The major highlights of the Maruti Suzuki at the 2023 Auto Expo were the Fronx and the new Jimny. After much anticipation, the carmaker finally launched one of these models in India - the Fronx. The base Sigma model commands Rs 7.47 lakh, whereas the higher-spec Alpha turbo version costs Rs 13.14 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. The new SUV by Maruti Suzuki is available in five variants - Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. The cost of the model varies as per the different variants. Dimensionally, the recently launched Fronx is larger than the Baleno hatchback. The new model is 3995mm long, 1765mm wide, and 1550mm tall. It has a 2520mm wheelbase, which is similar to the Baleno. For the uninitiated, the bookings for the SUV have been underway for a long time at Rs 11,000. According to several industry reports, the model has accumulated huge pre-orders in the market. If you are planning to gather more information on this SUV before planning to purchase it, then quickly go through cited features, design, specs, and more.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Powertrain
Under the hood, the new SUV by Maruti Suzuki gets two engine options - a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol unit. For those unaware, the 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine was offered first with the Baleno RS model in 2017. However, this unit was discontinued by the carmaker due to poor demand and the BS6 transition. Now, Maruti Suzuki has brought this engine back with the recently launched Fronx in India. This unit is capable of generating 99bhp of maximum power at 5,500rpm and 147.6Nm of peak torque between 2,000rpm and 4,500rpm. The 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, on the other hand, is capable of churning out 89bhp at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 113Nm at 4,400rpm.
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For transmission, the 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine uses either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic, whereas the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit comes with both a 5-speed MT and 5-speed AMT as gearbox options.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Exterior & Interior
Coming to the exterior design, the new model from Maruti Suzuki has followed the Grand Vitara and the Baleno. It sports a big hexagonal grille divided by a chrome bar, sleeker-looking LED headlights, and DRLS. The bumper at the front has faux skid plates in a grey shade. Further, a sloping roofline and 16-inch precision-cut dual-tone alloy wheels on the side profile give it a coupe-like appearance. It has received LED block taillights up front, an LED strip across the width of the car, and a roof spoiler feature. Bluish Black, Celestial Blue, Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Grandeur Grey, Opulent Red, Earthen Brown, Splendid Silver with Bluish Black Roof, Opulent Red with Bluish Black Roof, and Earthen Brown with Bluish Black Roof are the 10 colours that are offered for the SUV. These colours are both monochromatic and dual-tone.
Inside, a dual-tone, contrasting colour combination of Bordeaux and Black is available for the interior upholstery. The dashboard also has a high gloss silver insert and a matte finish that looks like metal. In terms of features, the new model gets a 9.0-inch HD Smart Play Pro+ infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a HUD unit, an ARKAMYS sound system, Suzuki Connect with 40+ connected car features, a 360-degree camera, cruise control and more.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Safety Features & Accessory Pack
For safety, the Fronx has received six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with Hill Hold Assist & rollover mitigation, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, three-point ELR seatbelts, and more. The carmaker has offered an accessory pack - Vilox Collection for the SUV. This pack includes some of the key accessories like Cross-Country Red Dash finish seat covers, front and rear skid plates with red inserts, ORVM covers, body side moulding with red inserts, side skid plates, and more.
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Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Variants & Prices
As mentioned, the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Fronx has five variants - Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. Here is the complete variant-based price structure of the SUV:
|1.2L K-Series Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine|
|Sigma 5MT||Rs 7.47 lakh|
|Delta 5MT||Rs 8.33 lakh|
|Delta AGS||Rs 8.88 lakh|
|Delta+ 5MT||Rs 8.73 lakh|
|Delta+ AGS||Rs 9.28 lakh|
The Fronx is available with a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol unit. Here is the complete price list of the variants accessible with this engine.
|1.0L K-Series Turbo Boosterjet Direct Injection engine with Progressive Smart Hybrid|
|Delta+ 5MT||Rs 9.73 lakh|
|Zeta 5MT||Rs 10.56 lakh|
|Zeta 6AT||Rs 12.06 lakh|
|Alpha 5MT||Rs 11.48 lakh|
|Alpha 6AT||Rs 12.98 lakh|
|Alpha Dual Tone MT||Rs 11.64 lakh|
|Alpha Dual Tone AT||Rs 13.14 lakh|
All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Market Rivals
In our market, the newly launched Fronx will go up against the vehicles such as the Renault Kiger, the Nissan Magnite, the Tata Punch, and the Citroen C3.
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