The Tata Punch rivals Ignis and KUV100, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger compact SUVs in the Indian market
Tata Punch launched in 2021 and quickly became one of the best-selling cars in the Indian market. Tata Motors revealed Punch as an H2X compact SUV (codenamed Hornbill) at the 89th Geneva Universal Motorized Expression in 2019 before being unveiled as a near-production HBX concept model at the Auto Expo 2020 in India. Launched in October 2021 in the country, the Micro SUV packs features, safety rating, and performance at a starting price of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The automaker reached the 2,00,000 units production milestone of the car within 20 months of the launch. It indicates the vast popularity of Tata Punch despite the presence of established rivals in India. We detail the top 3 Tata Punch rivals to help our readers.
Launched in January 2021, Renault Kiger is a Sub-4 Meter Compact SUV. Available with two petrol engine options- a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated and a 1.0-liter turbocharged. The former delivers 70 bhp of maximum power output and 96Nm of peak torque and comes mated with either a five-speed manual or an AMT unit. On the other hand, turbocharged produces 97 bhp maximum power output and 160Nm of peak torque and comes paired with a five-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Renault Kiger starts at Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The Nissan Magnite retails in the price bracket of Rs 5.97 – Rs 10.82 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The sub-compact SUV comes in three dual-tone and five monotone shades: Pearl White With Onyx Black, Tourmaline Brown with Onyx Black, Vivid Blue With Storm White, Blade Silver, Flare Garnet Red, Onyx Black, Sandstone Brown, and Storm White. There are two petrol engine options of the 1-litre naturally aspirated engine (72PS/96Nm) and a 1-litre turbo-petrol engine (100PS/up to 160Nm). The former delivers 71 bhp of maximum power output and 96 Nm of peak torque, while the latter gives out 99 bhp of maximum power output and 100 Nm of peak torque. The naturally aspirated engine comes with only five-manual transmission, while the turbo engine offers manual and CVT transmission.
One of the biggest Tata Punch competitors is the Citroen C3 in the Indian market. Launched in July 2022, Citroen C3 retails in the price range of Rs. 6.16 Lakh – Rs. 8.92 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). A hatchback with an imposing SUV stance with 13 variants makes it an attractive option for Indian buyers. The French automaker offers two petrol engine options -1.2-litre PureTech 110 turbo and the 1.2-liter PureTech 82 naturally aspirated. The former gives out 108 bhp of power output and 5500 rpm of peak torque, while the latter belts 81 bhp of power output and 190Nm of peak torque. The turbocharged engine comes with a 6 Speed Manual Transmission, and the naturally aspirated engine is mated to a 5 Speed manual gearbox.
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