Earlier this year, at the Auto Expo 2023 in India, Maruti revealed the Fronx Coupe SUV, which is based on the new Baleno platform. The vehicle was formally launched in the Indian market in April. It was already reported that the new Fronx will be exported from India to other parts of the world, and it has now started to happen.
The Fronx is now being exported by Maruti Suzuki to various countries & regions around the world. The initial shipment of 556 vehicles was shipped to locations in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa from the ports of Mundra, Mumbai, and Pipavav.
Speaking on the occasion, Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India said:
“The newly launched Fronx is an important model in our portfolio, and we are confident that it will augment our ambitious export plans. Aligned with the Government of India’s efforts towards ‘Make in India’, we are focused to lead the export of cars manufactured in India. With support from our parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan we have expanded our portfolio and are now exporting to more markets. The customers of Fronx in India can feel good that their much-loved vehicle will also become the choice of customers globally.”
Suzuki Fronx in India comes with two engine options. A 1.0L Boosterjet turbo engine with 100hp and 147Nm is available, as well as a 1.2L K-Series naturally aspirated petrol engine with 89hp and 113Nm. Likewise, there are two gearbox options: a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The fuel efficiency is rated at 22.89 liters per km for the 1.2L naturally aspirated engine and 21.5 km for the 1.0L turbo unit.
In terms of safety, the 2023 Suzuki Fronx comes equipped with 6 airbags, ESP, ABS with EBD, Hill Hold Assist & Roll Over Mitigation, and ISOFIX anchorage. Price starts from INR 7.46 lac for the base variant to up to INR 13.13 lac for the flagship version.
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