The Tata Punch CNG will retain the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder engine used in its petrol counterpart. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this engine generates 86hp and 113Nm of torque with petrol, and when running on CNG, it produces 77hp and 97Nm of peak torque. Notably, the Punch can be started directly in CNG mode, a convenience not offered by its competitors.
Innovative Dual-Cylinder Setup:
Tata Motors has ingeniously addressed the challenge of limited boot space in the Punch CNG by employing a new dual-cylinder arrangement. Instead of one large 60-litre CNG tank that would occupy significant boot space, the vehicle now features two smaller cylinders, each with a 30-litre capacity. Tata cleverly positions these cylinders under the boot floor, freeing up valuable storage space.
Exterior and Interior Features:
The Tata Punch CNG will retain its original exterior design, with the only noticeable change being the addition of the ‘i-CNG’ badge on the tailgate, similar to other CNG models in Tata Motors’ lineup. Expectations are that the interior will remain largely unchanged from the regular Punch variant.
Full Range Offering:
Tata Motors equips all Punch variants with the CNG kit, ensuring top-spec models are feature-rich. The Punch CNG boasts a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, digital driver’s display, 16-inch alloy wheels, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver seat, and possibly a sunroof, showcased at Auto Expo 2023, unavailable in the regular petrol Punch.