- The Maruti Suzuki Fronx is manufactured in India and also exported to foreign markets.
- The SUV was launched in April 2023.
- Since then it has amassed 1 lakh sales, 24% being the automatic variants.
Maruti Suzuki’s compact SUV, Fronx, has crossed the sales landmark of 1 lakh units. It took the SUV just 10 months to accomplish this feat. Maruti Suzuki Fronx was unveiled at the Auto Expo in January 2023. It was launched in April 2023 at a starting price of 7.47 lakh. The SUV is also available in a CNG powertrain. The automaker manufactures it in India and also ships it to foreign markets in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
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Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Cruising ahead
Maruti claims that the Fronx is the only new model to clock 1 lakh sales in 10 months. 24% of the SUV’s sales come from its automatic variants. It has a 12% market share in the SUV segment. The automaker sells around 12,000 – 14,000 units of the SUV every month.
Commenting on the milestone, Mr Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “FRONX was strategically added to our portfolio to address the growing demand for another Compact SUV that blends distinctive design with a captivating driving experience. Achieving 1 lakh sales in just 10 months demonstrates the exceptional connection FRONX has found with our customers. The FRONX has been instrumental in more than doubling Maruti Suzuki’s SUV segment share to 19.7% in CY2023 from 10.4% in 2022.”
Maruti Suzuki Fronx stands at dimensions of 3,995mm x 1,550mm x 1.765mm. Even though it is an offshoot of the Baleno hatchback, it borrows a lot of its design language from the Grand Vitara. This includes its upright nose and the split headlamp setup. The Front also gets the NEXWave grille and NEXTre crystal block. Along the sides, the bodywork of the compact SUV also resembles that of the Grand Vitara.
The similarities with the Baleno continue on the inside of the SUV as well. There are some exclusive detailing elements on the Fronx, like chrome highlights and a matte-like finish on the dashboard. The Fronx also gets the Black and Bordeaux two-tone colour theme for its interior. In terms of features, the compact SUV gets a 9.0-inch Smart Pro Play+ infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Head Up Display, wireless charging, and a 360-degree camera.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx is available in two powertrain options. Baleno’s discontinued Boosterjet engine makes a return on the Fronx. This 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine can produce a maximum power output of 100hp and 147Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.
Also on offer is the 1.2-litre K Series naturally aspirated petrol engine that can produce a maximum power output of 90hp and 113Nm peak torque. This engine can also be mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx is available in six trims – Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, Alpha, and Alpha DT. The top-spec variant of the SUV fetches Rs 13.14 lakh. There are seven colour options on offer – Arctic White, Earthen Brown, Opulent Red, Splendid Silver, Bluish Black, Celestial Blue, and Grandeur Grey. Earthen Brown, Opulent Red, and Splendid Silver also come in dual-tone colour options. In India, Maruti Suzuki Fronx rivals Tata Punch, Citroen C3, Hyundai Exter, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger.