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Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Second Sub-4m SUV from Maruti Suzuki India

by Rushil Kumar - 11 Sep 2023, Monday 370 Views Like (0)
Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Second Sub-4m SUV from Maruti Suzuki India

As the title suggests, this recently-launched offering is the second sub-four-metre SUV after the Brezza from the indigenous carmaker. In the carmaker’s portfolio, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx slots itself between the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza.
Regarding the prices, the Baleno has a starting price of Rs 6.61 lakh, while the Fronx’s price starts from Rs 7.46 lakh onwards. In parallel, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza has a starting price of Rs 8.29 lakh. All are ex-showroom prices, in Delhi, as of June 2023.
Furthermore, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx has the same length as the Brezza of 3995mm and has the same wheelbase as the Baleno of 2520mm. And for your reference, the wheelbase can be used as an indicator for legroom. So, it should be safe to say that the legroom in Fronx should be the same as the Baleno.
Besides that, the deliveries of the Fronx have started. You can check out the full features and specifications list alongside the Fronx’s price list. So, let’s see how the new Fronx stacks up against its rivals in the business. Let’s begin!


Specifications

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx is based on Maruti Suzuki’s in-house designed HEARTECT B platform. In addition, this platform also underpins the Baleno and the Brezza. Furthermore, this vehicle is designed by keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind. As for the suspension setup, the Fronx has a MacPherson Strut at the front and a Torsion Beam at the rear. This setup, however, is common among other mass-market cars. It is cost-effective and suitable for Indian roads. Since this is an indigenous company, you can expect a well-tuned suspension or maybe expect a similar ride quality to the Baleno or other Maruti Suzuki cars.
Keeping the suspension setup aside, the Fronx is the first car to get a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine in today’s Maruti Suzuki lineup. Yes, this is the same engine as the Baleno RS, which was introduced in 2017.

This 1.0-litre turbo-petrol Boosterjet engine is tuned to churn out 98.69 bhp at 5500 rpm and 147.6 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. It is, however, a 998cc, three-cylinder engine.
You can also choose another petrol engine with slightly better mileage. It is the 1.2-litre (1197cc), four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated (NA) petrol engine, which can churn out 89 bhp at 6000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4400 rpm.
As it’s usually said, a less-powered engine delivers more mileage. Having said that, you can expect better mileage from the 1.2-litre petrol engine, as it has less power.
The 1.0-litre engine with a five-speed manual and a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox can deliver 21.5 km/l and 20.1 km/l, respectively. The Fronx’s price, especially the turbo variant, has a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 9.72 lakh.

In parallel, the 1.2-litre engine with a five-speed manual and a five-speed automatic (AMT) transmission can deliver 21.79 km/l and 22.89 km/l, respectively.
All are ARAI-certified mileage figures. Please note that these mileage figures may vary with the local traffic conditions and individuals’ driving styles. However, at the same time, both engines are equipped with mild-hybrid technologies.
Further, the indigenous carmaker is also planning to take out the electric version of the Fronx. Considering its shape and size, it will most likely rival the Tata Nexon EV.
The braking duties on the Fronx are taken care of by standard disc-drum brakes. To know more about its performance on the tarmac, check out the 2023 Fronx review on the autoX website. Further, this sub-four-metre SUV has a standard tyre profile of 195/60 R16. In addition, the size of the rim is also kept standard across the variants, irrespective of the rim type. Both alloy and steel rims measure 16 inches. Last, but not least, all variants have a standard steel rim as a spare wheel.
Let’s now move on to the features of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx.


Maruti Suzuki Fronx


Features

In terms of features, especially in the top model, the Fronx offers an auto HVAC, vanity mirrors on sun visors (both front seats), auto-dimming IRVM, multi-function steering wheel (with tilt and telescopic adjustments), and a keyless engine start/stop button. It also offers a 12V power outlet, standard dual-tone fabric upholstery, power windows (front and rear), electrically adjustable ORVMs, a rear wiper, etc. Furthermore, this subcompact SUV has all-LED exterior lighting. The rear and front ends are equipped with LED lights. You also get an automatic headlights-on feature.
Other than that, the Fronx has a boot capacity of 308 litres, which can further be increased by folding the 60:40 split seats.
Moreover, it also has connected car technology. To enable this feature, the owner will have to install the Maruti Suzuki app on their smartphone, which further lets the user access the vehicle status, such as current fuel level/engine oil level, live tracking, OTA updates, last parked location, geo-fence, remote A/C (on and off), Alexa compatibility, and upcoming service(s).
On the safety front, the top model of this vehicle is equipped with six airbags, a 360-degree view camera, a rear parking camera with sensors, an emergency brake light flashing, brake assist, hill hold control, traction control, and ABS with EBD.
So, these were a few prominent features of this vehicle. You can check out the full list of features and specifications, and compare cars from those aspects on the autoX website.


Prices and Variants

For starters, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx takes on the likes of the Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Exter, and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza. In addition, it is worth mentioning that this vehicle doesn’t have direct rivals as of now. The above-mentioned cars rival the Fronx in terms of pricing.
Besides that, the Fronx has five broad trims: Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. These trims, further, make up a total of twelve variants. As for the Maruti Suzuki Fronx price, the starting price is Rs 7.46 lakh for the base model, the Sigma Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 13.13 lakh for the top model, the Alpha Turbo DT AT.
All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi, as of June 2023. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. So, stay tuned!