Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s largest automaker, has gone all out to create and unveil an all-new crossover, the Fronx, at Auto Expo 2023. It was announced that the number of reservations exceeded 5,500 units. The all-new crossover Fronx will be available through a range of Nexa dealers and this year he will most likely launch in April. Currently, an interested customer can book one for him with a booking amount of Rs 11,000.
The all-new crossover Fronx is the brand’s take on the less popular cross segment of hatchbacks and SUVs. This is the first time that the Indian and Japanese automakers will produce a crossover SUV. The Fronx was unveiled at Auto Expo 2023 alongside the coveted Jimny 5-door SUV. In Maruti Suzuki’s lineup, this crossover SUV sits below the top-of-the-range subcompact SUV Grand Vitara and above the hatchback Baleno and compact SUV Brezza.
The all-new Fronx is heavily inspired by its older brother, the Grand Vitara, and looks like a baby version of it. It has the same grille as the Grand Vitara, but without the chrome garnish. Instead, it has a single wide chrome strip down the center that also retains the Suzuki symbol, plus squared wheels Thanks to his arches, the Fronx looks much more powerful and muscular than its hatchback sibling . The Fronx has significantly more ground clearance and larger overall dimensions than the Baleno.
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Inside, the Fronx’s interior looks identical to Maruti Suzuki’s outgoing premium hatchback Baleno. Inside, his Fronx features dual-tone themes and a 9.0-inch floating SmartPlay infotainment system with connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Plus, you’ll find faux leather and wireless chargers, a heads-up display, a 360-degree rear-view camera, auto climate control, a reverse parking camera, and plenty of other creature comforts.
In terms of safety features, Maruti Suzuki provides Fronx with a number of safety features such as ISOFIX mounts for child seats, front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and pedestrian protection compliance. The 2023 Maruti Suzuki Fronx will also be equipped with superior safety features such as Hill Hold Assistance and Electronic Stability Program. Maruti Suzuki Fronx 3-point ELR seat belts, auto-dimming interior rearview mirrors and Suzuki Connect Telematics system all enhance vehicle safety and security.
Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta and Alpha are the five different configurations in which the new crossover SUV will be offered. Both a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine and a new 3-cylinder 1.0-liter turbo petrol boosterjet engine with multi-mild hybrid technology are available as powertrain options for the Fronx. The former produces 100hp and 147.6Nm, while the latter produces 90hp and 113Nm. The NA petrol engine comes with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission, while the turbo petrol engine can be fitted with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
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