Fronx B-segment car, the newest addition to the Maruti Suzuki Nexa portfolio, is about to make its debut in India. It is anticipated that it would cost more than the Baleno.
Is Fronx Really a Hatchback in Disguise or a Coupe Crossover?
The Baleno is a conventional hatchback, whereas the Fronx features a coupe crossover style. Due to body cladding, front and rear fake skid plates that lessen the appearance of mass, and roof rails, the Fronx appears more athletic. Moreover, it appears taller and sportier than the Baleno thanks to its upright bonnet, slightly enhanced ground clearance, and sloping roof.
Baleno receives LED projector headlights and fog lamps, in contrast to Fronx’s split headlamp configuration with LED DRLs on top and reflector headlights below. The two tail lights are connected by a broad LED light bar, giving it a more contemporary appearance. While both cars come with 16-inch alloy wheels, Fronx has a more contemporary look.
Several amenities on the Fronx and Baleno are the same, such as a 9-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, cruise control, and a HUD. Each vehicle also has six airbags in the top variant. See the Garage Reviews channel’s thorough walkaround video for more information.
Suzuki Connect, which offers cutting-edge telematics solutions for remote functions and driving behaviour analysis, is installed in both automobiles. A 1.2L K12 petrol engine that powers the Fronx and Baleno both produces 83 bhp (66kW at 6000 rpm) and 113 Nm (@4,400 rpm) of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission (MT) or an automatic manual transmission is coupled to this engine (AMT). So what makes the introduction of Fronx exciting?
For those looking for more acceleration and power, the Fronx’s 1.0L BoosterJet turbo petrol engine, along with its slightly raised ground clearance and taller stance, make it a fantastic option. 99 horsepower and 147.6 Nm of torque are produced by the Fronx 1.0L BoosterJet turbo petrol engine. This engine can be mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission.
NEXA Safety Shield, Fronx, Baleno – Mileage, and other things
Baleno’s fuel economy is 22.35 km/l for manual transmission and 22.94 km/l for automatic transmission. Fronx mileage estimates are anticipated to fall within this range. Speaking of safety, the HEARTECT platform, which is used to build both Baleno and Fronx, uses high- and ultra-high tensile steel for both strength and safety.
With its NEXA Safety Shield, which features 6 airbags, an Electronic Stability Program with Hill Hold Assist, a Speed Alert System, a reminder for the driver and co-driver to fasten their seatbelts, rear parking assist sensors, a head-up display, and a 360-degree camera, Baleno and Fronx puts safety first. Moreover, both vehicles include ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Which Will You Choose: The Baleno’s Familiarity or the Freshness of the Fronx?
For many years, Maruti Suzuki has dominated the Indian auto industry. It has been serving millions of people with its selection of affordable cars. Thus far, the brand has had success with the safe bets. With the Fronx, Maruti Suzuki has attempted to escape its matrices and inject enthusiasm into the B-segment cars.
The newest member of the Nexa lineup, Fronx, is based on Baleno. It will cost more than the Baleno and has a coupe-crossover styling. So, is the finesse of the Fronx worth it. Fronx is undoubtedly flashy for those seeking turbo performance and a more contemporary design. And when it comes to fuel economy, Maruti delivers.