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Tata Punch.ev | Changing The Way We Move | First Drive Review

Changing The Way We Move

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The interiors share a similar story. While the redesign isn't as extensive, two 10.25-inch screens modernize the cabin significantly. The displays feature clear, crisp fonts, slightly slow yet fluid animations, and impressive connected car technology that rivals higher segments. The infotainment screen doubles as a powerful entertainment pad, allowing activities like gaming, movie-watching, and content streaming when the car is stationary.

Noteworthy additions include front ventilated seats, a wireless charging pad with cooling functionalities, and an electric parking brake with an auto-hold function. Compared to SUVs from a higher segment, the Punch truly stands out in terms of features.

One aspect that stands out negatively is the drive selector controller, which is slow to respond and somewhat counterintuitive. This issue, previously noted in the Nexon.ev, persists in the Punch. Additionally, while front passengers enjoy a range of features, the rear seems lacking in amenities such as AC vents, charging sockets, and cupholders in the central armrest. Despite adequate cabin cooling, the execution of the HVAC control panel could be more refined.



TopGear Magazine June 2024