of delivering the highest global standards of safety in vehicles.”