Maruti Suzuki, one of India’s leading car manufacturers, introduced its latest addition to the lineup in April 2023—the Maruti Fronx. This coupe-SUV is based on the popular Baleno hatchback and initially launched with two petrol engine options. However, Maruti has now expanded the choices by introducing a CNG powertrain, making it the 15th Maruti model to offer a CNG option.
The Fronx CNG variant is available in two trim levels: Sigma and Delta. The prices for the petrol-manual and CNG-manual variants are as follows:
Fronx CNG Price
|Rs 7.46 lakh
|Rs 8.41 lakh
|+ Rs 95,000
|Rs 8.32 lakh
|Rs 9.27 lakh
|+ Rs 95,000
The CNG powertrain in the Maruti Fronx is only available with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, delivering 77.5PS of power and 98.5Nm of torque.
These CNG variants are exclusively paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti claims a fuel efficiency of 28.51 km/kg for the Fronx CNG. In petrol mode, the engine generates 90PS of power and 113Nm of torque, with the option of a 5-speed AMT (automatic manual transmission) available in the regular variants.
Additionally, the Maruti Fronx offers a 1-litre turbo-petrol engine option, delivering 100PS of power and 148Nm of torque. This engine can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Features & Safety
In terms of features and safety, the CNG variants of the Fronx come equipped with a range of amenities. These include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, automatic climate control, electrically foldable ORVMs (outside rear-view mirrors), dual front airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), 3-point seatbelts for all passengers, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Higher variants of the Fronx crossover SUV offer even more features, such as a 9-inch touchscreen, wireless phone charger, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, rear AC vents, up to six airbags, a heads-up display, and a 360-degree camera.
Price & Rivals
The Maruti Fronx is priced between Rs 7.46 lakh and Rs 13.13 lakh (ex-showroom). Alternatively, customers have the option to own the Fronx through a subscription program, with fees starting from Rs 23,248.
In terms of competition, the Maruti Fronx competes with other popular crossover SUVs in the market, including the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, and Hyundai Exter.