Maruti Suzuki showcased the 5-door Jimny and the Fronx SUVs at the 2023 Auto Expo. Bookings for both SUVs commenced on January 12. The leading auto manufacturer is accepting reservations for the Jimny 5-door and the Fronx both offline and online at its Nexa dealerships across the country. The Fronx can be booked for a token amount of Rs 11,000, while the 5-door Jimny can be reserved for Rs 25,000. According to reports, the Jimny and the Fronx have already received over 23,500 and 13,500 bookings, respectively, and their combined total is expected to exceed 40,000 soon. The Fronx is set to be launched by Maruti Suzuki next month, and the Jimny will go on sale in May 2023.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Engine and Gearbox
A 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with 104bhp of maximum power and 134Nm of peak torque will power the new Jimny. It is available with a 4-speed torque-converter automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission. The Jimny off-road car is backed by Suzuki's AllGrip Pro 4WD system, which includes a manual transfer case and a low-range transmission with 2WD-high, 4WD-high, and 4WD-low modes. The new SUV will be manufactured at the company's Gujarat plant, where the three-door Jimny is currently produced for export. The ladder frame chassis of the five-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny replaces the monocoque architecture.
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Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Variants, Styling, Dimensions, and Features
The Jimny will be available in two trim levels: Zeta and Alpha, with the latter including features such as auto headlights, the SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system, and an Arkamys sound system. Maruti Suzuki will include hill-hold assistance and six airbags as standard equipment.
The SUV has a boxy shape, flared wheel arches, an upright front grille, circular headlights, and rectangular taillights in its five-door form. While the Alpha model will have alloy wheels, the Zeta model will have steel wheels. The new Jimny measures 3,985mm in length, 1,645mm in width, and 1,720mm in height. It has a 208-litre boot space and a wheelbase of 2,590mm. The wheelbase of the new model is 300mm longer than that of the 3-door model.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Engine and Gearbox
The Fronx will be offered with two engine options – a 1.2-litre NA 4-cylinder petrol engine, which generates 89bhp of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque, and a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged booster jet petrol engine with 148Nm of peak torque and 100bhp of power. The former gets two different types of transmissions on offer, an AMT and a 5-speed manual, while the latter gets both a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Variants, Styling, and Features
The Maruti Suzuki Fronx is available in five different trim levels: Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. Six monochromatic and three dual-tone colour schemes will be available for the compact SUV. The monotone colour options are Nexa Blue, Arctic White, Grandeur Grey, Earthen Brown, Opulent Red, and Splendid Silver, and the dual-tone colour options include Earthen Brown with Bluish Black, Opulent Red with Bluish Black, and Splendid Silver with Bluish Black.
The new Fronx appears to be a smaller version of the Grand Vitara. It has the same grille as the Grand Vitara but without chrome surrounds. Instead, it has a single broad chrome strip in the centre with the Suzuki symbol. Furthermore, the Fronx is significantly more powerful and muscular than its hatchback sibling because of the squared-off wheel arches. The Fronx also has significantly more ground clearance and bigger overall dimensions than the Baleno.
The Fronx's interior is an exact replica of Maruti Suzuki's premium hatchback, the Baleno. The Fronx has a dual-tone interior, which features a 9.0-inch free-floating SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There's also faux leather, a wireless car charger, a head-up display, a 360-degree rearview camera, an automatic air conditioner, a reverse parking camera, and a slew of other convenience features.
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Maruti Suzuki Jimny, Fronx: Expected Price
The brand-new Maruti Suzuki Fronx will be launched in April, which is when its prices will also be announced. The carmaker's Jimny 5-door SUV, on the other hand, is set to go on sale in May 2023. The Fronx will be the company's most affordable sub-compact SUV when it launched, with prices starting at Rs 7.50 lakh, while the Jimny 5-door is expected to have a starting price of Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
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