Maruti Suzuki, one of the leading automobile manufacturers in India, has recently launched its latest offering – the Fronx. The Fronx is a Baleno-based coupe crossover that made its debut at the Auto Expo in January. The car has been generating a lot of buzz among car enthusiasts, and bookings for the Fronx have already begun, with a token amount of Rs 11,000.
- Maruti Fronx has four available powertrains.
- Adapts Grand Vitara’s design elements
- The only Maruti currently for sale is equipped with a turbo-petrol engine.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx model choices and engines
The new Fronx is available in seven different colors and five different trims: Arctic White, Earthern Brown, Opulent Red, Splendid Silver as well Bluish Black, Celestial Blue, and Grandeur Grey. Furthermore, dual-tone variants in Earthern Brown, Opulent Red, and Splendid Silver cost Rs 7.47 lakh, while the top-spec Alpha turbo variant costs Rs 13.14 lakh. In comparison to its rivals, the Volkswagen Polo GTI and the Hyundai i20 N-Line, the Fronx is sensibly priced and in the same price range.
With its distinctive design and sleek, sporty aesthetic, the Fronx stands out from the competition. The vehicle has a smooth transition from its coupe-like roofline to its sharply-defined headlights and strong front fascia. The overall appearance of the vehicle is similar to the Baleno but with a more aggressive posture.
The Fronx’s engine, a 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol unit, has a maximum output of 82 horsepower and a maximum torque of 113 Nm. The standard gearbox for the engine is a five-speed manual, although a CVT gearbox is also an option for people who prefer automatics.
The top-spec Alpha model, though, has a 1.0-liter petrol turbocharged engine that generates 108 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. The turbocharged engine is mated to either a seven-speed automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual gearbox.
Dimensions and exterior styling of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx
The Fronx shares a number of design aspects with the Grand Vitara SUV from Maruti Suzuki, including an upright snout and split headlamps. It also sports bigger bumpers with faux skid plates and chrome on the front and back. The only Maruti vehicle with 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels is the Fronx.
The Fronx also incorporates several Baleno hatchback design cues into its exteriors, such as the rising waistline, which has a noticeable lean over the rear wheels, and the sloping roofline. The Fronx is comparable to the Baleno in terms of size at 3,995mm long, 1,550mm high, and 1,765mm broad. One of Fronx’s biggest strengths is its driving dynamics. The car’s suspension is tuned for a sporty and dynamic ride, and it provides a good balance between ride comfort and handling. The car’s steering is precise and responsive, and it provides good feedback to the driver.
Interior and equipment of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx
The Fronx’s interior resembles that of the Baleno hatchback quite a bit, with the primary feature being a sizable, free-standing, 9-inch touchscreen. The color and textures employed, however, are distinct from the Baleno. The tiny SUV has black and brown upholstery, compared to the hatchback’s blue and black. With Maruti keeping the physical controls for the HVAC system, it also gets a multi-layered dashboard.
Overall, the Fronx is a great addition to Maruti Suzuki’s lineup, and it’s a car that’s sure to appeal to car enthusiasts who are looking for a unique and sporty vehicle. The car’s design is sleek and sporty, and it’s loaded with features that provide comfort and convenience to the driver and passengers. The Fronx’s driving dynamics are impressive, and it’s a car that’s sure to provide a fun and engaging driving experience. With its competitive pricing and impressive features, the Fronx is definitely worth considering for those who are looking for a sporty and practical car.
The Maruti Suzuki Fronx competes with several other cars in the Indian market, including:
Hyundai i20 N-Line: The Hyundai i20 N-Line is a sportier version of the standard i20 hatchback. It comes with a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 118 bhp of power and 172 Nm of torque. The car comes with a host of features, including wireless charging, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a Bose sound system.
Volkswagen Polo GTI: The Volkswagen Polo GTI is a high-performance hatchback that comes with a 1.8-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 189 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. The car comes with features like a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
Tata Altroz iTurbo: The Tata Altroz iTurbo is a sportier version of the standard Altroz hatchback. It comes with a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 108 bhp of power and 140 Nm of torque. The car comes with features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and a rearview camera.
Toyota Glanza: The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been rebadged as the Toyota Glanza. It is equipped with a 1.2-liter petrol engine that generates 82 horsepower and 113 Newton meters of torque. A touchscreen infotainment system, automated climate control, and a rearview camera are among the equipment included with the vehicle.
Honda Jazz: The Honda Jazz is a premium hatchback that comes with a 1.2-liter petrol engine that produces 89 bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque. The vehicle has amenities including automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
All of these cars are strong competitors to the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, and each has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. However, the Fronx’s competitive pricing, sporty design, and impressive driving dynamics make it a strong contender in the segment.