Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG Spotted Testing; Likely to Launch in Mid-2023

The Maruti Suzuki Fronx has been caught testing with emission testing equipment fitted on the boot in India. The spy images indicate that the upcoming model could get a CNG option.

By Sanorita | on February 14, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

A mule of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, with emission testing equipment fitted on the boot, has been spotted in Pune, India. The version caught on camera, with dual-tone alloy wheels and a rear wiper, is assumed to be a CNG model. According to rumours, the spotted model will offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine with a factory-installed CNG kit. When operating on CNG, the engine will be capable of churning out 76bhp and 98Nm. It may come with a 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti Suzuki has not confirmed the rumour of launching a CNG variant of the Fronx in India, but it’s expected to share details during the price announcement, which is likely to take place in mid-2023. Currently, bookings for the model are underway at a token amount of Rs 11,000. The new compact crossover from Maruti Suzuki will be offered in five models: Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. It will come with either a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine or a brand-new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol Boosterjet engine.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG Spied

The expected CNG version might get all the advantages of Maruti Suzuki's factory-equipped S-CNG vehicles. For quicker and safer refuelling, it may come with several built-in modifications, including an intelligent injection system, retuned suspension, a fuel level indicator, an NGV receptacle, and an auto-switch between CNG and gasoline. The Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG's equipment list will depend on the trim level. The Fronx could come in Delta and Delta+ trims with a CNG option.

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The CNG variant is anticipated to have body-coloured ORVMs with turn indicators, LED DRLs, automated headlights, alloy wheels, shark fin antennas, and UV-cut window glasses. Further, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG's interior may have a dual-tone design, premium fabric seats, steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control, push-button engine start/stop, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartPlay Pro, an electrically adjustable ORVMs, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and voice controls.

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The Fronx, according to industry rumours, is expected to debut first, and the CNG model will follow shortly. It is expected to come with an introductory price of Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom) and may cost Rs 1 lakh more than its petrol versions.


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