Maruti Suzuki Fronx To Launch Next Month
Maruti Suzuki Fronx is one of the most anticipated launches of this year. It’ll slot between the Baleno and Grand Vitara in Maruti’s NEXA lineup. Bookings for the Maruti Fronx sub-4m crossover are already underway and its launch is expected to take place in the first week of April 2023.
Based on the Maruti Baleno, the Fronx packs tons of premium features. The key highlights include the following: –
- Automatic LED headlamps
- Dual-tone alloy wheels
- A 9-inch floating touchscreen infotainment
- Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto
- Arkamys-tuned premium sound system
- Connected car tech
- Wireless smartphone charging
- A heads-up display (HUD)
- Paddle shifters (AT only)
- Push start/stop button
- Auto AC
- Rear AC vents
- Cruise control
- 360-degree camera
- Up to 6 airbags
- Electronic stability control
- Hill assist
Compared to its rivals, the Fronx lacks features like an electric sunroof, digital driver’s display and ventilated front seats. Click here for its variant-wise feature details.
Turbocharged Engine Option
It is Fronx that will bring back the turbocharged petrol engine to Maruti Suzuki’s lineup of cars. It will also be offered with Baleno’s 1.2-litre naturally aspirated mill.
Here’s a look at their specifications: –
|Engine||1.2-litre Naturally Aspirated Petrol with idle start/stop function||1-litre Turbo-Petrol with 48V Mild-Hybrid System|
|Gearbox||5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT||5-speed manual / 6-speed automatic|
|Variants Availability||Sigma, Delta, Delta+||Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha|
While it’s not official, a CNG powertrain option is also expected to be introduced sometime in the future.
Expected Price and Competitors
We expect the carmaker to price the crossover between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13.40 lakh (ex-showroom). Upon its launch, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx will lock horns with the likes of Nissan Magnite, Tata Nexon, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and Mahindra XUV300.