While the Maruti Suzuki Fronz is already available as a petrol-only product, the homegrown carmaker Maruti Suzuki has now launched an S-CNG version of the SUV in the Indian market. The CNG version is offered across two variants - Sigma and Delta. Speaking of its pricing, the Sigma variant goes on sale at a sticker price of Rs 8.42 lakh in India, while the Delta variant can be had at Rs 9.28 lakh. Prices are ex-showroom. Coming to the heart of the matter, the new Fronx S-CNG gets a 1.2-litre, K-Series, DualJet, Dual VVT petrol engine with a factory-installed CNG kit. Paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, the model churns out 76bhp of maximum power and 98.5Nm of peak torque. In the petrol mode, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx develops 89bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm at 4,400rpm. The petrol engine is paired with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.
According to the homegrown carmaker, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG offers a best-in-segment mileage of 28.51km/kg. Following the launch of the new Fronx CNG, the carmaker now has a total of 15 CNG models available for purchase, including the Brezza CNG. The compact crossover - Fronx - slots between the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the Baleno.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx S-CNG: Features
The Maruti Suzuki Fronx S-CNG is packed to the brim with features, such as a 7.0-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4-speaker sound system, steering-mounted controls, voice controls, OTA updates, keyless entry, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a sharkfin antenna, faux skid plates, and alloy wheels. As far as safety goes, the CNG version comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx S-CNG: Price, Rivals
As mentioned earlier, the newly launched Fronx CNG is available at a starting price of Rs 8.42 lakh for the Sigma variant and goes up to Rs 9.28 lakh for the Delta variant. Both prices are ex-showroom. The Hyundai Exter CNG, the Tata Altroz CNG, the upcoming Tata Punch CNG, and the Toyota Glanza CNG are some of the market rivals that the Fronx CNG goes up against in the Indian market.
In its Nexa line-up, the homegrown automaker already offers a factory-fitted CNG option on the Grand Vitara, the XL6, and the Baleno. And now, the newly launched Fronx S-CNG becomes the fourth CNG model from the Nexa line-up. It is worth noting that the Fronx S-CNG can be had through Maruti Suzuki Subscribe with a monthly subscription fee starting from Rs 23,248.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx S-CNG: What the Company Said?
On the occasion, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, "The Fronx S-CNG, with its new-age appeal and dynamic road presence, is aimed at customers who are not only trailblazers at heart but also environmentally conscious. Ever since its introduction at this year’s Auto Expo, the Fronx has received an overwhelming response owing to its sporty design language, advanced powertrain, and premium technology."
"In 2010, we introduced our first CNG-equipped model, and since then, we have sold more than 1.4 million S-CNG vehicles in the country, which is a true testament to our customers’ trust and faith in our technology. We are confident that the Fronx S-CNG will increase the share of S-CNG cars in our overall sales, and further strengthen our green mobility portfolio, now consisting of 15 models which is the best in the industry.”