Maruti Suzuki launched the Fronx SUV in India on 24th April 2023. The car is doing really well in the Indian market and has done sales of about 13,220 units. This sales number is much higher than sales of other prominent players such as Tata Nexon, Kia Seltos and Kia Sonet, all of which were launched a lot earlier.
Maruti Suzuki did not have a car in the SUV segment except the Vitara Brezza, which was a major hit and still sells a lot. With the launch of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, All new Vitara Brezza and Fronx, Maruti Suzuki is trying to establish its dominance in the budget SUV segment.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx has outsold popular, well established players like Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet and Kia Seltos in a time span of less than 4 months and has become the 3rd most popular SUV in the Indian market.
Fronx comes under the Nexa brand by Maruti Suzuki and is available in 14 variants and 3 transmission options: Manual Transmission, Automatic Transmission (AMT), and Automatic Transmission (TC). Currently, the Fronx comes with two petrol engine options; one is the 1198cc petrol engine which is paired with manual transmission and automatic transmission (AMT). The automatic transmission (TC) variant comes with a 998cc engine.
The 1198cc petrol engine is a 4 cylinder unit producing 88.5bhp and 113Nm of torque while the 998cc 3 cylinder giving a power output of 98.669bhp and 147.6Nm of torque. CNG version of Fronx is also available paired with the 1198cc engine option.
Maruti has included many premium features in the Fronx which makes it a really good option to consider. The features include –
- Side and curtain airbags
- All 3-point seat belts
- Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
- Electronic Stability Program
- Hill hold assist
- 360 degree camera
- Automatic headlamps
- Wireless Charger
- ARKAMYS Premium Sound System with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Head up display
- Suzuki Connect
The base variant of Maruti Suzuki Fronx is priced at Rs. 7.47 lakh and the price goes up to Rs. 13.14 lakh. The competition is priced at –
Tata Nexon – Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 14.60 lakh.
Kia Sonet – Rs 7.79 lakh to Rs. 14.89 lakh.
Kia Seltos – Rs 10.90 lakh to 20 lakh.
This tells us that Maruti Suzuki has priced the Fronx very competitively which is one of the major reasons for the huge sales numbers. Maruti’s service, customer support, reliability and brand value are also some of the contributing factors.