Tata Punch directly rivals high-riding cars such as Maruti Suzuki Ignis. For those who are confused between the two, the below article will show the complete picture.
Tata has recently launched another compact SUV in the ever-growing segment of the Indian auto market space. The newly launched Punch has a lot of unique elements that make it stand out from the crowd. The car is a blend of high riding hatchback and a compact SUV that competes against cars such as the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, especially when it comes to pricing.
In a zeal to make the most out of the segment, every carmaker is offering cutting-edge features and specs in their cars. So, which is the best among Tata Punch and Maruti Suzuki Ignis? Scroll down to continue reading the comparison between the two.
Being an SUV, Tata Punch clearly dominates the dimensions department. So, here the Punch outplays Ignis in each area of measurement.
|Tata Punch||Maruti Ignis|
In terms of styling, the new Punch has a striking similarity with its sibling and can be called a mini-Harrier. The front profile comes with a muscular flat bonnet and split-styled projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The aggressive front fascia is further complemented by a tri-arrow designed glossy black grille with a huge air dam. The sides are flanked by 16-inch alloy wheels and incorporate a unique 90-degree door opening feature for hassle-free entry and exit. The rear profile has a nice sharp look with small sporty but bold LED tail lamps.
Maruti Ignis features a radical design as the front profile looks intimidating and imposing with sturdy skid plates. There is a sense of matureness with the toothy chrome grille while LED projector headlamps add some more value to the car. The car has a tall-boy SUV stance from the sides, while the stunning 15-inch alloy wheels enhance the road presence. The rear is equally sporty and tough with striking spoiler and scuff plates.
Interiors and Features
The interiors of the Punch are in line with the taste of the millennials. The dual-tone theme with a premium-looking layered dashboard, leather-wrapped steering wheel and blue borders on the aircons, looks eye-catching. Despite being compact on the outside, the cabin is spacious with seats upholstered in a tri-arrow design.
In terms of comfort and convenience, the Punch is equipped with a freestanding 7-inch touchscreen panel that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a part-digital instrument cluster. Further, it also gets automatic ac, auto fold ORVMs, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, driver-seat height adjustment, push engine start/stop button, iRA connected car suite, fast USB charging, and cooled glove box.
The Ignis on the other hand has a clean and seamless design with a roomy cabin that follows a minimalistic approach. The car gets dual-tone ivory interiors and blue highlights inside with contrast stitching on the seats. The Ignis is also equipped with Maruti’s latest SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment unit powered by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The hatchback is high on comfort as it gets automatic climate control, electrically adjustable ORVMs, driver-seat height adjustment, rear 60:40 seat split and engine start/stop button. However, it misses features like automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and connected car technology.
Tata Punch has certainly an edge over Maruti Ignis as it gets 5-star Global NCAP safety ratings. Both the car gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mount, front and rear fog lamps, and rear parking sensors with a camera. However, Tata Punch also gets a cornering function with front fog lamps, cruise control and anti-glare IRVM.
There is not much difference in the engine specs except with the Tata Punch producing slightly extra power than Ignis. The transmission options in both cars are the same.
|Tata Punch||Maruti Ignis|
|Engine||1.2L petrol||1.2L petrol|
|Transmission||5-speedMT/5-speed AMT||5-speed MT/AMT|
Pricing and Verdict
Tata Punch is available in the price range of Rs. 5.64 – 8.98 Lakh, while the Maruti Ignis is priced in the bracket of Rs 5.25 – 7.62 Lakh (ex-showroom). As Tata Punch is a micro-SUV and the premium features and safety package it comes with, the price difference is evident.
However, if you are tight on budget and want a tall-boy hatchback with an SUV stance and are ready to compromise a bit on comfort and safety, Maruti Ignis is an excellent vehicle to choose. But when it comes to deciding the most value for money, it is definitely the Tata Punch.
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