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2023 Maruti Fronx Crossover Reaches Dealerships Ahead Of Launch In March

The Fronx is a Baleno-based crossover that’ll be retailed via Maruti’s Nexa dealerships

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  • Fronx SUV slots between Baleno and Grand Vitara. 

  • Offered with a 1.2-litre NA petrol unit from the Baleno and marks return of 1-litre turbo petrol engine. 

  • Could get a CNG option with the base-spec engine later on. 

  • Launch expected in the coming weeks with prices likely starting from Rs eight lakh (ex-showroom) onwards. 

The Maruti Fronx crossover has begun reaching dealerships ahead of its price announcement that’s expected in March 2023. The subcompact crossover-SUV is based on the Maruti Baleno and will face-off against the hotly contested segment that includes the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and its own stablemate, the Brezza

The Fronx will be retailed through Maruti’s premium Nexa showrooms and is currently on display at select dealerships. Here are the images.  

Fronx reaches dealerships 

On the outside, the Fronx is a snazzy-looking SUV with split LED headlights and a Grand Vitara-esque grille design. It looks sleek in the profile and the chunky side cladding adds to the crossover aesthetic. 

At the rear, the SUV has connected LED taillights, a sloping roofline and faux skid plate below the bumper, making for a sporty-looking rear-end overall.

Features and specs 

Similar to the Baleno, the Fronx is feature-loaded with equipment such as a nine-inch touchscreen, an Arkamys-tuned premium audio system, a wireless phone charger, heads-up display, cruise control, six airbags and a 360-degree camera. However, it does miss out on a sunroof that some other SUVs in the segment offer.

It has two engine options – a base-spec 1.2-litre naturally aspirated (NA) petrol engine and the iconic 1-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine (offered in Baleno RS earlier) that makes a comeback paired with a mild-hybrid system. 


1.2-litre NA petrol engine 

1-litre Boosterjet engine 







Standard transmission 

five-speed manual transmission

five-speed manual transmission

Automatic transmission option

five-speed AMT 

six-speed torque converter 

The standard-spec engine is the same unit as the Baleno, while the Boosterjet variant offers a six-speed auto ‘box with paddle shifters. Later, a CNG variant will also be introduced

We expect the Fronx to be launched soon at prices starting from Rs eight lakh onwards (ex-showroom). The crossover is already available to order, and upon its launch, will rival the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon apart from the aforementioned Brezza, Magnite and Kiger SUVs.

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