Maruti Suzuki Fronx launched at Rs 7.47 lakh

    The Fronx, which will be sold via Nexa dealerships, brings back the turbo-petrol engine to Maruti's line-up.

    Published On Apr 24, 2023 12:37:00 PM

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    Maruti Suzuki has launched the Fronx at Rs 7.47 lakh for the base Sigma trim, going up to Rs 13.14 lakh for the top-spec Alpha turbo variant. The Baleno-based coupe crossover made its debut at Auto Expo in January, with bookings already underway for a token amount of Rs 11,000. The starting price of the Fronx is Rs 86,000 more than the Baleno, but the top end is much more expensive as it additionally gets a turbo-petrol engine.

    1. Maruti Fronx gets four powertrain options
    2. Borrows design cues from Grand Vitara
    3. Only Maruti currently on sale with turbo-petrol engine

    Here's a detailed look at the prices of the Maruti Fronx in India: 

    Maruti Suzuki Fronx price (ex-showroom)
    1.2 petrol MT1.2 petrol AMT1.0 turbo MT1.0 turbo AT
    SigmaRs 7.47 lakh---
    DeltaRs 8.33 lakhRs 8.88 lakh--
    Delta+Rs 8.73 lakhRs 9.28 lakhRs 9.73 lakh-
    Zeta--Rs 10.56 lakhRs 12.06 lakh
    Alpha--Rs 11.48 lakhRs 12.98 lakh
    Alpha DT--Rs 11. 64 lakhRs 13.14 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Fronx powertrains and variants

    The new Fronx is available in five trims – Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta and Alpha – and seven colours, namely Arctic White, Earthern Brown, Opulent Red, Splendid Silver, Bluish Black, Celestial Blue 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.

    Also See: CV Raman on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Boosterjet engine, safety and more

    Maruti Suzuki Fronx exterior design and dimensions 

    The Fronx gets certain design elements like an upright nose and split headlamp that look 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 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 6 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 Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza.

    Also see:

    Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Baleno: what's the difference

    Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Brezza: what's different

    Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs rivals: specifications compared

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    unknown - 312 days ago

    Not as VFM as was imagined...Turbo-petrol/automatic is very pricey...

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