Maruti Suzuki launches Fronx SUV at Rs 7.46 lakh

The Fronx was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2023 and will be available to purschase via Nexa dealerships. 

By Pradyumna Kalagi, Autocar India calendar 24 Apr 2023 Views icon12340 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Maruti Suzuki launches Fronx SUV at Rs 7.46 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has launched the Fronx at Rs 7.46 lakh for the base Sigma trim going up to Rs 13.13 lakh for the top-spec Alpha turbo variant. The Baleno-based SUV made its debut at Auto Expo in January, with bookings already underway for a token amount of Rs 11,000. 

Maruti Suzuki Fronx powertrains and variants
The new Fronx is available in five trims – Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta and Alpha – and five colours, namely Arctic White, Earthern Brown, Opulent Red, Splendid Silver and Grandeur Grey. Additionally, dual-tone options are available in Earthern Brown, Opulent Red and Splendid Silver colours.   

As far as powertrains go, the Fronx marks the return of the 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine. This engine was first introduced in the Baleno RS back in 2017, but it was discontinued owing to low demand and the shift to BS6. The Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine puts out 100hp and 147Nm, and is paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. This makes the Fronx the only Maruti Suzuki currently on sale with a turbo-petrol engine option.

Also on offer is a 90hp, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that does duty in a variety of Maruti cars. This engine is paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT automatic. To get a more in-depth look at how the Fronx performs, you can click here to read our review or watch our video review by clicking here.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx exterior design and dimensions 
The Fronx gets certain design elements like an upright nose and split headlamp that looks similar to Maruti Suzuki's flagship Grand Vitara SUV. It also gets chunkier front and rear bumpers with faux skid plates and chrome. The 17-inch multi-spoke alloys are unique to the Fronx and not shared with any other Maruti model.

The Fronx also borrows some design elements from the Baleno hatchback like the rising waistline, which has a prominent hunch over the rear wheels, and a sloping roofline. As far as dimensions go, the Fronx is 3,995mm long, 1,550mm high and 1,765mm wide – similar to the Baleno.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx interior design and equipment 
On the inside, the Fronx looks quite similar to the Baleno hatchback with a large free-standing 9-inch touchscreen being the main highlight. However, what is different from the Baleno are the colours and textures used. The hatchback gets a blue and black upholstery, but the compact SUV gets black and brown. It also gets a multi-layered dashboard, with Maruti retaining physical controls for the HVAC system.

The Fronx in top-spec Alpha trim gets features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 360-degree camera, heads-up display, wireless charging, connected car tech and six airbags. For a detailed look at what each trim offers, you can click here.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx competition check 
The Fronx takes on compact SUVs like the Renault KigerNissan MagniteHyundai VenueMahindra XUV300Kia Sonet and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza.

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