The Tata Punch is the smallest SUV in the brand’s line-up, and it is a capable one with its brake-locking front axle. To showcase the punch’s capabilities, the brand took it to Sandakphu, considered one of the most treacherous routes in the world. Recently, a digital artist – Shoaib R. Kalania has replaced the Tata punch with some WRC treatment which manages to make the micro SUV more attractive and capable. The video of the rendering was shared by the designer on his YouTube account. To start with, the digital artist has changed the rims of the punch.
The smaller dual-tone alloy wheels have been replaced with larger rally rims that are mated to all-terrain tyres. Also, the rims now have 5 lug nuts. Other changes, in terms of aesthetics, include a roof scoop to send some fresh air inside the cabin and a huge wing at the tailgate for increased downforce. The digital artist has installed several stickers on this rally-spec Tata Punch from various brands. Overall, it looks very purposeful and motorsports friendly.
Well, the Tata Punch has had enough to rally, but not without an engine upgrade. The Punch is sold with a 1.2L 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol motor, which feels rough in more ways than one. In terms of performance, it seems sluggish. So if Tata Motors plans to enter the WRC phase with the Punch, the company will have to install a new powerful and rev-happy motor under the bonnet of the Punch.
Notably, Punch is doing well on the sales charts with a monthly average of around 10,000 units. It is currently the company’s second best-selling product in the Indian market, followed by Tata Nexon. Punch price starts at Rs 5.93 Lakh, ex-showroom. The top-spec trim is priced at Rs 9.49 lakh, ex-showroom.