Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Fronx Turbo in a drag race: Who will win? [Video]

Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker, has been enjoying the fruits of its labor after launching the all-new Front crossover SUV. The model has been very well received by the buyers in the country. The model, although we all know it, is based on the same platform as the Baleno premium hatchback; it looks completely different on the outside. Both of the models serve different purposes; however, Indians being Indian can’t resist a good old drag race. Hence, recently, a drag race video of these two Maruti Suzuki Nexa siblings was shared online.

The video of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs. Fronx Turbo has been shared on YouTube by Charlie Vlogs on their channel. It starts off with the presenter introducing both of the Maruti Nexa siblings standing at the start line of the drag race. He starts off by mentioning that the Baleno here is the 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine-equipped model, and it is a manual car. He then mentions that this car produces around 88 bhp of maximum power and 113 Nm of torque.

After this, the presenter introduces the Fronx crossover SUV. He states that the Fronx here comes equipped with the 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine. He then adds that this crossover SUV produces a maximum of 100 bhp of power and 150 Nm of torque. He then adds that he has heard very good reviews about the Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo, and he is very excited for this drag race to unfold.


Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Fronx Turbo in a drag race: Who will win? [Video]

Before we reveal the results of the multiple drag races done between these cars, we have to mention that Cartoq does not advise people to drag race cars on public roads. It is also to be mentioned that despite the entire road being empty in this particular video, there was another element of added danger. The people in the video were drag racing their cars during rain. This is not advisable for anyone to perform. The main reason is the risk of hydroplaning. For those unaware, hydroplaning occurs during excessive speeding on wet roads. Although nothing adverse happens in this particular video, the risk of hydroplaning during a rainy day is inherent. So it’s better to avoid driving at high speeds on a rainy day.

Coming back to the video, for the first race, the presenter and his friend take the seats in the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. They mention that for the first race, they will be keeping their air conditioners as well as traction control systems off. Next up, they start the race and the Baleno gets a decent jump off the line; however, in just a few seconds, the Fronx Turbo takes over the lead of the race and the Baleno loses to the Fronx.

For the second round as well, they keep the settings the same and start the race. This time around, the Fronx Turbo gets a great launch and easily takes the lead. The Baleno could not even come close to the Fronx this time and eventually loses the race. Now, for the third race, the presenter and his friend ask the Fronx Turbo driver to switch on the air conditioners. They add that they will keep both things off so that they can have some advantage.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Fronx Turbo in a drag race: Who will win? [Video]

In the third race, the Fronx Turbo, after having its air conditioner on, gets a slower launch, but still, it was enough to beat the Baleno from a standstill. After this, for the fourth and final race, the presenter asks the Fronx Turbo driver to switch on both the air conditioner and the traction control system. He then does it, and both start the race. This time around, the Baleno launches better than the Fronx and leads the race. However, after reaching 100 kmph, the Fronx Turbo once again takes over the lead and wins all the drag races.

Utkarsh Deshmukh

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