The big unveils from Maruti Suzuki during this year’s Delhi Auto Expo were the Jimny, an international favourite and FRONX, the fresh debut. For obvious reasons, the Jimny was the hot favourite, not just among the Maruti Suzuki lineup, but at the whole Auto Expo. And deservingly so because it was one of the most awaited cars in India. But, the question is what the FRONX’s “Shape of new” has in store?
In motion even when standing still
The lines that emerge from the imposing front facia flow towards the sides and windowlines, fade and reemerge towards the C-pillar. Coupled with that, the aerodynamic silhouette which gives it a forward stance provides the FRONX with a design that is always in motion. Its inspiring design is modern, youthful and nonetheless, a work of art. The striking front grille, geometric precision cut alloys, LED DRLs and connected rear lights add to the character of new.
When the turbo kicks in
The FRONX features two engine options. The 1.2L K-Series engine that powers the Baleno & the Swift and a new turbo 1.0L Boosterjet powertrain. The Boosterjet engine makes you feel the acceleration in every nerve and provide you with an exciting drive experience. With Dual Jet Dual VVT tech in 1.2L and Progressive Smart Hybrid Tech in 1.0L Turbo, both engines provide you with exceptional fuel economy. So, you can be rest assured that exciting and reliable engines power the new.
FRONX comes with 3 transmission options! The manual, the AGS, and a super responsive 6-speed Automatic Transmission. Whatever your driving style, FRONX has got the right thing for you. The new 6-speed Automatic is guaranteed to provide you great pleasure while overtaking or cruising leisurely through a long highway. And, the AGS is another alternative for two-pedal driving that makes your city drives effortless and easy. So, effortless shifting is going to be one of the major USPs of the new.
Accented by comfort
The dual-tone dashboard with forged metal finish will grab your attention once you step into FRONX’s cabin. The design and placements makes it a meeting place of comfort and ergonomics. The seats set you up for long journeys once you sink in it the first time. Cruise control and steering mounted switches ensure that you never have to reach for anything. Also, the Smartplay Pro+ infotainment system with Surround Sense by ARKAMYS contributes to making the cabin a great place to be in and makes you feel the new.
Styled for safety
Built on the ever-revered HEARTECT platform, the FRONX has a sturdy structure of ultra-high tensile steel. The safety is assured with 6 airbags along with standard ESP and standard hill-hold assist. Also, all seats feature 3-point ELR seat belts for ensuring all-round safety in the new.
FRONX may be a new entrant and a fresh name. But it isn’t something you are entirely unfamiliar with. It carries forward the decades long legacy of reliability and innovation that the Maruti Suzuki name has stood for. With the incoming of the Turbo Boosterjet engine and 6-speed automatic gearbox, things are going to get real interesting. In other words, FRONX might just be an exciting twist in Maruti’s long saga of absolute dominance in Indian car scenery.