Sigma(Petrol) (Base Model)
Review of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo Petrol-Automatic’s performance and handling
The Fronx’s 1.0L turbo-petrol engine has a top output of 100PS and a maximum torque of 148Nm. The 3-cylinder engine has minimal tremor or harshness, however the interior may hear the engine at about 2000 rpm. The good news is that you won’t hate it because this engine gives the automobile a zest that the 1.2L standard petrol engine from Maruti Suzuki lacks. When you hit the accelerator, the car accelerates without downshifting or responds right away, which is the kind of peppiness that we all like.
The automatic gearbox under consideration is one. A 0-100kmph test was conducted to offer you some perspective on its performance. It is fairly swift considering it completed the sprint in just 10.5 seconds. At sluggish city speeds, its automatic gearbox quickly upshifts, preventing torque loss between gear changes. However, if you’re cruising at low rpm, you’ll need to downshift and accelerate right away by bringing the vehicle into the peak rpm zone.
It incorporates paddle shifters for extra control over gear changes, which you can also utilise in M mode. There are just a few times when downshifting using the paddles is necessary, like when overtaking rapidly while climbing a slope. Otherwise, its gearbox responds to the accelerator input appropriately and the performance result is predictable in most circumstances.
Considering fuel economy now, Fronx also underwent a quick tank-to-tank fuel economy test in which it was driven for 105km in under two hours at an average speed of about 55kmph. It demonstrated a real-world fuel efficiency of 15.7kmpl in this test.
The 1.0L turbo-petrol engine’s arrival in Fronx is a positive development overall. Even though this engine is not as economical as the 1.2L petrol engine, in our opinion its output suits the vehicle and makes it seem sporty to drive. In contrast to the 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, we hope Maruti Suzuki does not charge a hefty premium for this engine.