Maruti Suzuki Fronx (Baleno Cross) officially unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo

Maruti Suzuki has finally unveiled the Fronx, which is based on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Codenamed YTB, the vehicle has been spied on multiple times testing on Indian roads. Maruti Suzuki has finally revealed the all-new Fronx officially. The vehicle shares its platform with the premium Baleno hatchback. Bookings for the Fronx are open from today.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx (Baleno Cross) officially unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo

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 wide chrome strip cutting across the large grille. Maruti Suzuki says that the Fronx is aerodynamically designed with an upright front and rear facia.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx (Baleno Cross) officially unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo

There are many features that Fronx and Baleno share like the ORVMs. The wheel arches are squared off, which ensures a muscular and strong 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 rear of the all-new Fronx gets LED tail lamps with a connected lightbar. There are faux bumper guards at the front and rear. Maruti Suzuki has worked to make the Fronx look as muscular as possible and it has done the job well. The car will sell only through the Nexa premium dealerships.

Cabin inspired by Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Fronx (Baleno Cross) officially unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo

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.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx (Baleno Cross) officially unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo

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

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.

Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO, of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “We have been witnessing a rapid shift in customer preference towards SUVs. I am pleased to share that both our recently launched SUVs, the Grand Vitara and New Brezza, have received a resounding response from the market and are enjoying strong customer demand. Maruti Suzuki has always pioneered game-changer products, and cutting-edge technology and fulfilled consumer aspirations. We are delighted to present two new SUVs

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