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After setting a new benchmark for safety in India, Tata Motors have now launched the Punch starting from Rs 5.49 lakh for the Pure (base) variant which goes all the way up to Rs 8.49 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Creative (top) variant. Tata Motors will likely revise the prices after the 31st of December 2021.

As you can see from the price list, there are four variants on offer or what Tata Motors calls Personas, which can be further customised. There are three customisation packs on offer: Rhythm, Dazzle and iRA. Also, you can choose from seven different colour options.

For now, the Punch is only available in the 85-bhp 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 11.52 kgm of torque; it’s the same engine powering the Altroz as well. However, Tata says the low-end torque on the Punch is tuned to be better. Well, Rivan found those claims to be true in his review, you can read about it here. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or an AMT. As for features, you get two drive modes (City and Eco) and advanced AMT with ‘Traction Pro’ mode. Inside, there’s a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, and iRA connected car technology among others.

In addition to this, Global NCAP had recently tested the Punch and it came out with flying colours. It’s technically the safest car in Tata’s lineup after it received a 5-star rating for adult occupant protection and a 4-star rating for child occupant protection. The Punch might be small in size, but it packs a punch where it matters the most.