Maruti Suzuki unveiled its new Baleno-based coupe-SUV, the Fronx at the Auto Expo 2023. While the jury is still out on the name, Fronx has managed to grab a lot of attention. The Fronx will be positioned above the Baleno and below Brezza in the company lineup. Choosing between the three can be confusing, so let us take a detailed look at the three offerings.
Fronx vs Brezza vs Baleno: Design comparison
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37L||37L||48L|
The Baleno is a compact hatchback while the Brezza and Fronx have an SUV design language. The Brezza is more taut with conventional SUV styling and the Fronx has a sloping roofline.
The Fronx gets three-block LED daytime running lights (DRLs) up front and three-block LED tail-lights are connected via a light bar in top-end variants. The Brezza features L-shaped DRLs and thin LED tail lamps. Despite being smaller than the Brezza, the Fronx gets new 17-inch alloy wheels while Brezza gets 16-inch alloy wheels.
Fronx vs Brezza vs Baleno: Engine comparison
|Specifications||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Fronx||Brezza|
|Engine Displacement||1.2-litre petrol||1.2-litre petrol / 1.0-litre turbo petrol||1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine|
|Maximum Power||88 bhp||88 bhp /98.6 bhp||101 bhp|
|Peak Torque||113 Nm||113 Nm / 147.6 Nm||137 Nm|
|Transmission Options||5 MT / 5 AMT||5 MT / 5 AMT / 6 AT||5 MT/ 6AT|
|Boot Capacity||318 liters||308 liters||328 litres|
|Body Type||Hatchback||Crossover SUV||SUV|
The Fronx is offered with two engine options reviving its 1-litre turbo petrol, the Boosterjet, which has a total output of 99bhp and 147.6Nm of torque. Earlier, it was available on the Baleno RS, but now the powertrain for the first time comes with mild-hybrid technology. Brezza with the biggest 1.5-litre petrol engine produces the highest power and torque output at 101 bhp and 137 Nm.
Fronx vs Brezza vs Baleno: Price
Maruti Suzuki Fronx is expected to launch in March at an expected starting price of Rs. 7 lakh, ex-showroom as it will undercut the Brezza SUV. It will rival the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.
|Price||Rs. 6.56 lakh – 9.66 lakh||Rs. 7 lakh onwards (Expected)||Rs 7.99 lakh – Rs 13.96 lakh|