Maruti Fronx achieves a new record for becoming the fastest SUV in the passenger vehicle segment to cross 1 lakh sales in just 10 months. Note that the Fronx was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2023 and launched on 24th April 2023. Before completing January 2024, the total sales are over 1 lakh units. That roughly translates to around 14 cars every hour. That is a testament to the popularity of this crossover SUV. It is based on the Baleno premium hatchback and positioned above it and below the Brezza compact SUV. Hence, it hits that sweet spot for those who want a Maruti car in this space.
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Maruti Fronx 1 Lakh Sales in 10 Months
Maruti Suzuki confirmed this milestone via a press release. On this occasion, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “FRONX was strategically added to our portfolio to address the growing demand for another Compact SUV that blends distinctive design with a captivating driving experience. Achieving 1 lakh sales in just 10 months demonstrates the exceptional connection FRONX has found with our customers. The FRONX has been instrumental in more than doubling Maruti Suzuki’s SUV segment share to 19.7% in CY2023 from 10.4% in 2022.”
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The Maruti Fronx presents a choice between two engine options – a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The former generates a power output of 90 PS and torque of 113 Nm, while the latter offers a more robust performance with 100 PS of power and 147.6 Nm of torque. The less potent engine comes with 5-speed manual and AMT transmission options. Additionally, there is a CNG variant with a peak output of 76 hp and 99 Nm of power and torque torque. For the turbo-petrol variant, both 5-speed manual and 6-speed auto transmission choices are available.
|Maruti Fronx (1.2)
|Maruti Fronx (1.0)
|Maruti Fronx (CNG)
|1.0L Turbo Petrol
|5MT / AMT
|5MT / 6AT
|22.89 kmpl (AMT)
|21.5 kmpl (MT)
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The sheer success of the Maruti Fronx stems from its SUV-ish stance, high ground clearance, great mileage, options of multiple powertrains, availability of the latest tech, convenience and connectivity features, low maintenance and spare parts costs and a dense dealership and aftersales network for peace of mind. All these factors contribute to making it an instant hit. We shall keep an eye out for how long this streak continues.