Tata Motors recently introduced the Nexon Facelift on September 1st, with an upcoming unveiling of its electric version scheduled for September 7th. Once the Nexon EV launches, Tata Motors will be focusing on the Punch EV. This shift is prompted by numerous spy shots of the Punch EV, suggesting its launch is imminent. Before the official launch, here’s everything you need to know about the Punch EV!
2023 Tata Punch EV: Exterior and Interior
While the exterior and interior isn’t going for design change, from the outside, the spy shots revealed new five-spoke 16-inch alloy wheel design which is different than the diamond-cut alloy wheels in the ICE version. At the front, the design will most likely remain the same as from what we can see in the spy shots. The exterior will most likely receive very minor changes over the ICE version like blue highlighting at the front face, fog lamps, door claddings on the side, and at the rear around the taillights, similar to the Nexon EV.
Additionally, the spy shots of Punch EV also reveals that Tata Motors has equipped the Punch EV with disc brakes on all four wheels which is like another change from the ICE-powered Punch that has drum brakes at rear. Other than that, it’ll have halogen headlamps, LED taillights, LED fog lamps, single-pane sunroof, etc.
As for the interiors, the dashboard layout is going to be the same as before except the center console will have rotary dial for drive selection, and an electric parking brake instead of the manual handbrake as spotted from the spy shots that were leaked when it was first seen. Moreover the Punch EV was seen with the same 7-inch infotainment system instead of the 10.25-inch unit it’s offering in other Tata models like the Nexon Facelift.
The Punch EV was spotted with Curvv-inspired two-spoke steering wheel with a digital display on it which will display illuminated logo of Tata Motors, and touch controls for the instrument cluster with haptic feedback. This is another big upgrade from the ICE Punch that has a three-spoke steering wheel with buttons on it to control instrument cluster and other things.
2023 Tata Punch EV: Powertrain
The upcoming Punch EV is based on the ALFA platform with Tata’s 2nd Gen EV architecture which basically involves modifications to transform it from ICE to EV platform. It’ll feature a liquid-cooled battery and a front-wheel-drive system powered by the permanent magnet synchronous motor. Similar to the approach with Nexon, Tiago, and Tigor EVs, we can expect the Punch EV to come with two different battery pack and charging options.
2023 Tata Punch EV: Features and Price
In the ICE version, the Punch EV comes with features like 7-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Digital Instrument Cluster, Single-Pane Sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, 6-Speaker Sound System, Projector Headlamps, cooled glovebox, auto-folding ORVMs, automatic climate control, and 2 Drives modes – Eco, and City. Safety features include 2 airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX anchorages, Height Adjustment Driver Seat, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Rear Defogger, Cruise Control, Traction Control, Reverse Parking Camera with Rear Parking Sensors, and automatic headlamps.
In the upcoming EV version, it’ll get rear disc brakes, 360-degree Surround View Camera, and electric parking brake with auto hold function.
With the Punch EV anticipated to launch anytime soon, it’ll compete with the Citroen eC3 which is priced at Rs. 11.50 – Rs. 12.43 L. Tata Motors aims to position the Punch EV as a viable SUV alternative to their Tigor EV, which is priced between Rs 12.49-13.75 L. So, we can expect Tata Motors to price the Punch EV from Rs. 12 L.