The Maruti Suzuki Fronx has been officially rolled out in the Indian market, with prices ranging between Rs 7.46 lakh and Rs 13.13 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. The Fronx is the newest SUV to be added to the Maruti Suzuki line-up as the company continues to push hard for the top spot in the nation's SUV market. Aside from its many competitors, it will also face off against the similarly priced Maruti Suzuki Brezza. It is important to note that the Brezza will be sold through Arena outlets, whereas the Fronx will be sold through Nexa dealerships. To help you out with your next car purchase, we bring you a detailed comparison between these two popular models from the Maruti Suzuki's stable in terms of price, specifications, features, design, and more.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Brezza: Engine and Gearbox
The recently launched Maruti Suzuki Fronx SUV comes with two engine options – a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine, which churns out 89bhp of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque, and a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, which generates 99bhp of maximum power output and 147.6Nm of torque. Unlike the Maruti Suzuki Fronx SUV, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza gets only one engine option – a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated unit with a maximum power output of 101.64bhp and a maximum torque of 137Nm.
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Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Brezza: Variant-wise Pricing
The new Maruti Suzuki Fronx SUV is available in 5 trim levels – Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza SUV, on the other hand, comes in just four trim levels – LXI, VXI, ZXI, and ZXI+. Priced at Rs 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom), the Maruti Suzuki Fronx Sigma variant can be had only with the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. With a price tag of Rs 8.29 lakh (ex-showroom), the Maruti Suzuki Brezza LXI variant with the 5-speed manual gearbox is about Rs 83,000 more expensive than the Fronx SUV's Sigma variant.
The 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine is still the only option for the Delta version of the Fronx SUV, but customers can now choose between a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The Maruti Suzuki Fronx Delta trim level's manual version costs Rs 8.32 lakh (ex-showroom), while the automatic version of the same trim level costs Rs 8.87 lakh.
There are three different versions of the Delta+ trim level. The 5-speed manual gearbox is the standard option for the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated Delta+ trim level, while the version with the 5-speed AMT gearbox costs Rs 9.27 lakh (ex-showroom). The manual (1.2L and MT) version, on the other hand, costs Rs 8.72 lakh (ex-showroom). The Delta+ trim level with the 1.0-litre turbocharged engine and the 5-speed manual gearbox demands Rs 9.72 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Maruti Suzuki Brezza SUV offers an automatic gearbox option starting with the VXI trim level. Additionally, the Brezza SUV's automatic gearbox is a 6-speed torque converter unit. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza VXI has an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 9.64 lakh for the manual variant and Rs 11.14 lakh for the automatic variant. In comparison to the Maruti Suzuki Fronx (Turbo and MT), the Maruti Suzuki Brezza VXI (MT) is now about Rs 8,000 less expensive.
The Maruti Suzuki Fronx SUV exclusively uses the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine for the Zeta trim level and above. Furthermore, there are options for a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Zeta trim is available in both manual and automatic versions – the manual version costs Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and the automatic version costs Rs 12.05 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Maruti Suzuki Brezza ZXI has an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 11.04 lakh for the manual variant and Rs 12.54 lakh for the automatic variant. The Maruti Suzuki Fronx's Alpha model is the highest-end trim level of the SUV built on the Baleno platform. Also, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx Alpha trim's manual version costs Rs 11.47 lakh (ex-showroom). The automatic model based on the same trim level, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 12.97 lakh (ex-showroom). The dual-tone Alpha trim level costs Rs 16,000 more than the corresponding variants.
The manual version of the Maruti Suzuki Brezza ZXI+ trim is available for a price of Rs 12.48 lakh (ex-showroom), making it the highest-spec trim level currently offered. The automatic model based on the same trim level, meanwhile, is priced at Rs 13.98 lakh (ex-showroom). Consequently, the top-spec single-tone variants of the Fronx SUV are Rs 1.01 lakh more expensive than the top-spec Brezza SUV variants.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Brezza: Features
Maruti Suzuki's modern vehicles are loaded with features, and the Fronx and the Brezza are no exceptions. A 9.0-inch Smartplay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and connected car technology, is standard on both SUVs. A heads-up display, up to six airbags, a 360-degree parking camera, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill hold assist, and more make up the feature list. However, while the Fronx does not get an electric sunroof, the Brezza does.
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Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Brezza: Design
In terms of design, the Brezza is more of a conventional SUV, whereas the Fronx is bold enough to turn heads. Both SUVs have all-LED lighting systems. The Fronx is similar to the Grand Vitara in that it has a sloping roofline for a coupe-like appearance, whereas the Brezza has a boxy design, which gives it a butch appearance. Maruti Suzuki offers both SUVs in nine colour options.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Brezza: Market Rivals
In India, the new Maruti Suzuki Fronx faces off against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and Tata Nexon. On the other hand, the Brezza competes with rivals such as the Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Tata Punch, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Honda WR-V, Kia Sonet, and Hyundai Venue.
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