Tata Motors is all set to expand its lineup of CNG-powered cars with the much-awaited Tata Punch iCNG. The excitement around its official launch was at its peak as automotive enthusiasts got a real world glimpse of the upcoming model. A video shared on the YouTube channel of Marathi Car News shows the Tata Punch iCNG, revealing its impressive features and design cues.
In the video, the presenter stumbled upon the Tata Punch iCNG while driving on the roads, confirming that production has commenced at Tata's manufacturing plant and the launch is imminent. The car was adorned with CNG stickers on the front and rear windshields, emphasizing on its clean and eco-friendly credentials.
The renders give a detailed look at the design of the upcoming Tata Punch iCNG. The iCNG badging on the rear trunk lid differentiates it from its petrol-powered counterpart, the Punch. However, the overall design remained unchanged, retaining the same sleek appearance. The presenter also mentioned the presence of twin cylinders holding 30 liters of CNG under the floor of the boot compartment of the car. This twin cylinder technology optimizes space, ensuring a spacious and practical boot while promoting eco-friendly driving.
Tata Punch iCNG comes with a single advanced Engine Control Unit (ECU), which allows seamless transition between petrol and CNG modes. Its unique feature enables the car to be started directly in CNG mode, which sets it apart from the competitors. Safety features include thermal incident protection, gas leak detection and a micro switch for automatic shutoff during refueling, ensuring utmost safety.
Under the hood, the CNG variant of the Tata Punch will feature a 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, which produces 77 bhp power and 97 Nm torque in CNG mode. The car will be equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Tata Punch iCNG retains the features of its petrol-powered variant, which include 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 7-inch TFT MID in the instrument console, automatic climate control, push start-stop button and multi-functional steering wheel . The Punch CNG will face competition from the likes of Hyundai Xtor CNG, Citroen C3 and other similarly priced CNG-powered hatchbacks in the market.
Overall, the Tata Punch iCNG promises to be an attractive option for environment-conscious drivers looking for a feature-packed and practical CNG-powered SUV.
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