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Hyundai Exter vs Tata Punch – Which SUV Should You Buy?

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The Hyundai Exter micro-SUV has finally been launched in India, with prices ranging between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10.09 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom India). The Exter goes up against the already-established Tata Punch. So here we have compared both these offerings to see which model offers the best value.

Engine Specifications

Hyundai ExterTata Punch
Engine1.2-litre petrol1.2-litre petrol
No of Cylinders43
Max Power83PS86PS
Peak Torque114Nm113Nm
Gearbox5-speed MT / AMT5-speed MT / AMT
Claimed Mileage19.4 kmpl (petrol-manual), 19.2 kmpl (petrol-AMT), 27.1 km/kg (CNG)18.97 km/l (Manual), 18.82km/l (AMT), 26.99 km/kg (CNG)
Hyundai Exter vs Tata Punch Engine Specifications and Mileage
  • Both the Hyundai Exter and Tata Punch come with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine; however, the Korean SUV has a more sophisticated 4-cylinder unit which we have already seen in the Grand i10 Nios and Aura. This engine is known for its reliability and butter-smooth operations. On the other hand, the Punch’s 3-cylinder unit has NVH issues.
  • Both the SUVs get manual and AMT transmission choices.
  • The Exter CNG offers an impressive fuel efficiency of 27.1 km/kg, while the Punch CNG claims 26.99 km/kg.
  • Unlike Exter which gets a huge single CNG tank in the boot, the Punch CNG benefits from the carmaker’s twin-cylinder technology that provides useable luggage space.


Hyundai ExterTata Punch
Ground ClearanceTBU187mm
Boot CapacityTBU366 litres (as per ISO V215)
Hyundai Exter vs Tata Punch Dimensions

Dimension-wise, the Tata Punch is slightly longer and wider than the Hyundai Exter. However, the difference isn’t significant enough. Both the SUVs also share almost similar length of wheelbase.

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Tata Punch vs Hyundai Exter interior and features
FeaturesHyundai ExterTata Punch
Automatic headlamps
Fog Lamps
Cornering Function
Sharkfin Antenna
Sunroof✅ (Single-pane)✅ (Single-pane)
Dash-Camera✅ (Dual Dashcam)
Touchscreen infotainment8-inch7-inch
Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Connected Car Tech
Wireless Smartphone Charger
Premium Sound System✅ (Harman Sound System)
Instrument ClusterDigitalSemi-digital with 7-inch TFT
Paddle Shifters
Auto Climate Control
Rear AC Vents
Cruise Control
Steering Mounted Controls
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Keyless Entry With Push Button Start
Front Armrest✅ (Individual type)
Rear Armrest
Rear Parking Camera
No of Airbags6 (standard)2
Hill Hold Assist
Seat Belt Reminder For All Seats
3-Point Seat Belts For All
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Hyundai Exter vs Tata Punch – Features

Both the Hyundai Exter and Tata Punch are well-loaded. However, the Exter has an edge with its plethora of additional comfort, safety and convenience offerings, surpassing the Punch in terms of features.

Ex-Showroom Price

Hyundai ExterPetrol: Rs 6 – 9.99 lakh
CNG: Rs 8.24 – 8.97 lakh
Tata PunchPetrol: Rs 6 – 10.10 lakh
CNG: Rs 7.10 – 9.68 lakh
Hyundai Exter vs Tata Punch Price
Hyundai Exter Price
Hyundai Exter SUV


On paper, the Hyundai Exter appears highly promising and competitive. Compared to the Punch, the Exter boasts tons of additional features and more sophisticated engine options with higher fuel efficiency. It is definitely worth exploring before making a final decision.

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