In the near future, India will see the introduction of the brand new Maruti Suzuki Fronx. See how it stacks up against the other leading sub-compact SUVs in this comparison of features and pricing.
At Auto Expo 2023, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, debuted the brand new Fronx. The same is available for pre-order now for a nominal fee of Rs 11,000 and will be released soon. In the sub-4-meter compact SUV market, where the Fronx will compete, there is plenty of competition. See how this upstart stacks up against the current crop of contenders, including the Nexon, Brezza, Punch, Venue, and Sonet, in terms of hardware and software features.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Nexon, Brezza, Punch, Venue & Sonet: Dimensions
|Length||3995 mm||3993 mm||3995 mm||3827 mm||3995 mm||3995 mm|
|Width||1765 mm||1811 mm||1790 mm||1742 mm||1770 mm||1790 mm|
|Height||1550 mm||1606 mm||1685 mm||1615 mm||1617 mm||1647 mm|
|Wheelbase||2520 mm||2498 mm||2500 mm||2445 mm||2500 mm||2500 mm|
|Boot space||308 litres||350 litres||328 litres||366 litres||350 litres||392 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||37 litres||44 litres||48 litres||37 litres||45 litres||45 litres|
Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs sub-compact SUV rivals: Engine and gearbox
With a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine producing 98.6 horsepower, the forthcoming Maruti Suzuki Fronx will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission (MT) and a 6-speed automatic transmission (AT). A 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 88.5 horsepower will be available, paired with either a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The Tata Nexon is offered with an option between a gasoline and diesel engine. It has a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission combined with either a 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine (118 bhp) or a 1.2-liter diesel engine (108 bhp).
A 1.5-liter K15C normally aspirated gasoline engine produces 101.6 horsepower and drives the front wheels of the Maruti Suzuki Brezza. The engine can be paired with either the 5-speed manual or 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
The Tata Punch is powered by a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder, normally aspirated petrol engine that produces 85 horsepower and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and an automatic transmission (AMT). Compressed natural gas (CNG) will soon be an available option.
There is a mechanical connection between the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonet. Each SUV is powered by either a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission (MT), a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT) and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT), or a 1.5-liter diesel engine mated to a 6-speed MT. A six-speed automatic transmission (AT) is available with the diesel engine in the Sonet.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Nexon, Brezza, Punch, Venue & Sonet: Price
|Make and model||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Maruti Suzuki Fronx||Rs 7.50 lakh – Rs 12.00 lakh (expected)|
|Tata Nexon||Rs 7.80 lakh – Rs 14.30 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Brezza||Rs 8.19 lakh – Rs 14.04 lakh|
|Tata Punch||Rs 5.99 lakh – Rs 9.54 lakh|
|Hyundai Venue||Rs 7.68 lakh – Rs 13.11 lakh|
|Kia Sonet||Rs 7.69 lakh – Rs 14.39 lakh|
The Maruti Suzuki Fronx pricing will most likely be announced in April. You can anticipate an ex-showroom price tag of between Rs 7.50 lakh and Rs 12 lakh. The other sub-compact SUVs’ ex-showroom costs are shown above as well. The Tata Punch is the least expensive SUV on our list, but the top-of-the-line Brezza, Sonet, and Nexon all cost more than Rs 14 lakh (about $20,000).