It appears that Maruti Suzuki is making a strong comeback in the SUV segment with its revamped lineup. In the month of July 2023, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Fronx achieved an impressive feat by surpassing several popular SUVs, including the Tata Nexon, and securing a spot among the top ten-selling cars in India.
During July 2023, Maruti Suzuki managed to sell 13,220 units of the Fronx sub-compact SUV. This SUV made its debut at the Auto Expo 2023 in January and was launched in India in May 2023. In just its third month on the market, the Fronx became the third highest-selling SUV, trailing behind only the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the Hyundai Creta. Interestingly, it even outperformed the Tata Nexon in terms of sales, as the Tata SUV recorded 12,349 new buyers during the same period, falling short by 871 units compared to the Fronx.
As of July 2023, the Fronx claimed the third spot among the highest-selling SUVs in India, ranking below the Maruti Suzuki Brezza (16,543 units) and the Hyundai Creta (14,062 units). Furthermore, it secured an impressive seventh position among the top ten highest-selling cars in India, with the Maruti Suzuki Swift leading the charts (17,896 units), followed by the Baleno (16,725 units) in second place and the Brezza at third.
The Maruti Suzuki Fronx, launched in May 2023, is a five-door, five-seater crossover built on the Baleno platform but boasting its distinctive exterior design. The demand for the Fronx primarily comes from its lower-spec variants, including the Sigma, Delta, and Delta+ models, which are equipped with a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. Shared with the Baleno hatchback, this engine is available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox options, producing 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque.
More powerful engine with Fronx
Additionally, the Fronx offers a more powerful 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine. Available with 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options, this engine generates 100 PS of power and 147 Nm of torque. These figures position it as a direct competitor to the Tata Nexon, which comes with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, offering 120 PS of power and 170 Nm of torque and available with 6-speed manual and AMT gearbox options.
Meanwhile, Tata Motors is also gearing up to introduce a heavily-updated version of the Nexon, featuring reworked exterior styling and thoroughly-revamped interior with even more features than before. This updated Tata Nexon is expected to hit showrooms ahead of the festive season in the coming weeks.