Maruti Suzuki has been working on this project for a while, and it has now come to fruition. Although it may appear to be a small crossover, the all-new Fronx is actually based on the Baleno. As the new Baleno is a pretty impressive vehicle, and if we go by what we’re seeing here, the Fronx may end up being just as well-liked and another successful Maruti model. Therefore, let’s look.
The Fronx, which slots below the Brezza and the Jimny in Maruti’s portfolio of SUVs and crossovers, is one of these vehicles. Therefore, it comes with all the butch design elements necessary to make it appear more substantial than the Baleno upon which it is built. With these integrated headlamps, you get a big bumper, a grille that’s more noticeable, and a good amount of black cladding all over. It’s a very attractive vehicle, and Maruti did a fantastic job of setting it apart from the Baleno. We are particularly fond of the taillight details and the light bar that connects the individual taillight components.
The Fronx is 3,995 millimetres long, 1,765 millimetres wide, and sits 1,550 millimetres off the ground in terms of size and road presence. Now, when you contrast these with the Baleno, you will notice that the Fronx is slightly larger, albeit the difference in actual size won’t be noticeable. Additionally, the Fronx and Baleno have the same wheelbase, so it’s not like you’ll have extra space inside the interior.
Fronx Interior And Features
You will immediately see that the Fronx and the Baleno share the same cabin as you enter. The Baleno provided every component, including the centre console, seats, dials, and steering wheel. I do, however, love how this cabin feels and looks in comparison to other Maruti vehicles of a comparable price. given the Baleno, Brezza, and Grand Vitara all employ essentially the same basic design, colours, and textures, some originality here would have been wonderful, especially given so much effort has gone into the exterior design of this automobile.
There are five varieties: Alpha, Zeta, Delta+, Sigma, and Delta. No matter which variant you choose, all models come standard with dual airbags, ESP, hill hold assist, reverse parking sensors, rear defoggers, keyless entry, dual-tone interiors, 60:40 splits for the rear seats, front and rear power windows, automatic climate control, and flat bottom steering wheels. The most expensive Alpha edition will provide you access to all the modern features.
There are 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, a heads-up display with turn-by-turn navigation, a 360-degree camera, wireless charging, cruise control, and an infotainment system with a tonne of features, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On this top-of-the-line model, you also get push-button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED headlights, rear AC vents, side and curtain airbags, steering wheel tilt and telescoping adjustment, and height-adjustable driver’s seat as standard features.
The available engines and gearboxes are all too common. A 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine is available, and customers can choose between a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission. The return of the Fronx’s 1-liter, three-cylinder Boosterjet engine, however, is significant news. This engine has a turbocharger now, and we’ve seen one before in the previous Baleno RS. It generates 150Nm of torque and around 100 horsepower. The only available gearbox for the old RS was the 5-speed manual, but with the Fronx you also get a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, which is essentially the same gearbox found in the Brezza and the XL6.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx Price
Although reservations for the Fronx are already available, we are unsure of the cost. Now, we anticipate that the 1.2-liter variations would cost about a lakh more than the same Baleno model, but the 1-litre turbocharged engine variants will be priced differently because, after all, the engine is more expensive to produce. Additionally, we have seen that the Brezza and XL6’s automatic and manual versions cost significantly different amounts of money. As a result, it is likely that the Fronx 1-litre turbo variation with the torque converter automatic will cost significantly more than the 1.2-litre AMT models.
Expected Price apprx. Rs 7.50 Lacs