Tata Punch Set to Receive 6 Airbags Sooner Than Expected

Tata Punch Set to Receive 6 Airbags Sooner Than Expected

The Tata Punch recognized as one of India's safest small cars is set to elevate its safety features with the introduction of side and curtain airbags. The Bharat NCAP website featuring crash test images showcased the Tata Punch undergoing testing, notably equipped with both side and curtain airbags and this enhancement comes as a proactive measure to align with evolving safety standards and reinforce the micro SUV's commitment to passenger safety.

Building on a Strong Safety Foundation

The Tata Punch has previously secured a commendable 5-star rating from Global NCAP in 2021 reflecting its robust safety performance. In anticipation of Bharat NCAP's assessment, Tata Motors has equipped the micro SUV with six airbags a crucial prerequisite for attaining a rating surpassing 3 stars in the domestic evaluation program. While the current Punch model offers dual front airbags in its top-tier variants the addition of side and curtain airbags enhances safety across the entire cabin.

Potential Inclusions for Enhanced Safety

In addition to the expanded airbag system, Tata Motors has the opportunity to enhance standard safety features by incorporating electronic stability control (ESC) into the base-spec configuration. ESC is another vital requirement for achieving a rating exceeding 3 stars in Bharat NCAP. The Punch is expected to retain its existing safety features including ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear defogger, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera providing a comprehensive safety package.

Roadside Assistance and Bharat NCAP Tests

Bharat NCAP's crash tests encompass key assessments such as frontal impact, side impact, side pole impact, electronic stability control, and a pedestrian-compliant front design. While awaiting the Punch's crash test results along with those of other models enthusiasts can delve into an in-depth exploration of Bharat NCAP through detailed articles available.

Anticipated Facelift and Pricing

These anticipated safety feature upgrades are poised to be incorporated into the Tata Punch facelift scheduled for an early 2024 launch. The micro SUV currently priced between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10.10 lakh may witness a premium addition with the introduction of these advanced safety elements. The Hyundai Exter stands as the Punch's primary competitor already equipped with six airbags however, it awaits a safety rating from any NCAP evaluation.

As Tata Motors continues to prioritize safety these forthcoming enhancements underscore the brand's commitment to providing secure and reliable mobility solutions for Indian consumers.