Maruti Suzuki revealed the all-new Fronx at the 2023 Auto Expo earlier this year. The brand also started accepting bookings on the car from the same day. Till now, the new model has received more than 6,500 bookings, which makes it about 250 to 350 bookings per day.
The information comes from Shashank Srivatsava, who is the Senior Executive Officer, at Maruti Suzuki India. He revealed that the Fronx has received more than 6,500 bookings, which translates roughly into 250 to 350 bookings per day.
The all-new Fronx is based on the same platform as the Baleno. In fact, it shares most of the parts with the Baleno and offers two engine options. The front end of the all-new Fronx looks heavily inspired by the all-new Grand Vitara in the Indian market. However, the Baleno silhouette is clearly visible on the vehicle. The front end gets a broad chrome strip cutting across the large grille. Maruti Suzuki says the Fronx is aerodynamically designed with an upright front and rear facia.
There are many features that Fronx and Baleno share like the ORVMs. The wheel arches are squared off, which ensures a muscular and robust appeal. The Fronx offers a much larger ground clearance than the Baleno. However, the brand is yet to reveal the official ground clearance of the Fronx. It makes sure that the Fronx can go anywhere.
The cabin of the all-new Fronx gets a dual-tone theme with steering, an infotainment system and an instrument cluster similar to the Baleno. You also get features like a wireless car charger and faux leather. The 9.0-inch free floating SmartPlay infotainment system also gets connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
There is an automatic climate control system as well. The car also offers steering-mounted controls and six airbags similar to the Baleno. In fact, most of the features available in the Fronx are similar to the Baleno hatchback.
Petrol-only engine options
Maruti Suzuki will both 1.0-litre Boosterjet and a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine with the Fronx. The 1.0-litre Boosterjet is a turbo-petrol engine that makes a comeback to the Indian market after it got discontinued the Baleno RS. It generates a maximum power of 100.06 PS at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 147.6 Nm.
The naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre K-Series engine produces a maximum power of 89.73 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm. Maruti Suzuki will offer a choice of 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
Maruti Suzuki is yet to announce the prices of the Fronx. Also, the brand is currently testing a CNG variant of the Fronx that might get launched at the same time as the petrol variants. Maruti Suzuki is focused on CNG cars in the market at the moment.